Scott T. Acton Scott T. Acton

Professor and Director, VIVA

M.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, 1990
Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 1993

Thornton Hall - E309
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22908


Research Interests

Dr. Acton's areas of research include image analysis, with an emphasis on biomedical image analysis. His theoretical interests include multiscale image representations, diffusion algorithms, active contours, image morphology, and image correspondence problems. Applications include bioimaging, cell tracking, cardiovascular image analysis, military tracking, image classification/segmentation, and multimedia content-based retrieval.

Selected Publications

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.

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.

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