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I am a Senior Research Scientist in image analysis working at Amazon in Seattle, Washington. Prior to that, I was a Senior Research Scientist in the Biomedical Image Analysis Lab at GE Global Research in Niskayuna, NY from 2002 to 2014. I work primarily in the area of image analysis, and my research interests include segmentation, tracking, classification, and registration algorithms. In particular, I have extensive expertise in biological image analysis, inventing novel algorithms for segmenting and tracking cells and automatically analyzing their behavior. In addition to microscopy and molecular pathology, I have worked on the medical modalities of Ultrasound, CT, MRI, and PET as well as industrial inspection and surveillance applications during my tenure at GE.
I earned my Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2009 in the research group of Professor Badrinath Roysam at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
I earned my Master's in Electrical Engineering in 2002 in the research group of Professor William Higgins at the Pennsylvania State University.
I earned Bachelor's degrees in Electrical Engineering and International Studies in 2000 at the Pennsylvania State University.
Here is my resume/curriculum vitae (CV)
Here is a partial listing of my publications.
I was born in Alaska and moved with my family to Norway when I was a year old. We moved back to PA 12 years later to be closer to extended family. I completed a year of voluntary religious service at the Baha'i World Center in Israel before starting my undergraduate degree at Penn State. For my second year of undergraduate work, I studied abroad in Egypt at the American University in Cairo where I focused on learning Arabic. During the summer after completing my Master's degree in Electrical Engineering in 2002, I worked as a research scientist in Taiwan.
I am a member of the Baha'i Faith. Here are links to the international and national (US) Baha'i websites.