Professor Ela Claridge

Professor Ela Claridge

School of Computer Science
Professor of Medical Image Analysis

Contact details

Address
School of Computer Science
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Ela Claridge is a Professor of Medical Image Analysis. She established a successful Medical Imaging and Image Interpretation Group which is internationally known for the development of novel computational image analysis methods and non-invasive light-based imaging. Her interdisciplinary research involves collaborations extending to medicine, biosciences, physics of image formation and human visual perception. She was a founding member of the Doctoral Training Centre PSIBS (Physical Sciences of Imaging in the Biomedical Sciences) which provided training for over 50 PhD students.

 Professor Claridge has published over 150 peer-reviewed papers. She is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging and an editorial board member of Medical Image Analysis. Her research on skin imaging has led to a commercially successful skin cancer screening device, the SIAscope, which exploits a physics-based analysis of multispectral image data. Similar methods are being extended to retinal imaging in the context of age-related macular degeneration.

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Qualifications

  • PhD in Computer Science, The University of Birmingham 1984

  • MSc in Mathematics with Computer Science, Gdansk University 1978

Teaching

  • Digital Image Processing and Analysis

Research

  • Medical image analysis

  • Physics-based modelling of image formation process

  • Multispectral optical imaging and image analysis

  • Novel imaging and image analysis methods for biosciences and medicine

  • Inversion methods for physically-based imaging models

  • Detection and characterisation of skin cancers

  • Early detection of retinal diseases

Publications

Recent publications

Article

Allen, P, Calcagni, A, Robson, AG & Claridge, E 2019, 'Investigating the potential of Zernike polynomials to characterise spatial distribution of macular pigment', PLoSONE, vol. 14, no. 5, e0217265. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0217265

Brown, JM, Ross, E, Desanti, G, Saghir, A, Clark, A, Buckley, C, Filer, A, Naylor, A & Claridge, E 2017, 'Detection and characterisation of bone destruction in murine rheumatoid arthritis using statistical shape models', Medical Image Analysis, vol. 40, pp. 30-43. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.media.2017.05.006

Laaksonen, L, Claridge, E, Falt, P, Hauta-Kasari, M, Uusitalo, H & Lensu, L 2017, 'Comparison of image registration methods for composing spectral retinal images', Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, vol. 36, pp. 234-245. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bspc.2017.03.003

Vostatek, P, Claridge, E, Uusitalo, H, Hauta-Kasari, M, Fält, P & Lensu, L 2017, 'Performance Comparison of Publicly Available Retinal Blood Vessel Segmentation Methods', Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics, vol. 55, pp. 2-12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compmedimag.2016.07.005

Claridge, E & Hidović-Rowe, D 2014, 'Model based inversion for deriving maps of histological parameters characteristic of cancer from ex-vivo multispectral images of the colon.', IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, vol. 33, no. 4, pp. 822-835. https://doi.org/10.1109/TMI.2013.2290697

Abstract

Claridge, E 2018, 'Quantifying composition of human tissues from multispectral images using a physics-based model of image formation', Dagstuhl Reports, vol. 7, no. 10, 3.3, pp. 21-22. https://doi.org/10.4230/DagRep.7.10.14

Conference contribution

Glinton, S, Naylor, A & Claridge, E 2017, Diagnosing hypoxia in murine models of Rheumatoid Arthritis from reflectance multispectral images. in Proceedings of the 2017 European Conference on Biomedical Optics (ECBO). European Conference on Biomedical Optics Proceedings, OSA Publishing, 2017 European Conferences on Biomedical Optics (ECBO), Munich, Germany, 25/06/17.

Laaksonen, L, Hannuksela, A, Claridge, E, Falt, P, Hauta-Kasari, M, Uusitalo, H & Lensu, L 2016, Evaluation of feature sensitivity to training data inaccuracy in detection of retinal lesions. in Proceedings of The Sixth International Conference on Image Processing Theory, Tools and Applications (IPTA'16). The Sixth International Conference on Image Processing Theory, Tools and Applications (IPTA'16), Oulu, Finland, 12/12/16.

Glinton, S, Naylor, A & Claridge, E 2016, Spectral characterization of murine arthritis models. in Optical Tomography and Spectroscopy 2016 . Optical Society of America (OSA), pp. JMA3A.6, Optical Tomography and Spectroscopy, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States, 25/04/16. https://doi.org/10.1364/CANCER.2016.JM3A.6

Stroe, P, Claridge, E & Odintsova, E 2016, Cell boundary detection for quantitative studies of the role of tetraspanin CD82 in cell-cell adhesion. in Procedia Computer Science: Proceedings of Medical Image Understanding and Analysis Conference (MIUA 2016). Procedia Computer Science, vol. 90, Elsevier, pp. 107–112, Medical Image Understanding and Analysis Conference (MIUA 2016), Loughborough, United Kingdom, 6/07/16. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procs.2016.07.031

Vostatek, P, Claridge, E, Falt, P, Hauta-Kasari, M, Uusitalo, H & Lensu, L 2015, Evaluation of Publicly Available Blood Vessel Segmentation Methods for Retinal Images. in X Chen, MK Garvin, J Liu, E Trucco & Y Xu (eds), Proceedings of the Ophthalmic Medical Image Analysis Second International Workshop (OMIA 2015). University of Iowa Press, pp. 137-144, Ophthalmic Medical Image Analysis Second International Workshop (OMIA 2015) Held in conjunction with MICCAI 2015, Munich, Germany, 9/10/15.

Marshall, R, Meah, CJ, Turola, M, Gruppetta, S, Claridge, E, Meyer, N, Bongs, K, Robinson, A & Styles, I 2015, Optimisation of patterned illumination to improve depth estimation from a plenoptic camera. in Proceedings of Adaptive Optics: Analysis, Methods and Systems, AO 2015., JT5A-41, Optical Society of America, pp. JT5A.41, Adaptive Optics: Analysis, Methods and Systems, AO 2015, Arlington, United States, 7/06/15. https://doi.org/10.1364/AOMS.2015.JT5A.41

Marshall, RJ, Meah, C, Turola, M, Claridge, E, Robinson, A, Bongs, K, Gruppetta, S & Styles, IB 2015, Improving depth estimation from a plenoptic camera by patterned illumination. in F Remondino & M Shortis (eds), Proceedings of the SPIE. vol. 9528, Proceedings of SPIE, vol. 9528, Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, pp. 952815-952815-6, Videometrics, Range Imaging, and Applications XIII, Munich, Germany, 22/06/15. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2184742

Meah, C, Turola, M, Marshall, RJ, Claridge, E, Robinson, A, Bongs, K, Gruppetta, S & Styles, I 2015, Towards Plenoptic Multi-View Imaging. in Imaging and Applied Optics 2015., JT5A.42, Optical Society of America, Adaptive Optics: Analysis, Methods & Systems 2015, Arlington, VA, United States, 7/06/15. https://doi.org/10.1364/AOMS.2015.JT5A.42

Laaksonen, L, Claridge, E, Falt, P, Hauta-Kasari, M, Uusitalo, H & Lensu, L 2014, Comparison of image registration methods for composing spectral retinal images. in X Chen, MK Garvin & JJ Liu (eds), Ophthalmic Medical Image Analysis First International Workshop, OMIA 2014, Proceedings. University of Iowa Press, pp. 57-64, Ophthalmic Medical Image Analysis First International Workshop, OMIA 2014. Held in conjuction with MICCAI 2014., Boston, Massachusetts., United States, 14/09/14.

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