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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: 
Felts RL, Narayan K, Estes JD, Shi D, Trubey CM, Fu J, Hartnell LM, Ruthel GT, Schneider DK, Nagashima K, Bess JW Jr, Bavari S, Lowekamp B, Bliss D, Lifson JD, Subramaniam S. 3D visualization of HIV transfer at the virological synapse between dendritic cells and T cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Jul 27;107(30):13336-41. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1003040107. Epub 2010 Jul 12.
Lowekamp B, Chen D. A Streaming IO Base Class and Support for Streaming the MRC and VTK File Format. Insight Journal. Web. 2010 Jun 9.
Lowekamp B, Chen D. A Framework for Improved Regression Testing Based Upon CTest and CDash. The Insight Journal. Web. 2009 Jul-Dec.
Lowekamp B, Chen D, Santoroski J, Yaniv Z, Yoo TS. Software: SimpleITK.
Bennett AE, Narayan K, Shi D, Hartnell LM, Gousset K, He H, Lowekamp BC, Yoo TS, Bliss D, Freed EO, Subramaniam S. Ion-abrasion scanning electron microscopy reveals surface-connected tubular conduits in HIV-infected macrophages. PLoS Pathog. 2009 Sep;5(9):e1000591. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1000591. Epub 2009 Sep 25.
Lowekamp B. IO Streaming in ITK. Kitware Source. 2009 Apr;9:5-7.
Felts RL, Bennett A, Shi D, Freed E, Lifson J, Lowekamp B, Yoo TS, Bliss D, Subramaniam S. 3D Imaging of HIV transmission and entry using electron tomography and ion-abrasion scanning electron microscopy. Three Dimensional Electron Microscopy: Technical Advances and Recent Breakthroughs in 3DEM. Gordon Research Conference; 2008 Jun 15-20; Lucca (Barga), Italy.
Yoo TS, Rheingans P, Chen D, Olano M, Lowekamp B. Animated embroidery: a teapot in modern blackwork. ACM SIGGRAPH 2006 Teapot Exhibit entry; 2006 Jul 30-Aug 3; Boston.
Chen D, Morse BS, Lowekamp B, Yoo TS. Hierarchically partitioned implicit surfaces for interpolating large point set models. In: Kim M-S, Shimada K, editors. Advances in Geometric Modeling and Processing. Proceedings of the 4th international conference on Geometric Modeling and Processing (GMP'06); 2006 Jul 26-28; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4077. Berlin: Springer-Verlag; 2006. p. 553-62.
Lowekamp B, Rheingans P, Yoo TS. Exploring Surface Characteristics with Interactive Gaussian Images (A Case Study). In: Moorhead R, Gross M, Joy KI, editors. Proceedings of IEEE Visualization 2002 (VIS 2002); 2002 Oct 27-Nov 1; Baltimore, Maryland. Piscataway, New Jersey: IEEE Press. p. 553-6. DOI: 10.1109/VISUAL.2002.1183828.