2023 148 CSM

Algorithms for Segmenting Parasites for High-Throughput Schistosomiasis Drug Discovery

By: Jiadong Yu

Department: Computer Science 

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Rahul Singh

Segmentation is the first process in object-based image analysis. The goal of segmentation is to identify the semantically significant constituents of an image. In the context of quantitative screening of parasites, segmentation is a crucial analytical step. In recent years, deep learning segmentation methods (DLSM) have gained popularity in computer vision. We present our research in applying and designing novel segmentation methods for quantitative screening of the S. mansoni parasite - one of the primary etiological agents of the neglected global disease schistosomiasis.