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Color Image Processing with Biomedical Applications

Photo of Dr. Rangaraj M. Rangayyan


Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary

Adjunct Professor, Surgery and Radiology, University of Calgary

Thursday May 8, 2014 16:00 - 17:00

Canal Building Room 2400, Carleton University

Registration required (click here). Space is limited.

Parking: Paid parking is available

Co-sponsored by EDS, CAS, & SSCS Joint Chapter of Electron Devices Society, Circuits and Systems Society, and Solid-State Circuits Society



This seminar presents an introduction to computer processing of color images, with a special interest in biomedical applications. Introductory topics include the nature of color and color images, perception and representation of color, and acquisition of color images. The image processing topics include filtering to remove noise, contrast enhancement, and segmentation. The topics are illustrated with several examples including biomedical applications.

The lecture serves as an introduction to and review of the textbook "Color Image Processing with Biomedical Applications", by R. M. Rangayyan, B. Acha, and C. Serrano, SPIE Press, Bellingham, WA, 434 pages, ISBN: 9780819485649, 2011.


Rangaraj M. Rangayyan is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and an Adjunct Professor of Surgery and Radiology, at the University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He received the Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communication in 1976 from the University of Mysore at the People's Education Society College of Engineering, Mandya, Karnataka, India, and the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Karnataka, India, in 1980. His research interests are in digital signal and image processing, biomedical signal and image analysis, and computer-aided diagnosis. He has published more than 150 papers in journals and 250 papers in proceedings of conferences. He has been recognized with the 1997 and 2001 Research Excellence Awards of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the 1997 Research Award of the Faculty of Engineering, and by appointment as "University Professor" (2003-2013) at the University of Calgary. He is the author of two textbooks: "Biomedical Signal Analysis" (IEEE/ Wiley, 2002) and "Biomedical Image Analysis" (CRC, 2005). He has coauthored and coedited several other books, including "Color Image Processing with Biomedical Applications" (SPIE, 2011). He has been recognized with the 2013 IEEE Canada Outstanding Engineer Medal, the IEEE Third Millennium Medal (2000), and elected as Fellow, IEEE (2001); Fellow, Engineering Institute of Canada (2002); Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (2003); Fellow, SPIE (2003); Fellow, Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (2007); Fellow, Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society (2007); and Fellow, Canadian Academy of Engineering (2009).

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