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Anthony P. Reeves

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
392 Rhodes Hall
Phone: (607) 255-2342
Fax: (607) 255-9072



Brief Biography:
B.Sc. 1970, Ph.D. 1973 (Kent at Canterbury, U.K.)

Reeves has been on the faculty of Cornell University since 1982; previously, from 1976 to 1982, he was an Assistant Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering at Purdue University. He has held visiting faculty positions at the University of Wisconsin, Madison; McGill University, Montreal, P.Q., Canada; and Pavia University, Italy. From 1987 to 1988 he was a member of the faculty of the Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Since 2000 he has also held a faculty position in the Department of Radiology at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University; and he currently has a faculty appointment in the Radiology Department at the Mount Sinai Schoool of Medicine.

Research Interests:
My current research program is computer methods for analyzing digital images especially with regards to accurate image measurements and with a primary focus on biomedical applications. In collaboration with radiologists at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, a main research objective is the automatic detection and diagnosis of lung cancer from Computer Tomography (CT) scans and the computer aided diagnosis of diseases within the chest. Other ongoing collaborative projects are related to multidimensional image analysis including: sphere tracking in microgravity, hip dysplasia in a canine model, and analysis of four dimensional (optical sections recorded over time) video microscope images. An important outgrowth of the work with the Medical College has been the development of unique web-based clinical-study data-management system that includes both clinical data and all medical images. A web-based system to support collaborative research programs involving image analysis has also been developed.


Selected Publications:

  • A. Enquobahrie, A. P. Reeves, D. F. Yankelevitz, and C. I. Henschke. Automated detection of small solid pulmonary nodules in whole lung CT scans from a lung cancer screening study. Academic Radiology, 14(5):579-593, May 2007.
  • A. Reeves, A. Chan, D. Yankelevitz, C. Henschke, B. Kressler, and W. Kostis. On measuring the change in size of pulmonary nodules. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, 25(4):435-450, April 2006.
  • W. J. Kostis, A. P. Reeves, D. F. Yankelevitz, and C. I. Henschke. Three-Dimensional Segmentation and Growth-Rate Estimation of Small Pulmonary Nodules in Helical CT Images. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, 22:1259-1274, October 2003.
  • H. Xu, M. Louge, and A. Reeves. Measurement Errors in the Mean and Fluctuation Velocities of Spherical Grains from a Computer Analysis of Digital Images. Review of Scientific Instruments, 74(4):811-819, April 2004.
  • W.Kostis D. F. Yankelevitz, A. P. Reeves, S. C. Fluture, and C. I. Henschke. Three-Dimensional Volumetric Measurement of Pulmonary Nodules. Radiology, 231(2):446-452, May 2004.
  • M. Willebeek-LeMair and A. P. Reeves. Dynamic Load Balancing Strategies for Highly Parallel Multicomputer Systems. IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 4(9):979-993, September 1993.
  • C. M. Chase, A. L. Cheung, A. P. Reeves, and M. R. Smith. Paragon: A Parallel Programming Environment for Scientific Applications using Communication Structures. Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, 16(2):79-91, October 1992
  • R. J. Prokop and A. P. Reeves. A Survey of Moment-Based Techniques for Unoccluded Object Representation and Recognition. CVGIP:Graphical Models and Image Processing, 54(5):438-460, September 1992.
  • E. P. Lyvers, M. A. Akey, O. R. Mitchell, and A. P. Reeves. Subpixel Measurements Using a Moment-Based Edge Operator. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, 11(12):1293-1309, December 1989.