William E. Higgins

William E. Higgins (F’03) received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA. He has held positions previously at the Honeywell Systems and Research Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA, and the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA. He is currently a Distinguished Professor of electrical engineering, computer science and engineering, and bioengineering at the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA. His research interests include multidimensional medical image processing, virtual endoscopy, and image-guided intervention systems, with an emphasis on applications for the chest.

Associated articles

TBME, Featured Articles
Efficient Bronchoscopic Video Summarization
Bronchoscopy enables many minimally invasive chest procedures for diseases such as lung cancer and asthma. Guided by the bronchoscope’s video stream, a physician can navigate the complex three-dimensional (3-D) airway tree to collect tissue samples or administer a disease treatment.... Read more
TBME, Featured Articles
Methods for 2D and 3D Endobronchial Ultrasound Image Segmentation
Xiaonan Zang, Rebecca Bascom, Christopher Gilbert, Jennifer Toth, and William E. Higgins, The Pennsylvania State University, USA Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) is now commonly used for cancer-staging bronchoscopy. Unfortunately, EBUS is challenging to use, and interpreting EBUS video sequences is difficult. Other ultrasound imaging... Read more