Senior Design Projects

ECS193 A/B Winter & Spring 2021

**Interactive 2D Fourier maps of cells**

Email |
gquon@ucdavis.edu |

Name |
Gerald Quon |

Affiliation |
UC Davis (Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology) |

**Project's details**

Project title |
Interactive 2D Fourier maps of cells |

Background |
The Fourier and 2D Fourier transforms are well-studied transformations that have a wide range of applications in signal processing. When applied to images, Fourier transforms can be used in applications such as denoising. Recently, molecular biologists have started to produce large 2D maps of slices of human tissue. The data these biologists produce can be viewed as a 2D grid, where each ‘pixel’ in the grid takes on a one-of-K encoding (corresponding to identification of one of K types of cells, or ‘no cell’). Figure 1 illustrates an example of this data. The goal of biologists is now to look at these 2D images of cells from tissues like the brain, and identify ‘spatial motifs’, or recurring patterns of groups of cells (see Figure 2). |

Description |
Students working on this project will implement a GUI that performs the following tasks: (1) Load a biological image; (2) Visualize the raw biological image (e.g. Figure 1) (3) Visualize the 2D Fourier transformation of that image (4) Provides interactive controls to allow filtering of the Fourier coefficients of the image (5) Provide a reconstruction of the image (after filtering is applied) |

Deliverable |
(1) A working prototype of the GUI, implemented either as a standalone package, or with a web interface. (2) Code that implemented the app submitted to a GitHub repository. (3) Comprehensive documentation of code. |

Skill set desirable |
Python programming |

Phone number |
8574130662 |

Client time availability |
30-60 min weekly or more |

IP requirement |
Open source project |

Attachment |
Click here |

Selected |
N/A |

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TA |
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