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Publications 1997-Present

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Books

  • S.T. Acton and N. Ray, Biomedical Image Analysis: Segmentation, Morgan and Claypool Publishers, 2009.
  • S.T. Acton and N. Ray, Biomedical Image Analysis: Tracking, Morgan and Claypool Publishers, 2006.

Journal Articles

  • P. Tay, C.D. Garson, S.T. Acton and J.A. Hossack, "Ultrasound despeckling for contrast enhancement," IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, in press, 2010. [.pdf]
  • P. Tay, J.P. Havlicek, S.T. Acton, and J.A. Hossack, "Properties of the magnitude terms of orthogonal scaling functions," Digital Signal Processing, in press, 2010. [.pdf]
  • A.D. Gilliam, F.H. Epstein and S.T. Acton, "Cardiac motion recovery via active trajectory field models," IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, vol. 13, pp. 226-235, 2009. [.pdf]
  • E.L. McGarvey, M. Leon-Verdin, L. Baum, K. Bloomfield, D.R. Brenin, C. Koopman, S.T. Acton, B. Clark, E.B. Parker, Jr., "An Evaluation of a Computer Imaging Program to Prepare Women for Chemotherapy-related Alopecia," PsychoOncology, DOI 10.1002, 2009. [.pdf]
  • B. Li and S.T. Acton, "Automatic active model initialization via Poisson inverse gradient," IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, vol. 17, pp. 1406-1420, 2008. [.pdf]
  • J. Cui, N. Ray, S.T. Acton and Z. Lin, "An affine invariance approach to cell tracking," Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics, vol. 32, pp. 554-565, 2008. [.pdf]
  • C.D. Garson, S.T. Acton and J.A. Hossack, "Guiding automated left ventricular chamber segmentation in cardiac imaging using the concept of conserved myocardial volume," Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics, vol. 32: 321-330, 2008. [.pdf]
  • P. Tay, B. Li, C.D. Garson, S.T. Acton and J.A. Hossack, "Left ventricle segmentation using model fitting and active surfaces," Journal of Signal Processing Systems, 2008. [.pdf]
  • A. Aksel, J.A. Hossack and S.T. Acton, "ACU-SEG: Automated cardiac ultrasound image segmentation and tracking," CSI Communications, vol. 32, pp. 11-16, 2008. [.pdf]
  • B. Li and S.T. Acton, "Active contour external force using vector field convolution for image segmentation," IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, vol. 16, 2096-2106, 2007. [.pdf]
  • J.J. Rychak, B. Li, S.T. Acton, A. Leppanen, R.D. Cummings, K. Ley, A.L. Klibanov, "Selectin ligands promote ultrasound contrast agent adhesion under shear flow," Molecular Pharmaceuticals, in press, November, 2006.
  • M.S. Grant, S.T. Acton, S.J. Katzberg, "Terrain-moisture classification using GPS surface-reflected signals," accepted for publication, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 2006.
  • G. Dong and S.T. Acton, "Detection of rolling leukocytes by marked point processes," accepted for publication, Journal of Electronic Imaging, 2006.
  • D.P. Mukherjee and S.T. Acton, "Affine and projective active contour models," accepted for publication, Pattern Recognition, 2006.
  • J. Cui, S.T. Acton and Z. Lin, "Tracking rolling leukocytes in vivo by factored sampling," accepted for publication in Medical Image Analysis, 2006.
  • S. Millington, B. Li, J. Tang, S. Trattnig, J.R. Crandall, S.R. Hurwitz, S.T. Acton, "A quantitative study of human ankle articular cartilage and evaluation of ankle cartilage topography using high resolution cartilage sensitive MR imaging," accepted for publication, Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 2006.
  • S.R. Avula, J. Tang and S.T. Acton, "An object based image retrieval system for digital libraries," Multimedia Systems Journal, vol. 11, pp. 260-270, 2006.
  • J. Tang, S. Millington, J.R. Crandall, S.R. Hurwitz and S.T. Acton, "Surface extraction and thickness measurement of the articular cartilage from MR images using directional gradient vector flow snakes," IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 53, May, 2006.
  • S.T. Acton, F. Kishino, R. Nakatsu, J. Tang and M. Rauterberg, "Guest editorial: introduction to multimedia system technologies for educational tools," Multimedia Systems Journal, vol. 11, pp. 201-202, 2006.
  • N. Ray and S.T. Acton, "Inclusion filters: a class of self-dual connected operators," IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, vol. 14, pp. 1736-1746, 2005.
