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Stefan
Jaeger
,
PhD
NIH Research Fellow
Location: 
38A
/
10N1003O
Phone Number: (
301
435-3198
Expertise and Research Interests: 

Dr. Stefan Jaeger is an NIH Research Fellow at the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications at the United States National Library of Medicine (NLM), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He received his diploma in computer science from University of Kaiserslautern and his PhD from University of Freiburg, Germany. Dr. Jaeger has an international research background, both in academia and industry. He has held, among others, positions at Chinese Academy of Sciences, University of Maryland, Tokyo University of Agri. & Tech., University of Karlsruhe, and Daimler. His research interests include biomedical imaging, medical informatics, pattern recognition, machine learning, and Chinese medicine. He has about sixty publications in these areas, several of which received best paper awards and nominations, including two patents.

Professional Activities: 

He is associate editor of Electronic Letters on Computer Vision and Image Analysis, and editorial board member of Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery.

Honors and Awards: 
  • HHS-Ignite Pathway Team Award for Automatic X-ray Screening for Rural Areas, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2014.
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Communications Engineering Branch, Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications, 2014.
  • IAPR/ICDAR Young Investigator Award Nomination, International Association of Pattern Recognition, International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition, 2007.
  • Best Student Paper, International Workshop on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition (IWFHR), La   Baule, France;  Y. Li, Y. Zheng, D. Doermann, S. Jaeger. A New Algorithm for Detecting Text Line in Handwritten Documents, 2006.
  • Best Paper Nomination, International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR), Seoul, Korea: S. Jaeger, H. Ma, D. Doermann. Identifying Script on Word-Level with Informational  Confidence, 2005.
  • Research Fellowship, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), Japan, Nov. 2000 – March 2003.
  • PhD Thesis Award, German Research Centers for Artificial Intelligence, 1999.
  • Daimler-Benz Graduate Fellow, Daimler-Benz Research Center, Ulm, Germany, 1994 –1998.
Publications/Tools by Stefan Jaeger: 
Jaeger S. An information-theoretic neural model based on concepts in Chinese medicine. 2012 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine Workshops (BIBMW).
Jaeger S, Karargyris A, Antani SK, Thoma GR. Detecting tuberculosis in radiographs using combined lung masks. 34th Int. Conf. of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBC). San Diego, CA. August 2012:4978-4981. doi: 10.1109/EMBC.2012.6347110.
Jaeger S. A geomedical approach to Chinese medicine: The origin of the yin-yang symbol. Recent Advances in Theories and Practice of Chinese Medicine, Haixue Kuang (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-307-903-5, InTech, 2012.
Jaeger S, Antani S, Thoma GR. Tuberculosis Screening of Chest Radiographs. 2 June 2011, SPIE Newsroom. DOI: 10.1117/2.1201105.003732i.

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