National Library of Medicine
Communications Engineering Branch/MSC 3824
Bldg. 38A, Room 10S1008
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894 USA
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L. Rodney Long is an electronics engineer for the Communications Engineering Branch at the National Library of Medicine, where he has worked since 1990. Prior to his current job, he worked for 14 years in industry as a software developer and as a systems engineer. His research interests are in telecommunications, image processing, and scientific/biomedical databases. He has an M.A. in applied mathematics from the University of Maryland.
Biomedical Multimedia Databases and Tools: I lead a development group in creating applications for image-based biomedical information collection and dissemination. We currently are working in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute to develop a suite of tools for uterine cervix cancer databases.
Content-Based Image Retrieval (CBIR): I do R & D for algorithm development for segmentation, indexing and retrieval of images directly by using the data characteristics of the images themselves.