  • G. Dong, N. Ray and S.T. Acton, "Intravital leukocyte detection using the gradient inverse coefficient of variation," IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, vol. 24, pp. 910-924, 2005. [.pdf]
  • N. Ray and S.T. Acton, "Data acceptance of automated leukocyte tracking through segmentation of spatiotemporal images," IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 52, pp. 1702-1712, 2005.
  • S.T. Acton, "Snakes for tracking via generalized deterministic annealing," Journal of Electronic Imaging, vol. 14, April 2005. [.pdf]
  • A.K. Chattopadhyay, N. Ray and S.T. Acton, "Universality in the merging dynamics of parametric active contours: a study in MRI based lung segmentation," New Journal of Physics, vol. 7, pp. 148-159, 2005. [.pdf]]
  • A. P. Goobic, J. Tang, and S. T. Acton, "Image Stabilization and Registration for Tracking Cells in the Microvasculature," Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 52, pp. 287-299, 2005. [.pdf]
  • Q. Sun, J. Hossack, Y. Yu, J. Tang and S.T. Acton, "Speckle reducing anisotropic diffusion for 3-D ultrasound images," Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics, vol. 8, pp. 461-470, 2004. [.pdf]]
  • Y. Yu, J. Molloy and S.T. Acton, "Segmentation of the prostate from suprapubic ultrasound images," Medical Physics, vol. 31, pp. 3474-3484, 2004. [.pdf]
  • J. Dunne, A.P. Goobic, S.T. Acton and K. Ley, "A novel method to analyze leukocyte rolling behavior in vivo in the mouse cremaster muscle using intravital microscopy," Biological Procedures, vol. 6, 182-189, 2004.
  • J. Subbiah, N. Ray, G.A. Kranzler, and S.T. Acton, "Computer vision segmentation of the longissimus dorsi for beef quality grading," Transactions of the ASAE, vol. 47, pp. 1261-1268, 2004.
  • Y. Yu and S. T. Acton, "Edge detection in ultrasound imagery using the instantaneous coefficient of variation," Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 13, pp. 1640-1655, 2004. [.pdf]
  • N. Ray and S. T. Acton, "Motion gradient vector flow: an external force for tracking rolling leukocytes with shape and size constrained active contours," Medical Imaging, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 23, pp. 1466-1478, 2004. [.pdf]
  • D. P. Mukherjee, N. Ray, and S. T. Acton, "Level set analysis for leukocyte detection and tracking," Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 13, pp. 562-572, 2004. [.pdf]
  • D. P. Mukherjee, S. Maitra, and S. T. Acton, "Spatial domain digital watermarking of multimedia objects for buyer authentication," Multimedia, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 6, pp. 1-15, 2004. [.pdf]
  • A. R. Mansouri, D. P. Mukherjee, and S. T. Acton, "Constraining active contour evolution via Lie Groups of transformation," Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 13, pp. 853-863, 2004. [.pdf]
  • J. Tang and S. T. Acton, "Vessel boundary tracking for intravital microscopy via multiscale gradient vector flow snakes," Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 51, pp. 316-324, 2004. [.pdf]
  • N. Ray and S.T. Acton, "Inclusion filters," accepted for publication, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 2004.[.pdf]
  • N. M.E. Welser and S.T. Acton, "Projection model snakes for tracking using a Monte Carlo approach," Journal of Electronic Imaging, April 2004.
  • J. Tang, S.R. Avula and S.T. Acton, "A decentralized image retrieval system for National STEM Digital Library," Information Technology and Libraries, to appear in March, 2004.
  • K. Weber and S.T. Acton, "On connected filters in color image processing," Journal of Electronic Imaging, to appear, 2004.
  • A.-R. Mansouri, D.P. Mukherjee and S.T. Acton, "Constraining active contour evolution via Lie groups of transformation," IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, to appear, May 2004..[.pdf]
  • Y. Yu and S.T. Acton, "Automated delineation of coastline from polarimetric SAR imagery," in press, International Journal of Remote Sensing, vol. 25, to appear, 2004.
  • N. Ray, S.T. Acton, T. Altes, E.E. de Lange, and J.R. Brookeman, "Merging parametric active contours within homogeneous image regions for MRI based lung segmentation," IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, vol.22, no. 1, pp.189-199, 2003.[.pdf]
  • J.H. Bosworth and S.T. Acton, "Morphological scale-space in image processing," Digital Signal Processing, Academic Press, vol. 13, no. 2, pp.338-367, 2003. [.pdf]
  • J. Tang and S.T. Acton, "Locating human faces in a complex background including non-face skin colors," Journal of Electronic Imaging,vol.12, No.3, 2003.
