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Mia Markey

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Associate Professor

Engineering Foundation Endowed Faculty Fellow in Engineering

Research Area:
Computational Biomedical Engineering

Email: mia.markey@utexas.edu
Phone: (512) 471-1711, (512) 471-8660
Office: BME 5.202L, BME 5.108

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Research Focus

Biomedical informatics; Machine learning; Biomedical image processing; Computational medical decision aids; Biometrics

Research Interests

Under the direction of Dr. Mia K. Markey, the mission of the Biomedical Informatics Lab (BMIL) is to design cost-effective, computational decision aids. The BMIL develops decision support systems for clinical decision making and scientific discovery using artificial intelligence and signal processing technologies. The BMIL's research portfolio also includes projects in biometrics. Examples of recent BMIL projects include computational decision aids for interpreting biomedical spectra (e.g., polarized reflectance spectroscopy, enhanced polarization-sensitive OCT) and images (e.g., mammography, 3D surface scans), biometrics for 3D face recognition, and computational methods for identifying biomarkers from genomic and proteomic analyses.

Selected Publications

  • G.S. Muralidhar, M.K. Markey, A.C. Bovik, T.M. Haygood, T.W. Stephens, W.R. Geiser, N. Garg, B.E. Adrada, B.E. Dogan, S. Carkaci, R. Khisty, G.J. Whitman, "Stereoscopic interpretation of low dose breast tomosynthesis projection images," Journal of Digital Imaging 27:248-254 (April 2014). PMCID: PMC3948934. (PDF)
  • C.S. Sun, S.B. Cantor, G.P. Reece, M.C. Fingeret, M.A. Crosby, M.K. Markey, "Assessing women's preferences and preference modeling for breast reconstruction decision-making," Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open 2:e125 (March 2014). NIHMSID: NIHMS558203. (PDF)
  • S. Liu, B. Wang, B. Yin, T.E. Milner, M.K. Markey, S.J. McKinnon, H.G. Rylander III, "Retinal nerve fiber layer reflectance for early glaucoma diagnosis," Journal of Glaucoma 23:e45-e52 (January 2014). PMCID: PMC3844555. (PDF)
  • M. Sharma, R. Hennessy, M.K. Markey, & J.W. Tunnell, "Verification of a two-layer inverse Monte Carlo absorption model using multiple source-detector separation diffuse reflectance spectroscopy," Biomedical Optics Express 5(1):40-53 (January 2014). PMCID: PMC3891344. (PDF)
  • G.S. Muralidhar, A.C. Bovik, M.K. Markey, "Noise analysis of a new singularity index," IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing 61: 6150-6163 (December 2013). (PDF)
  • C. S. Sun, G. P. Reece, M. A. Crosby, M. C. Fingeret, R. J. Skoracki, M. T. Villa, M. M. Hanasono, D. P. Baumann, D. W. Chang, S. B. Cantor, M. K. Markey, "Plastic surgeon expertise in predicting breast reconstruction outcomes for patient decision analysis," Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open 1:e78 (November 2013). NIHMSID: NIHMS543308. (PDF)
  • B. Wang, B. Yin, J. Dwelle, H.G. Rylander, M.K. Markey, T.E. Milner, "Path-length-multiplexed scattering-angle-diverse optical coherence tomography for retinal imaging," Optical Letters 38(21), pp. 4374-4377 (November 2013). PMCID: PMC3903005. (PDF)
  • M. Kawale, G.P. Reece, M.A. Crosby, E.K. Beahm, M.C. Fingeret, M.K. Markey, F. Merchant, "Automated identification of fiducial points on 3D torso images," Biomedical Engineering and Computational Biology 5:57-68 (July 2013). NIHMSID: NIHMS583824. (PDF)
  • R. Hennessy, S.L. Lim, M.K. Markey, and J.W. Tunnell, "Monte Carlo lookup table-based inverse model for extracting optical properties from tissue-simulating phantoms using diffuse reflectance spectroscopy," Journal of Biomedical Optics, 18(3), 037003 (March 2013). PMCID: PMC3584151. (PDF)
  • J. C. Dwelle, S. Liu, B. Wang, A. McElroy, D. Ho*, M. K. Markey, T. E. Milner, H. G. Rylander III, “Thickness, birefringence, and reflectance of the retinal nerve fiber layer in normal and glaucomatous non-human primates,” Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 53:4380-95 (July 2012). (journal cover artwork) PMCID: PMC3394663 (PDF)
  • G. S. Muralidhar, A. C. Bovik, M. K. Markey, "A steerable, multiscale singularity index", IEEE Signal Processing Letters 20:7-10 (January 2013). (PDF)
  • J. Lee, S. Chen*, G. P. Reece, M. A. Crosby, E. K. Beahm, M. K. Markey, "A novel quantitative measure of breast curvature based on catenary", IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 59(4):1115-1124 (April 2012). PMCID: PMC3334380 (PDF)
  • D. Wang, M. K. Markey, C. O. Wilke, A. Arapostathis, “Eigen-genomic System Dynamic-pattern Analysis (ESDA): Modeling mRNA degradation and self-regulation”, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, 9(2):430-437 (March 2012). PMID: 22084146 (PDF)
  • D. Wang, A. Arapostathis, C. O. Wilke, M. K. Markey, “Principal-Oscillation-Pattern analysis of gene expression”, PLoS ONE 7(1): e28805. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0028805 (January 2012). PMCID: PMC3254616 (PDF)