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ROBERT JOSEPH TAMBURO
CURRICULUM VITAE




Employment
Research Fellow
• May 2010 - Present
• Intel Labs Pittsburgh
• Pittsburgh, PA

Research Principal
• May 2009 - May 2010
• University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
• Pittsburgh, PA

Post-Doctoral Fellow
• 2006 - 2009
• Department of Psychiatry
• University of Pittsburgh
• Pittsburgh, PA

Education
Doctor of Philosophy
• 2002 - 2006
• Department of Bioengineering
• University of Pittsburgh
• Pittsburgh, PA
• Dissertation Title: Feature-Based Correspondences to Infer the Location of Anatomical Landmarks
• Dissertation URL: http://etd.library.pitt.edu/ETD/available/etd-05052006-134756
• Committee: George Stetten (chair), Ching-Chung Li, J. R. Boston, and Fernando Boada

Master of Science
• 1999 - 2002
• Department of Bioengineering
• University of Pittsburgh
• Pittsburgh, PA
Dissertation Title: Gradient-Oriented Boundary Profiles for Shape Analysis Using Medial Features
• Dissertation URL: http://etd.library.pitt.edu/ETD/available/etd-12082002-204455
• Committee: George Stetten (chair), Ching-Chung Li, and Robert Sclabassi

Bachelor of Science
• 1995 - 1999
• Department of Physics and Pre-Engineering
• Delaware State University
• Dover, DE
• Degrees: Dual B.S. in Physics with Engineering Emphasis, and Mathematics
• Honors: Summa Cum Laude

Internships
Department of Biomedical Engineering
• Summer 1998
• University of Virginia
• Charlotte, VA
• Research: The vasculature in the abdominal skin flap of a rat was mathematically modeled
• Principal Investigator: Thomas Skalak

Department of Biomedical Engineering
• Summer 1997
• Mayo Graduate School
• Rochester, MN
Research: Segmentation and rendering of the Visible Human Male and Female paranasal sinuses
• Principal Investigator: Richard Robb

Department of Physics
• Summer 1996
• University of Delaware
• Newark, DE
• Research: The effects of magnetic annealing on Nd-Fe-Co-B compounds was investigated
• Principal Investigator: George C. Hadjipanayis

Teaching Experience
Guest Lecturer
• Spring 2005
• Methods in Image Analysis
• University of Pittsburgh
• Lecture Title: Medial Correspondence to Infer Landmark Location
• Instructors: George Stetten, Damion Shelton, and Aaron Cois

Guest Lecturer
• Spring 2004
• Methods in Image Analysis
• University of Pittsburgh
• Lecture Title: Past and Present Graduate Research
• Instructors: George Stetten, Damion Shelton, Yanxi Liu, Jonas August, and Owen Carmichael

Teaching Assistant
• Spring 2002
• Bio-Instrumentation
• University of Pittsburgh
• Instructor: David Brienza

Awards and Achievements
• Summer Research Institute in Geriatric Psychiatry (2007)
• National Institutes of Mental Health Post-Doctoral Fellowship (2006)
• 2002 School of Engineering Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award
• United States Achievement Academy National Award
• National Collegiate Natural Sciences Award
• MARC Highest Achievement Award
• MARC Honor Scholarship
• Luna I. Mishoe Academic Scholarship
• Dean's List During Tenure at DSU
• National Honor Society
• DSU Academic Scholarship
• National Dean's List
• Physics Department Achievement Scholarship
• Professional Involvement
• Internal review of grants
• Review of conference proceedings and scientific journals
• Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Membership (2007 - 2009)
• IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Membership (2007 - 2009)
• Engineers for a Sustainable World National Chapter Membership (2006-2007)
• Engineers for a Sustainable World University of Pittsburgh Chapter Membership (2006-2007)

Skills
Operating Systems
• Proficient with Mac OS X, Windows 98/2000/XP/7
• Familiar with Linux/Unix

Programming Skills
• Proficient in C/C++, HTML, HTML5, CSS, LATEX, Shell scripting
• Familiar with Javascript, PHP
• See http://www.tamburo.us/software/ for descriptions of sample software developed

Programming Related Tools
•Cygwin, MinGW, gcc, Borland, Matlab, Microsoft Visual Studio 5, 6, 2005
• VTK, FLTK, Paraview
• CMake, CVS, SVN, Doxygen

Image Analysis Software
• ITK, AIR, SPM, AFNI, FSL
• ImageJ, OsiriX, Slicer, ITK-SNAP, MIPAV

