Naveen. N.

Work place: Department of Computer Science & Engineering, M. S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi, 590018, India



Research Interests: Machine Learning, Image Processing, Deep Learning


Naveen. N. is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the department of Computer Science at Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Bengaluru, India. He has completed his bachelor’s in Information Science and Engineering, from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi, India, and Master’s degree in Computer Network engineering, from Visvesvaraya technological University, Belagavi, India. He is currently pursuing his Ph. D in the field of Artificial Intelligence under the guidance of Dr. Nagaraj. G. Cholli from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi. He is interested in research areas including Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Image Processing.

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Enhancing Early Alzheimer's Disease Detection: Leveraging Pre-trained Networks and Transfer Learning

By Naveen. N. Nagaraj. G. Cholli

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 Feb. 2024

Alzheimer's Disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder affecting millions worldwide. Early and accurate AD detection is crucial for timely intervention and improving patient outcomes. Lately, there have been notable advancements in using deep learning approaches to classify neuroimaging data associated with Alzheimer's disease. These methods have shown substantial progress in achieving accurate classification results. Nevertheless, the concept of end-to-end learning, which has the potential to harness the benefits of deep learning fully, has yet to garner extensive focus in the realm of neuroimaging. This is attributed mainly to the persistent challenge in neuroimaging, namely the limited data availability. This study employs neuroimages and Transfer Learning (TL) to identify early signs of AD and different phases of cognitive impairment. By employing transfer learning, the study uses Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) images from the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging (ADNI) database to classify images into various categories, such as Cognitively Normal (CN), Early Mild Cognitive Impairment (EMCI), Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), Late Mild Cognitive Impairment (LMCI), and Alzheimer's Disease (AD). The classification task involves training and testing three pre-trained networks: VGG-19, ResNet-50, and Inception V3. The study evaluates the performance of these networks using the confusion matrix and its associated metrics. Among the three models, ResNet-50 achieves the highest recall rate of 99.25%, making it more efficient in detecting the early stages of AD development. The study further examines the performance of the pre-trained networks on a class-by-class basis using the parameters derived from the confusion matrix. This comprehensive analysis provides insights into how each model performs for different classes within the AD classification framework. Overall, the research underscores the potential of deep learning and transfer learning in advancing early AD detection and emphasizes the significance of utilizing pre-trained models for this purpose.

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