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NIH Research Fellow
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Dr. Stefan Jaeger is an NIH Research Fellow at the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications at the United States National Library of Medicine (NLM), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He received his diploma in computer science from University of Kaiserslautern and his PhD from University of Freiburg, Germany. Dr. Jaeger has an international research background, both in academia and industry. He has held, among others, positions at Chinese Academy of Sciences, University of Maryland, Tokyo University of Agri. & Tech., University of Karlsruhe, and Daimler. His research interests include biomedical imaging, medical informatics, pattern recognition, machine learning, and Chinese medicine. He has about sixty publications in these areas, several of which received best paper awards and nominations, including two patents.

Professional Activities: 

He is associate editor of Electronic Letters on Computer Vision and Image Analysis, and editorial board member of Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery.

Honors and Awards: 
  • HHS-Ignite Pathway Team Award for Automatic X-ray Screening for Rural Areas, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2014.
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Communications Engineering Branch, Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications, 2014.
  • IAPR/ICDAR Young Investigator Award Nomination, International Association of Pattern Recognition, International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition, 2007.
  • Best Student Paper, International Workshop on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition (IWFHR), La   Baule, France;  Y. Li, Y. Zheng, D. Doermann, S. Jaeger. A New Algorithm for Detecting Text Line in Handwritten Documents, 2006.
  • Best Paper Nomination, International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR), Seoul, Korea: S. Jaeger, H. Ma, D. Doermann. Identifying Script on Word-Level with Informational  Confidence, 2005.
  • Research Fellowship, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), Japan, Nov. 2000 – March 2003.
  • PhD Thesis Award, German Research Centers for Artificial Intelligence, 1999.
  • Daimler-Benz Graduate Fellow, Daimler-Benz Research Center, Ulm, Germany, 1994 –1998.
Publications/Tools by Stefan Jaeger: 
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.
Gordon E, Waisberg M, Ersoy I, Pena M, Jaeger S, Pierce S. The eye as a window to investigate the CNS microvasculature during a dynamic malaria infection (Abstract). Third Annual Seminar on Molecular Imaging of Infectious Diseases, September 23, 2013.
Jaeger S, Karargyris A, Candemir S, Siegelman J, Folio L, Antani S, Thoma G. Automatic screening for tuberculosis in chest radiographs: a survey. Quant Imaging Med Surg. 2013 Apr;3(2):89-99. doi: 10.3978/j.issn.2223-4292.2013.04.03.
Jaeger S. The neurological principle: how traditional Chinese medicine unifies body and mind. Int. J. Functional Informatics and Personalised Medicine, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2013.
Pearson G, Gill MJ, Antani SK, Neve L, Miernicki G, Phichaphop K, Kanduru A, Jaeger S, Thoma GR. The Role of Location For Family Reunification During Disasters. HealthGIS 2012. Redondo Beach, CA. November 2012.
Candemir S, Jaeger S, Palaniappan K, Antani SK, Thoma GR. Graph Cut Based Automatic Lung Boundary Detection in Chest Radiographs. 1st Annual IEEE Healthcare Innovation Conference of the IEEE EMBS Houston, Texas USA, 7 - 9 November, 2012.
Jaeger S, Karargyris A, Antani SK, Thoma GR. Automatic Screening For Lung Diseases In Chest Radiographs: a Global Health Initiative [Poster].. NIH Research Festival. October 2012.
Jaeger S. An information-theoretic neural model based on concepts in Chinese medicine. 2012 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine Workshops (BIBMW).
Jaeger S, Karargyris A, Antani SK, Thoma GR. Detecting tuberculosis in radiographs using combined lung masks. 34th Int. Conf. of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBC). San Diego, CA. August 2012:4978-4981. doi: 10.1109/EMBC.2012.6347110.
Jaeger S. A geomedical approach to Chinese medicine: The origin of the yin-yang symbol. Recent Advances in Theories and Practice of Chinese Medicine, Haixue Kuang (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-307-903-5, InTech, 2012.