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John Galeotti

Portrait of John Galeotti
Systems Scientist
Office: A525 Newell-Simon Hall
Phone: (412) 559-9351
Administrative Assistant: Stephanie Matvey

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CV, Research Statement, and Teaching Statement

I am a Systems Scientist and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), directing the Biomedical Image Guidance Laboratory and teaching an internationally recognized graduate course on medical image analysis algorithms. I have a Ph.D. in Robotics and a B.S. and M.S. in computer engineering. My primary appointment is in the Robotics Institute (RI) and my adjunct (with advising privileges) is in Biomedical Engineering (BME). I have an additional adjunct assistant professor appointment (also with advising privileges) in Bioengineering at the neighboring University of Pittsburgh (U. Pitt.).

Through my interdisciplinary research, collaborations, and teaching experience, I have been continually working to improve patient outcomes by improving the tools of science and medicine, with an emphasis on applying novel, real-time computer-controlled optics, image analysis, and visualization approaches to build and control unique experimental systems for image-guided interventions, diagnosis, and biomedical research. Biomedical scientists have expressed specific interest in using my research to enable in-vivo measurements of nerve regrowth, to enable harvesting and transplantation of ocular stem cells, and to study yet inaccessible tissue biomechanics to better understand developmental morphogenesis and organogenesis, cancer dormancy and reemergence, and tissue engineering scaffold design.

I am a significant contributor to the open-source Insight Segmentation and Registration Toolkit (ITK) for biomedical image analysis from the National Library of Medicine (NLM). I worked as part of the initial ITK Consortium, and I teach the longest continually running course in ITK, “Methods in Medical Image Analysis,” which has been cross-listed in CMU’s RI, BME, and ECE departments, as well as at U. Pitt. For my teaching I have received external funding, two teaching awards, and the honor of mentoring another professor. My public course website has been used as a basis for several similar classes around the world.

My long-term goal is to invent fundamentally new optical imaging modalities to see things that have never been seen before, with corresponding breakthroughs in the analysis and visualization of such images.

Displaying 41 Publications
Integrating images from a moveable tracked display of three-dimensional data
G. Shukla, R. L. Klatzky, B. Wu, B. Wang, J. Galeotti, B. Chapmann and G. Stetten

Journal Article, Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, Vol. 2, pp. 34, August, 2017
Slant Perception under Stereo Microscopy
S. Horvath, K. McDonald, J. Galeotti and R. Klatzky

Journal Article, Human Factors, Vol. 59, No. 7, pp. 1128 – 1138, August, 2017
Ultrasound tracking using ProbeSight: Camera pose estimation relative to external anatomy by inverse rendering of a prior high-resolution 3D surface map
J. Wang, C. Che, J. Galeotti, S. Horvath, V. Gorantla and G. Stetten

Conference Paper, 2017 IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV), April, 2017
High frequency ultrasound in-plane registration of deformable finger vessels
C. Che, J. Wang, V. Gorantla and J. Galeotti

Conference Paper, SPIE Medical Imaging, Image Processing, February, 2017
Techniques for Avoidance of Coronary Vasculature during Epicardial Needle Insertions with a Miniature Robotic Walker
Dwight A. Meglan, Bryan P. Bergeron, Ryan S. Bardsley, John M. Galeotti and Cameron N. Riviere

Conference Paper, in Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering (ICMRE 2017), pp. 1 - 5, February, 2017
Ultrasound Registration:  A Review
C. Che, T. Mathai and J. Galeotti

Journal Article, Methods, special issue on “Image processing in Biology", Vol. 115, pp. 128-143, February, 2017
Generating an image that affords slant perception from stereo, without pictorial cues
J. Galeotti, K. Macdonald, J. Wang, S. Horvath, A. Zhang and R. Klatzky

Journal Article, Displays, Vol. 46, pp. 16-24, January, 2017
PalmSight: an assistive technology helping the blind to locate and grasp objects
Zhixuan Yu, Samantha J. Horvath, Alexandra Delazio, Jihang Wang, Rebeka Almasi, Roberta Klatzky, John Galeotti and George D. Stetten

Tech. Report, CMU-RI-TR-16-59, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, December, 2016
Ridge Matching Based on Maximal Correlation in Transform Space
M. Tian, J. Wang, S. Horvath, J. Galeotti, V. Gorantla and G. Stetten

Journal Article, Ingenium, pp. 97-101, March, 2016
Automated segmentation analysis of nerve fascicular anatomy using high resolution ultrasound imaging for objective non-invasive assessment of nerve regeneration after VCA
V. Gorantla, V. Shivaprabhu, H. Aizenstein, J. Galeotti and G. Stetten

