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Daniela Ushizima

Daniela (Dani) Mayumi Ushizima , Ph.D.
Analytics Group
Phone: (510) 486-4061
1 Cyclotron Road
Mail Stop 50F1650
Berkeley, CA 94720 US

Biographical Sketch

Daniela Ushizima is a research scientist with the Analytics/Visualization and Mathematics groups in the Computation Research Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and a consultant for the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center. Her work focuses on the investigation of ground-breaking areas that require digital signal and/or images for pattern recognition - these data range from biomedical pictures to porous material micro-tomography for applications to carbon sequestration. She acts as co-Principal Investigator of the projects: "Visualization and Analysis for Nanoscale Control of Geologic Carbon Dioxide" (Scidac-e) and "From images to models to computational input" (LDRD-DOE). Before joining LBNL in 2007, she was a professor of computer science at the Catholic University of Santos, Brazil. While professor, she was Principal Investigator of ‘Computer Vision’ in Leukemia Diagnosis (Young Researcher Grants) and FAP-Books (FAP-IV), co-Principal Investigator in Classification in Agriculture (Small Business Incentive Grants), all sponsored by FAPESP science foundation, Sao Paulo, Brazil. She received her PhD from the University of Sao Paulo (USP) in Computational Physics (2004), where she developed a prototype for computer-aided leukemia diagnosis in collaboration with Hematology Lab (FMRP-USP) and feature selection tools for general purpose data application, after she obtained a master degree at the same institute (thesis on biological signal processing). She was also a Visiting Researcher in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at UC Santa Barbara in 2004. Ushizima graduated from the Federal University of Sao Carlos in Brazil with a degree in Computer Science in 1997, completing a monograph on the automation of Intensive Therapy Unit procedures, reporting on her summer-job in industry (Dixtal Biomedica). Her interests include computer vision, machine learning, signal processing, quantitative microscopy, and high-performance computing.

Journal Articles

Daniela M. Ushizima, Dmitriy Morozov, Gunther H. Weber, Andrea G.C. Bianchi, James A. Sethian, E. Wes Bethel, "Augmented Topological Descriptors of Pore Networks for Material Science", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Proceedings IEEE Vis 2012), 2012, 18:2041--2050, LBNL 5964E, doi: 10.1109/TVCG.2012.200

Conference Papers

C. Rycroft, D. M. Ushizima, R. Saye, C. M. Ghajar, J. A. Sethian, "Building a Physical Cell Simulation and Comparing with Confocal Microscopy", Bay Area Physical Sciences–Oncology Center (NCI) Meeting UCSF Medical Sciences, September 2010,

D. M. Ushizima, F. N. S. Medeiros, J. Cuadros, C. I. O. Martins, "Vessel Network Detection Using Contour Evolution and Color Components", Proceedings of the 32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 2010,



A. Uselton, K. Antypas, D. M. Ushizima, J. Sukharev, "File System Monitoring as a Window into User I/O Requirements", Proceedings of the 2010 Cray User Group Meeting, Edinburgh, Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland, May 24, 2010,

Oliver Rübel, Sean Ahern, E. Wes Bethel, Mark D. Biggin, Hank Childs, Estelle Cormier-Michel, Angela DePace, Michael B. Eisen, Charless C. Fowlkes, Cameron G. R. Geddes, Hans Hagen, Bernd Hamann, Min-Yu Huang, Soile V. E. Keränen, David W. Knowles, Cris L. Luengo Hendriks, Jitendra Malik, Jeremy Meredith, Peter Messmer, Prabhat, Daniela Ushizima, Gunther H. Weber, Kesheng Wu, "Coupling Visualization and Data Analysis for Knowledge Discovery from Multi-Dimensional Scientific Data", Proceedings of International Conference on Computational Science, ICCS 2010, May 2010,


D. M. Ushizima and F. Medeiros, "Retinopathy Diagnosis from Ocular Fundus Image Analysis", Modeling and Analysis of Biomedical Image, SIAM Conference on Imaging Science (IS10), Chicago, IL, April 12, 2010,

D. M. Ushizima, J. Cuadros, "Ocular Fundus for Retinopathy Characterization", Bay Area Vision Meeting, Berkeley, CA, February 5, 2010,

Book Chapters

Daniela Ushizima, Cameron Geddes, Estelle Cormier-Michel, E. Wes Bethel, Janet Jacobsen, Prabhat, Oliver Rübel, Gunther Weber, Bernard Hamann, Peter Messmer, and Hans Hagen, "Automated Detection and Analysis of Particle Beams in Laser-Plasma Accelerator Simulations", In-Tech, ( 2010) Pages: 367 - 389

Oliver R\ ubel, Cameron G. R. Geddes, Estelle Cormier-Michel Kesheng Wu, Prabhat, Gunther H. Weber, Daniela M. Ushizima, Peter Messmer, Hans Hagen, Bernd Hamann, Wes Bethel, "Automatic Beam Path Analysis of Laser Wakefield Particle Acceleration Data", IOP Computational Science \& Discovery, ( 2009)


E. Wes Bethel, David Camp, Hank Childs, Mark Howison, Hari Krishnan, Burlen Loring, J\ org Meyer, Prabhat, Oliver R\ ubel, Daniela Ushizima, Gunther Weber, "Towards Exascale: High Performance Visualization and Analytics -- Project Status Report", 2012,