M. Stella Atkins, Professor of Computing Science, Simon Fraser University

B.Sc. Chemistry, Nottingham Univ. 1966, M. Phil. Computer Science, Warwick Univ. 1976, Ph.D. Computer Science, University of British Columbia, 1985.

Research Interests: I am currently involved in two major research areas:

  • Melanoma analysis (funded by Canadian Health Research Projects, CHRP) . See also Article in Journal of Innovation, June 2012
  • Eyegaze tracking in surgery applications (funded by the Canadian Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, NSERC)
    Past research includes
  • Low-dose CT image denoising (in collaboration with McKesson Inc.) Also funded by MITACS
  • Diffusion Tensor Imaging (funded by the Canadian Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, NSERC)
  • Telemedicine and Telepathology projects in Uzbekistan and the Caucasus (funded by NATO Science for Peace)
  • Image Analysis and workflow of stacked MRI and CT images
    See the Article in SFU's alumni magazine AQ, Nov. 2001
  • X. Jiang, G. Tien, R. Bednarik, M. S. Atkins, B. Zheng. Pupil Responses during Discrete Goal-directed Movements. Proceedings SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI ‘14, pp. 2075-2084, April 2014 (won top 5% papers award). pdf

    M. S. Atkins, B. Zheng, G. Tien, R. Khan, A.T. Meneghetti: What do surgeons see: capturing and synchronizing eye gaze for surgery applications, Surgical Innovation, 20(3): 243-250, June 2013 pdf

    M. Sadeghi, T.K. Lee, D. Mclean, H. Lui, and M.S. Atkins. Detection and Analysis of Irregular Streaks in Dermoscopic Images of Skin Lesions IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, 32(5):849-861, May 2013. pdf

    Ali Madooei, Mark S. Drew, Maryam Sadeghi, and M. Stella Atkins. Intrinsic Melanin and Hemoglobin Colour Components for Skin Lesion Malignancy Detection, Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Interventions – MICCAI 2012, Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science LNCS 7510: 315-322, Oct. 2012. paper and resources

    Y. Weldeselassie, A. Barmpoutis and M.S. Atkins. Symmetric positive semi-definite Cartesian Tensor fiber orientation distributions (CT-FOD). Medical Image Analysis, 16(6): 1121-1129, 2012. pdf

    P. Wighton, T.K. Lee, H. Lui, D.L. McLean and M.S. Atkins. Generalizing common tasks in automated skin lesion diagnosis. IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, 15(4):622-629, July 2011.

    M. S. Atkins, X. Jiang, G. Tien and B. Zheng. Saccadic delays on targets while watching videos. Proceedings of Eye Tracking Research and Applications, ETRA 2012, pp. 405-409, March 2012. pdf

    G. Tien, M. S. Atkins and B. Zheng. Measuring gaze overlap on videos between multiple observers. Proceedings of Eye Tracking Research and Applications, ETRA 2012, pp. 309-312, March 2012. pdf

    M. Sadeghi, M. Razmara, T.K. Lee and M.S. Atkins, “A novel method for detection of pigment network in dermoscopic images using graphs”, Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics Journal, 35(2011): 137-143, May 2011. pdf

    G. Tien, B. Zheng, C. Swindells and M.S. Atkins. Measuring Situation Awareness of Surgeons in Laparoscopic Training. Proceedings of Eye Tracking Research and Applications, ETRA 2010, pp. 149-152, March 2010. pdf

    P. Wighton, M. Sadeghi, T.K. Lee and M.S. Atkins. A fully automatic random walker segmentation for skin lesions in a supervised setting. MICCAI 2009, Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Sept. 2009. pdf

    R. Mandryk and M.S. Atkins. A Fuzzy Physiological Approach for Continuously Modelling Emotion during Interaction with Play Environments. International Journal of Human Computer Studies, 6(4): 329-347, 2007. pdf(1500k)

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