Sotirios A Tsaftaris, PhD

Chancellor's Fellow (Senior Lecturer) @ University of Edinburgh

Publications

The following is a chronologically sorted but possibly incomplete publication list as maintained by me.
Additional resources are available via Google Scholar or The University's repository.

Journals

  1. A. Chartsias, T. Joyce, V. Giuffrida, and S. A. Tsaftaris, Multimodal MR Synthesis via Modality-Invariant Latent Representation,' in IEEE Trans on Medical Imaging, in press, 2017 [Full text][PDF]
  2. I. Oksuz, A. Mukhopadhyay, R. Dharmakumar and S. A. Tsaftaris, 'Unsupervised Myocardial Segmentation for Cardiac BOLD,' in IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, in press, 2017 [Full text][PDF]
  3. A. Dobrescu, L.C.T. Scorza, S.A. Tsaftaris, and A. McCormick, 'A “Do-It-Yourself” phenotyping system: measuring growth and morphology throughout the diel cycle in rosette shaped plants,' in Plant Methods, 13:95, 2017 [Full text][PDF]
  4. Suinesiaputra, A, Ablin, P, Alba, X, Alessandrini, M, Allen, J, Bai, W, Cimen, S, Claes, P, Cowan, B, D'hooge, J, Duchateau, N, Ehrhardt, J, Frangi, A, Gooya, A, Grau, V, Lekadir, K, Lu, A, Mukhopadhyay, A, Oksuz, I, Parajuli, N, Pennec, X, Pereanez, M, Pinto, C, Piras, P, Rohe, M-M, Rueckert, D, Saring, D, Sermesant, M, Siddiqi, K, Tabassian, M, Teresi, L, Tsaftaris, S, Wilms, M, Young, A, Zhang, X & Medrano-Gracia, P, 'Statistical shape modeling of the left ventricle: myocardial infarct classification challenge'  IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, 2017 [Full text] [PDF]
  5. Yang, H-J, Dey, D, Sykes, J, Klein, M, Butler, J, Kovacs, M, Sobczyk, O, Sharif, B, Bi, X, Kali, A, Cokic, I, Tang, R, Yumul, R, Conte, A, Tsaftaris, S, Tighiouart, M, Li, D, Slomka, PJ, Berman, D, Prato, F, Fisher, J & Dharmakumar, R, 'Arterial CO2 as a Potent Coronary Vasodilator: A Preclinical PET/MR Validation Study with Implications for Cardiac Stress Testing' Journal of Nuclear Medicine. 2017 [Full text]
  6. M. Minervini, V. Giuffrida, P. Perata, S. A. Tsaftaris, 'Phenotiki: An open software and hardware platform for affordable and easy image-based phenotyping of rosette-shaped plants,' The Plant Journal, in press. [Full text]
  7. S.A. Tsaftaris, M. Minervini, H. Scharr, 'Machine Learning for Plant Phenotyping Needs Image Processing,' Trends in Plant Science, in press. [PDF][Full text]
  8. M. Pagani, M. Damiano, A. Galbusera, S.A. Tsaftaris, A. Gozzi, "Semi-automated registration-based anatomical labelling, voxel based morphometry and cortical thickness mapping of the mouse brain," Journal of Neuroscience Methods, Volume 267, 15 July, Pages 62-73, 2016. [PDF][Full text]
  9. R. B. Uriarte, S. Tsaftaris, F. Tiezzi, " Supporting Autonomic Management of Clouds: Service Clustering with Random Forest," IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, in press. [PDF] [Full text]
  10. M. Bevilacqua, R. Dharmakumar, S.A. Tsaftaris, “Dictionary-driven Ischemia Detection from Cardiac Phase-Resolved Myocardial BOLD MRI at Rest,” IEEE Trans on Medical Imaging, vol. 35, no. 1, pp. 282-93, Jan. 2016. [PDF] [Full text]
  11. H. Scharr, M. Minervini, A. P. French, C. Klukas, D. M. Kramer, X. Liu, I. Luengo Muntión, J.-M. Pape, G. Polder, D. Vukadinovic, X. Yin, S. A. Tsaftaris, “Leaf segmentation in plant phenotyping: A collation study,” Machine Vision and Applications, in press. [PDF] [Full text]
  12. M. Minervini, A. Fischbach, H. Scharr, S. A. Tsaftaris, “Finely-grained annotated datasets for image-based plant phenotyping”, Pattern Recognition Letters, in press. [PDF] [Full text] [website]
  13. M. Minervini, H. Scharr, S.A. Tsaftaris, “The Significance of Image Compression in Plant Phenotyping Applications,” Functional Plant Biology, vol. 42, no. 10, pp. 971-988, 2015. [Full text] [PDF]
  14. M. Minervini, H. Scharr, S.A. Tsaftaris, “Image Analysis: the new bottleneck in plant phenotyping,” IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, vol. 32, no. 4, pp. 126-131, 2015. [Full text] [PDF]
  15. C. Rusu, R. Morisi, D. Boschetto, R. Dharmakumar, S.A. Tsaftaris, “Synthetic Generation of Myocardial Blood-Oxygen-Level-Dependent MRI Time Series via Structural Sparse Decomposition Modeling,” IEEE Trans on Medical Imaging, vo. 33, no. 7, pp. 1422-33, Jul 2014. [Full text] [PMC] [PDF]
  16. (invited) S.A. Tsaftaris, “A scientist’s guide to cloud computing,” Computing in Science and Engineering, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 70-76, Jan.-Feb. 2014. [PDF]
