Chunming Li

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (UConn)
M.S. in Mathematics (Fudan)


My IEEE TIP'08 paper (700+ citations since 2008) received 2013 IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award

Vistors since 2005

Publications | ResearchGoogle Scholar Profile Award | Professional activities | Collaborators | Software | Contact me | Personal
Selected Publications (with 4100+ citations since 2006)                                    

Research themes: Level set method, image segmentation, image registration, MRI bias field correction (intensity inhomogeneity correction), brain, heart, illumination and reflectance, variational methods, partial differential equation for image processing and computer vision...

Papers and code (in Matlab/C/C++)



Code available here
Code available here
 Matlab code: .rar, .zip   (include two and multi-phase formulations)
Matlab code: .rar, .zip
  • C. Li, C. Xu, A. W. Anderson, and J. C. Gore, "MRI Tissue Classification and Bias Field Estimation Based on Coherent Local Intensity Clustering: A Unified Energy Minimization Framework". IPMI 2009. (pdf, BibTex, website)
Email request for the code
  • C. Li, C. Gatenby, L. Wang, and J. C. Gore, "A Robust Parametric Method for Bias Field Estimation and Segmentation of MR Images", CVPR 2009 (pdf, BibTex, website)
Email request for the code
  • C. Li, F. Li, C. Kao, and C. Xu, "Image Segmentation with Simultaneous Illumination and Reflectance Estimation: An Energy Minimization Approach", ICCV 2009. (pdf, BibTex, website)
  • C. Li, R. Huang, Z. Ding, C. Gatenby, D. N. Metaxas, and J. C. Gore, "A Variational Level Set Approach to Segmentation and Bias Correction of Images with Intensity Inhomogeneity", MICCAI 2008. (Oral presentation), (pdf, BibTex, PPT slides)
  • C. Li, C. Kao, J. C. Gore, and Z. Ding, "Implicit Active Contours Driven by Local Binary Fitting Energy", CVPR 2007. (pdf, BibTex, 450+ citations)

  • C. Li, C. Xu, C. Gui, and  M. D. Fox, "Level Set Evolution Without Re-initialization: A New Variational Formulation", CVPR 2005. (Oral presentation). (pdf, BibTex, 1500+ citationsNote: The method in this paper was improved and generalized in our DRLSE paper.

  • C. Li, J. Liu, and M. D. Fox, "Segmentation of Edge Preserving Gradient Vector Flow: An Approach Toward Automatically Initializing and Splitting of Snakes", CVPR 2005. (pdf, BibTex, Demos)

Other journal papers in: SIAM Journal of Applied MathematicsJ. of Math. Imag. Vision (JMIV), Signal Processing, Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics, ...  



Research Projects                                           Back to top

Recent research

Research in Industry:

ABB Robotics Technology Group (6/2001--2/2003):

  • Robot calibration algorithm and software development
  • Camera calibration algorithm for 3D reconstruction
  • Sub-pixel edge detection and laser line detection for 3D scanner
  • Numerical methods for optimization

Pfizer Global Research & Development (5/2004--8/2005):

  • Ultrasound image analysis and measurement of carotid artery intima-media 
  • Carotid artery motion analysis

Professional Activities                              Back to top

 Reviewer for Journals:

  • IEEE Trans. Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
  • IEEE Trans. Image Processing
  • IEEE Trans. Visualization and Computer Graphics
  • IEEE Trans. Medical Imaging
  • IEEE Trans. Biomedical Engineering
  • IEEE Trans. Nuclear Science
  • Medical Image Analysis
  • Journal of Computational Physics
  • Computer Vision and Image Understanding
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Journal of Mathematical Imaging and Vision
  • Image and Vision Computing
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Medical Physics
  • Applied Mathematical Modelling
  • Signal Processing
  • Machine Vision and Application
  • Optical Engineering
  • Pattern Recognition Letters

Reviewer and Program Committee Member for Conferences:

  • Medical Image Computing and Computer Aided Intervention (MICCAI), 2006
  • IEEE conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2009
  • IEEE conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2010
  • IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI), 2010
  • Medical Image Computing and Computer Aided Intervention (MICCAI), 2010
  • The 11th European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2010
  • The 10th Assian Conference on Computer Vision (ACCV), 2010
  • IEEE conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2011
  • Medical Image Computing and Computer Aided Intervention (MICCAI), 2011
  • IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI), 2011,2012,2013
  • IEEE conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2012, 2013

Invited Talks                                                    Back to top

  • "Variational and Level Set Methods in Image Segmentation", Mathematics Department, Ohio State University, June 7, 2007. (PPT slides)
  • "Vessel Segmentation Using Local Binary Fitting Active Contours", Mathematics Department, University of Connecticut, October, 2006
  • .
  • "Level Set Methods and Medical Image Segmentation", Department of Engineering Physics, Tsinghua University, December, 2005.
  • "Active Contours, Level Sets, and Image Segmentation", Department of Statistics, Florida State University, January, 2006.
  • "Diffusion Tensor Imaging: Concepts and Processing Techniques", Mathematics Department, Fudan University, October, 2005.