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Presentation Information     2013-02-15 (14:15)   •  The seminar room at Vi2

Speaker Sujan Kishor Nath
Type Master thesis presentation
Title Investigating Multi Instance Classifiers for improved virus classification in TEM images
Abstract CBA together with the industrial partners Vironova AB (Stockholm) and Delong Instruments (Czech Republic) have a joint research project with the goal of developing a table-top TEM with incorporated software for automatic detection and identi cation of viruses. A method for segmenting potential virus particles in the images has been developed as has various measures of characteristic features, mainly based on texture, for distinguishing between di fferent virus types. Diff erent virus species generally have dffi erent sizes and shapes but their width (diameter if approximately spherical) is a rather conserved feature as is the protein structure on their surface (seen as texture patterns in the images). In the project they currently focus on using diff erent texture measures calculated on a disk centered within an object for classifying the virus species. Extracted feature measures calculated for one position for (at least) 100 objects of 15 diff erent classes of viruses exist for use in this project. The aim of this thesis is to investigate if/how feature vectors calculated in multiple positions can be used to improve the classifi cation. Since the viruses have very di fferent shapes, from approximately spherical to highly pleomorphic (like boiled spaghetti), the number of possible positions for extracting feature vector will be diff erent for diff erent virus objects. Another goal is to investigate how the distribution of measures calculated on small patches within the disk shaped feature area can be used in the classi fication instead of as we do know combining them into one measure on the feature vector