Brad Davis

Brad Davis

Director of Business Development

Brad Davis works closely with customers and the Kitware team to discover, define, and execute successful software R&D projects. He is responsible for identifying opportunities to apply Kitware’s technology to assist our commercial customers in a variety of fields.

Brad joined Kitware in 2006 as an R&D Engineer and has over 13 years of experience participating in and leading software-related projects in academic and commercial/industrial R&D settings. His focus areas include medical image analysis, statistics of shape, point cloud processing, and 3D interactive visualization.

Brad is also an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), where he defended his dissertation in 2008 under Sarang Joshi and continues to collaborate on research grants. His research focuses on shape analysis, particularly in the domains of medical imaging and computer vision. He has published more than 25 refereed publications in this area and won awards including a Marr prize and the UNC Distinguished Dissertation Award.

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 setup errors and measuring portal image distortion.

Brad graduated magna cum laude from Carleton College in 2001 with degrees in philosophy and computer science.

  1. C. Zdanski, S. Davis, Y. Hong, D. Miao, C. Quammen, S. Mitran, B. Davis, M. Niethammer, J. Kimbell, E. Pitkin, J. Fine, L. Fordham, B. Vaughn, and R. Superfine, "Quantitative assessment of the upper airway in infants and children with subglottic stenosis," The Laryngoscope, vol. 126, no. 5, pp. 1225-1231, May 2016. [URL]
  2. C. Quammen, R. Taylor, P. Krajcevski, S. Mitran, A. Enquobahrie, R. Superfine, B. Davis, S. Davis, and C. Zdanski, "The Virtual Pediatric Airways Workbench," Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, vol. 220, pp. 295-300, 2016.
  3. Y. Hong, B. Davis, J. Marron, R. Kwitt, N. Singh, J. Kimbell, E. Pitkin, R. Superfine, S. Davis, C. Zdanski, and M. Niethammer, "Statistical atlas construction via weighted functional boxplots," Medical Image Analysis, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 684-698, May 2014. [URL]
  4. J. Bischoff, Y. Dai, C. Goodlett, B. Davis, and M. Bandi, "Incorporating population-level variability in orthopedic biomechanical analysis: a review," Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, vol. 136, no. 2, pp. 021004, Feb. 2014. [URL]
  5. Y. Hong, R. Kwitt, N. Singh, B. Davis, N. Vasconcelos, and M. Niethammer, "Geodesic Regression on the Grassmannian," in Proceedings of the European Conference on Computer Vision, 2014. [URL]
  6. I. Csapo, B. Davis, Y. Shi, M. Sanchez, M. Styner, and M. Niethammer, "Longitudinal image registration with temporally-dependent image similarity measure," IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, vol. 32, no. 10, pp. 1939-1951, Oct. 2013. [URL]
  7. J. Bischoff, B. Davis, J. Seebeck, A. Henderson, J. Zuhars, P. Marion, and C. Goodlett, "Verification and Validation of an Open Source–Based Morphology Analysis Platform to Support Implant Design," Journal of Medical Devices, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 040903, Dec. 2013. [URL]
  8. Y. Hong, M. Niethammer, J. Andruejol, J. Kimbell, E. Pitkin, R. Superfine, S. Davis, C. Zdanski, and B. Davis, "A pediatric airway atlas and its application in subglottic stenosis," in Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, 2013. [URL]
  9. Y. Hong, B. Davis, J. Marron, R. Kwitt, and M. Niethammer, "Weighted functional boxplot with application to statistical atlas construction," in Proceedings of the Internation Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention, 2013.
  10. R. Kwitt, N. Vasconcelos, N. Rasiwasia, A. Uhl, B. Davis, M. Häfner, and F. Wrba, "Endoscopic image analysis in semantic space," Medical Image Analysis, vol. 16, no. 7, pp. 1415-1422, Oct. 2012. [URL]
  11. P. Marion, R. Kwitt, B. Davis, and M. Gschwandtner, "PCL and ParaView — Connecting the dots," in Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshop on Point Cloud Processing, 2012. [URL]
  12. I. Csapo, B. Davis, Y. Shi, M. Sanchez, M. Styner, and M. Niethammer, "Temporally-Dependent Image Similarity Measure for Longitudinal Analysis," in Biomedical Image Registration, 2012. [URL]
  13. I. Csapo, B. Davis, Y. Shi, M. Sanchez, M. Sanchez, M. Styner, and M. Niethammer, "Longitudinal Image Registration with Non-Uniform Appearance Change," in Proceedings of the Internation Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention, 2012.
  14. B. Davis and B. Hoffman, "Issue RADAR Using Git/Master/Mantis," Kitware Source, 2011.
  15. B. Davis, P. Fletcher, E. Bullitt, and S. Joshi, "Population Shape Regression from Random Design Data," International Journal of Computer Vision, vol. 90, no. 2, pp. 255-266, Nov. 2010. [URL]
  16. X. Liu, B. Davis, M. Niethammer, S. Pizer, and G. Mageras, "Prediction-driven Respiratory Motion Atlas Formation for 4D Image- guided Radiation Therapy in Lung," in MICCAI Workshop on Pulmonary Image Analysis, 2010.
  17. B. Davis, "Medical Image analysis via Frechet means of diffeomorphisms," Ph.D. dissertation, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008.
  18. B. Davis and S. Lazebnik, "Analysis of human attractiveness using manifold kernel regression," in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, 2008. [URL]