Other
• Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
• Proficient with Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator
• Proficient with EndNote
• Familiar with SPSS, JMP
• Familiar with Macromedia Flash, Dreamweaver

Refereed Articles
• Y. Wang, J. Zhang, B. Gutman, T. F. Chan, J. T. Becker, H. J. Aizenstein, O. L. Lopez, R. Tamburo, A. W. Toga, P. M. Thompson. Multivariate tensor-based morphometry on surfaces: Application to mapping ventricular abnormalities in HIV/AIDS. NeuroImage, 49(3):21412157, 2010.
• A. Cois, J. Galeotti, R. Tamburo, M. Sacks, G. Stetten. Shells and spheres: An n-Dimensional framework for medial-based image segmentation. International Journal of Biomedical Imaging, 2010.
R. Tamburo, J. Becker, H. Aizenstein. Effects of Amygdalar Size Normalization Strategies for Volumetric Analysis in Late-Life Depression. in preparation.
• M. Wu, C. Andreescu, M. A. Butters, R. Tamburo, C. F. Reynolds III, H. Aizenstein. Resting state connectivity and white matter burden in late-life repression. American Journal of Psychiatry, under review, 2009.
R. J. Tamburo, G. J. Siegle, G. D. Stetten, C. A. Cois, M. A. Butters, and H. J. Aizensten. Amygdalae morphometry in late-life depression. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 24(8):837-846, 2009.
R. Tamburo. Feature-Based Correspondences to Infer the Location of Anatomical Landmarks. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh, 2006.
• G. Stetten, C. A. Cois, W. Chang, D. Shelton, R. Tamburo, J. Castellucci, and O. von Ramm. C-mode Virtual Image Display for a Matrix Array Ultrasound Sonic Flashlight. Academic Radiology, 12(5):53543, 2005.
• G. Stetten, D. Shelton, W. Chang, R. Tamburo, V. Chib, A. Cois, R. Hollis, A. Rizzi, L. Lobes, and D. Schwartzman. Progress Towards a Clinically Useful Sonic Flashlight. Academic Radiology, Po-topic IV-16, 10(8):959, 2003.
R. Tamburo. Gradient-Oriented Boundary Profiles for Shape Analysis Using Medial Features. Master's thesis, University of Pittsburgh, 2002. • W. Chang, G. Stetten, L. Lobes, D. Shelton, and R. Tamburo. Guidance of Retrobulbar Injection with Real Time Tomographic Reflection. Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, 21:11311135, 2002.
R. Tamburo and G. Stetten. Gradient-Oriented Profiles for Automated Unsupervised Boundary Classification and Their Application to Core Atoms Towards Shape Analysis. International Journal of Image and Graphics, 1(4):659680, 2001.
• G. Stetten and R. Tamburo. Real-Time 3D Ultrasound Methods for Shape Analysis and Visualization. Methods: Special Issue on Real-Time Signal Processing in the Neurosciences, 25(2):213222, 2001.

