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Research Engineer
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Expertise and Research Interests: 

Dr. Xue received her PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University. Her research interests are in the area of biomedical image analysis and computer vision, focusing on image classification, image segmentation and content-based image retrieval.

Honors and Awards: 

Dr. Xue received the HHS Ignite Group Award in 2014, the NLM Special Acts/Services Group Award in 2011-2014 and 2017.

Publications/Tools by Zhiyun Xue: 
Karargyris A, Folio L, Siegelman J, Callaghan FM, Candemir S, Xue Z, Lu P-X, Wang Y, Antani SK, Thoma GR, Jaeger S. Comparing the Performance of Man and Machine for TB Screening in Chest Radiographs [Poster]. NIH Intramural Research Festival, Bethesda MD, November 6-8, 2013.
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.
Apostolova E, You D, Xue Z, Antani SK, Demner-Fushman D, Thoma GR. Image Retrieval From Scientific Publications: Text and Image Content Processing To Separate Multipanel Figures. JASIST (Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology), 64(5):893–908, 2013.
Xue Z, Antani SK, Long LR, Demner-Fushman D, Thoma GR. Window classification of brain CT images in biomedical articles. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2012;2012:1023-9. Epub 2012 Nov 3.
Xue Z, Long LR, Antani SK, Thoma GR. Spine x-ray image retrieval using partial vertebral boundaries. 24th International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems. Bristol, UK. June 2011.
Xue Z, Long LR, Antani SK, Thoma GR. Pathology-based vertebral image retrieval. Proceedings of the 8th IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro, ISBI 2011, March 30 - April 2, 2011, Chicago, Illinois, USA. pages 1893-1896, IEEE, 2011. doi: 10.1109/ISBI.2011.5872778.
Antani S, Xue Z, Long LR, Bennett D, Ward S, Thoma GR. Is there a need for biomedical CBIR systems in clinical practice? Outcomes from a usability study. Proceedings of SPIE Medical Imaging 2011: Advanced PACS-based Imaging Informatics and Therapeutic Applications. Orlando, FL. February 2011;7967:796708.
Xue Z, Long LR, Antani SK, Neve L, Zhu Y, Thoma GR. A unified set of analysis tools for uterine cervix image segmentation. Comput Med Imaging Graph. 2010 Dec;34(8):593-604. doi: 10.1016/j.compmedimag.2010.04.002. Epub 2010 May 26.
Xue Z, Antani SK, Long LR, Thoma GR. An online segmentation tool for cervicographic image analysis. ACM International Health Informatics Symposium, IHI 2010, Arlington, VA, USA, November 11 - 12, 2010, Proceedings; 01/2010.