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  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • School

  • School of Engineering
  • Expertise

  • Image processing
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Machine Learning
  • Computer Security
  • Bio

    Dr. Matthew Jacobs is currently an associate professor of Practice of Computer Science. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from The Catholic University of America in 2017. During his graduate studies, Dr. Jacobs collaborated with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center scientists in researching image processing of solar imagery of Coronal Mass Ejections. For his Ph.D. study, Dr. Jacobs shifted focus to medical image processing by collaborating with the Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging Laboratory of the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) at the National Institute of Health. During this time, he focused on image processing of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance images (CMRI). Upon completing his graduate studies, Dr. Jacobs completed a post-doctoral position at the NIH and NHLBI’s Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging Laboratory and the Catholic University of America, where he continued and expanded his CMRI image processing research to include machine learning.

    Dr. Jacobs’s research interests center on scientific image processing, both medical and astronomical, pattern recognition, and machine learning.