  17. S. Sannino, A. Gozzi, A. Cerasa, D. Scheggia, F. Manago’, M. Damiano, A. Galbusera, D. De Pietri Tonelli, A. Bifone, S.A. Tsaftaris, D.R. Weinberger, G. Spalletta, F. Papaleo, “COMT genetic reduction produces sexually-divergent effects on cortical anatomy and working memory in mice and humans,” Cerebral Cortex, in press. [Full text]
  18. L. Dodero, M. Damiano, S.A. Tsaftaris, A. Galbusera, A. Bifone, M. L. Scattoni, A. Gozzi, “Neuroimaging Evidence of Major Morpho-Anatomical and Functional Abnormalities in the BTBR T+TF/J Mouse Model of Autism,” PLoS One, vol. 8, no. 10, pp. e76655. [Full Text]
  19. C. Rusu, D. Dumitrescu, S.A. Tsaftaris, “Explicit shift-invariant dictionary learning,” IEEE Signal Processing Letters, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 6-9, Jan 2014. [Full Text] [PDF]
  20. I. Cokic, A. Kali, X. Wang, H.-J. Yang, R. L Tang, A. Thajudeen, M Shehata, A. M. Amorn, L. Enzhao, B. Stewart, N. Bennett, D. Harlev, S.A. Tsaftaris, W.M. Jackman, S. Chugh, R. Dharmakumar, “Iron Deposition Following Chronic Myocardial Infarction as a Substrate for Cardiac Electrical Anomalies: Initial Findings in a Canine Model,” PLoS One, vol. 8, no. 9, pp. e73193. [Full text]
  21. V. Tucci, T. Kleefstra, A. Hardy, I. Heise, S. Maggi, M. Willemsen, H. Hilton, C. Esapa, M. Simon, M.-T. Buenavista, L. Vizor, L. Dodero, S.A. Tsaftaris, R. Romero, W.M. Nillesen, L. Peart-Vissers, M. Kempers, A. Vulto-Van Siflhout, Z. Iqbal, M. Orlando, A. Maccione, G. Lassi, P. Farisello, A. Constestabile, T. Nieus, A. Raimondi, B. Greco, D. Cantatore, L. Gasparini, L. Berdondini, A. Bifone, A. Gozzi, S. Wells, P.M. Nolan, “Dominant β-catenin mutations cause intellectual disability with recognizable syndromic features,” Journal of Clinical Investigation, vol. 124, no. 4, pp. 1468-82, April 2014. [Full text] [PMC]
  22. H.-S. Yang, R. Yumul, R. Tang, I. Cokic, M. Klein, A. Kali, O. Sobczyk, D. Sharif, J. Tang, X. Bi, S.A. Tsaftaris, D. Li, A.H. Conte, J.A. Fisher, R. Dharmakumar, “Assessment of Myocardial Reactivity to Controlled Hypercapnia with Free-breathing T2-prepared Cardiac Blood-Oxygen-Level-Dependent MR Imaging,” Radiology, vol. 272, no. 2, pp. 397-406, Aug. 2014. [Full text]
  23. M. Minervini, C. Rusu, M. Damiano, V. Tucci, A. Bifone, A. Gozzi, S.A. Tsaftaris, “Large-Scale Analysis of Neuroimaging Data on Commercial Clouds with Content-Aware Resource Allocation Strategies,” International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications, Jan 17, 2014. [Full text] [PDF]
  24. M. Minervini, M.M. Abdelsamea, S.A. Tsaftaris, “Image based plant phenotyping with incremental learning and active contours,”Ecological Informatics Journal, Special Issue on Multimedia in Ecology and Environment, vol. 23, pp. 35-48, Sept. 2014. [Full text] [PDF]
  25. Z. Chen, E. Soyak, S.A. Tsaftaris, A. K. Katsaggelos, "Application-aware approach to compression and transmission of H.264 compressed video for automated and centralized transportation surveillance," IEEE Trans. on Intelligent Transportation Systems, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 2002-7, Nov. 2013. [Full text] [PDF]
  26. S.A. Tsaftaris, X. Zhou, R. Tang, D. Li, R. Dharmakumar, “Detecting Myocardial Ischemia at Rest with Cardiac Phase-Resolved BOLD CMR,”Circulation Cardiovascular Imaging, vol. 6, no 2, pp. 311-319, Mar 2013. [Full text]
  27. A. Kali, A. Kumar, I. Cokic, R. Yang, S. A. Tsaftaris, R. Tang, D. Li, M.G. Friedrich, R. Dharmakumar “Chronic Manifestation of Post-Reperfusion Intramyocardial Hemorrhage as Regional Iron Deposition - A Cardiovascular MR Study with Ex-vivo Validation,” Circulation Cardiovascular Imaging, vol. 6, no 2, pp. 218-28, Mar 2013. [Full text]
  28. S.A. Tsaftaris, F. Casadio, J.-L. Andral, A.K. Katsaggelos, “A novel visualization tool for art history and conservation: automated colorization of black and white archival photographs of works of art,” Studies in Conservation, vol. 59, no. 3, p.125-135, 2014. [PDF]
  29. R. Dharmakumar, S.A. Tsaftaris, D. Li, “Myocardial Blood-Oxygen-Level-Dependent Magnetic Resonance Imaging with Balanced Steady-State Free Precession Imaging Approaches,” The Open Medical Imaging Journal, Vol. 6, pp. 31-38, 2012. [Full text]
  30. S.A. Tsaftaris, X. Zhou, R. Tang, D. Li, R. Dharmakumar, “Ischemic Extent as a Biomarker for Characterizing Severity of Coronary Artery Stenosis with Blood Oxygen-Sensitive Cardiac MRI,” Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Vol 35, no. 6, pp. 1338 – 1348, 2012. [Full text]
