Nipon Theera-Umpon

Nipon Theera-Umpon

Afiliation:      Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering

Director, Biomedical Engineering Center,Chiang Mai University

Tel:      (+66)-5394-4140


Title: Applying Fuzzy Clustering to Image Segmentation


An image segmentation method based on fuzzy clustering is reviewed and described in this paper. Together with some morphological operations, this method provides an alternative approach to segment objects in an image. Its applications in medical images including white blood cells, cervical cells, and burn skin are also reviewed to show its effectiveness and robustness in different real-world scenarios.

Short Bio

Nipon Theera-Umpon received his B.Eng. (Hons.) degree from Chiang Mai University, M.S. degree from the University of Southern California, and Ph.D. degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia, all in Electrical Engineering. His has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Chiang Mai University since 1993. He had been a Visiting Scholar at the University of Missouri Columbia (2000-20001) and Kagawa University, Japan (2004). He has served as Editor, Associate Editor, Peer Reviewer, General Chair, Technical Chair and Committee Member of several journals and conferences. He served as Associate Dean of Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering, Chiang Mai University from 2005-2009 and as the Chairman for Graduate Study in Electrical Engineering from 2004-2007. He is presently serving as the Director of Biomedical Engineering Center, and the Chairman for Graduate Study in Biomedical Engineering, Chiang Mai University. He is a member of Thai Robotics Society, Biomedical Engineering Society of Thailand, Council of Engineers in Thailand. He has served as Vice President of the Thai Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Dr. Theera-Umpon is a senior member of the IEEE. His research interests include Pattern Recognition, Digital Image Processing, Neural Networks, Fuzzy Logic, Medical Signal and Image Processing.