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Senior Computer Scientist
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Expertise and Research Interests: 
  • Computer graphics including implicit surfaces, non-photorealistic rendering, virtual and augmented environments, volume rendering, and rapid prototyping
  • 3-d bioinformatics including medical visualization, computer assisted surgery, 3-d image segmentation and registration
  • Software development including OpenGL, OpenGL Shading Language, Insight Toolkit (ITK), Visualization Toolkit (VTK), C/C++, Java, Perl, Python, Mac OS X, and Linux


  • 1998 PhD in computer science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • 1991 MS in computer science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • 1988 BA in computer science and astronomy, University of California, Berkeley
Professional Organizations: 
  • 1999 Mar -- Organizer: "Workshop on Virtual Reality in the Geosciences", IEEE Virtual Reality (VR) '99, Houston
Publications/Tools by David Chen: 
Lowekamp B, Chen D, Yaniv Z, Yoo T. Scalable Simple Linear Iterative Clustering (SSLIC) Using a Generic and Parallel Approach. CoRR, 2018
Yoo TS, Ackerman MJ, Chen D, Lowekamp B, Kuybeda O, Santoroski J. 3D Informatics April 2014 Technical Report to the LHNCBC Board of Scientific Counselors.
Lowekamp BC, Chen DT, Ibáñez L, Blezek D. The Design of SimpleITK. Front Neuroinform. 2013 Dec 30;7:45. doi: 10.3389/fninf.2013.00045. eCollection 2013.
Lowekamp B, Chen D. BinShrink: A multi-resolution filter with cache efficient averaging. Insight Journal. Web. 18 November 2013
Yoo TS, Bliss D, Lowekamp B, Chen D, Murphy GE, Narayan K, Hartnell LM, Do T, Subramaniam S. Visualizing cells and humans in 3D: Biomedical image analysis at nanometer and meter scales. IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications. 2012 Sep-Oct;32(5):39-49. DOI: 10.1109/MCG.2012.68.
Yoo TS, Hamilton T, Hurt D, Caban J, Liao D, Chen D. Toward Quantitative X-Ray CT Phantoms of Metastatic Tumors Using Rapid Prototyping Technology. In: Pan X, Liebling M, editors. Proceedings of ISBI 2011: IEEE Computer Society International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro; 2011 Mar 30-Apr 2; Chicago. p. 1770-3. DOI: 10.1109/ISBI.2011.5872749.
Lowekamp B, Chen D. A Streaming IO Base Class and Support for Streaming the MRC and VTK File Format. Insight Journal. Web. 2010 Jun 9.
Chen D, Chittajallu DR, Passalis G, Kakadiaris IA. Computational tools for quantitative breast morphometry based on 3D scans. Ann Biomed Eng. 2010 May;38(5):1703-18. doi: 10.1007/s10439-010-9971-z. Epub 2010 Mar 19.
Lowekamp B, Chen D. A Framework for Improved Regression Testing Based Upon CTest and CDash. The Insight Journal. Web. 2009 Jul-Dec.
Yoo TS, Silver D, Correa C, Chen D, Moran A. Volumetric Bodies - the Exhibition. IEEE VisWeek 2009 Interactive Demo & Art Exhibit; 2009 Oct 12-16; Atlantic City, New Jersey.