  31. E. Soyak, S.A. Tsaftaris, A. K. Katsaggelos, "Low-Complexity Video Compression for Automated Transportation Surveillance," IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, Special Issue on Video Analysis on Resource-Limited Systems, vol. 21, no. 10, pp. 1378-1389, 2011. [Full text] [PDF]
  32. S.A. Tsaftaris, K. Lister, I. Fiedler, F. Casadio, A.K. Katsaggelos, “Colorizing a Masterpiece,” IEEE Signal Proc Mag, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 113-119, 2011. (highlighted on the cover) [PDF]
  33. F. Jiang, J. Yuan, S.A. Tsaftaris, A.K. Katsaggelos, "Anomalous Video Event Detection Using Spatiotemporal Context", Computer Vision and Image Understanding, Special issue on Feature-Oriented Image and Video Computing for Extracting Contexts and Semantics, vol. 115, no. 3, pp. 323-333, 2011. [PDF]
  34. X. Zhou, V. Rundell, Y. Liu, R. Tang, R. Klein, S. Shah, S. Zuehlsdorff, S.A. Tsaftaris, D. Li, R. Dharmakumar, “T2-weighted STIR Imaging of Myocardial Edema Associated with Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury: The Influence of Proton Density Effect on Image Contrast,” Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, vol. 33, no. 4, pp. 962-967, 2011. [Full text]
  35. X. Zhou, S. A. Tsaftaris, Y. Liu, R. Tang, R. Klein, S. Zuehlsdorff, D. Li, R. Dharmakumar, "Artifact-reduced two-dimensional cine steady state free precession for myocardial blood-oxygen-level-dependent imaging," Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, vol. 31, no. 4, pp. 863-871, 2010. [Full text]
  36. S.A. Tsaftaris, E. Offerman, R. Edelman, I. Koktzoglou, “Fully Automated Reconstruction of Ungated Ghost Magnetic Resonance Angiograms Using Cluster Analysis”, Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, vol. 31, no. 3, pp. 655-662, 2010. [Full text]
  37. R. Dharmakumar, Z. Zhang, I. Koktzoglou, S.A. Tsaftaris, D. Li, “Dual Contrast Cellular MRI,” Molecular Imaging, vol. 8, no. 5, pp. 254-63, 2009. [Full text]
  38. S.A. Tsaftaris, A.K. Katsaggelos, “Retrieval Efficiency of DNA-Based Databases of Digital Signals,” IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 259-270, 2009. [PDF]
  39. (invited) S.A. Tsaftaris, A.K. Katsaggelos, “The Not So Digital Future of Digital Signal Processing,” Proceedings of the IEEE, vol. 96, no. 3, pp. 375-377, 2008. [PDF]
  40. (invited) S.A. Tsaftaris, V. Hatzimanikatis, A.K. Katsaggelos, “In silico estimation of annealing specificity of query searches in DNA databases”, Journal of Japan Society of Simulation Technology (JSST) special issue "Application and Simulation of DNA Computing", vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 268-276, Dec 2005. [PDF]
  41. H. Wang, S.A. Tsaftaris, A.K. Katsaggelos, “Joint source-channel coding for wireless object-based video communications utilizing data hiding,” IEEE Trans. Image Processing, vol. 15, no. 8, pp. 2158-69, 2006. [PDF]
  42. S.A. Tsaftaris, T.N. Pappas, E.T. Papoutsakis, A.K. Katsaggelos, “How can DNA-Computing be applied to Digital Signal Processing?” IEEE Signal Proc Mag, vol. 21, no. 6, pp. 57-61, 2004. [PDF]
  43. S.A. Tsaftaris, T.N. Pappas, E.T. Papoutsakis, A.K. Katsaggelos, “DNA computing from a signal processing viewpoint”, IEEE Signal Proc Mag, vol. 21, no. 5, pp. 100-106, 2004. [PDF]
  44. D. Simitopoulos, S.A. Tsaftaris, N.V. Boulgouris, A. Briassouli, M.G. Strintzis, “Fast watermarking of MPEG-1/2 streams using compressed-domain perceptual embedding and a generalized correlator detector,” EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Proc, vol. 8, pp. 1088-1106, 2004. [PDF]

Book Chapters

  1. M. Minervini, C. Rusu, S. A. Tsaftaris, “Computationally efficient data and application driven color transforms for the compression and enhancement of images and video”, in Color Image and Video Enhancement. Springer, 2015, ch. 12. [PDF]
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  3. S.A. Tsaftaris, F. Casadio, G. Gautier, J.-L. Andral, A.K. Katsaggelos, “La Joie De Vivre: The Evolution of a Masterpiece,” in Picasso Express, J.-L. Andral (ed.), May 2011.
  4. S.A. Tsaftaris, A.K. Katsaggelos, "contribution to Matisse: Radical Invention, 1913 - 1917," exhibit catalogue, S. D’Alessandro and J. Elderfield (eds), Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, April 27, 2010.
  5. S.A. Tsaftaris, A.K. Katsaggelos, “DNA sequencing,” in Wiley Encyclopedia of Medical Devices and Instrumentation, 2nd ed., J. G. Webster, Ed. Reading, Massachusetts: John Wiley and Sons, 2006, vol. 2, pp. 427–437.