  • N. Ray, S.T. Acton, and K. Ley, "Tracking leukocytes in vivo with shape and size constrained active contours," IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, vol. 21, no. 10, 2002 (Special issue on Image Analysis in Drug Discovery and Clinical Trials). [.pdf]
  • Y. Yu and S.T. Acton, "Speckle reducing anisotropic diffusion," IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, vol. 11, pp. 1260-1270, 2002. [.pdf]
  • J. Tang, E. Peli, and S.T. Acton, "Image enhancement using a contrast measure in the compressed domain," , IEEE Signal Processing Letters, vol. 10,No.10,2003.
  • D.P. Mukherjee and S.T. Acton, "Cloud Tracking by Scale Space Classification," IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol. 40, issue 2, pp. 405-415, 2002. [.pdf]
  • S.T. Acton, D.P. Mukherjee, J.P. Havlicek, and A.C. Bovik, "Oriented texture completion by AM-FM reaction-diffusion," IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, vol. 10, pp. 885-896, 2001. [.pdf]
  • S.T. Acton, "Fast algorithms for area morphology," Digital Signal Processing, Academic Press, vol. 11, pp. 187-203, 2001.
  • J.H. Bosworth, T. Koshimizu and S.T. Acton, "Segmentation of soil moisture imagery by multiresolution watershed merging," accepted for publication, in press, Int. Journal of Remote Sensing, 2001.
  • S.T. Acton, "Locally monotonic diffusion,"IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 48, pp. 1379-1389, 2000. [.pdf]
  • S.T. Acton and D.P. Mukherjee, "Area operators for edge detection," Pattern Recognition Letters, vol. 21, pp. 771-777, 2000.
  • S.T. Acton and D.P. Mukherjee, "Scale space classification using area morphology," IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, vol. 9, pp. 623-635, 2000. [.pdf]
  • S.T. Acton and A.C. Bovik, "Segmentation by locally monotonic reduction,"Journal of Applied Signal Processing, vol. 6, pp. 42-54, 1999.
  • S.T. Acton and A.C. Bovik, "Piecewise and local image models for regularized image restoration using cross validation,"IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, vol.8, pp. 652-665, 1999. [.pdf]
  • C.A. Segall, W. Chen, and S.T. Acton, "Video tracking using the morphological pyramid," Journal of Electronic Imaging, vol. 8, pp. 176-184, April, 1999. Reprinted in Selected SPIE Papers: Mathematical Imaging and Vision, G. Ritter (Ed.), Bellingham, WA, 1999.
  • S.T. Acton and A.C. Bovik, "Nonlinear image estimation using piecewise and local image models," IEEE Trans. on Image Processing, vol. 7, pp. 979-991, 1998. [.pdf]
  • S.T. Acton, "Multigrid anisotropic diffusion,"IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, vol. 7, pp. 280-291, 1998. [.pdf]
  • S.T. Acton, "On fuzzy nonlinear regression for image enhancement," Journal of Mathematical Imaging and Vision, vol. 8, pp. 239-253, 1998.

Conference Proceedings

  • S. Basu, A. Aksel, B. Condron, S.T. Acton, "Tree2Tree: neuron segmentation for generation of neuronal morphology," Proc. IEEE International Symposium of Biomedical Imaging, April 14-17, 2010.
  • M. Landau, E. Koltsova, K. Ley and S.T. Acton, "Multi-cell 3D tracking with adaptive acceptance gates," Proc. IEEE SW Symposium on Image Analysis and Interpretation, Austin, Texas, May 23-25, 2010.
  • S. Basu, J. Poulin and S.T. Acton, "Human pose tracking from monocular video by traversing an image motion mapped body pose manifold," Proc. SPIE Electronic Imaging, San Jose, California, January 17-19, 2010.
  • S. Basu, A. Aksel, B. Condron, S.T. Acton, "Automatic segmentation of drosophila neurons for content based retrieval using a minimum spanning tree approach," Asilomar Conf. on Signals, Systems and Computers, Pacific Grove, California, November 1-4, 2009.
  • S. Basu and S.T. Acton, "Object segmentation using a pose-shape manifold," Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, Cairo, Egypt, November 7-11, 2009.
  • S.T. Acton, C. Yang, J.A. Hossack and B.R. Wamhoff, "Poisson inverse gradient approach to vascular myocyte detection and segmentation," Proc. IEEE International Symposium of Biomedical Imaging, Boston, Massachusetts, June 28 July 1, 2009.
  • M. Boyer, D. Tarjan, S.T. Acton and K. Skadron, "Accelerating leukocyte tracking using CUDA: a case study in leveraging manycore coprocessors," IEEE Int. Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, Rome, May 2009.
