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Sameer
K
Antani
,
PhD
Staff Scientist
,
Communications Engineering Branch
Location: 
38A
/
10S1010
Phone Number: (
301
435-3218
Expertise and Research Interests: 

Dr. Antani is a versatile researcher leading several research projects. He leads and conducts R&D on topics in biomedical image processing, content-based image retrieval, multimodal medical image informatics, global health applications, mobile smartphone apps, and next-generation scientific documents.

Professional Activities: 

He is a senior member of the International Society of Photonics and Optics (SPIE), and member of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the IEEE Computer Society. He serves as the Chair for the Biomedical Image Informatics (BMII) working group in AMIA, the Vice Chair for Computational Medicine on the IEEE Technical Committee on Computational Life Sciences (TCCLS), and as an Associate Editor with the IEEE Journal of  Biomedical and Health Informatics.

Honors and Awards: 

Dr. Antani has received several staff honors over the years. In addition, in 2013, he received the NIH Award of Merit for his contribution to novel image and text based methods for searching the biomedical literature. In 2009, he received the NIH Award of Merit for his contributions to Content-Based Image Retrieval in Geographically Distributed Systems. In 2008, he was a member of the NLM team recognized by Internet2 for developing geography-independent cancer research tools.

Publications/Tools by Sameer Antani: 
Xue Z, You D, Antani SK, Long LR, Demner-Fushman D, Thoma GR. Classification of Visual Signs in Abdominal CT Image Figures in Biomedical Literature. Proc. SPIE. 9039. Medical Imaging 2014: PACS and Imaging Informatics: Next Generation and Innovations. 90390T.
Rahman MM, Antani SK, Demner-Fushman D, Thoma GR. Biomedical image representation and classification using an entropy-weighted probabilistic concept feature space. Proc. SPIE. 9039. Medical Imaging 2014: PACS and Imaging Informatics: Next Generation and Innovations. 90390G.
You D, Antani SK, Demner-Fushman D, Thoma GR. A Contour-based Shape Descriptor For Biomedical Image Classification and Retrieval. Proceedings of SPIE 2014, Vol. 9021, Document Recognition and Retrieval XXI. February 2014;9021.
Candemir S, Jaeger S, Musco J, Xue Z, Karargyris A, Antani SK, Thoma GR, Palaniappan K. Lung Segmentation in Chest Radiograps Using Anatomical Atlases with Non-rigid Registration. IEEE Trans Med Imaging. 2013 Nov 13. [Epub ahead of print]
Abstract |  PDF | PMID: 24239990
You D, Antani SK, Demner-Fushman D, Thoma GR. Does figure-text improve biomedical image retrieval? NIH Intramural Research Festival, Bethesda MD, November 6-8, 2013.
Karargyris A, Folio L, Siegelman J, Callaghan FM, Candemir S, Xue Z, Lu P-X, Wang Y, Antani SK, Thoma GR, Jaeger S. Comparing the Performance of Man and Machine for TB Screening in Chest Radiographs. NIH Intramural Research Festival, Bethesda MD, November 6-8, 2013.

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