  6. D. Simitopoulos, S.A. Tsaftaris, N.V. Boulgouris, G.A. Triantafyllidis, M.G. Strintzis: “ Digital Watermarking for the Copyright Protection of Compressed Video”, “Intelligent Integrated Media Communication Techniques”, J. Tasic, M. Ansorge, M. Najim eds, Kluwer Academic Pub, 2003.

Conferences and abstracts

  1. T. Joyce, A. Chartsias, S.A. Tsaftaris, 'Robust Multi-Modal MR Image Synthesis,' MICCAI 2017. [PDF]
  2. A. Chartsias, T. Joyce, R. Dharmakumar, S.A. Tsaftaris, 'Adversarial Image Synthesis for Unpaired Multi-Modal Cardiac Data,' SASHIMI 2017, Simulation and Synthesis in Medical Imaging, Second International Workshop, Held in Conjunction with MICCAI 2017, Quebec City, Canada, Sept. 10, 2017. [PDF]
  3. I. Oksuz, R. Dharmakumar, S.A. Tsaftaris, 'Joint Myocardial Registration and Segmentation of Cardiac BOLD MRI', STACOM 2017 (A MICCAI 2017 Workshop). [PDF] (Best paper award)
  4. A. Dobrescu, M.V. Giuffrida, S.A. Tsaftaris, 'Leveraging multiple datasets for deep leaf counting', Proceedings of the Computer Vision Problems in Plant Phenotyping (CVPPP), An ICCV workshop, Oct 2017. [PDF]
  5. M.V. Giuffrida, H. Scharr, S.A. Tsaftaris, 'ARIGAN: Synthetic Arabidopsis Plants using Generative Adversarial Network', Proceedings of the Computer Vision Problems in Plant Phenotyping (CVPPP), An ICCV workshop, Oct 2017. [PDF]
  6. M.V. Giuffrida, S.A. Tsaftaris, “Theta-RBM: Unfactored Gated Restricted Boltzmann Machine for Rotation-Invariant Representations”, arXiv preprint arXiv:1606.08805, 2016. [PDF]
  7. V. Sevetlidis, M.V. Giuffrida, S.A. Tsaftaris, “Whole Image Synthesis using a Deep Encoder-Decoder Network,” SASHIMI 2016, Simulation and Synthesis in Medical Imaging, First International Workshop, Held in Conjunction with MICCAI 2016, Athens, Greece, October 21, 2016. [PDF]
  8. M.V. Giuffrida, S.A. Tsaftaris, “Rotation-Invariant Restricted Boltzmann Machine using Shared Gradient Filters,” ICANN 2016, Barcelona. [PDF]
  9. M. Minervini, S. A. Tsaftaris, “Classification-aware distortion metric for HEVC intra coding,” International Conference on Visual Communications and Image Processing, 2015. [PDF]
  10. I. Oksuz, A. Mukhopadhyay, M. Bevilacqua, R. Dharmakumar, S.A. Tsaftaris, “Dictionary Learning Based Image Descriptor for Myocardial Registration of CP BOLD MR”, MICCAI, Munich 2015, Munich 2015, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 9350, pp 205-213. [PDF] [Full text]
  11. A. Mukhopadhyay, I. Oksuz, M. Bevilacqua, R. Dharmakumar, S.A. Tsaftaris, “Unsupervised myocardial segmentation for cardiac MRI”, MICCAI, Munich 2015, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 9350, pp 12-20. PDF] [Full text]
  12. A. Mukhopadhyay, I. Oksuz, S.A. Tsaftaris, “Supervised Learning of Functional Maps for Infarct Classification”, Statistical Atlases and Computational Models of the Heart, Imaging and Modelling Challenges, 6th International Workshop, STACOM 2015, Held in Conjunction with MICCAI 2015, Munich, Germany, October 9, 2015, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 9534, pp 162-170, 2015. [PDF] [Full text]
  13. M.V. Giuffrida, M. Minervini, S.A. Tsaftaris, “Learning to Count Leaves in Rosette Plants,” In S. A. Tsaftaris, H. Scharr, and T. Pridmore, editors, Proceedings of the Computer Vision Problems in Plant Phenotyping (CVPPP), pages 1.1-1.13. BMVA Press, September 2015. [PDF]
  14. M. Minervini, M.V. Giuffrida, S.A. Tsaftaris, “An interactive tool for semi-automated leaf annotation,” In S. A. Tsaftaris, H. Scharr, and T. Pridmore, editors, Proceedings of the Computer Vision Problems in Plant Phenotyping (CVPPP), pages 6.1-6.13. BMVA Press, September 2015. [PDF]
  15. A. Mukhopadhyay, I. Oksuz, M. Bevilacqua, R. Dharmakumar, S.A. Tsaftaris, “Data-Driven Feature Learning for Myocardial Segmentation of CP-BOLD MRI”, 8th International Conference on Functional Imaging and Modeling of the Heart (FIMH 2015), Maastricht, H. van Assen et al. (Eds.): FIMH 2015, LNCS 9126, pp. 189–197, 2015. [PDF]
  16. I. Oksuz, A. Mukhopadhyay, M. Bevilacqua, H.-J. Yang, R. Dharmakumar, S.A. Tsaftaris, “Effect of BOLD Contrast on Myocardial Registration”, ISMRM 2015, Toronto.
  17. A. Mukhopadhyay, M. Bevilacqua, I. Oksuz, R. Dharmakumar, S.A. Tsaftaris, “Data Driven Feature Learning For Representation of Myocardial BOLD MR Images”, ISMRM 2015, Toronto.
