Dr. Hassan Salehi at SPIE Photonics West 2017.
Dr. Hassan S. Salehi, electrical and computer engineering faculty member at the University of Hartford's College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA) delivered a talk on his research findings at the SPIE Photonics West International Conference, held in San Francisco, January 28-February 2, 2017.
At the talk, Dr. Salehi demonstrated a study testing capabilities of a new feature-based classification algorithm using image processing and machine learning techniques specifically Artificial Neural Network (ANN) and Support Vector Machine (SVM) for early detection of pathologic changes in tissues. As a result, this algorithm can enable the clinicians to better understand the disease process and to detect changes in an early stage, which would result in more successful treatment outcome. Dr. Salehi’s talk was titled “Characterization of Human Oral Tissues Based on Quantitative Analysis of Optical Coherence Tomography Images.”
In this research project, Dr. Salehi is closely working with his collaborators, Dr. Mina Mahdian, assistant professor and program director at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, and Dr. Aditya Tadinada, assistant professor at University of Connecticut Health Center (UCHC) to develop the optical imaging technology. Dr. Salehi and his colleagues have now established an interdisciplinary team composed of multiple clinicians with expertise in diagnostic imaging and an engineer with background in image processing, computer vision, optical imaging modalities, and lasers.
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