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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: 
KC S, Wendling L, Antani SK, Thoma GR. Scalable arrow detection in biomedical images. Pattern Recognition (ICPR), 2014 22nd International Conference; pp 3257-62. DOI: 10.1109/ICPR.2014.561
Simpson MS, You D, Rahman MM, Xue Z, Demner-Fushman D, Antani S, Thoma G. Literature-based biomedical image classification and retrieval. Comput Med Imaging Graph. 2014 Jun 20. pii: S0895-6111(14)00099-8. doi: 10.1016/j.compmedimag.2014.06.006. [Epub ahead of print]
Abstract | PMID: 25016956
KC S, Candemir S, Jaeger S, Folio L, Karargyris A, Antani SK, Thoma GR. Rotation detection in chest radiographs based on generalized line histogram of rib-orientations. IEEE 27th International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, New York, NY, USA, May 27-29, 2014: page 138-142.
Xue Z, Antani SK, Long LR, Demner-Fushman D, Thoma GR. Body Segment Classification for Visible Human Cross Section Slices. IEEE 27th International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS), New York, NY, May 2014: pp. 199-204
Kalpathy-Cramer J, de Herrera AG, Demner-Fushman D, Antani S, Bedrick S, Müller H. Evaluating performance of biomedical image retrieval systems-An overview of the medical image retrieval task at ImageCLEF 2004-2013. Comput Med Imaging Graph. 2014 Mar 27. pii: S0895-6111(14)00036-6. doi: 10.1016/j.compmedimag.2014.03.004. [Epub ahead of print]
Abstract | PMID: 24746250
Pedrosa G, Rahman MM, Antani SK, Demner-Fushman D, Long LR, Traina A. Integrating visual words as bunch of n-grams for effective biomedical image classification. Proceedings of IEEE WACV 2014: IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision. Steamboat Springs, CO. March 24-26, 2014.
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.

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