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William Higgins

Distinguished Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering

209F Electrical Engineering West

weh2@psu.edu

814-865-0186

Personal or Departmental Website

Research Areas:

Signal Image Processing

Interest Areas:

3D Medical Image Processing, Virtual Endoscopy, Image Processing, Computer Vision, Visualization

 
 

 

Education

Publications

Book, Chapters

  • William E Higgins and Patrick Byrnes, 2017, System for Endobronchial-Video Analysis
  • Ronnarit Cheirsilp, Rebecca Bascom, Thomas Allen, Rickhesvar Mahraj and William E Higgins, 2016, Deformable image registration for multimodal lung-cancer staging
  • Patrick Byrnes and William E Higgins, 2016, Method for Endobronchial Video Parsing
  • William E Higgins, Xiaonan Zang, Ronnarit Cheirsilp, Patrick Byrnes, Trevor Kuhlengel, Rebecca Bascom and Jennifer Toth, 2016, Image-Guided Endobronchial Ultrasound
  • William E Higgins, Ronnarit Cheirsilp, Xiaonan Zang and Patrick Byrnes, 2015, Multimodal system for the planning and guidance of bronchoscopy, pp. 941508-1--–941508-9
  • Xioanan Zang, Rebecca Bascom, Christopher R. Gilbert, Jennifer W. Toth and William E Higgins, , 3D Endobronchial Ultrasound Reconstruction and Analysis for Multimodal Image-Guided Bronchoscopy, SPIE, pp. 90400X-1 --- 90400X-12
  • Ronnarit Cheirsilp, Rebecca Bascom, Thomas W. Allen and William E Higgins, , 3D intrathoracic region definition and its application to PET-CT analysis, SPIE, pp. 90352J-1 --- 90352J-11
  • Patrick Byrnes and William E Higgins, , Construction of a multimodal CT-video chest model, SPIE, pp. 903607-1 --- 903607-11

Parts of Book

  • Xioanan Zang, Mikhail Breslav and William E Higgins, 2013, 3D Segmentation and Reconstruction of Endobronchial Ultrasound, SPIE
  • Ronnarit Cheirsilp and William E Higgins, 2013, Multimodal 3D PET/CT System for Bronchoscopic Procedure Planning, SPIE, Orlando, FL
  • Rahul Kare, Rebecca Bascom and William E Higgins, 2013, Technician-free system for image-guided bronchoscopy, SPIE

