Date of Award


Degree Name

MS in Electrical Engineering


Electrical Engineering


Xiao-Hua (Helen) Yu


Image registration is the transformation of different sets of images into one coordinate system in order to align and overlay multiple images. Image registration is used in many fields such as medical imaging, remote sensing, and computer vision. It is very important in medical research, where multiple images are acquired from different sensors at various points in time. This allows doctors to monitor the effects of treatments on patients in a certain region of interest over time. In this thesis, artificial neural networks with curvelet keypoints are used to estimate the parameters of registration. Simulations show that the curvelet keypoints provide more accurate results than using the Discrete Cosine Transform (DCT) coefficients and Scale Invariant Feature Transform (SIFT) keypoints on rotation and scale parameter estimation.