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Sameer
K
Antani
,
PhD
Staff Scientist
Location: 
38A
/
10S1010
Phone Number: (
301
435-3218
Expertise and Research Interests: 

Dr. Antani is a versatile researcher leading several scientific and technical research projects. He applies his expertise in biomedical image informatics, automatic medical image interpretation, machine learning, information retrieval, computer vision, and related topics in computer science and engineering technology toward advancing the role of computational sciences in biomedical research, education, and clinical care. His current R&D projects include: an automatic screening system for detecting presence of Tuberculosis (TB) and other pulmonary abnormalities in digital chest x-ray images; an automatic cell counting system for malaria screening; retrieval of fMRI data based on activation similarity; and, the OPEN-iSM biomedical image retrieval system that provides text and visual search capability to retrieve over 3.2 million images and videos from approximately 1.2 million Open Access biomedical research articles from NLM’s PubMed Central® repository.

His other work includes contributions to cervical cancer diagnostics through cervicography and histology image analysis; retrieval of spine x-rays from an image database using visual and shape queries; and, next generation scientific publishing.

Professional Activities: 

Dr. Antani is a Senior Member of the International Society of Photonics and Optics (SPIE), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the IEEE Computer Society. He serves as the Vice Chair for Computational Medicine on the IEEE Technical Committee on Computational Life Sciences (TCCLS), and as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics.

Honors and Awards: 

In 2015, the malaria screening project received awards from HHS Ventures Fund, a Department of Health and Human Services initiative that serves as an “incubator for new ideas” run out of the HHS IDEA Lab. Prior, in 2014, his project on automated chest X-ray screening project was, similarly, an awardee of HHS Ignite. In addition to several staff achievement awards, in 2013, he received the NIH Award of Merit for his contribution to novel image and text based methods for searching the biomedical literature. In 2012, he received the NIH Award of Merit for his contributions to novel ways of search biomedical literature using visual and text queries in the Open-i project. In 2009, he received the NIH Award of Merit for his contributions to Content-Based Image Retrieval in Geographically Distributed Systems. In 2008, he was a member of the NLM team recognized by Internet2 for developing geography-independent cancer research tools.

Publications/Tools by Sameer Antani: 
Xue Z, Antani SK, Long LR, Thoma GR. Comparative Performance Analysis of Cervix ROI Extraction and Specular Reflection Removal Algorithms for Uterine Cervix Image Analysis Proc SPIE Medical Imaging 2007. Vol. 6512: 65124I-1-9
Hsu W, Long LR, Antani SK. SPIRS: A Framework for Content-based Image Retrieval from Large Biomedical Databases Stud Health Technol Inform. 2007;129(Pt 1):188-92.
Demner-Fushman D, Antani S, Thoma GR. Automatically Finding Images for Clinical Decision Support Proc of IEEE DM-Med 2007. Omaha, NE, October 2007, pp. 139-144
Xue Z, Antani S, Long LR, Jeronimo J, Thoma GR. Investigating CBIR Techniques for Cervicographic Images AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2007 Oct 11:826-30.
Zhu Y, Long LR, Antani S, Xue Z, Thoma GR. Web-based STAPLE for Quality Estimation of Multiple Image Segmentations Poster at 20th NIH Research Festival (IMAG-12), September 2007, National Institutes of Health
Simpson M, Ford G, Antani S, Demner-Fushman D, Thoma GR. A Lightweight Statistics Package for Interactive Publications Poster at 20th NIH Research Festival (TECH-15), September 2007, National Institutes of Health
Srinivasan B, Antani S, Demner-Fushman D, Thoma GR. Identification and Segmentation of Multi-Panel Images in Biomedical Journal Articles [Poster]. Poster at 20th NIH Research Festival (BIOINFO-1), September 2007, National Institutes of Health
Antani SK, Deserno TM, Long LR, Thoma GR. Geographically Distributed Complementary Content-Based Image Retrieval Systems for Biomedical Image Informatics Stud Health Technol Inform. 2007;129(Pt 1):493-7
Lotenberg S, Gordon S, Long LR, Antani SK, Jeronimo J, Greenspan H. Automatic Evaluation of Uterine Cervix Segmentations Proc. SPIE Medical Imaging 2007. Vol. 6515: 65151J-1-12.
Antani SK, Deserno TM, Long LR, Guld MO, Neve L, Thoma GR. Interfacing Global and Local CBIR Systems for Medical Image Retrieval Proc Workshop on Medical Imaging Research (Bildverarbeitung fur die Medizin). March 2007; 166-71.

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