Conference Proceedings
R. J Tamburo, S.-G. Kim, T. J. Huppert, A. B. Douaihy, D. M. Martineck, H. J. Aizenstein, J. T. Becker. Cerebral Vascular Response to Hypercapnia for Middle-Aged Males with HIV. Human Brain Mapping, Barcelona, Spain. 2010.
R. J Tamburo, S.-G. Kim, A. B. Douaihy, J. T. Becker. Cerebral Blood Flow as a Function of PASL Imaging Parameters. Human Brain Mapping, Barcelona, Spain. 2010.
• M. Wu, R. Tamburo, M. Butters, C. F. Reynolds III, H. J. Aizenstein. Resting State fMRI in Geriatric Depression Before and After Treatment. International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Toronoto, Canada. 2008.
R. Tamburo, G. Siegle, G. Stetten, C. A. Cois, K. Rockot, J. Galeotti, C. Reynolds III, H. Aizenstein. Localizing Amygdala Structure Differences in Late-Life Depression. In International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, Washington, D.C., 2007. IEEE Computer Society.
• C. A. Cois, K. Rockot, J. Galeotti, R. Tamburo, D. Gottlieb, J. E. Mayer, A. Powell, M. Sacks, G. Setten. Automated Segmentation of the Right Heart Using an Optimized Shells and Spheres Algorithm. In International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, Washington, D.C., 2007. IEEE Computer Society.
• M. Wu, R. Tamburo, M. Butters, C. F. Reynolds III, H. J. Aizenstein. Default-Mode Network Activity in Elderly Depression. Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA. 2007.
• P. Dutta, M. Wu, R. Tamburo, M. Butters, C. F. Reynolds III, H. J. Aizenstein. Tensor-Based Morphometry and Classifier Algorithms for the Identification of Structural Brain Changes in Geriatric Ddepression. International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Berlin, Germany, May 1925, 2007.
• M. Wu, R. Tamburo, G. Siegle, H. J. Aizenstein. Extracting the Resting-State BOLD Signal From an Event-Related fMRI Study. International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Berlin, Germany, May 1925, 2007.
R. Tamburo, C. A. Cois, D. Shelton, and G. Stetten. Novel method to automatically identify medial node correspondences between two images. In J M Fitzpatrick and M Sonka, editors, Medical Imaging 2004: Image Processing, volume 5370, pages 12251235, San Diego, 2004. Proceedings of SPIE.
R. Tamburo, A. Cois, D. Shelton, and G. Stetten. Medial Node Correspondances Towards Automated Registration. In Gee, Maintz, and Vannier, editors, WBIR, pages 339348, Philadelphia, 2003. Lecture Notes in Computer Science.
• G. Stetten, C. A. Cois, W. Chang, D. Shelton, R. Tamburo, J. Castellucci, and O. von Ramm. C-mode Virtual Image Display for a Matrix Array Ultrasound Sonic Flashlight. In Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, volume 2879, pages 336343, Toronto, 2003. Lecture Notes in Computer Science.
• G. Stetten, D. Shelton, W. Chang, V. Chib, R. Tamburo, D. Hildebrand, L. Lobes, and J. Sumkin. Towards a Clinically Useful Sonic Flashlight. In International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, pages 417420, Washington, D.C., 2002. IEEE Computer Society.
• G. Stetten, V. Chib, and R. Tamburo. System for Location-Merging Ultrasound Images with Human Vision. In Applied Imagery Pattern Recognition (AIPR) Workshop, pages 200205, Washington, DC, 2000. IEEE Computer Society.
R. Tamburo and G. Stetten. Gradient Oriented Profiles for Unsupervised Boundary Classification. In Applied Imagery Pattern Recognition (AIPR) Workshop, pages 206212, Washington, DC, 2000. IEEE Computer Society.

Abstracts
R. Tamburo, G. Siegle, G. Stetten, C. A. Cois, K. Rockot, J. Galeotti, C. Reynolds III, H. Aizenstein. Localizing Amygdala Structure Differences in Late-Life Depression. In University of Pittsburgh Data and Dine Symposium, Pittsburgh, PA, 2007.
• M. Wu, R. Tamburo, G. Siegle, H. J. Aizenstein. Extracting the Resting-State BOLD Signal From an Event-Related fMRI Study. International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, In press, Berlin, Germany, May 1925, 2007.
• P. Dutta, M. Wu, R. Tamburo, M. Butters, C. F. Reynolds III, H. J. Aizenstein. Tensor-based Morphometry and Classifier Algorithms for the Identification of Structural Brain Changes in Geriatric Depression. International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, In press, Berlin, Germany, May 1925, 2007.
R. Tamburo, G. Siegle, G. Stetten, C. A. Cois, C. Reynolds III, H. Aizenstein. Amygdala Shape Morphometry in Late-Life Depression. Celebrating Research on Aging: Building Collaborations for the Future, University of Pittsburgh, October 17, 2006.
R. Tamburo, G. Siegle, G. Stetten, C. A. Cois, C. Reynolds III, H. Aizenstein. Amygdala Shape Morphometry in Late-Life Depression. Science2006, University of Pittsburgh, October 56, 2006.
• G. Stetten, D. Shelton, W. Chang, R. Tamburo, V. Chib, C. A Cois, R. Hollis, A. Rizzi, L Lobes, and D Schwartzman. Progress Towards a Clinically Useful Sonic Flashlight, 2003.

