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Nigel M. Parsad , MS

Research Scientist I
Center for Biomedical Research Informatics
Research Institute

Contact Information

 847.570.8033 Fax


  • Undergraduate: BS, Aerospace Engineering, Boston University
  • Graduate: MS, Cosmochemistry, University of Chicago; MS, Computer Science, University of Chicago

Research and Academic Interests

  • Design software/algorithms and implement commoditized computational/visual hardware to architect novel 3D, stereoscopic volume visualization environments for biomedical, clinical and scientific imaging.
  • Apply high-performance, cluster-based grid, and distributed cloud computing paradigms to medical imaging.

Professional Memberships/Affiliations/Activities

  • (2011-present) Manuscript Reviewer, Microscopy and Microanalysis

Scholarly Work

Publications in Peer-Review Journals:

  1. Okamura A, Dachman AH, Parsad NM, Näppi J, Yoshida H. Evaluation of the effect of CAD on observers' performance in detection of polyps in CT colonography. Int J CARS. 2004; 1268: 989-992.
  2. Parsad NM, Millis M, Vannier M, Dech F, Olson E, Papka ME, Silverstein JC. Real-time automated hepatic explant volumetrics on a stereoscopic three-dimensional parallelized visualization cluster. Int J CARS. 2007; 2(S1):S488.
  3. Silverstein JC, Walsh C, Dech F, Olson E, Papka ME, Parsad NM, Stevens R. Multi-parallel open technology to enable collaborative volume visualization: how to create global immersive virtual anatomy classrooms. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2008; 132:463-468.
  4. Silverstein JC, Parsad NM, Tsirline V. Automatic perceptual color map generation for realistic volume visualization. J Biomed Inform. 2008; 41(6): 927-935.
  5. Kaspar M, Parsad NM, Silverstein JC. CoWebViz - interactive collaborative sharing of 3D stereoscopic visualization among browsers with no added software. Proceedings of the 1st ACM International Health Informatics Symposium. 2010; 809-816.


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