  • S.T. Acton and A. Rossi, "Matching and retrieval of tattoo images: active contour CBIR and glocal image features," Proc. IEEE Southwest Symposium on Image Analysis and Interpretation, Santa Fe, New Mexico, March 24-26, 2008.
  • S.T. Acton, A.D. Gilliam, B. Li and A. Rossi, "Content based image retrieval for matching images of improvised explosive devices in which snake initialization is viewed as an inverse problem," Proc. SPIE Electronic Imaging, January 28-29, 2008.
  • R.L. Janiczek, F.H. Epstein and S.T. Acton, "Velocity guided segmentation of phase contrast magnetic resonance angiography," Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Image Processing, San Diego, California, September, 2008.
  • A.D. Gilliam, J.A. Hossack, F.H. Epstein, B.A. French and S.T. Acton, "Automated magnetic resonance assisted echocardiographic motion analysis," Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Image Processing, San Diego, California, September, 2008.
  • S.T. Acton, "Biomedical image analysis at the cellular level," Proc. Int. Machine Vision and Image Processing Conference, Northern Ireland, September 3-5, 2008.
  • S. Basu and S.T. Acton, "Navigation and estimation of shape variation on a shape manifold for anatomical segmentation," Asilomar Conf. on Signals, Systems and Computers, Pacific Grove, California, October 27-30, 2008.
  • N. Ray, B. Saha and S.T. Acton, "Oil sand image segmentation using the inclusion filter," Proc. IEEE Conf. on Image Processing, San Diego, California, September, 2008.
  • S.T. Acton, P. Soliz, M.S. Pattichis, "Content based image retrieval: The foundation for future case-based and evidence-based ophthalmology," Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Multimedia and Expo, Hannover, Germany, June 23-26, 2008.
  • C. Garson, J.A. Hossack, B. Li and S.T. Acton, "Guided automatic segmentation of murine left ventricle using conservation of myocardial volume," Proc. IEEE Int. Ultrasonics Symposium, New York, New York, October 23-26, 2007.
  • Y. Li, C. Garson, Y. Xu, S.T. Acton, B. French, J.A. Hossack, "Quantification of cardiac dyssynchrony in mice after myocardial infarction using high resolution ultrasound," Proc. IEEE International Symposium of Biomedical Imaging, Arlington, Virginia, April 12-15, 2007.
  • A.D. Gilliam and S.T. Acton, "Echocardiographic simulation for validation of automated segmentation algorithms," Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Image Processing, San Antonio, Texas, September 16-19, 2007.
  • S. Basu, D.P. Mukherjee and S.T. Acton, "Implicit evolution of open-ended curves," Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Image Processing, San Antonio, Texas, September 16-19, 2007.
  • B. Li, A.V. Patil, J.A. Hossack and S.T. Acton, "3D Segmentation of the prostate via Poisson inverse gradient initialization," Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Image Processing, San Antonio, Texas, September 16-19, 2007.
  • A.D. Gilliam and S.T. Acton, "Murine spatiotemporal cardiac segmentation," Asilomar Conf. on Signals, Systems and Computers, Pacific Grove, California, November 4-7, 2007.
  • S. Basu and S.T. Acton, "Manifold learning for high content screening with automated cell segmentation," Asilomar Conf. on Signals, Systems and Computers, Pacific Grove, California, November 4-7, 2007.
  • P. Tay, B. Li, C.D. Garson, S.T. Acton and J.A. Hossack, "Multidimensional segmentation of a mouse left ventricle," Proc. IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium, Vancouver, British Columbia, October 2-6, 2006.
  • J. Cui, S.T. Acton and Z. Lin, "Particle filter tracking of multiple leukocytes in vivo," Asilomar Conf. on Signals, Systems and Computers, Pacific Grove, California, October 29 - November 1, 2006.
  • B. Li, S.A. Millington, D.D. Anderson and S.T. Acton, "Registration of surfaces to 3D images using rigid body surfaces," Asilomar Conf. on Signals, Systems and Computers, Pacific Grove, California, October 29 - November 1, 2006.
  • A.D. Gilliam, J.A. Hossack and S.T Acton, "Freehand 3D ultrasound volume reconstruction via sub-pixel phase correlation," Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Image Processing, Atlanta, Georgia, October 8-11, 2006.
  • B. Li and S.T Acton, "Vector field convolution for image segmentation using snakes," Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Image Processing, Atlanta, Georgia, October 8-11, 2006. [.pdf]
  • A. Aksel, R.L. Janiczek, J.A. Hossack and S.T Acton, "Ultrasound myocardial tracking with speckle reducing anisotropic diffusion assisted initialization," Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Image Processing, Atlanta, Georgia, October 8-11, 2006. [.pdf]
  • P. Tay, S.T Acton and J.A. Hossack, "Ultrasound despeckling using an adaptive window stochastic approach," Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Image Processing, Atlanta, Georgia, October 8-11, 2006.
