BioB.S. Electrical Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1988M.S. Electrical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 1990Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 1993
Professor Acton’s laboratory at UVA is called VIVA - Virginia Image and Video Analysis. They specialize in biological image analysis problems. The research emphases of VIVA include tracking, segmentation, representation, retrieval, classification and enhancement. Professor Acton has over 275 publications in the image analysis area. His recent professional service includes Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing and General Co-Chair of the IEEE International Symposisum on Biomedical Imaging.