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ICOSeg: real-time ICOS protein expression segmentation from immunohistochemistry slides using a lightweight conv-transformer network. (2022)
Journal Article
SINGH, V.K., SARKER, M.M.K., MAKHLOUF, Y., CRAIG, S.G., HUMPHRIES, M.P., LOUGHREY, M.B., JAMES, J.A., SALTO-TELLEZ, M., O'REILLY, P. and MAXWELL, P. 2022. ICOSeg: real-time ICOS protein expression segmentation from immunohistochemistry slides using a lightweight conv-transformer network. Cancers [online], 14(16), article 3910. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/cancers14163910

In this article, we propose ICOSeg, a lightweight deep learning model that accurately segments the immune-checkpoint biomarker, Inducible T-cell COStimulator (ICOS) protein in colon cancer from immunohistochemistry (IHC) slide patches. The proposed m... Read More about ICOSeg: real-time ICOS protein expression segmentation from immunohistochemistry slides using a lightweight conv-transformer network..

TransSLC: skin lesion classification in dermatoscopic images using transformers. (2022)
Conference Proceeding
SARKER, M.M.K., MORENO-GARCÍA, C.F., REN, J. and ELYAN, E. 2022. TransSLC: skin lesion classification in dermatoscopic images using transformers. In Yang, G., Aviles-Rivero, A., Roberts, M. and Schönlieb, C.-B. (eds.) Medical image understanding and analysis: proceedings of 26th Medical image understanding and analysis 2022 (MIUA 2022), 27-29 July 2022, Cambridge, UK. Lecture notes in computer sciences, 13413. Cham: Springer [online], pages 651-660. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-12053-4_48

Early diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer can reduce patients' fatality rates significantly. In the area of computer-aided diagnosis (CAD), the Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) has been widely used for image classification, segmentation, and rec... Read More about TransSLC: skin lesion classification in dermatoscopic images using transformers..

Computer vision and machine learning for medical image analysis: recent advances, challenges, and way forward. (2022)
Journal Article
ELYAN, E., VUTTIPITTAYAMONGKOL, P., JOHNSTON, P., MARTIN, K., MCPHERSON, K., MORENO-GARCIA, C.F., JAYNE, C. and SARKER, M.M.K. 2022. Computer vision and machine learning for medical image analysis: recent advances, challenges, and way forward. Artificial intelligence surgery [online], 2, pages 24-25. Available from: https://doi.org/10.20517/ais.2021.15

The recent development in the areas of deep learning and deep convolutional neural networks has significantly progressed and advanced the field of computer vision (CV) and image analysis and understanding. Complex tasks such as classifying and segmen... Read More about Computer vision and machine learning for medical image analysis: recent advances, challenges, and way forward..

A black hole-aided deep-helix channel model for DNA. [Preprint] (2022)
Working Paper
SARKER, M.A.L., KADER, M.F., SARKER, M.M.K., LEE, M.H. and HAN, D.S. 2022. A black hole-aided deep-helix channel model for DNA. Research square [online], 10 January 2022, Preprint (version 3). Available from: https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-1026992/v3

In this article, we present a black-hole-aided deep-helix (bh-dh) channel model to enhance information bound and mitigate a multiple-helix directional issue in Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) communications. The recent observations of DNA do not match wi... Read More about A black hole-aided deep-helix channel model for DNA. [Preprint].

AWEU-Net: an attention-aware weight excitation U-Net for lung nodule segmentation. (2021)
Journal Article
BANU, S.F., SARKER, M.M.K., ABDEL-NASSER, M., PUIG, D. and RASWAN, H.A. 2021. AWEU-Net: an attention-aware weight excitation U-Net for lung nodule segmentation. Applied science [online], 11(21), article 10132. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/app112110132

Lung cancer is a deadly cancer that causes millions of deaths every year around the world. Accurate lung nodule detection and segmentation in computed tomography (CT) images is a vital step for diagnosing lung cancer early. Most existing systems face... Read More about AWEU-Net: an attention-aware weight excitation U-Net for lung nodule segmentation..