  • W. Wu, S.T. Acton and J.C. Lach, "Real-time processing of ultrasound images with speckle reducing anisotropic diffusion," Asilomar Conf. on Signals, Systems and Computers, Pacific Grove, California, October 29 - November 1, 2006.
  • B. Li and S.T. Acton, "Feature weighted active contours", Proc. IEEE Southwest Symposium on Image Analysis and Interpretation, Denver, Colorado, March 26-28, 2006. [.pdf]
  • J. Cui, N. Ray, S.T. Acton, and Z. Lin, "Application of the affine invariant transform model to cell tracking", Proc. IEEE Southwest Symposium on Image Analysis and Interpretation, Denver, Colorado, March 26-28, 2006.
  • P. Tay, S.T. Acton and J. Hossack, "A transform method to remove ultrasound artifacts", Proc. IEEE Southwest Symposium on Image Analysis and Interpretation, Denver, Colorado, March 26-28, 2006.
  • S. Sahoo, N. Ray and S.T. Acton, "Rolling leukocyte detection based on teardrop shape and the gradient inverse coefficient of variation," Proc. Int. Conf. on Medical Information Visulaization, pp. 29-33, 2006.
  • P. Tay, S.T. Acton and J. Hossack, "A stochastic approach to ultrasound despeckling," Proc. IEEE Int. Symp. On Biomedical Imaging, Arlington, Virginia, April 6-9, 2006.
  • A. Aksel, A.D. Gilliam, J.A. Hossack and S.T. Acton, "Speckle reducing anisotropic diffusion for echocardiography," Asilomar Conf. on Signals, Systems and Computers, Pacific Grove, California, October 29 - November 1, 2006.
  • J.E. Pickard, J.A. Hossack and S.T. Acton, "Shape model segmentation of long-axis contrast enhanced echocardiography," Proc. IEEE Int. Symp. On Biomedical Imaging, Arlington, Virginia, April 6-9, 2006.
  • R.L. Janiczek, A.D. Gilliam, P. Antkowiak, S.T. Acton and F.H. Epstein, "Automated affine registration of first pass magnetic images," Asilomar Conf. on Signals, Systems and Computers, Pacific Grove, California, October 30 - November 2, 2005. [.pdf]
  • B. Li, P. Tay and S.T. Acton, "Multi-assignment interacting multiple model for tracking microbubbles," Asilomar Conf. on Signals, Systems and Computers, Pacific Grove, California, October 30 - November 2, 2005. [.pdf]
  • G. Dong and S.T Acton, "Object identification by marked point process," Asilomar Conf. on Signals, Systems and Computers, Pacific Grove, California, October 30 - November 2, 2005.
  • J. Pickard, J. Hossack and S.T. Acton, "The effect of initialization and registration on the active shape segmentation of the myocardium in contrast enhanced ultrasound," Proc. 2005 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, September 18-21, 2005.
  • S.T Acton, "Deconvolutional speckle reducing anisotropic diffusion," Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Image Processing, Genoa, Italy, September 11-14, 2005.
  • N. Ray, G. Dong and S.T Acton, "Tracking multiple cells by correspondence resolution in a sequential Bayesian framework," Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Image Processing, Genoa, Italy, September 11-14, 2005.
  • R.L. Janiczek, N. Ray, B. French, F. Epstein and S.T. Acton, "Markov chain Monte Carlo method for tracking myocardial borders" SPIE Computational Imaging III, San Jose, California, January 17-18, 2005.
  • N. Ray and S.T. Acton, "Spatiotemporal segmentation for validation of rolling leukocyte tracking data," IEEE Conf. on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 19-23, 2005. [.pdf]
  • R.L. Janiczek, J. Tang and S.T. Acton, "Incorporating variance within binary flow for leukocyte tracking," Asilomar Conf. on Signals, Systems and Computers, Pacific Grove, California, November 7-10, 2004.
  • G. Dong, N. Ray and S.T. Acton, "Automated leukocyte detection in vivo," Asilomar Conf. on Signals, Systems and Computers, Pacific Grove, California, November 7-10, 2004.
  • J. Pickard, R.L. Janiczek, S.T. Acton, J. Sklenar, J. Hossack and S. Kaul, "Segmentation of the myocardium from myocardial contrast echocardiography," Asilomar Conf. on Signals, Systems and Computers, Pacific Grove, California, November 7-10, 2004.
