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Staff Scientist
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Expertise and Research Interests: 
  • Medical image processing
  • Scientific visualization
  • Computer graphics
  • Computer vision
  • Programming languages: C++ (C++0x, tr1), C, Tcl/Tk, Python, Perl, Bash
  • Application programming interfaces: ITK, Qt, OpenGL, VTK, MPI, pthreads, SWIG
  • Applications and development tools: CMake, Matlab, CDash, ImageJ, MS Visual Studio, IMOD, git/svn/cvs
  • Operating systems: Redhat Linux, MacOS X, Windows XP and 7, Cygwin


  • Software engineer, open source Insight Toolkit (ITk) community:

      -- Segmentation, registration, and feature extraction for electron microscopy modalities such as FIB-SEM and electron tomography

      --  Advanced data flow for out-of-core processing of large data sets

      -- Distributed computing techniques to enable high throughput data processing

      -- Collaboration with biologists and microscopists to enable data quantification, visualization, and analysis for biological discovery 


  • 2002 BS in computer science and mathematics (dual major) and research assistant in the Graphics Animation and Visualization Lab -- University of Maryland Baltimore County


  • 2003-2010 -- ACM SIGGRAPH
  • 2008 -- Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention (MICCAI)
  • 2007, 2002-2004 -- IEEE Visualization
Publications/Tools by Bradley Lowekamp: 
Beare R, Lowekamp B, Yaniv Z. Image Segmentation, Registration and Characterization in R with SimpleITK. J Stat Softw. 2018 Aug;86. pii: 8. doi: 10.18637/jss.v086.i08. Epub 2018 Sep 4.
Lowekamp B, Chen D, Yaniv Z, Yoo T. Scalable Simple Linear Iterative Clustering (SSLIC) Using a Generic and Parallel Approach. CoRR, 2018
Yaniv Z, Lowekamp B, Johnson HJ, Beare R. SimpleITK Image-Analysis Notebooks: a Collaborative Environment for Education and Reproducible Research. J Digit Imaging. 2018 Jun;31(3):290-303. doi: 10.1007/s10278-017-0037-8.
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.
Narayan K, Danielson CM, Lagarec K, Lowekamp BC, Coffman P, Laquerre A, Phaneuf MW, Hope TJ, Subramaniam S. Multi-resolution correlative focused ion beam scanning electron microscopy: applications to cell biology. J Struct Biol. 2014 Mar;185(3):278-84. doi: 10.1016/j.jsb.2013.11.008. Epub 2013 Dec 1.
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.
Murphy GE, Narayan K, Lowekamp B, Hartnell LM, Heymann JA, Fu J, Subramaniam S. Correlative 3D imaging of whole mammalian cells with light and electron microscopy. J Struct Biol. 2011 Dec;176(3):268-78. doi: 10.1016/j.jsb.2011.08.013. Epub 2011 Sep 1.
Murphy GE, Lowekamp B, Zerfas PM, Chandler RJ, Narasimha R, Venditti CP, Subramaniam S. Ion-abrasion scanning electron microscopy reveals distorted liver mitochondrial morphology in murine methylmalonic acidemia. J Struct Biol. 2010 Aug;171(2):125-32. doi: 10.1016/j.jsb.2010.04.005. Epub 2010 Apr 23.