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Kannappan Palaniappan, PhD

Kannappan Palaniappan

Curators' Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering

NextGen Focus Area: Data Science

Kannappan Palaniappan does groundbreaking work in computational video analytics, including computer vision, deep learning, remote sensing, data visualization, high-performance computing and biomedical imaging. He led a team that developed a top-ranked deep learning network to identify, segment and track the lineage of cells in microscopy videos. At NextGen, he helps interpret diagnostic information from medical images and scans. Dr. Palaniappan also has worked with the National Institutes of Health and Oxford University to develop a two-stage, deep learning architecture to diagnose malaria more accurately and effectively, as well as a computer-assisted system for tuberculosis diagnosis using chest X-ray clinical radiology images. 

Precision Health Impact:

  • Development of computational video analytics for biomedical imaging diagnostics. 


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