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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

  • J. Lee, M. Kawale, F. A. Merchant, J. Weston, M. C. Fingeret, D. Ladewig, G. P. Reece, M. A. Crosby, E. K. Beahm, M. K. Markey, “Validation of stereophotogrammetry of the human torso”, Breast Cancer: Basic and Clinical Research 5:15–25 (February 2011). PMCID: PMC3076012 (PDF)
  • M. Kawale, J. Lee, S. Y. Leung*, M. C. Fingeret, G. P. Reece, M. A. Crosby, E. K. Beahm, M. K. Markey, F. A. Merchant, “3D symmetry measure invariant to subject pose during image acquisition”, Breast Cancer: Basic and Clinical Research 5:131-142 (June 2011). PMCID: PMC3140267 (PDF)
  • M. S. Kim, A. Burgess, A. J. Waters, G. P. Reece, E. K. Beahm, M. A. Crosby, K. M. Basen-Engquist, M. K. Markey, “A pilot study on using eye-tracking to understand assessment of surgical outcomes from clinical photography“, Journal of Digital Imaging 24: 778-786 (October 2011). PMCID: PMC3180533  (PDF)
  • M. Dabeer, E. Kim*, G. P. Reece, F. Merchant, M. A. Crosby, E. K. Beahm, M. K. Markey, “Automatic calculation of symmetry measure on clinical photographs”, Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 17:1129-1136 (December 2011). PMCID: PMC2958233 (PDF)
  • M. S. Kim, W. N. Rodney*, G. P. Reece, E. K. Beahm, M. A. Crosby, M. K. Markey, “Quantifying the aesthetic outcomes of breast cancer treatment: assessment of surgical scars from clinical photographs”, Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 17:1075-1082 (December 2011). PMID: 20630016 (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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)