  18. M. Bevilacqua, A. Mukhopadhyay, I. Oksuz, C. Rusu, R. Dharmakumar, S.A. Tsaftaris, “Dictionary-based Support Vector Machines for Unsupervised Ischemia Detection at Rest with CP-BOLD Cardiac MRI”, ISMRM 2015, Toronto.
  19. R.B. Uriarte, S. Tsaftaris, F. Tiezzi, "Service Clustering for Autonomic Clouds Using Random Forest," 2015 15th IEEE/ACM International Symposium in Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGrid), pp.515-524, 4-7 May 2015. [Full text] [PDF]
  20. M. Minervini, C. Rusu, S.A. Tsaftaris, “Unsupervised and Supervised Approaches to Color Space Transformation for Image Coding,” IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Paris, France, 2014, to appear. [PDF]
  21. C. Rusu, S.A. Tsaftaris, “Structured Dictionaries for Ischemia Estimation in Cardiac BOLD MRI at Rest,” Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention – MICCAI 2014, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 8674, 2014, pp 562-569. [Full text] [PDF]
  22. C. Rusu, R. Dharmakumar, S.A. Tsaftaris, “A Synthetic Generator of Myocardial Blood-Oxygen-Level-Dependent MRI Timeseries with Structural Sparse Decomposition Modeling,” ISMRM, Milan Italy 2014.
  23. D. Boschetto, C. Rusu, R. Dharmakumar, S.A. Tsaftaris, “Temporal and Spatial Variation of Baseline Myocardial BOLD Signal Intensity in Cardiac Phase-Resolved BOLD MRI: A Potentially Revealing Insight into Dynamic Changes in Myocardial Oxygenation,” ISMRM, Milan Italy 2014.
  24. R. Morisi, R. Dharmakumar, S.A. Tsaftaris, “Unsupervised Ischemia Detection at Rest with CP-BOLD Cardiac MRI: A Simulation Study Employing Independent Component Analysis,” ISMRM, Milan Italy 2014. (Magna Cum Laude Award)
  25. H. Yang, R. Yumul, R.L. Tang, I. Cokic, M. Klein, A. Kali, O. Sobczyk, B. Sharif, J. Tang, X. Bi, S.A. Tsaftaris, D. Li, J. Min, D.S. Berman, A.H. Conte, J. Fisher, R. Dharmakumar, “Probing Myocardial Blood Oxygenation Reserve of Canines with Controlled Hypercapnia using T2-prepared BOLD CMR,” ISMRM , Milan Italy 2014.
  26. Cokic I, Kali A, Wang X, Yang H, Tang RL, Thajudeen A, Shehata M, Amorn AM, Liu E, Stewart B, Bennett N, Harlev D, S.A. Tsaftaris, Jackman WM, Chugh SS, Dharmakumar R. “Electrical Characteristics of Chronic Iron-Laden Myocardial Infarcts: Initial Study in Canine Hearts,” ISMRM, Milan Italy 2014.
  27. H. Yang, R. Yumul, R.L. Tang, I. Cokic, M. Klein, A. Kali, O. Sobczyk, B. Sharif, J. Tang, X. Bi, S.A. Tsaftaris, D. Li, J. Min, D.S. Berman, A.H. Conte, J. Fisher, R. Dharmakumar, “Assessment of Controlled Iso-Oxic Hypercapnic Stimulation of Myocardial Blood Flow using Oxygen Dependent Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging,” American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions 2014 (Washington D.C., USA).
  28. Cokic I, Kali A, Yang H, Tang RL, S.A. Tsaftaris, Dharmakumar R. “Impact of Chronic Iron Deposition Following Myocardial Infarction on Gross Electrical Characteristics,” Heart Rhythm Society 35th Annual Scientific Sessions 2014 (San Francisco, USA).
  29. H. Yang, R. Yumul, R.L. Tang, I. Cokic, M. Klein, A. Kali, O. Sobczyk, B. Sharif, J. Tang, X. Bi, S.A. Tsaftaris, D. Li, J. Min, D.S. Berman, A.H. Conte, J. Fisher, R. Dharmakumar, “Probing Myocardial Blood Oxygenation Reserve with Controlled Hypercapnia using BOLD CMR,”Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. 2013; 16(Suppl 1): O14 (SCMR 17th Annual Scientific Sessions, New Orleans, USA). [Full text]
  30. M. Minervini, C. Rusu, S.A. Tsaftaris, “Learning Computationally Efficient Approximations of Complex Image Segmentation Metrics,” 8th International Symposium on Image and Signal Processing and Analysis ISPA 2013 Trieste (Italy), September 4 - 6, 2013, pp. 60 - 65. [Full text] [PDF]
  31. C. Rusu, S.A. Tsaftaris, “Estimation of Scribble Placement for Painting Colorization,” 8th International Symposium on Image and Signal Processing and Analysis ISPA 2013 Trieste (Italy), September 4 - 6, 2013, pp. 564 - 569. [Full text] [PDF]
  32. M. Minervini, S.A. Tsaftaris, “Application-Aware Image Compression for Low Cost and Distributed Plant Phenotyping,” 18th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING, Santorini, Greece, 2013. [Full text] [PDF]
  33. M.M. Abdelsamea, S.A. Tsaftaris, “Active Contour Model driven by Globally Signed Region Pressure Force,” 18th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING, Santorini, Greece, 2013. [Full text] [PDF]
  34. A. Kali, I. Cokic, A. Kumar, S.A. Tsaftaris, R. Tang, M. Friedrich, R. Dharmakumar “Acute Hemorrhagic Myocardial Infarction Leads to Localized Chronic Iron Deposition: A CMR Study,” ISMRM 21st Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, USA, 2013.
