About Mitch Parry

I joined the computer science faculty at Appalachian State University in 2012 after spending five years as a postdoc in the Biomedical Engineering Department at Emory University and Georgia Tech. My work focuses on separating underlying source signals from mixed sensor recordings. For example, audio signals contain a mixture of source signals such as voices or musical instruments; multispectral quantum dot images contain mixed emissions from multiple quantum dots; mass spectrometry tissue images contain the mixed contribution of multiple tissue types; and surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy contains the mixed contribution of multiple materials. My work helps to untangle the contributions of multiple effects to aid in visualization, quantification, and prediction. I am particularly interested in working on interdisciplinary projects and collaborating with researchers in the arts & sciences, and I welcome the opportunity to work with students on research projects. For example, I have worked with students from computer science and other disciplines to apply computational techniques to problems in music, chemistry, biology, and biomedical informatics.

As a student, I attended Georgia Institute of Technology as a member of the Computational Perception Laboratory, where I received a Ph.D. in computer science in 2007. I completed my undergraduate work at the University of Virginia, where I received a B.S. in computer science with a minor in electrical engineering in 2000.

Courses I Teach

Neural Networks, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Graphics, Digital Image Processing, Data Mining, Data Visualization