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
"To me, the most curious thing of all is incuriosity. I just don't get it. "Cormac McCarthy
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 machine learning for image and video analysis, AI for education, tracking, segmentation, and enhancement. Professor Acton has over 325 publications in the image and video 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.