A means of assessing deep learning-based detection of ICOS protein expression in colon cancer. (2021)
Journal Article
SARKER, M.M.K., MAKHLOUF, Y., CRAIG, S.G., HUMPHRIES, M.P., LOUGHREY, M., JAMES, J.A., SALTO-TELLEZ, M., O'REILLY, P. and MAXWELL, P. 2021. A means of assessing deep learning-based detection of ICOS protein expression in colon cancer. Cancers [online], 13(15): machine learning techniques in cancer, article 3825. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/cancers13153825

Biomarkers identify patient response to therapy. The potential immune?checkpoint bi-omarker, Inducible T?cell COStimulator (ICOS), expressed on regulating T?cell activation and involved in adaptive immune responses, is of great interest. We have prev... Read More about A means of assessing deep learning-based detection of ICOS protein expression in colon cancer..

SLSNet: skin lesion segmentation using a lightweight generative adversarial network. (2021)
Journal Article
SARKER, M.M.K., RASHWAN, H.A., AKRAM, F., SINGH, V.K., BANU, S.F., CHOWDHURY, F.U.H., CHOUDHURY, K.A., CHAMBON, S., RADEVA, P., PUIG, D. and ABDEL-NASSER, M. 2021. SLSNet: skin lesion segmentation using a lightweight generative adversarial network. Expert systems with applications [online], 183, article 115433. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eswa.2021.115433

The determination of precise skin lesion boundaries in dermoscopic images using automated methods faces many challenges, most importantly, the presence of hair, inconspicuous lesion edges and low contrast in dermoscopic images, and variability in the... Read More about SLSNet: skin lesion segmentation using a lightweight generative adversarial network..

Web‐based efficient dual attention networks to detect COVID‐19 from X‐ray images. (2020)
Journal Article
SARKER, M.M.K., MAKHLOUF, Y., BANU, S.F., CHAMBON, S., RADEVA, P. and PUIG, D. 2020. Web-based efficient dual attention networks to detect COVID-19 from X-ray images. Electronics letters [online], 56(24), pages 1298-1301. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1049/el.2020.1962

Rapid and accurate detection of COVID-19 is a crucial step to control the virus. For this purpose, the authors designed a web-based COVID-19 detector using efficient dual attention networks, called ‘EDANet’. The EDANet architecture is based on invert... Read More about Web‐based efficient dual attention networks to detect COVID‐19 from X‐ray images..

Breast tumor segmentation in ultrasound images using contextual-information-aware deep adversarial learning framework. (2020)
Journal Article
SINGH, V.K., ABDEL-NASSER, M., AKRAM, F., RASHWAN, H.A., SARKER, M.M.K., PANDEY, N., ROMANI, S. and PUIG, D. 2020. Breast tumor segmentation in ultrasound images using contextual-information-aware deep adversarial learning framework. Expert systems with applications [online], 162, article 113870. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eswa.2020.113870

Automatic tumor segmentation in breast ultrasound (BUS) images is still a challenging task because of many sources of uncertainty, such as speckle noise, very low signal-to-noise ratio, shadows that make the anatomical boundaries of tumors ambiguous,... Read More about Breast tumor segmentation in ultrasound images using contextual-information-aware deep adversarial learning framework..

Food places classification in egocentric images using Siamese neural networks. (2019)
Conference Proceeding
SARKER, M.M.K., BANU, S.F., RASHWAN, H.A., ABDEL-NASSER, M., SINGH, V.K., CHAMBON, S., RADEVA, P. and PUIG, D. 2019. Food places classification in egocentric images using Siamese neural networks. In Sabater-Mir, J., Torra, V., Aguiló, I. and González-Hidalgo, M. (eds.) Artificial intelligence research and development: proceedings of the 22nd International conference of the Catalan Association for Artificial Intelligence (CCIA 2019), 23-25 October 2019, Colònia de Sant Jordi, Spain. Frontiers in artificial intelligence and applications, 319. Amsterdam: IOS Press [online], pages 145-151. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3233/FAIA190117

Wearable cameras have become more popular in recent years for capturing unscripted moments in the first-person, which help in analysis of the user's lifestyle. In this work, we aim to identify the daily food patterns of a person through recognition o... Read More about Food places classification in egocentric images using Siamese neural networks..

Breast tumor segmentation and shape classification in mammograms using generative adversarial and convolutional neural network. (2019)
Journal Article
SINGH, V.K., RASHWAN, H.A., ROMANI, S., AKRAM, F., PANDEY, N., SARKER, M.M.K., SALEH, A., ARENAS, M., ARQUEZ, M., PUIG, D. and TORRENTS-BARRENA, J. 2020. Breast tumor segmentation and shape classification in mammograms using generative adversarial and convolutional neural network. Expert systems with applications [online], 139, article number 112855. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eswa.2019.112855

Mammogram inspection in search of breast tumors is a tough assignment that radiologists must carry out frequently. Therefore, image analysis methods are needed for the detection and delineation of breast tumors, which portray crucial morphological in... Read More about Breast tumor segmentation and shape classification in mammograms using generative adversarial and convolutional neural network..

