Tom Birdsong

R&D Engineer

Medical Computing

Kitware North Carolina
Carrboro, NC

B.S. in Computer Engineering
Clemson University

Tom Birdsong is an R&D engineer on Kitware’s Medical Computing Team located in Carrboro, North Carolina. He collaborates with the rest of the Medical Computing Team to design, develop, and improve medical image analysis, visualization, and simulation software. He helps support Kitware’s open source libraries and applications such as the Insight Toolkit and 3D Slicer. He is also active in recruiting and mentoring activities while at Kitware.

While pursuing his degree at Clemson University, Birdsong founded the Clemson Immersive Space lab to lead interdisciplinary academic engagement with mixed reality technologies. He led the lab for three years to support students and professors in programs including nursing, computing, and the arts with virtual and augmented reality learning.

Birdsong spent one year as a full-time Firmware DevOps Co-op at Itron, Inc. in R&D. He led test automation development and execution on smart meter networks. He also completed an internship with Deloitte Consulting in their Government & Public Services sector.


  • Samuel B. Earle Award presented by Clemson University College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences, 2020

  • Design Excellence Award presented by Clemson University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2020


  1. D. Zukić, J. Cox, L. Kovach, J. Cole, J. Marron, T. Birdsong, and M. McCormick, "Bone Morphometry of Atlas-Segmented Mouse Femurs and Tibias," in 23rd International Workshop on Quantitative Musculoskeletal Imaging, 2022.
  2. T. Birdsong, B. Paniagua, J. Cole, J. Cox, S. Marron, D. Zukić, J. Vicory, and M. McCormick, "Femur Atlas Generation and Shape Analysis with Deformable Surface Registration," in 23rd International Workshop on Quantitative Musculoskeletal Imaging, 2022.

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