Prof. Nasir Rajpoot
Professor at University of Warwick
Image Analytics, Digital Pathology, Applied Machine Learning, Cancer Biomarkers, Pattern Recognition
Nasir Rajpoot is Professor in Computer Science at the University of Warwick. He also holds an Honorary Scientist position at the Department of Pathology, University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust. He received his PhD in digital image processing from the University of Warwick in 2001. During 1998-2000, he was a postgraduate research fellow in the Applied Mathematics program at Yale University, USA. Prof Rajpoot is the founding Head of Tissue Image Anayltics lab (formerly known as the BioImage Analysis or BIA lab) at Warwick since 2012. Current focus of research in his lab is on developing algorithms for the analysis of large multi-gigapixel digital pathology images, with applications to computer-assisted grading of cancer and image-based markers for prediction of cancer progression and survival. His group won the MITOS-ATYPIA challenge contest on nuclear atypia scoring in breast cancer histology images held in conjunction with ICPR’2014, and was ranked among the top three contestants in the AMIDA challenge contest on mitotic cell detection in breast histology images held in conjunction with MICCAI’2013. Recently, a paper by his lab on the detection of epithelial tumour cells in cancer histology images won the Best Paper award at the Patch-based Medical Imaging (PMI) workshop held in conjunction with MICCAI’2015. Prof Rajpoot has co-chaired several meetings in the area of histopathology image analysis (HIMA) since 2008. He was the General Chair of the UK Medical Image Understanding and Analysis (MIUA) conference in 2010, and the Technical Chair of the British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC) in 2007. He has guest edited a special issue of Machine Vision and Applications on Microscopy Image Analysis and its Applications in Biology in 2012, and a special section on Multivariate Microscopy Image Analysis in the IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging in 2010. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and member of the ACM, the British Association of Cancer Research (BACR), and the European Association of Cancer Research (EACR).