Conference Paper, 12th Congress of the International Hand and Composite Tissue Allotransplantation Society, June, 2015
Refocusing a scanned laser projector for small and bright images: simultaneously controlling the profile of the laser beam and the boundary of the image
S. Horvath, J. Galeotti, M. Siegel and G. Stetten

Journal Article, Applied Optics, Vol. 53, No. 24, pp. 5421-5424, December, 2014
Towards video guidance for ultrasound, using a prior high-resolution 3D surface map of the external anatomy
J. Wang, V. Shivaprabhu, J. Galeotti, S. Horvath and G. Stetten

Conference Paper, Augmented Environments for Computer Assisted Interventions (AE-CAI), at Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), September, 2014
Psychophysical Evaluation of Haptic Perception Under Augmentation by a Handheld Device
Bing Wu, Roberta Klatzky, Randy Lee, Vikas Revanna Shivaprabhu, John Galeotti, Mel Siegel, Joel Schuman, Ralph Hollis and George D. Stetten

Journal Article, Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, September, 2014
FingerSight: Fingertip Haptic Sensing of the Visual Environment
Samantha J. Horvath, John Galeotti, Bing Wu, Roberta Klatzky, Mel Siegel and George D. Stetten

Journal Article, IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine, March, 2014
Graphics Processor Unit (GPU) Accelerated Shallow Transparent Layer Detection in Optical Coherence Tomographic (OCT) images for real-time Corneal Surgical Guidance
Tejas Sudharshan Mathai, John Galeotti, Samantha J. Horvath and George D. Stetten

Journal Article, AECAI / MICCAI, Boston MA, 2014, to be published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, January, 2014
Second-Generation Hand-Held Force Magnifier for Surgical Instruments
R. Lee, G. Stetten, V. Shivaprabhu, R. Klatzky, J. Galeotti, S. Horvath, M. Siegel, J. Schuman and R. Hollis

Conference Paper, Augmented Environments for Computer Assisted Interventions (AE-CAI), at Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), October, 2013
Effects of magnification on depth perception and visually-guided reaching
B. Wu, R. Klatzky and J. Galeotti

Journal Article, Journal of Vision, Vol. 13, No. 9, pp. 220, September, 2013
Descending Variance Graphs for Segmenting Neurological Structures
George D. Stetten, Cindy Wong, Vikas Revanna Shivaprabhu, Ada Zhang, Samantha J. Horvath, Jihang Wang, John Galeotti, Vijay Gorantla and Howard Aizenstein

Conference Paper, IEEE Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Pattern Recognition in NeuroImaging, Philadelphia PA., July, 2013
Real-Time Registration of Video with Ultrasound using Stereo Disparity
Jihang Wang, Samantha J. Horvath, George D. Stetten, Mel Siegel and John Galeotti

Journal Article, SPIE Medical Imaging, February, 2012
Towards an Ultrasound Probe with Vision: Structured Light to Determine Surface Orientation
S. Horvath, J. Galeotti, B. Wang, M. Perich, J. Wang, M. Siegel, P. Vescovi and G. Stetten

Conference Paper, Augmented Environments for Computer Assisted Interventions (AE-CAI), at Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), October, 2011
ProbeSight: Video Cameras on an Ultrasound Probe for Computer Vision of the Patient’s Exterior
John Galeotti, Jihang Wang, Samantha J. Horvath, Mel Siegel and George D. Stetten

Conference Paper, Image Guided Therapy Workshop, October, 2011
Hand-Held Force Magnifier for Surgical Instruments
G. Stetten, B. Wu, R. Klatzky, J. Galeotti, M. Siegel, R. Lee and R. Hollis

Conference Paper, 2nd International Conference on Information Processing in Computer-Assisted Interventions (IPCAI), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 6689, pp. 90-100, June, 2011
A fully automated approach to prostate biopsy segmentation based on level-set and mean filtering
J. Vidal, G. Bueno, J. Galeotti, M. García-Rojo, F. Relea and O. Déniz

Journal Article, Journal of 
Pathology 
Informatics, Vol. 2, pp. 5, February, 2011
Real-time tomographic holography for augmented-reality
J. Galeotti, M. Siegel and G. Stetten

Journal Article, Optics Letters, Vol. 35, No. 14, pp. 2352–2354, July, 2010
Shells and Spheres: An n-Dimensional Framework for Medial-Based Image Segmentation
C. A. Cois, R. Tamburo, J. Galeotti, M. Sacks and G. Stetten