Journal Articles

  • William E Higgins, Xiaonan Zang, Patrick Byrnes, Trevor Kuhlengel, Jennifer Toth and Rebecca Bascom, 2017, "Optimal Biopsy-Site Localization for Image-Guided Endobronchial Ultrasound", Americian J. Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
  • Xiaonan Zang, Rebecca Bascom, Christopher Gilbert, Jennifer Toth and William E Higgins, 2016, "Methods for 2D and 3D Endobronchial Ultrasound Image Segmentation", IEEE Trans. Biomedical Engineering, 63, (7)
  • William E Higgins, Xiaonan Zang, Ronnarit Cheirsilp, Patrick Byrnes, Trevor Kuhlengel, Jennifer Toth and Rebecca Bascom, 2016, "System for Multimodal Image-Guided Endobronchial Ultrasound: Human Pilot Study", Americian J. Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 193
  • William E Higgins, Ronnarit Cheirsilp, Xiaonan Zang, Patrick Byrnes, Trevor Kuhlengel, Jennifer Toth, Thomas Allen and Rebecca Bascom, 2016, "PET/CT Image Registration for Multimodal Bronchoscopic Procedure Planning and Guidance", Americian J. Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 193
  • Rahul Khare, Rebecca Bascom and William E Higgins, 2015, "Hands-Free System for Bronchoscopy Planning and Guidance", IEEE Trans. Biomedical Engineering, 62, (12), pp. 18
  • Ronnarit Cheirsilp, Rebecca Bascom, Thomas W. Allen and William E Higgins, 2015, "Thoracic Cavity Definition for 3D PET/CT Analysis and Visualization", Computers in Biology and Medicine, 62, (7), pp. 15
  • William E Higgins, Xiaonan Zang, Ronnarit Cheirsilp, Patrick Byrnes, Trevor Kuhlengel, Anne Dimmock, Thomas Allen, Christopher Gilbert, Rickhesvar Mahraj, Jennifer Toth and Rebecca Bascom, 2015, "Multimodal Image-Guided System for Bronchoscopy: Human Feasibility Study", Americian J. Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 191
  • William E Higgins, Ronnarit Cheirsilp, Trevor Kuhlengel, Thomas Allen, Rickhesvar Mahraj and Rebecca Bascom, 2015, "Computer-based 3D PET/CT Thoracic ROI Detection, Definition, and Visualization", Americian J. Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 191
  • William E Higgins, X. Zang, P. D. Byrnes, R. Cheirsilp, T. Kuhlengel, A. E. Dimmock, J. W. Toth, C. Gilbert and R. Bascom, 2014, "Multimodal Image-Guided Intervention System for Bronchoscopy and EBUS Fusion", American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 189, pp. A2511
  • William E Higgins, R. Khare, D. C. Cornish, X. Zang, R. Cheirsilp, P. D. Byrnes, J. W. Toth, M. Reed and R. Bascom, 2014, "Technician-Free Image-Guided Bronchoscopy System: A Human Study", American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 189, pp. A2512
  • William E Higgins, D. C. Higgins, D. C. Cornish, R. Khare, J. Toth, M. Reed and R. Bascom, 2014, "Sensor-based Bronchoscopy Guidance System: Human Studies", American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 189, pp. A2513
  • Jason D. Gibbs, Michael W. Graham, Rebecca Bascom, Duane C. Cornish, Rahul Khare and William E Higgins, 2014, "Optimal procedure planning and guidance system for peripheral bronchoscopy", IEEE Trans. Biomedical Engineering, 61, (3), pp. 638-657
  • Scott M. Merritt, Rahul Khare, Rebecca Bascom and William E Higgins, 2013, "Real-time CT-Video registration for the continuous guidance of bronchoscopy", IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, 32, (8), pp. 1376-1396

Research Projects

  • April 2017 - March 2020, "Multimodal PET/CT/EBUS Analysis and Visualization for Planning/Guiding Bronchoscopy," (Sponsor: Broncus Medical).
  • June 2008 - December 2018, "Image-based Planning and Guidance of Endoscopy - Years 1-8," (Sponsor: Broncus Medical).
  • August 2013 - July 2017, "Technician-Free Methods for Image-Guided Bronchoscopy," (Sponsor: Broncus Medical).

Honors and Awards

  • Featured Article, IEEE, July 2016 - July 2016
  • Esteemed Paper, Computers in Biology and Medicine, August 2016 - August 2016

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Committee Member, College of Engineering, College of Engineering Promotion and Tenure committee, July 2015
  • Committee Member, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Strategic Committee, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, July 2015
  • Committee Member, Promotion and Tenure Committee, Biomedical Engineering, Promotion and Tenure Committee, 2007
  • Committee Member, IEEE Fellows Committee, Electrical Engineering, IEEE Fellows Committee, 2004
  • Advisor, University Scholars Program -- EE faculty advisor, Electrical Engineering, 1990
  • Committee Member, Signals and Systems Area Committee, Electrical Engineering, Signals and Systems Area Committee, 1991
  • Contributor, Signals and Systems Candidacy Exam, Electrical Engineering, Signals and Systems Candidacy Exam, 1990
  • Contributor, Computer Vision and Image Processing Candidacy Exam, Computer Science and Engineering, Computer Vision and Image Processing Candidacy Exam, 2001

Service to External Organizations:

  • Co-Organizer, SPIE Medical Imaging 2017: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling, July 2016 - March 2017
  • Chairperson, SPIE Medical Imaging 2017: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling, February 2017 - February 2017
  • Co-Organizer, SPIE Medical Imaging 2016: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling, July 2015 - March 2016
  • Member, National Institutes of Health (NIH) BMIT-B Study Section (Biomedical Imaging Technology), July 2012 - July 2016
  • Chairperson, SPIE Medical Imaging 2016: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling, March 2016 - March 2016
  • Co-Organizer, SPIE Medical Imaging 2018: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling, March 2017
  • Committee Member, IEEE Computer Society Fellows Committee., IEEE, January 2013
 


 

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