Okada has broad research interests in the areas of intelligent computing: computer
vision, pattern recognition, machine learning, artificial intelligence and
data mining. He has been active in the research fields of medical image
analysis, statistical data analysis, cognitive vision and face recognition.
His earlier work on face recognition has produced a winning system in the
well-known FERET competition, setting the industry-standard. His recent
work on lung tumor segmentation and detection in chest CT scans has
resulted in a number of US, German, Chinese and Japanese patents.
has received the Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in computer science from University
of Southern California, and the M.Phil. degree in human informatics and the
B.Eng. degree in mechanical engineering both from Nagoya University in
Japan. He is currently a professor of computer science at San Francisco
State University and leads Biomedical Image & Data Analysis Lab (BIDAL).
Prior to his academic appointment, he was a research scientist at Siemens
Corporate Research in Princeton, NJ. He is a member of IEEE, ACM, SPIE and
Image & Data Analysis Lab
CSC872 Pattern Analysis and
Imaging & Analysis
CSC230 Discrete Mathematics
CSC101 Computers For