Curriculum Vitae


Brian D'Alessandro


Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Engineering
    New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, 2012
    Dissertation: Multispectral Imaging of Skin Lesions for Volumetric Chromophore Quantification

  • Master of Science in Computer Engineering
    New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, 2009

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
    New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, 2008
    Minor in Computer Science

Patents

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Brian D'Alessandro, "Methods and apparatus for identifying skin features of interest ," US Patent Application, US20160275681A1, September 2016.

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Publications

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S. V. Patwardhan, B. D’Alessandro, M. Thomas, S. D. Kastner, D. DaSilva, "OLÉ: Facial Imaging System with Overhead Lighting Environment," White Paper, R&D and Technical Applications, Canfield Scientific, Inc., November 2016.

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Gabor Dobos, Carina Trojahn, Brian D'Alessandro, Sachin Patwardhan, Douglas Canfield, Ulrike Blume-Peytavi, Jan Kottner, "Effects of intrinsic aging and photodamage on skin dyspigmentation: an explorative study," Journal of Biomedical Optics, vol. 21, no. 6, 066016, June 2016. DOI: 10.1117/1.JBO.21.6.066016

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G. Dobos, C. Trojahn, A. Lichterfeld, B. D'Alessandro, S. V. Patwardhan, D. Canfield, U. Blume-Peytavi and J. Kottner, "Quantifying dyspigmentation in facial skin ageing: an explorative study," International Journal of Cosmetic Science, vol. 37, no. 5, pp. 542–549, 2015. DOI: 10.1111/ics.12233

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Brian D'Alessandro, Atam P. Dhawan, "3-D Volume Reconstruction of Skin Lesions for Melanin and Blood Volume Estimation and Lesion Severity Analysis," IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, vol. 31, no. 11, pp. 2083-2092, 2012. DOI: 10.1109/TMI.2012.2209434

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Brian D'Alessandro, Atam P. Dhawan, "Transillumination Imaging for Blood Oxygen Saturation Estimation of Skin Lesions," IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 59, no. 9, pp. 2660-2667, 2012. DOI: 10.1109/TBME.2012.2209647

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Brian D'Alessandro, Atam P. Dhawan, "Blood Oxygen Saturation Estimation in Transilluminated Images of Skin Lesions," in Proceedings of the IEEE-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI 2012), Hong Kong, Shenzhen, China, January 5-7, 2012. DOI: 10.1109/BHI.2012.6211686

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Brian D'Alessandro, Mark Madsen, Ehsan Samei, Xiang Li, Jin Wooi-Tan, Kevin S. Berbaum, Kevin Schartz, Robert Caldwell, Lionel S. Zuckier, "Synthetic Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography Images for Use in Perceptual Studies," Seminars in Nuclear Medicine, vol. 41, no. 6, pp. 437-448, 2011. DOI: 10.1053/j.semnuclmed.2011.06.007

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Brian D'Alessandro, Atam P. Dhawan, "Voxel-Based, Parallel Simulation of Light in Skin Tissue for the Reconstruction of Subsurface Skin Lesion Volumes," in Proceedings of the 33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC ’11), Boston, MA, August 30 - September 3, 2011, pp. 8448-8451. DOI: 10.1109/IEMBS.2011.6092084

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Brian D'Alessandro, Atam P. Dhawan, Nizar Mullani, "Computer Aided Analysis of Epi-illumination and Transillumination Images of Skin Lesions for Diagnosis of Skin Cancers," in Proceedings of the 33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC ’11), Boston, MA, August 30 - September 3, 2011, pp. 3435-3438. DOI: 10.1109/IEMBS.2011.6090929

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Atam P. Dhawan, Brian D'Alessandro, Xiaolei Fu, "Optical Imaging Modalities for Biomedical Applications," IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering, vol. 3, pp. 69-92, 2010. DOI: 10.1109/RBME.2010.2081975

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Brian D'Alessandro, Atam P. Dhawan, "Depth-Dependent Hemoglobin Analysis from Multispectral Transillumination Images," IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 57, no. 10, pp. 2568-2571, 2010. DOI: 10.1109/TBME.2010.2059025

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Brian D'Alessandro, Atam P. Dhawan, "Multispectral Transillumination Imaging of Skin Lesions for Oxygenated and Deoxygenated Hemoglobin Measurement," in Proceedings of the 32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC ’10), Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 31 - September 4, 2010, pp. 6637-6640. DOI: 10.1109/IEMBS.2010.5627145

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Brian D'Alessandro, Yun Q. Shi, "MP3 Bit Rate Quality Detection through Frequency Spectrum Analysis," in Proceedings of the 11th ACM Workshop on Multimedia and Security (MM&Sec ’09), Princeton, NJ, September 7-8, 2009, pp. 57-62. DOI: 10.1145/1597817.1597828

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Atam P. Dhawan, Brian D'Alessandro, Sachin Patwardhan, Nizar Mullani, "Multispectral Optical Imaging of Skin-Lesions for Detection of Malignant Melanomas," in Proceedings of the 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC ’09), Minneapolis, MN, September 3-6, 2009, pp. 5352-5355. DOI: 10.1109/IEMBS.2009.5334045

