Department of Computer Science

Greg Slabaugh

Senior Lecturer

Dr Greg Slabaugh
Senior Lecturer
Room: A309C
Department of Computer Science
School of Informatics
City University
London EC1V 0HB
tel: +44 (0)20 7040 8416
fax: +44 (0)20 7040 0233

Dr. Gregory G. Slabaugh is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in the Department of Computer Science at City University London. He has a broad background in computer vision and medical image analysis. He earned a PhD (highest honours) in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, USA. Dr. Slabaugh has roughly a decade's experience working in industry, holding research positions at Medicsight, Siemens, and Hewlett-Packard. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and served as an Associate Editor of IEEE Signal Processing Magazine (2007 - 2012).

At City, Dr. Slabaugh leads a team of researchers in computer vision, with applications to medical imaging and computer games. Current research activities are focussed on computer-aided detection of cervical spine injuries, automatic grading of brain tumours from MRI, and 3D modeling of articulated anatomy from images. He has co-authored over 75 peer-reviewed papers and has been granted 32 patents for his work in image analysis and shape modeling; a full listing is available here. His research has been funded by the European Union, the EPSRC, and the Technology Strategy Board.

Dr. Slabaugh is a co-director of the BSc Computer Science with Games Technology (Hons) and MSc Computer Games Technology courses at City University London. He regularly teaches modules in computer games technology, in particular IN3026 (Advanced Games Technology) and INM376/IN3005 (Computer Graphics Using OpenGL). He brings to this teaching his experience as a lead software developer in the games industry, where he developed a graphics engine used in a golf game.

His longer-term research focusses on clinically-guided applications of medical image analysis. As the Head of Research and Development at Medicsight, he directed a research team in development of computer-aided detection (CAD) of pre-cancerous lesions in the colon and lung, relying on advanced techniques for segmentation, registration, and machine learning. This research was commercialised as software integrated into leading workstations used by radiologists, and he made key contributions to achieve regulatory approvals in numerous territories, including the USA (FDA) and and EU (CE marking). His earlier work at Siemens Corporate Research included novel techniques for ultrasound image enhancement, registration, and segmentation, as well as a 3D shape modeling application for hearing aid design.

Dr. Slabaugh is co-chairing (with Dr. Carlos Reyes-Aldasoro) the 2014 Medical Image Analysis and Understanding (MIUA) Conference, to be held at Royal Holloway in Egham, Surrey.

PhD students

Please get in contact if you are interested in doing a PhD in visual computing. Requirements: Strong mathematical and programming (preferably Matlab and C++) skills; good experience in one or more of the following areas: image processing, computer vision, computer graphics, medical imaging.