Ahmad Pahlavan Tafti


Ahmad Pahlavan Tafti, Ph.D.    (Full Curriculum Vitae)

Associate Research Scientist (Tenure-Track)

Biomedical Informatics Research Center (BIRC), Marshfield Clinic Research Institute (MCRI)

 

Research and Work Interests:

3D Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Biomedical Text Mining, and Big Data


pahlavantafti[dot]ahmad[at]marshfieldresearch[dot]org

I am an Associate Research Scientist in Biomedical Informatics Research Center at Marshfield Clinic Research Institute. I mostly work and collaborate with the BIRC awesome Director, Dr. Peggy Peissig. I completed my Ph.D. in Computer Science Department, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA, where I was extremely fortunate to have the thesis committee of Prof. Zeyun Yu (Advisor), Prof. Ethan Munson, Prof. Ichiro Suzuki, Prof. Ramin Pashaie, and Dr. Heather Owen. I was a visiting student in the Computational Visualization Center at the University of Texas at Austin during May 2016. In the third year of my graduate study (Summer 2015), I worked as a research intern in the Center for Human Genetics at Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, working on big data biomedical text mining for cancer research. At present, I am also a member of Biomedical Modeling and Visualization Laboratory at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. One of my life passions is to work closely with my professors and peers to learn their experiences and share with them. My lifetime hobbies have been spending time with my bountiful family, reading, and cycling. I often publish under Ahmad P. Tafti and/or A. P. Tafti .

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What's New:

• Sep. 2017: I am the guest speaker at CPCP meeting, University of Wisconsin-Madison, next month!

• Sep. 2017: I am serving as a reviewer at AMIA 2018 Informatics Summit.

• Aug. 2017: The NVIDIA supports our ongoing research on deep learning computational vision. Thanks NVIDIA!

• Jul. 2017: I am awarded NVIDIA GPU Grant for part of my accomplishments on deep learning computational vision. Thanks much NVIDIA!

• May. 2017: I promoted to Associate Research Scientist (Tenure-Track).

• Mar. 2017: We have a workshop proposal accepted at KDD, the world's largest community for data mining. Please visit bigdas@KDD2017.

• Mar. 2017: We have a paper accepted at MLDM 2017.

• Jan. 2017: I am invited as a keynote speaker to the 4th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Pattern Recognition. Canceled at Sep. 2017!

• Jan. 2017: I gave a talk on 3D computer vision at MCRF scientific seminar. You are most welcome to watch the talk online at here.

• Oct. 2016: I have been selected for the "Best Reviewer Award" by The Society of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (SDIWC).

• Oct. 2016: I became the chair of Computer Vision as a Service special track at ISVC 2016.

• Oct. 2016: I became a reviewer for AMIA 2017 Joint Summits on Translational Science.

• Aug. 2016: I became a reviewer for IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics.

• Jul. 2016: I joined ISVC 2016 as a program committee member for computer vision area.

• Jul. 2016: We are organizing a special track titled "Computer Vision as a Service" at ISVC 2016. [Call for Papers]

• Jun. 2016: We are organizing a special session titled "Machine Learning on the Cloud" at ACM ICC 2017. [Call for Papers]

• May. 2016: I had a wonderful visit in the Computational Visualization Center at the University of Texas at Austin. Thanks much Dr. Yu and Dr. Bajaj!

• May. 2016: I defended my Ph.D. thesis on 3D SEM Surface Reconstruction: An Optimized, Adaptive, and Intelligent Approach.

• May. 2016: Our paper titled 3DSEM++: adaptive and intelligent 3D SEM surface reconstruction has been published by Micron journal.

• Feb. 2016: I joined IEEE BIZ2016 as a technical reviewer.

• Jan. 2016: I will be TAing CS361 (Software Engineering) and CS595 (Capstone Project) Spring 2016.

• Dec. 2015: The 3DSEM is now available at Harvard Dataverse. Thanks much to Harvard University!

• Nov. 2015: Our paper titled "3DSEM: A 3D Microscopy Dataset" has been accepted to Data in Brief journal.

• Oct. 2015: I joined International Journal of Computer Vision & Signal Processing as an editorial board member.

• Oct. 2015: I joined International Journal of Computer Vision and Image Processing (IJCVIP) as a technical reviewer.

• Oct. 2015: Our paper titled "SeLibCV: A Service Library for Computer Vision Researchers" has been accepted to ISVC 2015.

• Sep. 2015: I joined CRESCO as an editorial board member for three open access journals including AEET, JCSSD, and JITT.

• Sep. 2015: I will be TAing Capstone Project (CS 595), Introductory Java Programming, and Introduction to Engineering Programming for Fall 2015.

• Aug. 2015: I presented my summer project at MCRF Research Symposium 2015. My presentation starts at the time slot 00:54:00 there.

• Aug. 2015: Our paper titled "Recent Adavances in 3D SEM Surface Reconstruction" is published by the Micron journal.

• Jul. 2015: I gave a short talk on "Text Mining and its Applications in Cancer Research" at Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation journal club.

• May. 2015: Our poster on Computer Vision as a Service is accepted by CVPR 2015: Vision Industry and Entrepreneur Workshop (VIEW 2015).

• Apr. 2015: I was fortunate to get the GE Healthcare Honorable Mention Award at UWM Poster Competition 2015.

• Apr. 2015: I had a wonderful visit at Computer Science Department at UW-Madison.

• Apr. 2015: I joined Taylor & Francis Group as a technical reviewer for the Journal of CMBBE: Imaging & Visualization.

• Mar. 2015: A Dataset for our 3D Microscopy Vision project is released.

• Mar. 2015: I got an internship position at Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation for Summer 2015.

• Feb. 2015: I gave a 15 minutes presentation at GE Healthcare Partnering Seminar.

• Jan. 2015: I will be the TA for Capstone Project (CS 595), and Introductory Java Programming (CS 201- Online Section) for Spring 2015.

• Oct. 2014: Our paper on 3D Microscopy Vision is accepted by ISVC 2014.

• Sep. 2014: I will be the TA for Capstone Project (CS 595), and Introductory Java Programming (CS 201- Online Section) for Fall 2014.

• Apr. 2014: I gave a talk in CS Department Group Seminar at UW-Milwaukee.

• Jan. 2014: I will be TAing Introduction to Software Engineering (CS 361), and Introductory Java Programming (CS 201) for Spring 2014.

• Oct. 2013: I will be a technical reviewer for IEEE conferences handled by SDIWC.

• Sep. 2013: I will be a TA for Introduction to Software Engineering (CS 361) and Introductory Java Programming (CS 201) for Fall 2013.

• Jan. 2013: I will be a TA for Introductory Java Programming (CS 201) for Spring 2013.

  • Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, SSRIP 2015, Research Symposium
  • 3D Microscopy Vision
  • Computer Vision Online
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