Hierarchical approach to classify food scenes in egocentric photo-streams. (2019)
Journal Article
MARTINEZ, E.T., LEYVA-VALLINA, M., SARKER, M.M.K., PUIG, D., PETKOV, N. and RADEVA, P. 2020. Hierarchical approach to classify food scenes in egocentric photo-streams. IEEE journal of biomedical and health informatics [online], 24(3), pages 866-877. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/JBHI.2019.2922390

Recent studies have shown that the environment where people eat can affect their nutritional behavior. In this paper, we provide automatic tools for personalized analysis of a person's health habits by the examination of daily recorded egocentric pho... Read More about Hierarchical approach to classify food scenes in egocentric photo-streams..

Recognizing food places in egocentric photo-streams using multi-scale atrous convolutional networks and self-attention mechanism. (2019)
Journal Article
SARKER, M.M.K., RASHWAN, H.A., AKRAM, F., TALAVERA, E., BANU, S.F., RADEVA, P. and PUIG, D. 2019. Recognizing food places in egocentric photo-streams using multi-scale atrous convolutional networks and self-attention mechanism. IEEE access [online], 7, pages 39069-39082. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2902225

Wearable sensors (e.g., lifelogging cameras) represent very useful tools to monitor people's daily habits and lifestyle. Wearable cameras are able to continuously capture different moments of the day of their wearers, their environment, and interacti... Read More about Recognizing food places in egocentric photo-streams using multi-scale atrous convolutional networks and self-attention mechanism..

FinSeg: finger parts semantic segmentation using multi-scale feature maps aggregation of FCN. (2019)
Conference Proceeding
SALEH, A., RASHWAN, H., ABDEL-NASSER, M., SINGH, V., ABDULWAHAB, S., SARKER, M., GARCIA, M. and PUIG, D. 2019. FinSeg: finger parts semantic segmentation using multi-scale feature maps aggregation of FCN. In Tremeau, A., Farinella, G.M. and Braz, J. (eds.). Proceedings of 14th international joint conferences on Computer vision, imaging and computer graphics theory and applications 2019 (VISIGRAPP 2019), 25-27 February 2019, Prague, Czech Republic. Setúbal, Portugal: SciTePress [online], 5, pages 77-84. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5220/0007382100770084

Image semantic segmentation is in the center of interest for computer vision researchers. Indeed, huge number of applications requires efficient segmentation performance, such as activity recognition, navigation, and human body parsing, etc. One of t... Read More about FinSeg: finger parts semantic segmentation using multi-scale feature maps aggregation of FCN..

Brain MR image segmentation using multiphase active contours based on local and global fitted images. (2018)
Conference Proceeding
AKRAM, F., SINGH, V.K., SARKER, M.M.K., GARCIA, M.A. and PUIG, D. 2018. Brain MR image segmentation using multiphase active contours based on local and global fitter images. In Falomir, Z., Gilbert, K. and Plaza, E. (eds.). Artificial intelligence research and development: current challenges, new trends and applications; contributions from 21st international conference of Catalan Association for Artificial Intelligence 2018 (CCIA 2018), 8-10 October 2018, Alt Empordà, Spain. Frontiers in artificial intelligence and applications, 308. Amsterdam: IOP Press [online], pages 325-334. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-918-8-325

The study of white matter (WM), grey matter (GM) and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) regions in the brain magnetic resonance (MR) images can be useful for determining different brain disorders, assisting brain surgery, post-surgical analysis, saliency dete... Read More about Brain MR image segmentation using multiphase active contours based on local and global fitted images..

