I have added tons of new publications, both from astroinformatics and biomedical informatics in the publications section. I have been quite involved developing community tools and participating in several hackathons getting some coverage in TechCrunch: “Hack Helps Patients Prevent Adverse Drug Reactions”. I also appear on a labTV Researcher Profile and video story.
With a few hectic last few weeks of 2013, I managed to make it (safely and with no delays) to IEEE ICDM 2013 in a frosty Dallas, TX. With the objective of presenting these two papers from our lab:
J. M. Banda, C. Liu, R. A. Angryk. “Region-based Querying Using Descriptor Signatures for Solar Physics”. To appear In 2013 IEEE International Conference on Data Mining Workshops (ICDMW 2013) – Astroinformatics workshop. [Download Pre-Final Version in PDF]
New publications in the International Journal of Computer applications and on the ICDM 2013 Astroinformatics Workshop. Citations:
J.M. Banda, R. A. Angryk, P. C. H. Martens. “imageFARMER – Introducing a framework for the creation of large-scale content-based image retrieval systems”. International Journal of Computer Applications 79(13):8-13, October 2013. Published by Foundation of Computer Science, New York, USA.
In a very busy summer, we managed to get a few more publications accepted and during my vacation time I managed to climb to the top of Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest-peak and one of the seven summits.
As one of my new challenges in life, I decided to embark on this journey 12 months ago with rigorous training and weight loss in order to achieve the first of my seven summits bid. I greatly enjoy hiking and I couldn’t think of a better goal to set for myself.
Quick update, we got a few more papers accepted for ADBIS 2013.
Juan M. Banda, Michael A. Schuh, Rafal A. Angryk, Karthik Ganesan Pillai and Patrick McInerney. "Big Data New Frontiers: Mining, Search and Management of Massive Repositories of Solar Image Data and Solar Events". In Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing - New Trends in Databases and Information Systems. Springer. To appear, 2013.
Time surely flies! being very busy and forgetting to update this section of the page. Notable items this year:
SDO Content-based Image Retrieval System is released to the public, find it here: http://cbsir.cs.montana.edu/sdocbir/
Journal paper accepted:
J. M. Banda, R. Angryk, P. Martens. “Steps Toward a Large-Scale Solar Image Data Analysis to Differentiate Solar Phenomena”, Solar Physics, Springer, 2012. DOI: 10.1007/s11207-013-0304-x
New conference paper accepted:
WOW, it has been more than one year since my last update, and while I wish I was on a beach relaxing after all the dissertation defense hell…. I have actually been hard at work on my new position as Post-Doctoral Researcher at Montanan State University’s Data Mining Lab (more info here).
Our paper "On the surprisingly accurate transfer of image parameters between medical and solar images" submitted to the IEEE International Conference of Image Processing (ICIP) 2011 has been accepted and will soon be posted here.
I was also named 'outstanding Ph.D. researcher' of 2010-2011 in the Computer Science department at Montana State University (found here)
After months of preparing my dissertation document alongside several conference and journal papers and an extensive job search, it all came down to my defense on April 5th, 2011.