Brad Davis has been a member of the Research and Devleopment team at Kitware since June 2006. He received a B.A. in Computer Science from Carleton College in 2001, an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2005, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2008.
In 2001 and 2002, Brad worked as a research assistant for the Department of Radiation Oncology at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. There he developed software tools for detecting treatment set-up errors and measuring portal image distortion.
During his time at UNC, Brad published more than 20 peer-reviewed research papers and abstracts, taught Introduction to Scientific Programming, developed software libraries and tools for medical image analysis, and served as president of the Computer Science Student Association. In 2007, he won the Marr prize for best paper at the International Conference for Computer Vision (ICCV). In 2008, he completed his dissertation titled "Medical Image Analysis via Fréchet Means of Diffeomorphisms" (his advisor was Sarang Joshi). Also in 2008, he won the Linda Dykstra Distinguished Dissertation Award for best dissertation at UNC in the math and physical sciences.
His research interests include medical image registration and atlas construction, atlas based segmentation, medical applications (research and product driven), tracking organ motion for adaptive radiation therapy, and statistics of shape. He is also a reviewer for several major image analysis conferences and journals.