  19. S. Joshi, T. Cullip, B. Davis, S. Chang, P. Keall, Y. Erdi, S. Nehmeh, G. Mageras, and J. Rosenman, "4D IMRT optimization accomodating respiratory motion using image mapping," in Proceedings of the American Association of Physists in Medicine Annual Meeting, 2007.
  20. S. Aylward, J. Jomier, S. Barre, B. Davis, and L. Ibanez, "Optimizing ITK's Registration Methods for Multi-processor, Shared-memory Systems," in MICCAI Workshop on Open Source and Open Data, 2007.
  21. B. Davis, P. Fletcher, E. Bullitt, and S. Joshi, "Population Shape Regression From Random Design Data," in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision, 2007. Winner, Marr Prize Best Paper Award. [URL]
  22. P. Lorenzen, M. Prastawa, B. Davis, G. Gerig, E. Bullitt, and S. Joshi, "Multi-modal image set registration and atlas formation," Medical Image Analysis, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 440-451, Jun. 2006. [URL]
  23. G. Gerig, B. Davis, P. Lorenzen, S. Xu, M. Jomier, J. Piven, and S. Joshi, "Computational Anatomy to Assess Longitudinal Trajectory of Brain Growth," in Proceedings of the International Symposium on 3D Data Processing, Visualization, and Transmission, 2006. [URL]
  24. A. Pevsner, B. Davis, S. Joshi, A. Hertanto, J. Mechalakos, E. Yorke, K. Rosenzweig, S. Nehmeh, Y. Erdi, J. Humm, S. Larson, C. Ling, and G. Mageras, "Evaluation of an automated deformable image matching method for quantifying lung motion in respiration-correlated CT images," Medical Physics, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 369-376, Feb. 2006. [URL]
  25. S. Xu, M. Styner, B. Davis, S. Joshi, and G. Gerig, "Group Mean Differences of Voxel and Surface Objects Via Nonlinear Averaging," in Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, 2006. [URL]
  26. C. Goodlett, B. Davis, R. Jean, J. Gilmore, and G. Gerig, "Improved correspondence for DTI population studies via unbiased atlas building," in Proceedings of the Internation Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention, 2006.
  27. M. Foskey, B. Davis, L. Goyal, S. Chang, E. Chaney, N. Strehl, S. Tomei, J. Rosenman, and S. Joshi, "Large deformation three-dimensional image registration in image-guided radiation therapy," Physics in Medicine and Biology, vol. 50, no. 24, pp. 5869-5892, Dec. 2005. [URL]
  28. B. Davis, M. Foskey, J. Rosenman, L. Goyal, S. Chang, and S. Joshi, "Automatic segmentation of Intra-treatment CT images for adaptive radiation therapy of the prostate," in Proceedings of the Internation Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention, 2005. [URL]
  29. P. Lorenzen, B. Davis, and S. Joshi, "Unbiased atlas formation via large deformations metric mapping," in Proceedings of the Internation Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention, 2005.
  30. S. Joshi, T. Cullip, B. Davis, S. Chang, P. Keall, Y. Erdi, S. Nehmeh, G. Mageras, and J. Rosenman, "4D IMRT optimization accommodating respiratory motion," International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics, vol. 60, no. 1, pp. S181, Sep. 2004. [URL]
  31. A. Pevsner, G. Mageras, S. Joshi, B. Davis, A. Hertanto, E. Yorke, K. Rosenzweig, Y. Erdi, S. Nehmeh, J. Humm, S. Larson, and C. Ling, "Evaluation of a deformable matching algorithm for automatic segmentation of lung tumors from respiratory correlated ct data," in Proceedings of the American Association of Physists in Medicine Annual Meeting, 2004.
  32. P. Wang, D. Lovelock, S. Joshi, B. Davis, G. Mageras, and C. Ling, "Evaluation of an automated deformable registration algorithm for localizing the prostate in serial ct image sets," in Proceedings of the American Association of Physists in Medicine Annual Meeting, 2004.
  33. S. Joshi, B. Davis, M. Jomier, and G. Gerig, "Unbiased diffeomorphic atlas construction for computational anatomy," NeuroImage, vol. 23 Suppl 1, pp. S151-160, 2004. [URL]
  34. B. Davis, D. Prigent, J. Bechtel, J. Rosenman, D. Lovelock, and S. Joshi, "Accommodating bowel gas in large deformation image registration for adaptive radiation therapy of the prostate," in Proceedings of the American Association of Physists in Medicine Annual Meeting, 2004.
  35. B. Davis, P. Lorenzen, and S. Joshi, "Large deformation minimum mean squared error template estimation for computational anatomy," in Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, 2004. [URL]
  36. P. Lorenzen, B. Davis, and S. Joshi, "Model based symmetric information theoretic large deformation multi-modal image registration," in Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, 2004. [URL]
  37. P. Lorenzen, B. Davis, G. Gerig, E. Bullitt, and S. Joshi, "Multi-class Posterior Atlas Formation via Unbiased Kullback-Leibler Template Estimation," in Proceedings of the Internation Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention, 2004. [URL]
  38. S. Samant, N. Parra, B. Davis, M. Sontag, and G. Narasimhan, "A new multi-modality image registration algorithm," in Proceedings of the American Association of Physists in Medicine Annual Meeting, 2002.
  39. S. Samant, J. Wu, B. Davis, A. Crouch, B. D.Kahler, and M. Sontag, "Supervised gradient edge detection for online mlc verification using epid imaging," in Proceedings of the American Association of Physists in Medicine Annual Meeting, 2002.
  40. B. Davis, E. Sommer, and D. Musicant, "NCV: A Machine Learning Development Environment for Parallel Evaluation," Carleton College, 2001.