  35. A. Kali, I. Cokic, A. Kumar, S.A. Tsaftaris, R. Tang, M. Friedrich, R. Dharmakumar “Acute Reperfusion Intramyocardial Hemorrhage Leads to Regional Chronic Iron Deposition in the Heart,”Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. 2013; 15(Suppl 1): P174 (SCMR 16th Annual Scientific Sessions, San Francisco, USA) [Full text]
  36. L. Dodero, F. Sforazzini, A. Galbusera, M. Damiano, S.A. Tsaftaris, A. Bifone, M. L. Scattoni, A. Gozzi, “Neuroimaging Evidence of Major Morpho-Anatomical and Functional Abnormalities in the BTBR T+TF/J Mouse Model of Autism,” 2013 International Meeting for Autism Research.
  37. M. Minervini, M. Damiano, V. Tucci, A. Bifone, A. Gozzi, S.A. Tsaftaris, “Mouse Neuroimaging Phenotyping in the Cloud,” 3rd International Conference on Image Processing Theory, Tools and Applications, Special Session on Special Session on High Performance Computing in Computer Vision Applications (HPC-CVA) , Istanbul, Turkey, Oct 15-18, 2012. [Full text]
  38. Z. Chen, E. Soyak, S.A. Tsaftaris, A. K. Katsaggelos, "Tracking-Optimal Error Control Schemes for H.264 Compressed Video for Vehicle Surveillance,"European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), Sept. 2012. [Full text]
  39. A. Kali, A. Kumar, I. Cokic, R. Tang, S.A. Tsaftaris, M. Friedrich, and R Dharmakumar, “Chronic Iron Deposition following Acute Hemorrhagic Myocardial Infarction: A Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Study”. Circulation. 2012; 126: A10912 (AHA Scientific Sessions, Los Angeles, USA). [Full text]
  40. S.A. Tsaftaris, X. Zhou, R. Tang, J. Min, D. Li, R. Dharmakumar, “Detecting ACS and Identifying Acute Ischemic Territories with Cardiac Phase-Resolved BOLD MRI at Rest,” The 20th Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), Australia, 2012. (Magna Cum Laude Award)
  41. S.A. Tsaftaris, X. Zhou, R. Tang, D. Li, R. Dharmakumar, “Detecting Myocardial Ischemic Territories in the Setting of Acute Coronary Obstructions at Rest with Cardiac Phase-Resolved Blood Oxygen Level Dependent (CP-BOLD) MRI,” American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2011 [Full text]
  42. S.A. Tsaftaris, “PHIDIAS: Plant Phenotyping with a High-throughput, Intelligent, Distributed, and Integrated Analysis System,” 2nd International Plant Phenotyping Symposium, Juelich, Germany, Sept. 5 -7, 2011.
  43. E. Soyak, S.A. Tsaftaris, A. K. Katsaggelos, "Tracking-Optimized Quantization for H.264 Compression in Transportation Video Surveillance Applications,"IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2011), Brussels, Belgium, Sept. 11-14, 2011. [PDF]
  44. E. Soyak, S.A. Tsaftaris, A. K. Katsaggelos, "Channel Protection for H.264 Compression in Transportation Video Surveillance Applications,"IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2011), Brussels, Belgium, Sept. 11-14, 2011. [PDF]
  45. S.A. Tsaftaris, V. Rundell, X. Zhou, Y. Liu, R. Tang, D. Li, R. Dharmakumar, “Detecting Myocardial Ischemia at Rest with Cardiac Phase-Resolved BOLD MRI: Early Findings,” The 19th Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), Montreal, Canada, 2011. [Full text]
  46. S.A. Tsaftaris, R. Tang, X. Zhou, D. Li, R. Dharmakumar, “An Area-based Imaging Biomarker for the Characterization of Coronary Artery Stenosis with Blood Oxygen-Sensitive MRI,” The 19th Meeting of the ISMRM, Montreal, Canada, 2011. [Full text]
  47. S.A. Tsaftaris, X. Zhou, D. Li, R. Dharmakumar, “An Area-based Imaging Biomarker for Characterizing Coronary Artery Stenosis with Myocardial BOLD MRI,”Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR), 2011, vol. 13 (Suppl 1) : O22, Feb. 2011. [Full text] (Early Career Award finalist)
  48. S.A. Tsaftaris, X. Zhou, R. Dharmakumar, “A Fully Automated Statistical Method for Characterization of Flow Artifact Presence in cardiac MRI,” SCMR, 2011, vol. 13 (Suppl 1) : P45, Feb. 2011. [Full text]
