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6th edition of World Nanotechnology Conference

April 24-25, 2023

April 24 -26, 2023 | Orlando, USA
World Nano 2022

Using signal- and image-interpreting methods to control the production and the quality of nanomaterials

Petra Perner, Speaker at Nanomaterials Conferences
FutureLab Artificial Intelligence IBaI-2, Germany
Title : Using signal- and image-interpreting methods to control the production and the quality of nanomaterials


The production and use of nanomaterials require appropriate testing methods for the quality and effectiveness of nanomaterials for use. Signal and image processing methods play an important role in this regard. In molecular imaging, the effectiveness of contrast agents, such as graphene, can be determined by image processing. Microscope image analysis can be used to determine whether the active ingredients dock to the correct cell parts and perform their expected function there or not. Protein crystallization can be monitored with RAMAN spectroscopy and the purity and type of protein can be determined automatically by suitable signal analysis methods. The talk presents the use of automatic image-interpreting systems and methods for molecular imaging and cell image analysis. An automatic RAMAN spectroscopy system and the novel signal interpretation methods are presented. All processes are to be considered generalistic and can be applied to various fields of application for the production of nanomaterials. This allows you to give an overview of the performance and application possibilities of signal- and image-interpreting systems and can stimulate the audience to think about new applications.

Audience take-away:

  • Learn how signal- and image-interpreting methods can be used to control the production and quality of nanomaterials.
  • Tree examples will be given for molecular imaging, cell image analysis and protein crystallization with RAMAN spectroscopy.
  • It will stimulate the audience to think about usage for their application.


Petra Perner is the founder and director of the Institute of Computer Vision and Applied Computer Sciences in Leipzig, Germany. Under her leadership the institute developed to one of the leading institutes in basic and applied research in computer vision, data mining, machine learning, case-based reasoning and image databases. She received a diploma degree in electrical engineering in 1981 and a PhD degree in computer science in 1985. In 1989 she finished her habilitation entitled “A Methodology for the Development of Knowledge-Based Image-Interpretation Systems”. Under her guidance highly qualified national and international personnel got trained in the above mentioned high-technology fields through research projects and education programs. The tutorial on Data Mining (www.data-mining-tutorial.de) is a recognized tutorial among the domain experts and is especially designed for training industrial people on hot topics in data mining. She gave courses on Data Mining and Image Interpretation at different universities in various countries. She has been the project leader and principal investigator of various national and international research projects for which she received several research awards. Her projects are marked by the fact that they tie together high-class research with the aspect of the economic application. She is frequently invited as a guest professor for knowledge-based image inspection systems by several national and international institutes and companies. She supervised the foundation of two high-technology companies named ibai-solutions (www.ibai-solutions.de) and ImageInterpret GmbH (www.imageinterpret.de) whose teams received 4 distinct business prices for transferring image-interpretation and data-mining methods to industry. She was the principal founder and chairwoman of the Technical Committee “Machine Learning and Data Mining”. She is the chairwoman of three distinct conferences in Machine Learning, Data Mining and High-Content Analysis of Signals and Images called MLDM (www.mldm.de), ICDM (www.data-mining.forum.de) and MDA (www.mda-signals.de). Presently she is working on various medical, chemical and biomedical applications, information management applications, technical diagnosis and e-commerce applications. Most of the developments are protected by legal patent rights and can be licenced to qualified industries. She has published numerous scientific publications and patents and is frequently requested as pleanary speaker in distinct research fields as well as across disciplinces. Her vision is to build intelligent flexible and robust data-interpreting systems that are inspired by the human case-based reasoning process.