Automatically Getting Information out of Images

April 21, 2005
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Halligan 111
Speaker: Dr. Mark Grabb, Visualization and Computer Vision Lab General Electric Global Research
Host: Tufts IEEE and ACM


GE Global Research has over 50 researchers working in the area of automatically getting information out of images. In this forty- minute seminar, GE's research will be presented in two application areas: automated video surveillance and automated medical image analysis.

The Visualization and Computer Vision Lab is a global lab, with researchers in both Bangalore, India and Niskayuna, New York. The lab's researchers come from several academic disciplines including computer science (computer vision), electrical engineering (statistical image processing), biomedical engineering, physics and mathematics. Employment opportunities are available in both the Bangalore and Niskayuna locations. Pizza and drinks will be served, and Mark will remain after the seminar for anyone interested in learning more about GE Research.


Mark Grabb is the manager of the Visualization and Computer Vision Lab at the General Electric Global Research Center in Schenectady, New York. He manages thirty-five researchers, most with PhDs, inventing in application areas including automated medical image analysis, image guided surgery, video surveillance, and optical metrology. He holds 22 issued US patents. He was the principal investigator of a multi-year, multi-company effort to improve broadcast and reception of digital television. He is a registered patent agent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Mark received his BSEE, MSEE, and PhD degrees from North Carolina State University, the University of Virginia, and the University of Michigan, respectively. Prior to General Electric, Mark worked at The Analytic Sciences Corporation, Environmental Research Institute of Michigan, Sperry Corporation, and the Defense Communications Agency. He has been with GE Research since 1996 and has been a lab manager since 1999.