  • G. Dong, E. Damiano, M.L. Smith, K. Ley and S.T. Acton, "Detection of microspheres in venules for automated particle image velocimetry," accepted for publication, IEEE Symposium on Computer Based Medical Systems, Bethesda, Maryland, June 24-25, 2004.[.pdf]
  • J. Tang, S. Millington, S.T. Acton, J. Crandall and S. Hurwitz, "Cartilage surface tracking using directional gradient vector flow snakes," submitted to IEEE Int. Conf. on Image Processing, Singapore, October 24-27, 2004.
  • Y. Yu, S.T. Acton and J. Molloy, "Generalized speckle reducing anisotropic diffusion for ultrasound imagery," accepted for publication, IEEE Symposium on Computer Based Medical Systems, Bethesda, Maryland, June 24-25, 2004.
  • J. Tang and S.T. Acton, "A DCT based gradient vector flow snake for image segmentation", Proc. IEEE Southwest Symposium on Image Analysis and Interpretation, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, March 28-30, 2004
  • N. Ray and S.T. Acton, "Tracking rolling leukocytes with motion gradient vector flow," Proc. 37th Asilomar Conf. on Signals, Systems and Computers, Pacific Grove, California, November 9-12, 2003.
  • Y. Yu and S.T. Acton, "Three-dimensional speckle reducing anisotropic diffusion," Proc. 37th Asilomar Conf. on Signals, Systems and Computers, Pacific Grove, California, November 9-12, 2003.
  • J. Havlicek, J. Tang, S.T. Acton, R. Antonucci and F. Ouandji, "Modulation domain texture retrieval for CBIR in digital libraries," Proc. 37th Asilomar Conf. on Signals, Systems and Computers, Pacific Grove, California, November 9-12, 2003.
  • F. Xu, Y. Yu, S.T. Acton and J. Hossack, "Mouse myocardium segmentation from ultrasound image using a snake algorithm," IEEE Int. Ultrasonics Symposium, Honolulu, Hawaii, October 5-8, 2003.
  • G. Dong and S.T. Acton, "A variational method for leukocyte detection," accepted for publication, Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Image Processing, Barcelona, September 14-17, 2003.[.pdf]
  • Y. Yu and S.T. Acton, "Active contours with area-weighted binary flows for segmenting low SNR imagery," accepted for publication, Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Image Processing, Barcelona, September 14-17, 2003.[.pdf]
  • Y. Yu, J. Molloy and S.T. Acton, "Automated segmentation of the prostrate from ultrasound imagery using the instantaneous coefficient of variation," accepted for publication, Proc. American Association of Physicists in Medicine, San Diego, California, August 10-14, 2003.
  • N. Ray and S.T. Acton, "Self-dual inclusion filters," accepted for publication, Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Image Processing, Barcelona, September 14-17, 2003.[.pdf]
  • J. Tang and S.T. Acton, "An image retrieval algorithm using multiple query images," Proc. Int. Symp. On Signal Processing and Its Applications, Paris, France, July 3-6, 2003.[.pdf]
  • S.R. Avula, J. Tang and S.T. Acton, "Image retrieval using segmentation," Proc. IEEE Systems & Information Engineering Design Symposium, Charlottesville, Virginia, April 24-25, 2003.[.pdf]
  • J. Tang and S.T. Acton, "A decentralized image retrieval system for education," Proc. IEEE Systems & Information Engineering Design Symposium, Charlottesville, Virginia, April 24-25, 2003.[.pdf]
  • Jinshan Tang, Scott T. Acton, Dipti Mukhergee, "Retrieving Similar Images In Image Database Using Relational Matrix", Proceeding of The IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, vol. I, pp. 660-670, Tulsa, Oklahoma August, 2002.
  • Jinshan Tang, Gang Dong, Nilanjan Ray, Scott T. Acton, "Evaluation of Intravital Tracking Algorithms", Proceeding of The IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, vol. I, pp. 220-223, Tulsa, Oklahoma, August, 2002.[.pdf]
  • N. Ray and S.T. Acton, "Tracking fast-rolling leukocytes in vivo with active contours," Proc. of the IEEE Int. Conference on Image Processing, Rochester, NY, September 22-25, 2002 (Best paper award).[.pdf]
  • D.P. Mukherjee, P.P. Mohanta and S.T. Acton, "Agglomerative clustering of feature data for image segmentation," Proc. of the IEEE Int. Conference on Image Processing, Rochester, NY, September 22-25, 2002..[.pdf]
  • N. Ray and S.T. Acton, "Active contours for cell tracking," Proc. IEEE Southwest Symposium on Image Analysis and Interpretation, Santa Fe, NM, April 7-9, 2002.
