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Dr. Nikolay M. Sirakov


Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Office Location: Binnion 322

Phone: 903-886-5943


Submitted Projects

Submitted Project Proposals: In the US:

NIH – PA-10-067-$399,223

Title: Skin Lesion Identification in a Special Geometric Structures using Active Contours’ Extracted Features, Submitted February 23, 2011, Under revision for Resubmission for the October 25, 2011 deadline.

FEDERAL Initiative- $1,771,964

Title: Center for Patterns and Abstractions Discovery in Image Collections, Submitted October 01, 2009.

NHARP - $147,000

Title: Mathematical and Computer Modeling of Neutrophils Destruction of Bacteria on Medical Implants, Collaborative grant proposal with Dept. of Mathematics, UT Arlington-PI Dr. Hristo Kojouharov, TAMUC-PI Dr. Nikolay Sirakov, Submitted Sept. 10, 2009.

NEH - $250,000Title: New Approaches to Digitizing Native American Archival Materials, Milanova Mariofanna - Project Director US – Associate Prof., Univ. of Arkansas at Little Rock , Parins James - Associate Director of the Sequoyah National Research Center, CO-PI-Little Rock Arkansas , Sarakov Nikolay - Assistant Professor , PI-Texas A&M University,  Mehdi Qasim- Project Director UK - Professor of the University of Wolverhampton –UK,Kountchev Roumen – Professor- Consultant, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria.Submitted July 10, 2009.

NSF, CDI-Type II: Visual Attention Models for Image Exploration, In Collaboration with PI Assoc. Prof. Mariofna Milanova, U of Arkansas at Little Rock, Derrick Tate, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, Texas Tech University, Ahmed Emam, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Western Kentucky University, Professor Qasim H. Mehdi, University of Wolverhampton, UK. Submitted on January 08, 2008.

NSF CAREER Proposal- CAREER- Title: 2D/3D Dynamic Image Database with Learning Visualization and Tracking,. amount requested $461 342, Submitted on July 17,2007, Denied on November 19, 2007 after 6 reviews  (3 good; 3 fair) by experts and 2 reviews by NSF panels.

NSF CAREER Proposal- CAREER- Title: Decisions Support-Content Based Image Retrieval System, DS-CBIR, amount requested $501,159, Submitted on July 2006.

Title: Intelligent Utilities for Brain Cancer’s Features Extraction from Image Database, amount requested $96 672, PI Dr. Sirakov, together with Dr. Ye-Lin Ou, submitted to the Advanced Research Program – Texas, 2007.

Title: Diagnosis Support-Content Based Image Retrieval System, DS-CBIR amount requested $97000, PI Dr. Sirakov, together with Dr. Simonelli, Dr. Creider, submitted to the Advanced Research Program – Texas, 2005.

Title: Automatic Objects Location and Tracking in Image Sequences, together with Dr. Simonelli, amount requested $26850, PI Dr. Sirakov, Fall 2005, submitted to L-3 Communication.

Title: 3D Objects Reconstruction and Visualization, amount requested $ 28 075, Fall 2005, submitted to L-3 Communication.

Title: Image Database management, features extraction to Content Based Image Retrieval, Dr. Simonelli, amount requested $26850.

Title: Summer Undergraduate Research Program-TAMUC, together with Dr. Allan Headley, Dr. Ken Ashley, Dr. Ben Jang, Fall 2004-Spring 2005, funded for Summer 2005.

 In Europe

Title: Networked Virtual Multimedia Library, Acronym: NeViLib.  Participants: RFV-INSA, Lyon, France, Ecole Central de Lyon, France; INESC, Lisbon, Portugal; IAG, CVRM Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal; IM-BAS, Bulgaria. Submitted to 5th European Framework – IST program, 2000.

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