Mingchen Gao (高明辰)


Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University at Buffalo, SUNY

347 Davis Hall, Buffalo, NY, 14260

Phone: (716)-645-2834
Email: mgao8 at buffalo dot edu

I am looking for motivated Ph.D. students who are interested in medical imaging informatics, computer vision and machine learning. Please send me your CV and/or apply to CSE Buffalo if you are interested.

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Short Bio:

Currently I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of University at Buffalo.

I spent three years as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Department of Radiology and Imaging Science of the Clinical Center at National Institutes of Health.

I received PhD in Computer Science from Rutgers University in 2014, under supervision of Prof. Dimitris N. Metaxas. I received my B.S. degree from Chien-shiung Wu College (Gifted Young Class), Southeast University, Nanjing, China in 2007.

Research Interests:

  • Big Healthcare Data
  • Medical Imaging Informatics
  • Computer Vision
  • Machine Learning

Teaching:

Selected Publications:

  • Deep Convolutional Neural Networks for Computer-Aided Detection: CNN Architectures, Dataset Characteristics and Transfer Learning. [PDF]
    Hoo-Chang Shin, Holger R. Roth, Mingchen Gao, Le Lu, Ziyue Xu, Isabella Nogues, Jianhua Yao, Daniel Mollura, Ronald M. Summers.
    TMI'16, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, 35.5 (2016): 1285-1298.

  • Multi-label Deep Regression and Unordered Pooling for Holistic Interstitial Lung Disease Detection. [PDF] [Poster]
    Mingchen Gao, Ziyue Xu, Le Lu, Adam P. Harrison, Ronald M. Summers, Daniel J. Mollura.
    MLMI'16, International Workshop on Machine Learning in Medical Imaging, 147-155, October 2016.

  • Segmentation Label Propagation using Deep Convolutional Neural Networks and Dense Conditional Random Field. [PDF][Poster]
    Mingchen Gao, Ziyue Xu, Le Lu, Aaron Wu, Isabella Nogues, Ronald M. Summers, Daniel J. Mollura.
    ISBI'16, IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, 1265-1268, April 2016.

  • Holistic Classification of CT Attenuation Patterns for Interstitial Lung Diseases via Deep Convolutional Neural Networks. [PDF][Poster]
    Mingchen Gao, Ulas Bagci, Le Lu, Aaron Wu, Mario Buty, Hoo-Chang Shin, Holger R. Roth, Georgios Z. Papadakis, Adrien Depeursinge, Ronald M. Summers, Ziyue Xu, Daniel J. Mollura
    CMBBE'16, Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering: Imaging & Visualization (2016): 1-6.

  • Characterization of Lung Nodule Malignancy using Hybrid Shape and Appearance Features.
    Mario Buty, Ziyue Xu, Mingchen Gao, Ulas Bagci, Aaron Wu, Daniel J. Mollura.
    MICCAI'16, International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention, 662-670, October 2016.

  • Deep Vessel Tracking: a Generalized Probabilistic Approach via Deep Learning.
    Aaron Wu, Ziyue Xu, Mingchen Gao, Mario Buty, Daniel J. Mollura.
    ISBI'16, IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, 1265-1268, April 2016.