Invited Presentations
R. Tamburo, G. Siegle, G. Stetten, C. A. Cois, K. Rockot, J. Galeotti, C. Reynolds III, H. Aizenstein. Localizing Amygdala Structure Differences in Late-Life Depression. In University of Pittsburgh Data and Dine Symposium, Pittsburgh, PA, 2007.
R. Tamburo, G. Siegle, G. Stetten, C. A. Cois, C. Reynolds III, H. Aizenstein. Amygdala Shape Morphometry in Late-Life Depression. Celebrating Research on Aging: Building Collaborations for the Future, University of Pittsburgh, October 17, 2006.
R. Tamburo, G. Siegle, G. Stetten, C. A. Cois, C. Reynolds III, H. Aizenstein. Amygdala Shape Morphometry in Late-Life Depression. Science2006, University of Pittsburgh, October 56, 2006.
R. Tamburo. Medial-Based Feature Correspondences. CMU Statistics Department Imaging Group Meeting, 2005.
R. Tamburo. Medial-Based Feature Correspondences. CMU VASC Retreat, Flintstone, Maryland, August 46, 2003.
• G. Stetten, R. Tamburo, J. Galeotti, W. Chang, D. Shelton, and D. Sahn. Real Time 3D Echocardiographic Data with Semi-Automated Boundary Tracking Algorithms. Meeting of the NLM Insight Toolkit Consortium, Philadelphia, Feb 6, 2003.
• D. Shelton, W. Chang, and R. Tamburo. Ultrasound Visualization With the Sonic Flashlight. SIGGRAPH, 29th International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, San Antonio, July 2002.
R. Tamburo and G. Stetten. Gradient-Oriented Profiles for Unclassified Boundary Detection. Applied Imagery and Pattern Recognition Workshop, Cosmos Club, Washington D.C., October 17, 2000.
• G. Stetten, V. Chib, and R. Tamburo. System for location-merging ultrasound images with human vision. Applied Imagery and Pattern Recognition Workship, Cosmos Club, Washington D.C., October 17, 2000.
• G. Stetten, V. Pitiyanuavath, R. Tamburo, and A. Cois. Java Standards Emulation (JSE): A New Internal GUI for C++. NLM insight Software Consortium, Core Developers Meeting, June 22, 2000.
• G. Stetten, W. Portnoy, A. Cois, and R. Tamburo. Medial Morphogenisis of Shapes Using Medial Node Models. NLM Insight Software Consortium, Core Developers Meeting, Washington D.C., 2000.
R. Tamburo. Quantitative Model and Simulation of the Vasculature in the Abdominal Skin Flap of a Rat. National Minority Research Symposium, New York City, NY., 1998.
R. Tamburo. Quantitative Model and Simulation of the Vasculature in the Abdominal Skin Flap of a Rat. Annual Meeting for The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Washington, D.C., 1998.
R. Tamburo. Segmentation of the Paranasal Sinuses in the Visible Human Dataset. National Minority Research Symposium,, New Orleans, LA., 1997.
R. Tamburo. The Affects of Magnetic Annealing on Nd-Fe-Co-B. Delaware State University Honor's Day, Dover, Delaware, 1996.
R. Tamburo. The Affects of Magnetic Annealing on Nd-Fe-Co-B. National Minority Research Symposium, Miami, FL, 1996.

Technical Reports
R. Tamburo RGB Image Color Space Transformations. The Insight Journal, July - December, 2010. Available online at http://hdl.handle.net/10380/3237.
R. Tamburo Variance Image Filter. The Insight Journal, July - December, 2010. Available online at http://hdl.handle.net/10380/3236.
R. Tamburo Entropy Image Filter. The Insight Journal, July - December, 2010. Available online at http://hdl.handle.net/10380/3241.
R. Tamburo New Features for MinimumMaximumImageCalculator. The Insight Journal, July - December, 2010. Available online at http://hdl.handle.net/10380/3244.
R. Tamburo Orthogonal Bisection of an Image. The Insight Journal, July - December, 2006. Available online at http://hdl.handle.net/1926/322.
R. Tamburo itkMultipleUnlabeledImagesToLabeledImageFilter. The Insight Journal, July - December, 2006. Available online at http://hdl.handle.net/1926/323.
• C. A. Cois, K. Rockot, J. Galeotti, R. J. Tamburo, and G. D. Stetten Shells and Spheres: A Framework for Variable Scale Statistical Image Analysis. Technical Report, Carnegie Mellon University, CMU-RI-TR-04-19, 2006. Available online at http://www.ri.cmu.edu/pubs/pub_5401.html.
D. Wang, R. Tamburo, and G. Stetten Cumulative Gaussian Curve Fitter for Boundary Parameterization. Special issue for MICCAI 2005 Workshop on Open-Source Software, published online in The Insight Journal, 2005. Available online at http://hdl.handle.net/1926/45.

Book Chapters
R. Tamburo Chapter 5. Software Packages for Neuroimaging Processing in The Handbook of Neuroimaging in Geriatric Mental Health. H. J. Aizenstein, C. F. Reynods, M. Fernandes, New York: Springfield Publishing Co., 2009.