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The Geometry of Shape

  • Speaker:   Professor  Stephen Marsland  (Massey University, New Zealand)
  • Host:   Jonathan Shapiro
  • 2nd July 2014 at 14:00 in Kilburn L.T. 1.4
Shapes -- loosely defined as smooth curves and surfaces where size, orientation, and position are irrelevant -- appear in many areas of signal processing, not least image analysis, including medical images. In this talk I will give an overview of the field from an unashamedly partisan viewpoint and highlight applications in a variety of areas. Some parts of the work are joint with Carole Twining.

Bio: Stephen Marsland has a BA in Maths from Oxford, and then moved to Manchester, completing his PhD in the Department of Computer Science in 2001, supervised by Jon Shapiro and the late Ulrich Nehmzow. He was a postdoc in the Division of Imaging Science and Biomedical Engineering (ISBE) before moving to Massey University in New Zealand in 2004, initially as a lecturer. He was appointed as Professor of Scientific Computing in 2012. His research interests are in shape analysis and diffeomorphism groups, information geometry, machine learning and complexity, and various applications of this work to medical and biological data.
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