Joseph Vitale

vitaleMorrill Hall 117/115
Phone:  203.392.5811
Email:  vitalej1@southernct.edu 

  Fall 2011

Office Hours

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OTHERWISE BY APPOINTMENT


Education

M.S. in Epidemiology/Biostatistics
Yale University
New Haven, CT

M.S. in Mathematics
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY

B.S. in Mathematics (Cum Laude)
Fairfield University
Fairfield, CT

Research

Statistical Approaches to Image Processing, Evolutionary Algorithms, especially Cellular Automata, and Chaos Theory. Extensive use of SAS in these interests. 

Publications

Gallup, P., Vitale, JN, "Mapping Neighborhoods for a Community Health Assessment: Results from Danbury, Connecticut"; APHA, 131st Annual Meeting: Spatial Analysis and Mapping, Nov. 2003, San Francisco, CA (Accepted for presentation)

DaPonte, JS, Vitale, JN, Parikh, JA, Tselioudes, G., "Tracking Remotely Sensed Cloud Images in Time and Space", SPIE Proceedings: Visualization of Temporal and Spatial Data for Civilian and Defense Applications, Vol. 4368, April 2001.

Parikh, JA, DaPonte, JS, Vitale, JN, Tselioudes, G, "An Evolutionary System for Recognition and Tracking of Synoptic-Scale Storm Systems", Pattern Recognition Lett. 20, 1389-1396, 1999.

Parikh, JA, DaPonte, JS, Vitale, JN, Tselioudes, G., "Application of Evolutionary Techniques to Temporal Classification of Cloud Systems Using Satellite Imagery",; SPIE Proceedings: Applications and Science of Computational Intelligence, Vol. 3390, pp 69-78,April, 1998.

Parikh, JA, DaPonte, JS, Vitale, JN, Tselioudes, G., "Comparison of Genetic Algorithm Systems with Neural Network and Statistical Techniques for Analysis of Cloud Structures in Midlatitude Storm Systems",; Pattern Recognition Lett., pp. 1347-1351. 1997.

DaPonte, JS, Vitale, JN, Tselioudis, Rossow, "Analysis and Classification of Remote Sensed Cloud Imagery Discriminators",; SPIE Conference on Applications of Artificial Neural Networks VIII, at Orlando, FL, April, 1997. (Presented and Published in Proceedings)

DaPonte, JS, Vitale, JN, "Comparison of Feature-Based and Raw Gray-Level Intensity as Pattern-Recognition Discriminators in Image Processing", Northeast SAS User's Group Seventh Annual Conference, at Philadelphia, PA, October, 1994.

DaPonte JS, Parikh J, Vitale JN, Decker J., "Ultrasonic Image Texture Classification Using Markov Random Field Models", SPIE Conference on Applications of Artificial Neural Networks V, Vol 2243, pp. 266-271, April, 1994.

DaPonte JS, Vitale JN, "The Application of SAS Procedures in the Evaluation of the Fractal Dimension as a Pattern Recognition Feature", NorthEast SAS Users Group Sixth Annual Conference, at Springfield, MA, November, 1993

Selenskas SL, Teta MJ, Vitale JN, "Pancreatic Cancer Among Workers Processing Synthetic Resins",; Am. J Ind Med, 28, pp. 385-398, 1995.

Selenskas SL, Teta MJ, Vitale JN, "Pancreatic Cancer Among Workers Processing Synthetic Resins", presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Epidemiologic Research at Keystone, CO, June, 1993

Teta MJ, Benson LO, Vitale JN, "Mortality Study of Ethylene Oxide Workers in Chemical Manufacturing: A Ten-Year Update", British Journal of Industrial Medicine, 50:704-709, 1993.

DaPonte JS, Parikh J, Vitale JN, Decker J "Evaluation of the Fractal Dimension as a Pattern Recognition Feature Using Neural Networks", SPIE Conference on Applications of Artificial Neural Networks IV, Vol. 1965, pp. 221-231, 1993.

Most other recent publications or technical writings have taken the form of reports to the municipalities, institutions and organizations for whom projects were designed and completed and sometimes characterized as confidential; occasional newspaper op-ed pieces have been published.

Grants

Connecticut State Health Department Grant - for creation of the database behind the Connecticut Cancer Atlas (1935-1985), upon the 50th anniversary of the Connecticut Tumor Registry

Connecticut State University Research Grant - for research "Computerized Geographic Information Systems in Support of Municipal Reapportionment" (1991)

Connecticut State University Research Grant - for research "Demographic and Socioeconomic Profiles of Neighborhoods in Proximity to Specified Sites" (1994)

Connecticut State University Research Grant - for research "Design and Implementation of SAS Pattern Recognition Algorithms in Support of Remote-Sensed Cloud Imagery Analysis" (1998)

Connecticut State University Research Grant - for research "The Application of Cluster Analytic and Other Multivariate techniques to Pattern Recognition and Related Image Processing Problems" (1999)

Connecticut State Health Department Grant(s) - two grants awarded and successfully completed for research and/or programming analysis re: (1) Enhancement of the Annual Connecticut Health Registry Report (2) Study of Diabetes in Connecticut (1985-1995) using the Connecticut Mortality Database. These grants were awarded through the SCSU system.