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Electronics Engineer
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Expertise and Research Interests: 

Mr. L. Rodney Long leads a development group in creating applications for image-based biomedical information collection and dissemination. He is currently working in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute to develop a suite of tools for uterine cervix cancer databases.  His research interests are in telecommunications, systems biology, image processing, and scientific/biomedical databases.  He has an M.A. in applied mathematics from the University of Maryland.

Professional Organizations: 

He is a member of  the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) , the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the IEEE Computer Society.

Honors and Awards: 

Mr. Long has received numerous staff honors. In addition, he has received the NLM Regents Award for Scholarship and Technical Achievement (2002), the NIH Award of Merit (2007), the Federal Computer Week Fed 100 Award (2009), and the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP) Award of Merit (2010).

Publications/Tools by Leonard Long: 
Xue Z, You D, Chachra S, Antani SK, Long LR, Demner-Fushman D, Thoma GR. Extraction of endoscopic images for biomedical figure classification. Proc. SPIE. 9418, Medical Imaging 2015: PACS and Imaging Informatics: Next Generation and Innovations, 94180P. (March 17, 2015) doi: 10.1117/12.2081033.
Song D, Kim E, Huang X, Patruno J, Munoz-Avila H, Heflin J, Long LR, Antani SK. Multimodal entity coreference for cervical dysplasia diagnosis. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, 34(1), January 2015, 229-245.
Xue Z, Bryant B, Long LR, Sari-Sarraf H, Thoma GR, Wachtel M. A Client-Server Tool for Automatic Fast GPU-based Detection of Squamous Epithelium Tissue Regions in Histology Images [Poster]. RSNA 2014. Chicago, USA, Nov 30-Dec 5, 2014
Xue Z, Antani SK, Long LR, Demner-Fushman D, Thoma GR. Body Segment Classification for Visible Human Cross Section Slices. IEEE 27th International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS), New York, NY, May 2014: pp. 199-204
Pedrosa G, Rahman MM, Antani SK, Demner-Fushman D, Long LR, Traina A. Integrating visual words as bunch of n-grams for effective biomedical image classification. Proceedings of IEEE WACV 2014: IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision. Steamboat Springs, CO. March 24-26, 2014.
Xue Z, You D, Antani SK, Long LR, Demner-Fushman D, Thoma GR. Classification of Visual Signs in Abdominal CT Image Figures in Biomedical Literature. Proc. SPIE. 9039. Medical Imaging 2014: PACS and Imaging Informatics: Next Generation and Innovations. 90390T.
Xue Z, Jaeger S, Karargyris A, Candemir S, Antani SK, Long LR, Thoma GR, McDonald CJ. A System for Automated Screening for Tuberculosis using Digital Chest X-rays for Resources-Constrained Regions [Poster]. NIH Intramural Research Festival, Bethesda MD, November 6-8, 2013.
Xue Z, Antani SK, Long LR, Demner-Fushman D, Thoma GR. Classification of CT Figures in Biomedical Articles Based on Body Segments. 2013 IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics (ICHI), pp.264,268, 9-11 Sept. 2013. doi: 10.1109/ICHI.2013.17.
Bryant B, Sari-Sarraf H, Wachtel M, Long LR, Antani SK. Fast GPU-based segmentation of H&E stained squamous epithelium from multi-gigapixel tiled virtual slides [Poster]. Proc. SPIE 8676, Medical Imaging 2013: Digital Pathology, 86760X (March 29, 2013); doi:10.1117/12.2007800
He L, Long LR, Antani SK, Thoma GR. Histology image analysis for carcinoma detection and grading. Comput Methods Programs Biomed. 2012 Sep;107(3):538-56. doi: 10.1016/j.cmpb.2011.12.007. Epub 2012 Mar 20.