Journal Article, International Journal of Biomedical Imaging, special issue on Mathematical Methods for Images and Surfaces, Vol. 2010, June, 2010
Image segmentation using the student’s t-test on adjacent spherical populations of pixels
G. Stetten, S. Horvath, J. Galeotti, G. Shukla and B. Chapman

Conference Paper, SPIE Medical Imaging, February, 2010
The OCT penlight: In-situ image guidance for microsurgery
J. Galeotti, A. Sajjad, B. Wang, L. Kagemann, G. Shukla, M. Siegel, B. Wu, R. Klatzky, G. Wollstein, J. Schuman and G. Stetten

Conference Paper, SPIE Medical Imaging, February, 2010
A Movable Tomographic Display for 3D Medical Images
G. Shukla, B. Wang, J. Galeotti, R. Klatzky, B. Wu, B. Unger, D. Shelton, B. Chapman and G. Stetten

Conference Paper, Proceedings of the Augmented Environments for Medical Imaging including Augmented Reality in Computer-Aided Surgery (AMI ARCS), at Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), pp. 69-76, September, 2009
In-Situ Visualization of Medical Images Using Holographic Optics
J. Galeotti, M. Siegel and G. Stetten

Conference Paper, Proceedings of the Augmented Environments for Medical Imaging including Augmented Reality in Computer-Aided Surgery (AMI ARCS), at Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), pp. 93-103, September, 2008
Design of the First Optical System for Real-Time Tomographic Holography (RTTH)
J. Galeotti, M. Siegel, R. Rallison and G. Stetten

Conference Paper, SPIE Symposium on Optical Engineering + Applications, August, 2008
Fingersight: Fingertip Visual Haptic Sensing and Control
George D. Stetten, Roberta Klatzky, B. Nichol, John Galeotti, K. Rockot, K. Zawrotny, D. Weiser and N. Sendgikoski

Conference Paper, IEEE International Workshop on Haptic Audio Visual Environments and their Applications (HAVE 2007), October, 2007
Near-Field Holographic Display for In-Situ Merger of Real-Time Tomographic Data with Direct Vision
John Michael Galeotti

PhD Thesis, Tech. Report, CMU-RI-TR-07-30, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, August, 2007
Automated Segmentation of the Right Heart Using an Optimized Shells and Spheres Algorithm
C. A. Cois, K. Rockot, J. Galeotti, R. Tamburo, D. Gottlieb, J. Mayer, A. Powell, M. Sacks and G. Stetten

Conference Paper, 2007 IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI 07), April, 2007
Localizing Amygdala Structure Differences in Late-Life Depression
R. Tamburo, G. Siegle, G. Stetten, C. A. Cois, K. Rockot, J. Galeotti, C. Reynolds and H. Aizenstein

Conference Paper, 2007 IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI 07), April, 2007
Shells and Spheres: A Framework for Variable Scale Statistical Image Analysis
Constantine Aaron Cois, Ken Rockot, John Galeotti, Robert Joseph Tamburo and George D. Stetten

Tech. Report, CMU-RI-TR-04-19, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, April, 2006
Creation and Demonstration of a Framework for Handling Paths in ITK
John Galeotti and George D. Stetten

Journal Article, MICCAI 2005 Workshop on Open-Source Software issue of The Insight Journal, August, 2005
N-Dimensional Path Optimization: The Implementation of a Novel Algorithm in ITK
John Galeotti and George D. Stetten

Journal Article, Technical report in special MICCAI 2005 Workshop on Open-Source Software issue of The Insight Journal, August, 2005
Extending the Sonic Flashlight to Real Time Tomographic Holography
Andreas Nowatzyk, Damion Michael Shelton, John Galeotti and George D. Stetten

Conference Paper, AMI-ARCS 2004 Workshop for Augmented Environments for Medical Imaging including Augmented Reality in Computer-aided Surgery (AMI-ARCS), September, 2004
Enhanced snake based segmentation of vocal folds
Sonya Allin, John Galeotti, George D. Stetten and S.H. Dailey

Conference Paper, 2004 IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: Macro to Nano, Vol. 1, pp. 812 - 815, April, 2004
Maze Exploration Behaviors Using an Integrated Evolutionary Robotics Environment
A. Nelson, E. Grant, J. Galeotti and S. Rhody

Journal Article, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Vol. 46, No. 3, pp. 212-217, March, 2004
EvBots – The Design and Construction of a Mobile Robot Colony for Conducting Evolutionary Robotic Experiments
John Galeotti, Stacey Rhody, Andrew Nelson, Edward Grant and Gordon Lee

Conference Paper, Proceedings of the ISCA 15th International Conference: Computer Applications in Industry and Engineering (CAINE-2002), pp. 86-91, November, 2002

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