  • B. Cooley, S.T. Acton, M. Salerno, J.R. Brookeman, N. Tustison, E. E. de Lange, and T. Altes, "Automated Scoring of Hyperpolarized Helium-3 MR Lung Ventilation Images: Initial Development and Validation," Proc. Intl. Soc. Mag. Reson. Med., Honolulu, Hawaii, May 18-25, 2002.
  • P. Mohanta, D.P. Mukherjee and S.T. Acton, "Agglomerative clustering for image segmentation," Proc. ICPR'02, Quebec, Canada, August 11-15, 2002.
  • N. Ray and S.T. Acton, "Active contours for cell tracking," Fifth IEEE Southwest Symposium on Image Analysis and Interpretation, 2002. [.pdf]
  • N. Ray and S.T. Acton, "Adaptive Image Processing via Snake Filters," 35th Asilomar Conf. on Signals, Systems and Computers, Pacific Grove, CA, November 4-7, 2001. [.pdf]
  • Y. Yu and S.T. Acton, "Segmentation of Ultrasound Imagery Using Anisotropic Diffusion," 35th Asilomar Conf. on Signals, Systems and Computers, Pacific Grove, CA, November 4-7, 2001. [.pdf]
  • A. Goobic, M. Welser, S.T. Acton and K. Ley, "Biomedical Application of Target Tracking in Clutter," 35th Asilomar Conf. on Signals, Systems and Computers, Pacific Grove, CA, November 4-7, 2001. [.pdf]
  • S.T. Acton and K. Ley, "Tracking leukocytes from in vivo video microscopy using morphological anisotropic diffusion," Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Image Processing, Thessaloniki, Greece, October 7-10, 2001. [.pdf]
  • Y. Yu, S.T. Acton and K. Thornton, "Detection of radioactive seeds in ultrasound images of the prostate," Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Image Processing, Thessaloniki, Greece, October 7-10, 2001. [.pdf]
  • N. Ray, S.T. Acton, T. Altes and E.E. de Lange, "MRI ventilation analysis by merging parametric active contours," Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Image Processing, Thessaloniki, Greece, October 7-10, 2001. [.pdf]
  • N. Ray, J.P. Havlicek, S.T. Acton and M. Pattichis, "Active contour segmentation guided by AM-FM dominant component analysis," Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Image Processing, Thessaloniki, Greece, October 7-10, 2001. [.pdf]
  • S.T. Acton, "A pyramidal algorithm for area morphology," Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Image Processing, Vancouver, Canada, Sept. 10-13, 2000. [.pdf]
  • Y. Yu and S.T. Acton, "Polarimetric SAR data segmentation using texture partitioning and statistical analysis," Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Image Processing, Vancouver, Canada, Sept. 10-13, 2000. [.pdf]
  • B. Raghunathan and S.T. Acton, "Area morphological segmentation for content-based retrieval," Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Image Processing, Vancouver, Canada, Sept. 10-13, 2000. [.pdf]
  • S.T. Acton and D.P. Mukherjee, "Image edges from area morphology," Proc. of the IEEE Int. Conf. on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP-2000), Istanbul, Turkey, June 5-9, 2000. [.pdf]
  • J.H. Bosworth and S.T. Acton, "Segmentation-based coding by morphological local monotonicity," Proc. Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, Pacific Grove, California, October 29 - November 1, 2000. [.pdf]
  • N. Ray and S.T. Acton, "Image segmentation by curve evolution with clustering," Proc. Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, Pacific Grove, California, October 29 - November 1, 2000. [.pdf]
  • B. Raghunathan and S.T. Acton, "Image segmentation by level set analysis," Proc. Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, Pacific Grove, California, October 29 - November 1, 2000. [.pdf]
  • J. Ahmed, J. Bosworth and S.T. Acton, "Image segmentation techniques for object-based coding," Proc. IEEE Southwest Symposium on Image Analysis and Interpretation, Austin, Texas, April 2-4, 2000. [.pdf]
  • B. Raghunathan and S.T. Acton, "Content based retrieval for remotely sensed imagery," Proc. IEEE Southwest Symposium on Image Analysis and Interpretation, Austin, Texas, April 2-4, 2000. [.pdf]
  • Z. Hu and S.T. Acton, "Morphological pyramid image registration," Proc. IEEE Southwest Symposium on Image Analysis and Interpretation, Austin, Texas, April 2-4, 2000. [.pdf]
  • S.T. Acton and A. Restrepo (Palacios), "Locally monotonic models for image and video processing," Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Image Processing, Kobe, Japan, Oct. 25-29, 1999. [.pdf]
  • J.H. Bosworth and S.T. Acton, "The morphological lomo filter for multiscale image processing," Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Image Processing, Kobe, Japan, Oct. 25-29, 1999. [.pdf]
  • B. Raghunathan and S.T. Acton, "A content based retrieval engine for circuit board inspection," Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Image Processing, Kobe, Japan, Oct. 25-29, 1999. [.pdf]
  • C.A. Segall, S.T. Acton and A.K. Katsaggelos, "Sampling conditions for anisotropic diffusion," Proc. of the SPIE Symposium on Visual Communications and Image Processing, San Jose, January 23-29, 1999.