  49. E. Soyak, S.A. Tsaftaris, A. K. Katsaggelos, "Tracking-Optimal Pre- and Post-processing for H.264 Compression in Traffic Video Surveillance Applications," IEEE International Conference on Electronics Circuits and Systems (ICECS 2010), Athens, Greece, Dec. 12-15, 2010, pp. 380-383. [PDF]
  50. F. Jiang, J. Yuan, S.A. Tsaftaris, A.K. Katsaggelos, "Video Anomaly Detection in Spatiotemporal Context," International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Hong Kong, Sept 26-29, 2010, pp. 705 -708. [PDF]
  51. E. Soyak, S.A. Tsaftaris, A.K. Katsaggelos, "Quantization Optimized H.264 Encoding for Traffic Video Tracking Applications," ICIP , Hong Kong, Sept 26-29, 2010, pp. 1241 - 1244. [PDF]
  52. E. Soyak, S.A. Tsaftaris, A.K. Katsaggelos, “Content-Aware H.264 Encoding for Traffic Video Tracking Applications,” 35th International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP) Dallas, TX, March 14 – 19, 2010, pp. 730 – 733. [PDF]
  53. R. Dharmakumar, Z. Zhang, I. Koktzoglou, S.A. Tsaftaris, D. Li, “Dual Contrast Cellular MRI,” 18th Meeting of the ISMRM, Stockholm, Sweden, 2010. [PDF]
  54. S.A. Tsaftaris, X. Zhou, D. Li, R. Dharmakumar, “A New Quantitative Imaging Biomarker for Identifying Critical Coronary Artery Stenosis with Myocardial BOLD MRI”, 18th Meeting of the ISMRM, Stockholm, Sweden, 2010. [PDF]
  55. S.A. Tsaftaris, X. Zhou, R. Dharmakumar, “Automated Assessment of Ghost Artifacts in MRI”, 18th meeting of the ISMRM, Stockholm, Sweden, 2010. [PDF]
  56. S.A. Tsaftaris, E. Offerman, R. Edelman, I. Koktzoglou, “Unsupervised reconstruction for ungated ghost angiography by clustering of image features”,18th Meeting of the ISMRM, Stockholm, Sweden, 2010. [PDF]
  57. S.A. Tsaftaris, X. Zhou, R. Tang, R. Klein, A. Katsaggelos, and R. Dharmakumar, “Automated synchronization of cardiac phases for myocardial BOLD MRI”,18th Meeting of the ISMRM, Stockholm, Sweden, 2010. [PDF]
  58. S.A. Tsaftaris, X. Zhou, R. Tang, R. Dharmakumar, “Unsupervised and Reproducible Image-based Identifi-cation of Cardiac Phases in Cine SSFP MRI”,18th Meeting of the ISMRM, Stockholm, Sweden, 2010. [PDF]
  59. X. Zhou, S.A. Tsaftaris, Y. Liu, R. Tang, R. Klein, S. Zuehlsdorff, D. Li, R. Dharmakumar, “Myocardial BOLD imaging using flow compensated 2D cine bSSFP,” 18th Meeting of the ISMRM, Stockholm, Sweden, 2010. [PDF]
  60. X. Zhou, V. Rundell, Y. Liu, R. Tang, R. Klein, S. Giri, S. Shah, S.A. Tsaftaris, S. Zuehlsdorff, O. Simonetti, D. Li, and R. Dharmakumar, “On the origin of myocardial edema contrast in T2-STIR images,” 18th Meeting of the ISMRM, Stockholm, Sweden, 2010. [PDF]
  61. S.A. Tsaftaris, X. Zhou, R. Tang, D. Li, R. Dharmakumar, “Automated detection and quantification of microcirculatory oxygenation changes in the heart,”SCMR, vol. 12, Suppl 1, pp. P216+, 2010. [Full text]
  62. X. Zhou, S.A. Tsaftaris, Y. Liu, R. Tang, R. Klein, S. Zuehlsdorff, D. Li, R. Dharmakumar, “Artifacts-reduced 2D cine SSFP with flow compensation for myocardial BOLD imaging,” SCMR, vol. 12, Suppl 1, pp. P68+, 2010. [Full text]
  63. X. Zhou, V. Rundell, Y. Liu, R. Tang, R. Klein, S. Giri, S. Shah, S.A. Tsaftaris, S. Zuehlsdorff, O. Simonetti, D. Li, R. Dharmakumar, “On the mechanism of myocardial edema contrast in T2-STIR images,” SCMR, vol. 12, Suppl 1, pp. O19+, 2010. [Full text]
  64. S.A. Tsaftaris, C. Noutsos, “Plant Phenotyping with Low Cost Digital Cameras and Image Analytics,” in Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Information Technologies in Environmental Engineering, Thessaloniki, Greece, May 2009, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 238 – 251, 2009. [PDF]
  65. S.A. Tsaftaris, X. Zhou, R. Tang, R. Klein, R. Dharmakumar, “An Intensity Based Statistical Approach for Left Ventricular Localization and Identification of End-Systolic and End-Diastolic Images from Cine Cardiac MRI,” 17th Meeting of the ISMRM, Hawaii, 2009.
