Image across Domains, Experiments, Algorithms and Learning

U. S. Department of Energy Advanced Scientific Computing Research Early Career Research Project

2016 - 2020

Imagine inspecting 1 TB of images in one second? Forget binge watching, this means 200 movies in a blink of the eye. This amount of images overwhelms scientists at the national laboratories, who depend on experimental data. But how to visually examine that many pictures? What we need is to construct computer programs that recognize relevant patterns from digital images. That is what I have done for the past 20 years: I use computer vision and machine learning techniques to enable people to use pictures in decision-making. I construct algorithms applied to material science, aiming to control the quality of compounds and, for example, improve durability of aircrafts. Another project is to design computational tools for cell microstructure description and interactions, for example, to enable neurologists to detect cells and functions in cellular communities.

I’m Dani Ushizima, a Staff Scientist at the Computational Research Division, Berkeley Lab, and a member of the CAMERA Center and the Data Analytics and Visualization Group, LBNL. I also investigate Data Science methods as a Data Scientist Senior Fellow at the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) at UC Berkeley. In an attempt to disseminate algorithms and apply to image across domains, I support CRIC and ImageXD as a scientist and ubuntu activist while I live the LBNL motto: "Bringing science solutions to the world".

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