SLSDeep: Skin Lesion Segmentation Based on Dilated Residual and Pyramid Pooling Networks (2018)
Conference Proceeding
SARKER, M.M.K., RASHWAN, H.A., AKRAM, F., BANU, S.F., SALEH, A., SINGH, V.K., CHOWDHURY, F.U.H., ABDULWAHAB, S., ROMANI, S., RADEVA, P. and PUIG, D. 2018. SLSDeep: skin lesion segmentation based on dilated residual and pyramid pooling networks. In Frangi, A.F., Schnabel, J.A., Davatzikos, C., Alberola-López, C. and Fictinger, G. (eds.) Medical image computing and computer assisted intervention (MICCAI 2018): proceedings of 21st international conference on Medical image computing and computer assisted interventions 2018 (MICCAI 2018), 16-20 September 2018, Granada, Spain. Lecture notes in computer science, 11071. Cham: Springer [online], pages 21-29. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-00934-2_3

Skin lesion segmentation (SLS) in dermoscopic images is a crucial task for automated diagnosis of melanoma. In this paper, we present a robust deep learning SLS model represented as an encoder-decoder network. The encoder network is constructed by di... Read More about SLSDeep: Skin Lesion Segmentation Based on Dilated Residual and Pyramid Pooling Networks.

Conditional generative adversarial and convolutional networks for X-ray breast mass segmentation and shape classification. (2018)
Conference Proceeding
SINGH, V.K., ROMANI, S., RASHWAN, H.A., AKRAM, F., PANDEY, N., SARKER, M.M.K., ABDULWAHAB, S., TORRENTS-BARRENA, J., SALEH, A., ARQUEZ, M., ARENAS, M. and PUIG, D. 2018. Conditional generative adversarial and convolutional networks for X-ray breast mass segmentation and shape classification. In Frangi, A.F., Schnabel, J.A., Davatzikos, C., Alberola-López, C. and Fictinger, G. (eds.) Medical image computing and computer assisted intervention (MICCAI 2018): proceedings of 21st international conference on Medical image computing and computer assisted interventions 2018 (MICCAI 2018), 16-20 September 2018, Granada, Spain. Lecture notes in computer science, 11071. Cham: Springer [online], pages 833-840. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-00934-2_92

This paper proposes a novel approach based on conditional Generative Adversarial Networks (cGAN) for breast mass segmentation in mammography. We hypothesized that the cGAN structure is well-suited to accurately outline the mass area, especially when... Read More about Conditional generative adversarial and convolutional networks for X-ray breast mass segmentation and shape classification..

Deep visual embedding for image classification. (2018)
Conference Proceeding
SALEH, A., ABDEL-NASSER, M., SARKER, M.M.K., SINGH, V.K., ABDULWAHAB, S., SAFFARI, N., GARCIA, M.A. and PUIG, D. 2018. Deep visual embedding for image classification. In Proceedings of 2018 international conference on Innovative trends in computer engineering (ITCE 2018), 19-21 February 2018, Aswan, Egypt. Piscataway: IEEE [online], pages 31-35. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/ITCE.2018.8316596

This paper proposes a new visual embedding method for image classification. It goes further in the analogy with textual data and allows us to read visual sentences in a certain order as in the case of text. The proposed method considers the spatial r... Read More about Deep visual embedding for image classification..

Segmentation and recognition of Korean vehicle license plate characters based on the global threshold method and the cross-correlation matching algorithm. (2016)
Journal Article
SARKER, M.M.K. and SONG, M.K. 2016. Segmentation and recognition of Korean vehicle license plate characters based on the global threshold method and the cross-correlation matching algorithm. Journal of information processing systems [online], 12(4), pages 661-680. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3745/JIPS.02.0050

The vehicle license plate recognition (VLPR) system analyzes and monitors the speed of vehicles, theft of vehicles, the violation of traffic rules, illegal parking, etc., on the motorway. The VLPR consists of three major parts: license plate detectio... Read More about Segmentation and recognition of Korean vehicle license plate characters based on the global threshold method and the cross-correlation matching algorithm..

Detection and recognition of illegally parked vehicles based on an adaptive gaussian mixture model and a seed fill algorithm. (2015)
Journal Article
SARKER, M.M.K., WEIHUA, C. and SONG, M.K. 2015. Detection and recognition of illegally parked vehicles based on an adaptive gaussian mixture model and a seed fill algorithm. Journal of information and communication convergence engineering [online], 13(3), pages 197-204. Available from: https://doi.org/10.6109/jicce.2015.13.3.197

In this paper, we present an algorithm for the detection of illegally parked vehicles based on a combination of some image processing algorithms. A digital camera is fixed in the illegal parking region to capture the video frames. An adaptive Gaussia... Read More about Detection and recognition of illegally parked vehicles based on an adaptive gaussian mixture model and a seed fill algorithm..