  • D.P. Mukherjee and S.T. Acton, "Document page segmentation using multiscale clustering," Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Image Processing, Kobe, Japan, Oct. 25-29, pp. 234-238, 1999. [.pdf]
  • A. Restrepo (Palacios) and S.T. Acton, "2-D binary locally monotonic regression," Proc. of the IEEE Int. Conf. on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP-99), Phoenix, March 14-19, 1999. [.pdf]
  • J.H. Bosworth and S.T. Acton, "Morphological image segmentation by local monotonicity," Proc. Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, Pacific Grove, California, October 24-27, 1999. [.pdf]
  • C.A. Segall and S.T. Acton, "Adaptive templates in scale-space," Proc. of the SPIE Conference on Real-time Imaging (part of Phontonics West), San Jose, January 23-29, 1999.
  • D.P. Mukherjee and S.T. Acton, "On disocclusion of fingerprint images," Proc. International Conference on Advances in Pattern Recognition, Calcutta, India, Dec. 27-29, 1999.
  • S.T. Acton, "Diffusion based image and video processing," Proc. International Conference on Advances in Pattern Recognition, Calcutta, India, Dec. 27-29, 1999 (invited).
  • S.T. Acton, "Anisotropic diffusion and local monotonicity," Proc. of the IEEE Int. Conf. on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP-98), Seattle, May 12-15, 1998. [.pdf]
  • C.A. Segall and S.T. Acton, "Gradient independent translation via differential morphology," Proc. of the IEEE Int. Conference on Image Processing, Chicago, October 4-7, 1998. [.pdf]
  • C.A. Segall and S.T. Acton, "Multi-scale video tracking," Workshop on the Detection and Classification of Difficult Targets, Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, AL, June 9-10, 1998.
  • W. Chen and S.T. Acton, "Morphological pyramids for multiscale edge detection," Proc. of the IEEE Southwest Symposium on Image Analysis and Interpretation, Tucson, April 6-7, 1998. [.pdf]
  • J.H. Bosworth, T. Koshimizu and S.T. Acton, "Automated segmentation of surface soil moisture from Landsat TM data," Proc. of the IEEE Southwest Symposium on Image Analysis and Interpretation, Tucson, April 6-7, 1998. [.pdf]
  • K. Pope and S.T. Acton, "Modified mean curvature motion for multispectral anisotropic diffusion," Proc. of the IEEE Southwest Symposium on Image Analysis and Interpretation, Tucson, April 6-7, 1998. [.pdf]
  • S.T. Acton, "A PDE technique for generating locally monotonic images," Proc. of the IEEE Int. Conference on Image Processing, Chicago, October 4-7, 1998. [.pdf]
  • C.A. Segall and S.T. Acton, "Morphological anisotropic diffusion," Proc. of the IEEE Int. Conference on Image Processing, Santa Barbara, Ca., October 26-29, 1997. [.pdf]
  • A. Wright and S.T. Acton, "Watershed pyramids for edge detection," Proc. of the IEEE Int. Conference on Image Processing, Santa Barbara, Ca., October 26-29, 1997. [.pdf]

Book Chapters

  • S.T. Acton, "Diffusion partial differential equations for edge detection," in the Handbook of Image and Video Processing, Second Edition, Academic Press, in press, 2005.
  • M.S. Pattichis, J.P. Havlicek, S.T. Acton, and A.C. Bovik, "Multidimensional AM-FM models with image processing applications," in Advances in Image Processing and Understanding, World Scientific Publishing, 2001.
  • S.T. Acton, "Diffusion-based edge detectors," in the Handbook of Image and Video Processing, Academic Press, pp. 433-447, 2000.
  • A.C. Bovik and S.T. Acton, "Basic linear filtering with application to image enhancement," in the Handbook of Image and Video Processing, Academic Press, pp. 71-80, 2000.
  • S.T. Acton, D. Wei and A.C. Bovik, "Image enhancement," in the Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, J. Webster (Ed.), John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1999.
  • S.T. Acton and A.C. Bovik, "Order statistics in image processing," in Handbook of Statistics Volume 17: Order Statistics and Their Applications, N. Balakrishnan and C.R. Rao (Eds.), Elsevier Science, New York, pp. 603-641, 1998.
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