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Atam P. Dhawan, Brian D'Alessandro, "Multi-Parameter Segmentation Of Brain Images," in Proceedings of the 4th International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering (NER ’09), Antalya, Turkey, April 29 - May 2, 2009, pp. 222-225. DOI: 10.1109/NER.2009.5109273

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Roberto Rojas-Cessa, Lakshmi Ramesh, Ziqian Dong, Brian D'Alessandro, and Nirwan Ansari, "Implementation of a Parallel-Search Trie-Based Scheme for Fast IP Lookup," in Proceedings of the IASTED international Conference on Communication Systems, Networks, and Applications, Beijing, China, October 8-10, 2007, pp. 54-56. URL: http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1650270.1650281

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Skills

General
Deep Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Image Analysis, Image Processing, Genetic Algorithms, Monte Carlo Simulation, Data Analysis, Classification, Computer Graphics, Website Design
Languages
C++, Python, MATLAB, Java, Visual Basic, HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, 68000 Microprocessor Assembly Language, NVIDIA CUDA, LaTeX, OpenCV
Applications
MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio; Adobe Connect, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, Dreamweaver; PSPICE
Recreational
Reading, Guitar, Piano, Snowboarding, Photography, Computer Graphics, Chess, Scrabble, Juggling

Professional Experience

  • 2011-present: Image Analysis Scientist - R&D, Canfield Scientific, Fairfield, NJ
    • Developed innovative image analysis algorithms for cosmetic and clinical applications
    • Developed accurate algorithms for automatically detecting, segmenting, and quantifying features such as: eyelashes, teeth, wrinkles, pores, porphyrin, pigmentation, hair, etc.
    • Provided image analysis solutions for clinical trials in the pharmaceutical industry to demonstrate product and drug efficacy

  • 2009-2011: Doctoral Candidate - Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ
    • Research in multispectral imaging of skin lesions for early detection of skin cancers
    • Developed a parallel processing simulation of light propagation in skin tissue
    • Performed image feature extraction and selection for the classification of skin lesion severity
    • Developed a skin phantom to test the proposed methods
    • Goal of research is to reconstruct the depth, blood volume, and chromophore distribution of suspected skin lesions for early detection and diagnosis of skin cancer

  • 2009-2011: Teaching Assistant - Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ
    • Instructor for ECE 395 Microprocessor Lab. Taught 117 students over eight classes
    • Taught topics in assembly language programming & debugging, memory & register viewing, hardware interfacing
    • Conducted lectures on MATLAB, image processing, and state machine design
    • Selected for the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award for 2010

  • 2009-2010: Research Assistant - Radiology Department, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ
    • Researched & analyzed 3D PET images of liver cancer for lesion classification in collaboration with a fourth year medical student
    • Investigated the artificial generation of fake PET lesions and backgrounds for medical image perception validation

  • 2008: Software Engineering Intern – TPF Development, IBM, Poughkeepsie, NY
    • Developed a driver on Linux to communicate with a server running on the IBM z/TPF operating system. Used sockets in C to send messages over TCP and UDP between systems
    • Joined & collaborated with the Communications team on a new cryptography project. Wrote and tested a C function to import a symmetric key that was wrapped by a public key, decrypt that symmetric key using a private key, then add that symmetric key to a database of keys
    • Developed a driver to stress test a mainframe system for the New York Police Department

  • 2007: Research Scholar - Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ
    • Researched & studied nine existing packet classification algorithms for routing hardware
    • Improved one algorithm using various researched concepts
    • Wrote a program in Java to simulate and evaluate the performance of my algorithm compared to others, in terms of memory size and number of memory accesses

  • 2005-2007: Electronic Technician - General Devices, Ridgefield, NJ
    • Tested circuit boards for quality and functionality. Diagnosed and fixed circuit board failures using knowledge of circuit schematics, electronic lab equipment, and soldering
    • Worked closely with full time engineers, participating in the design, testing, and production phases of product development

Honors & Awards

  • Finalist in the Student Paper Competition for the 33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), 2011
  • Finalist in the Student Paper Competition for the 32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), 2010
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant in the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department (2010)
  • ECE Department Student Ambassador, In Recognition of Outstanding Performance in Academic Programs (2007)
  • NJIT Provost Scholarship (2008-2009)
  • NJ OSRP Scholarship (2004-2008)
  • NJ Edward J. Bloustein Distinguished Scholarship (2004-2008)
  • Albert Dorman Honors College Scholarship (2004-2008)
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude (B.S.), achieved the Dean’s List every semester

Professional Affiliations

  • Albert Dorman Honors College
  • Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society
  • IEEE Student Member
  • IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
  • IEEE Signal Processing Society
  • IEEE Computational Intelligence Society
  • Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering Letters, 2010
  • Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation & Measurement, 2010-2011
  • Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, 2012

Citizenship

  • U.S. Citizen