Rodney Summerscales

Title: Assistant Professor
Office Location: Haughey Hall 330
Phone: (269) 471-3694

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BS, Computer Science
Andrews University

MS, Computer Science and Engineering
Pennsylvania State University

PhD, Computer Science
Illinois Institute of Technology


Current Research or Professional Activities:

Research interests

Summarizing scientific research, natural language processing and machine learning.

I am interested in automatic methods for extracting experimental results from scientific publications for the purpose of summarization.



R.L. Summerscales. Automatic summarization of clinical abstracts for evidence-based medicine. Ph.D. Thesis, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2013. [BibTex] [pdf]

R.L. Summerscales, S. Argamon, S. Bai, J. Hupert, and A. Schwartz. Automatic summarization of results from clinical trials. In Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM 2011), 2011. [BibTex] [pdf]

R.L. Summerscales, S. Argamon, J. Hupert, A. Schwartz. Identifying Treatments, Groups, and Outcomes in Medical Abstracts. The Sixth Midwest Computational Linguistics Colloquium (MCLC 2009), 2009. [BibTex] [pdf]

R.L. Summerscales. Three-Dimensional Texture Classification using the Discrete Cosine Transform. M.S. Thesis, Pennsylvania State University, 2005. [BibTex] [pdf]

G.W. Burdick, R.D. Robertson, R.L. Summerscales. Electric-Dipole 4fN-4fN transition intensity parametrizations for lanthanides: an examination of local minima. Journal of Alloys & Compounds. v323-324, July 2001:778-782.

G.W. Burdick, R.L. Summerscales, S.M. Crooks, M.F. Reid, F.S. Richardson. Electric-Dipole 4fN-4fN transition intensity parametrizations for lanthanides: multiple indistinguishable parameter sets and multiple local minima. Journal of Alloys & Compounds. v303, May 2000:376-382.

J. Wolfer, S.H. Lee, J. Sandelski, R. Summerscales, J. Soble, J. Roberge. Endocardial Border detection in contrast enhanced echocardiographic cineloops using a pulse coupled neural network. 1999 Computers in Cardiology. 26:185-188.

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