You are here

Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version
Sameer
K
Antani
,
PhD
Branch Chief
Location: 
38A
/
10S1010
Phone Number: (
301
435-3218
Expertise and Research Interests: 

Dr. Antani is a versatile lead researcher advancing the role of computational sciences and automated decision making in biomedical research, education, and clinical care. His research interests include topics in medical imaging and informatics, machine learning, data science, artificial intelligence, and global health. He applies his expertise in machine learning, biomedical image informatics, automatic medical image interpretation, data science, information retrieval, computer vision, and related topics in computer science and engineering technology His primary R&D areas include cervical cancer, HIV/TB, and visual information retrieval, among others. Google Scholar.

Dr. Antani is currently also (Acting) Branch Chief for the Communications Engineering Branch and the Computer Science Branch in the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications at the National Library of Medicine.

Professional Activities: 

Dr. Antani is a Senior Member of the International Society of Photonics and Optics (SPIE), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the IEEE Computer Society. He serves as the Vice Chair for Computational Medicine on the IEEE Technical Committee on Computational Life Sciences (TCCLS) and the IEEE Life Sciences Technical Community (LSTC). Dr. Antani currently serves on the editorial boards of the MDPI Journal Data and the Elsevier Journal Heliyon.

Honors and Awards: 

In addition to many staff achievement awards, in 2016, Dr. Antani received the NIH Director’s Award -- “For exemplary leadership and creative engineering in developing an automated chest x-ray screening system for tuberculosis and deploying it in Africa”. In 2016, he also received the Federal Computer Weekly - Federal 100 Award. 2015, Dr. Antani received the Information Technology Excellence Award from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) along with other RAPID Project Team members for OTS Data Mining for developing a mobile application “that uses modern technology for real time adverse event reports and management in FDA”. 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 2012, he received the NIH Award of Merit for his contributions to novel ways of search biomedical literature using visual and text queries in the Open-i® project. 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: 
Santosh KC, Antani SK. Automated chest x-ray screening: Can lung region symmetry help detect pulmonary abnormalities? doi: 10.1109/TMI.2017.2775636 vol. 37, no. 5, 1168-1177.
Rajaraman S, Antani SK, Poostchi Mohammadabadi M, Silamut K, Hossain MA, Maude RJ, Jaeger S, Thoma GR. Pre-trained convolutional neural networks as feature extractors toward improved malaria parasite detection in thin blood smear images. PeerJ. 2018 Apr 16;6:e4568. doi: 10.7717/peerj.4568. eCollection 2018.
Xue Z, Antani SK, Long LR, Thoma GR. Using deep learning for detecting gender in adult chest radiographs. Proc SPIE 10579, Medical Imaging 2018: Imaging Informatics for Healthcare, Research, and Applications, 105790D (6 March 2018) pp. doi: 10.1117/12.2293027.
Xue Z, Jaeger S, Antani SK, Long LR, Karargyris A, Siegelman J, Folio L, Thoma GR. Localizing tuberculosis in chest radiographs with deep learning. Proc SPIE 10579, Medical Imaging 2018: Imaging Informatics for Healthcare, Research, and Applications, 105790U (6 March 2018) pp. doi: 10.1117/12.2293022
Zohora FT, Antani SK, Santosh KC. Circle-like foreign element detection in chest x-rays using normalized cross-correlation and unsupervised clustering. Proc. SPIE 10574, Medical Imaging 2018: Image Processing, 105741V (2 March 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2293739; doi.org/10.1117/12.2293739.
Almubarak H, Guo P, Stanley RJ, Long LR, Antani SK, Thoma GR. Algorithm Enhancements for Improvement of Localized Classification of Uterine Cervical Cancer Digital Histology Images. in Handbook of Research on Emerging Perspectives on Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics,. IGI Global (Hershey, PA).
Rajaraman S, Antani SK, Candemir S, Xue Z, Abuya J, Kohli M, Alderson P, Thoma GR. Comparing deep learning models for population screening using chest radiography. Proc. SPIE 10575, Medical Imaging 2018: Computer-Aided Diagnosis, 105751E (27 February 2018).
Xue Z, Jaeger S, Antani SK, Long LR, Karargyris A, Siegelman J, Folio LR, Thoma GR. Localizing tuberculosis in chest radiographs with deep learning. SPIE Medical Imaging 2018
Xue Z, Antani SK, Long LR, Thoma GR. Using deep learning for detecting gender in adult chest radiographs. SPIE Medical Imaging 2018
de Herrera G, Long LR, Antani SK. Graph Representation for Content–based fMRI Activation Map Retrieval. Proceedings of 1st Life Sciences Conference, Sydney, Australia, December 2017 pp. 129-32 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/LSC.2017.8268160.

Pages