  • Highly Precise Partial Volume Correction for PET Images: An Iterative Approach Via Shape Consistency. [PDF]
    Ziyue Xu, Ulas Bagci, Mingchen Gao, Daniel J. Mollural.
    ISBI'15, IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, April, 2015.
    Oral Presentation
  • Unbalanced Graph-Based Transduction on Superpixels for Automatic Cervigram Image Segmentation. [PDF]
    Sheng Huang, Mingchen Gao, Dan Yang, Xiaolei Huang, Ahmed Elgammal, Xiaohong Zhang.
    ISBI'15, IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, April 2015.
    Oral Presentation
  • Morphological Analysis of the Papillary Muscles and the Trabaculae. [PDF]
    Mingchen Gao, Chao Chen, Shaoting Zhang, Zhen Qian, Mani Vannan, Sarah Rinehart, Dimitris Metaxas, Leon Axel.
    ISBI'14, IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, 373-376.
  • Saliency-based Rotation Invariant Description for Wrist Detection in Whole Body CT Images. [PDF]
    Mingchen Gao, Yiqiang Zhan, Gerardo Hermosillo, Yoshihisa Shinagawa, Dimitris Metaxas, Xiang Sean Zhou.
    ISBI'14, IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, 117-120.
  • Segmenting the Papillary Muscles and the Trabeculae from High Resolution Cardiac CT through Restoration of Topological Handles. [PDF]
    Mingchen Gao, Chao Chen, Shaoting Zhang, Zhen Qian, Dimitris Metaxas, Leon Axel.
    IPMI'13, The 23rd biennial International Conference on Information Processing, June, 2013.
  • 3D Anatomical Shape Atlas Construction using Mesh Quality Preserved Deformable Models. [PDF]
    Shaoting Zhang, Yiqiang Zhan, Xinyi Cui, Mingchen Gao, Junzhou Huang, Dimitris Metaxas.
    CVIU'13, Computer Vision and Image Understanding, Volume 117, Issue 9, Pages 1061-1071, 2013.
  • High Resolution Cardiac Shape Registration using RICCI Flow. [PDF]
    Mingchen Gao, Rui Shi, Shaoting Zhang, Wei Zeng, Zhen Qian, Xianfeng Gu, Dimitris Metaxas,Leon Axel.
    ISBI'13, IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, April, 2013.
  • Papillary Muscles Analysis from High Resolution CT using Spatial-Temporal Skeleton Extraction. [PDF]
    Lin Zhong, Shaoting Zhang, Mingchen Gao, Junzhou Huang, Zhen Qian, Dimitris Metaxas, Leon Axel.
    ISBI'13, IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, April, 2013.
  • Practical Patient-Specifc Cardiac Blood Flow Simulations Using SPH. [PDF]
    Scott Kulp, Mingchen Gao, Shaoting Zhang, Zhen Qian, Szilard Voros, Dimitris Metaxas, Leon Axel.
    ISBI'13, IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, April, 2013.
  • Simplified Labeling Process for Medical Image Segmentation. [PDF]
    Mingchen Gao, Junzhou Huang, Xiaolei Huang, Shaoting Zhang, Dimitris Metaxas.
    MICCAI'12, Proc. of the 15thInternational Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention, 2012.
  • Towards Robust Device-Free Passive Localization through Automatic Camera Assisted Recalibration.
    Chenren Xu, Mingchen Gao, Bernhard Firner, Yanyong Zhang, Richard Howard, Jun Li.
    Sensys'12, Proc. of the 10th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems, November, 2012.
  • 4D Cardiac Reconstruction Using High Resolution CT Images. [PDF] [Video]
    Mingchen Gao, Junzhou Huang, Shaoting Zhang, Zhen Qian, Szilard Voros, Dimitris Metaxas, Leon Axel.
    FIMH'11, Proc. of theSixth International Conference on Functional Imaging and Modeling of the Heart, May, 2011.
    Best Paper Award
  • Construction of Left Ventricle 3D Shape Atlas from Cardiac MRI.
    Shaoting Zhang, Mustafa Uzunbas, Zhennan Yan, Mingchen Gao, Junzhou Huang, Dimitris Metaxas, Leon Axel.
    FIMH '11, Proc. of the Sixth International Conference on Functional Imaging and Modeling of the Heart, May, 2011.
  • Abnormal Detection Using Interaction Energy Potentials. [PDF]
    Xinyi Cui, Qingshan Liu, Mingchen Gao, Dimitris N. Metaxas.
    CVPR'11, Proc. of the 24th IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, June, 2011.
  • Using High Resolution Cardiac CT Data to Model and Visualize Patient-Specifc Interactions Between Trabeculae and Blood Flow. [PDF]
    Scott Kulp, Mingchen Gao, Zhen Qian, Szilard Voros, Dimitris Metaxas, Leon Axel.
    MICCAI'11, Proc. of the 14th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention, September, 2011.

Patents, Invention Records:

  • Sub-Query Evaluation for Image Search.
    Kunlong Gu, Charles J. Rosenberg, Mingchen Gao.
    Patent pending. (Google)
  • Detection of Arbitrarily Rotated Anatomies using Rotation-invariant Salient Configurations.
    Mingchen Gao, Yiqiang Zhan, Gerardo Hermosillo, Yoshihisa Shinagawa, Xiang Sean Zhou.
    Invention disclosure. (Siemens)

Kang Sun, my husband