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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: 
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.
Lowekamp B, Yoo TS. Software: Insight Toolkit (ITK): Software for Image Segmentation and Registration.