The research team from Biomedical Engineering Center (BMEC) led by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nipon Theera-Umpon (Electrical Engineering Department and the Director of BMEC), Prof. Dr. Chatchai Tayaphiwattana (Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences), Assist. Prof. Dr. Sansanee Auephanwiriyakul (Computer Engineering Department), and Ms. Usanee Apijuntarangoon (Graduate student in Biomedical Engineering) received a Best Paper award from the International Conference on Information, System and Convergence Applications 2015 (ICISCA 2015), held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on June 24 – 27, 2015, for the paper titled “Automatic White Blood Cell Detection in Low Resolution Bright Field Microscopic Images.”
The focus of the research is to apply a digital image processing technique to count the number of white blood cells in bright field microscopy images with low resolutions acquired from a microscope. The proposed automatic counting technique will help facilitate technician’s laborious work and also potentially be applied to fluorescence microscopy images in automatic CD4+ T lymphocyte counting.