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Center for Computational Imaging and VisAnalysis

Center for Computational Imaging and VisAnalysis, led by Associate Professor Kannappan Palaniappan in computer science. Research efforts in this center focus on large scale computational imaging problems in biomedical and defense applications. Common to both domains are visualization tools for image and video display, annotation, ground-truth creation, trajectory editing, and performance assessment. Another common theme is the development of efficient algorithms and the use of parallel processing to speed up otherwise computationally prohibitive algorithms.

Image and video processing are now essential for managing the exponentially increasing volume of visual sensor data in a wide range of domains including

  • biomedical
  • defense
  • geospatial
  • scientific
  • commercial

The Center for Computational Imaging and VisAnalysis (CIVA) focuses on large-scale computational imaging problems in biomedical and defense applications. In defense imaging, researchers are developing multitarget vehicle tracking algorithms for Wide Area Motion Imagery analysis.

Biomedical imaging researchers have tools for video microscopy analysis including cell detection, cell segmentation, classification, tracking and interaction analysis in multicell environments.

Common to both domains are

  • visualization tools for image and video display
  • annotation
  • ground-truth creation
  • trajectory editing
  • performance assessment

Another common theme is the development of efficient algorithms and the use of parallel processing (multicore and many core processors) to speed up otherwise computationally prohibitive algorithms.

Faculty members across campus include