Dr. Scott E Umbaugh's Workpage

Graduate Program Director

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering


Electrical and Computer Engineering Department


Southern Illinois University Edwardsville


Email: sumbaug@siue.edu





Master’s program: Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

PhD Program: Cooperative PhD program with Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Computer Vision and Image Processing Lab:  CVIP Laboratory

 MS degree with a concentration in CVIP: Program plan

One major ongoing project is CVIPtools, a suite of tools for computer vision and image processing that offers the experienced and new user alike the opportunity to experiment with computer imaging in an easy-to-use environment.

New edition of my imaging book, in full color with large format, published by the CRC Press of the Taylor and Francis Group.

Ø  DIGITAL IMAGE PROCESSING AND ANALYSIS: Applications with Matlab and CVIPtools, 3rd Edition. Includes our new CVIP Toolbox for Matlab with 200 functions for both human and computer vision applications.

Course Syllabi

Recent research and development projects

  • The CVIP Toolbox for Matlab
  • The New York Veterinary Foundation, “Veterinary Thermographic Image Analysis”
  • CVIPtools development - version 5.x for Windows in C#
  • Long Island Veterinary Specialists, “Veterinary Thermographic Image Analysis”
  • CVIPtools development - version 4.4 for Windows with Pattern Classification
  • Excellence in Undergraduate Education Grant,: SIUE, “Real-time Single-chip 3-D Imaging”
  • Funded University Research Grant, SIUE, “Image Processing Algorithm Automation Tool Development”
  • Krewson Reaching and Equipment Company, “Computer Vision Research and Development for Automatic Kitchen”
  • River City Software, Portsmith NH, "Lumber Bundle Analysis - Computer Vision Research"
  • Westar Corporation, "Computer Vision for Quality Control of Microdisplay Chips"
  • Using color features to classify skin tumor images
  • Using texture features to classify skin tumor images
  • Color image segmentation algorithm development
  • Wavelet/vector quantization compression
  • Deformable templates applied to skin tumor border finding
  • Helicopter image enhancement
  • High-speed film image enhancement
  • Computer vision for skin tumor image evaluation


Ø  Research funded by Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Long Island Veterinary Specialists, Krewson Reaching Equipment Company, River City Software, Westar Corporation, the National Institutes of Health, Camber Corporation, System Dynamics International, Stoecker & Associates, Stealth Technologies, the Department of Defense.


A few photos

(**which will more closely identify my homepage)

Last update January 29, 2019

Second Edition of my imaging book, DIGITAL IMAGE PROCESSING AND ANALYSIS: Human and Computer Vision Applications with CVIPtools, 2nd Edition,  Book reviews here.  Errata December 2013 -  Errata_printing2013.htm.

First edition, COMPUTER IMAGING: Digital Image Analysis and Processing, table of contents, the preface, and the front  and back covers.  Errata June 2008.