  66. S.A. Tsaftaris, R. Tang, R. Klein, D. Li, R. Dharmakumar, “Visualizing and Quantifying Myocardial Oxyge-nation Changes with Statistically Optimal Colormaps,” 17th Meeting of the ISMRM, Hawaii, 2009. [PDF]
  67. R. Dharmakumar, I. Koktzoglou, S.A. Tsaftaris, S. Zuehlsdorff, R. Tang, G. Wright, D. Li, “Visualization and Tracking of a Conventional Guidewire with Low Flip Angle SSFP Imaging: An Initial Study,” 17th Meeting of the ISMRM, Hawaii, 2009. [PDF]
  68. S.A. Tsaftaris, X. Zhou, R. Tang, R. Klein, R. Dharmakumar, “An Automated Method for Left Ventricular Localization and Identification of End-Systolic and End-Diastolic Images from Cine Cardiac MRI,” SCMR 2009, vol. 11, Suppl 1, P222. [Full text]
  69. S.A. Tsaftaris, R. Tang, R. Klein, D. Li, R. Dharmakumar, “Visualizing Regional Myocardial Oxygenation Changes with Statistically Optimal Colormaps,”SCMR, Florida, 2009, vol. 11, Suppl 1, P276. [Full text]
  70. X. Zhou, R. Tang, R. Klein, S.A. Tsaftaris, D. Li, R. Dharmakumar, “Impact of Temporal Resolution on Cardiac Phase-Resolved Oxygen-Sensitive Myocardial Steady-State Free Precession Imaging,” SCMR, Florida, 2009, vol. 11, Suppl 1, P178. [Full text]
  71. S.A. Tsaftaris, J. Zujovic, A.K. Katsaggelos, “Restoration of the Cantilever Bowing Distortion in Atomic Force Microscopy,” 16th European Signal Processing Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland, Aug. 2008. [PDF]
  72. S.A. Tsaftaris, J. Zujovic, and A.K. Katsaggelos, “Automated Line Flattening of Atomic Force Microscopy Images,” ICIP, 2008, pp 2968-2971. [PDF]
  73. E. Maani, S.A. Tsaftaris, A.K. Katsaggelos, “Local Feature Extraction for Video Copy Detection in a Database,” ICIP, San Diego, CA, 2008, pp. 1716-1719. [PDF]
  74. S. A. Tsaftaris, V. Andermatt, A. Schlegel, A. K. Katsaggelos, D. Li, R. Dharmakumar, “A Dynamic Programming Solution to Tracking and Elastically Matching Left Ventricular Walls in Cardiac CINE MRI,” ICIP, San Diego, CA, 2008, pp. 2980-2983. [PDF]
  75. I. Koktzoglou, S. A. Tsaftaris, S. Zuehlsdorff, D. Li, A. K. Katsaggelos, and R. Dharmakumar, “Automated Tracking of a Passive Endomyocardial Stiletto Catheter with Dephased FLAPS MRI: A Feasibility Study,” 16th Meeting of the ISMRM, May 2008. [PDF]
  76. I. Koktzoglou, S.A. Tsaftaris, D. Li, A.K. Katsaggelos, R. Dharmakumar, “Automated Tracking of a Passive Intramyocardial Needle with Off-Resonance MRI: A Feasibility Study,” SCMR, January 2008, vol. 10 (Suppl 1):A366. [PDF]
  77. S.A. Tsaftaris, R. Ahuja, D. Shiell, A.K. Katsaggelos, “DNA Microarray Image Intensity Extraction Using Eigen-spots,” ICIP, Sept. 16-19 2007, San Antonio Texas,vol. VI, 2007, pp. 265-268. [PDF]
  78. S.A. Tsaftaris, A.K. Katsaggelos, “Retrieval Accuracy of Very Large DNA-Based Databases of Digital Signals,” Proc. of 2007 European Signal Processing Conference, Poznań, Polland, Sept. 3-7, 2007. [PDF]
  79. S. A. Tsaftaris, V. Hatzimanikatis, A. K. Katsaggelos, “DNA as a medium for storing digital signals,” in Proc. of 10th International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems , L. M. Rocha et al, Eds., vol. 1, June 2006, pp. 303–309. [PDF]
  80. S.A. Tsaftaris, V. Hatzimanikatis, A.K. Katsaggelos, “DNA Hybridization as a Similarity Criterion for Querying Digital Signals Stored in DNA Databases”, ICASSP, Toulouse, France, May 14-19, vol. 2, pp. II-1084 - II-1087, 2006. [PDF]
  81. (invited) S.A. Tsaftaris, A.K. Katsaggelos, “On Designing DNA Databases for the Storage and Retrieval of Digital Signals,” in Proc. of International Conference on Natural Computation, special session on Recent Advances in Biomolecular Computing, Changsha, China, August 26-29, 2005,Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 3611, pp. 1192-1201, Jul 2005. [PDF]
  82. S.A. Tsaftaris, A.K. Katsaggelos, “A New Codeword Design Algorithm for DNA Based Storage and Retrieval of Digital Signals,” in Proc. 11th International Meeting on DNA-based Computers DNA 11, London, Ontario, Canada, 2005.
  83. S.A. Tsaftaris, A.K. Katsaggelos, T.N. Pappas and E.T. Papoutsakis, “DNA Based Matching of Digital Signals,” ICASSP, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, May 17-21 2004, vol. 5, pp. 581-584 [PDF]
  84. D. Simitopoulos, S.A. Tsaftaris, N.V. Boulgouris and M.G. Strintzis: “Fast MPEG Watermarking for Copyright Protection,” in Proc. of IEEE Int. Conf. on Electronics, Circuits and Systems (ICECS 2002), Dubrovnik, Croatia, vol. 3, pp. 1027-1030, Sept. 2002. [PDF]
  85. D. Simitopoulos, S.A. Tsaftaris, N.V. Boulgouris, M.G. Strintzis: “Compressed-domain Video Watermarking of MPEG Streams,” in Proc. of IEEE Int. Conf. on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2002), Lausanne, Switzerland, vol. 1, pp. 569 -572, Aug. 2002. [PDF]
  86. D. Simitopoulos, S.A. Tsaftaris, N.V. Boulgouris, M.G. Strintzis: “Fast compressed domain watermarking of MPEG multiplexed streams,” in Proc. of Information and Knowledge Management for Integrated Media Communication Workshop, Madrid, Spain, Nov. 2001. [PDF]
  87. D. Simitopoulos, S.A. Tsaftaris, N.V. Boulgouris, M.G. Strintzis: “Digital watermarking of MPEG-1 & MPEG-2 multiplexed streams for copyright protection,” in Proc. of IEEE Int. Workshop on Digital & Computational Video (DCV 2001), Tampa, Florida, USA, pp. 140-147, Feb. 2001. [PDF]

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