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Dr Gerald Schaefer

Phone number
+44 (0)121 204 3470

Email
g.schaefer@aston.ac.uk

Room number
MB211d

Profile
Gerald Schaefer gained his BSc. in Computing from the University of Derby and his PhD in Computer Vision from the University of East Anglia. He worked at the Colour & Imaging Institute, University of Derby as a Research Associate (1997-1999), as Senior Research Fellow at the School of Information Systems, University of East Anglia (2000-2001), and as Senior Lecturer in Computing at the School of Computing and Informatics at Nottingham Trent University (2001-2006). In September 2006 he joined the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Aston University. His research interests include colour image analysis, physics-based vision, image retrieval, and image coding.

Research interests

  • medical imaging
  • (colour) computer vision
  • image retrieval and image database navigation
  • image processing

Selected publications 

G. Schaefer, T. Nakashima and M. Zavisek (2008) "Analysis of breast thermograms based on statistical image features and hybrid fuzzy classification", Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, LNCS Vol. 5358 (Advances in Visual Computing), pp. 753-762.

G. Schaefer and H. Zhou (2008) "Fuzzy approaches for colour image palette selection", 13th Online World Conference on Soft Computing in Industrial Applications.

A.E. Hassanien, A. Abraham, J.F. Peters and G. Schaefer (2008) "Rough sets in medical engineering applications", 13th Online World Conference on Soft Computing in Industrial Applications.

G. Schaefer (2008) "Does compression affect image retrieval performance?", Int. Journal of Imaging Systems and Technology, Vol. 18, No. 2-3, pp. 101-112.

G. Schaefer and S. Ruszala (2008) "Effective and efficient browsing of image databases, Int. Journal of Imaging Systems and Technology, Vol. 18, No. 2-3, pp. 137-145.

M. Sebillo, G. Vitiello and G. Schaefer eds. (2008) "Visual Informations Systems: Web-based Visual Information Search and Management" (Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Visual Information Systems VISUAL), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, LNCS 5188, Springer, ISBN 978-3-540-85890-4.

G. Schaefer, R. Nowosielski and R. Starosolski (2008) "Evaluation of lossless image compression algorithms for CFA data, 50th Int. Symposium ELMAR.

G. Schaefer and R. Starosolski (2008) "A comparison of two methods for retrieval of medical images in the compressed domain", IEEE Int. Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology, pp. 402-405. 

H. Zhou, G. Schaefer and C. Shi (2008) "A mean shift based fuzzy c-means algorithms for image segmentation", IEEE Int. Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology, pp. 3091-3094.

M.E. Celebi, G. Schaefer and H. Iyatomi (2008) "Objective evaluation of methods for border detection in dermoscopy images", IEEE Int. Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology, pp. 3056-3059.

T. Nakashima, Y. Shoji and G. Schaefer (2008) "Cost-sensitive techniques for fuzzy rule-based pattern classification", World Automation Congress.

R. Tait and G. Schaefer (2008) "Distributed medical volume registratio", in A.A. Lazakidou and K.M. Siassiakos (eds.): Handbook of Research on Distributed Medical Informatics and E-Health, Medical Information Science Reference, Chapter XII, pp. 180-189.

G. Schaefer and R. Starosolski (2008) "A comparison of lossless image compression algorithms for colour retina images", in N. Wickramasinghe and E. Geisler (eds.): Encyclopedia of Healthcare Information Systems, Medical Information Science Reference, pp. 238-243.

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