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A Mathematical Framework for Combining Decisions of Multiple Experts toward Accurate and Remote Diagnosis of Malaria Using Tele-Microscopy

  • Sam Mavandadi,

    Affiliations: Electrical Engineering Department, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Bioengineering Department, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Steve Feng equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Steve Feng, Frank Yu

    Affiliations: Electrical Engineering Department, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Bioengineering Department, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Frank Yu equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Steve Feng, Frank Yu

    Affiliations: Electrical Engineering Department, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Bioengineering Department, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Stoyan Dimitrov,

    Affiliations: Electrical Engineering Department, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Bioengineering Department, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Karin Nielsen-Saines,

    Affiliation: Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • William R. Prescott,

    Affiliation: Hydas World Health, Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Aydogan Ozcan mail

    ozcan@ucla.edu

    Affiliations: Electrical Engineering Department, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Bioengineering Department, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, California NanoSystems Institute, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Published: October 11, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0046192

About the Authors

Sam Mavandadi, Steve Feng, Frank Yu, Stoyan Dimitrov, Aydogan Ozcan
Electrical Engineering Department, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Sam Mavandadi, Steve Feng, Frank Yu, Stoyan Dimitrov, Aydogan Ozcan
Bioengineering Department, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Karin Nielsen-Saines
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
William R. Prescott
Hydas World Health, Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Aydogan Ozcan
California NanoSystems Institute, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Aydogan Ozcan
Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: ozcan@ucla.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SM AO. Performed the experiments: SM SF FY SD AO. Analyzed the data: SM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SM SF FY SD KN WP AO. Wrote the paper: SM AO.