Seminars at the Faculty of Informatics

Numerical Geometry of Shapes and Images

SPEAKER: Prof. Ron Kimmel, Department of Computer Science, Technion
DATE: Thursday, April 14th 2011
PLACE: USI Università della Svizzera italiana, room SI-006, Black building (Via G. Buffi 13)
TIME: 15.30

ABSTRACT:
This talk is a review of several research projects I was involved in during recent years. I will touch upon
1. Efficient eikonal solvers, namely the fast marching method, distance maps and minimal geodesics.
2. Color images as surfaces and the Laplace-Beltrami framework  for color image processing.
3. Geometric-variational framework for edge detection and integration.
4. Multidimensional scaling, texture mapping, and isometric invariant signatures.

BIO:
Ron Kimmel is a Professor of Computer Science at the Technion. He held a post-doctoral position at UC Berkeley and a visiting professorship at Stanford University. He has worked in various areas of image and shape analysis in computer vision, image processing, and computer graphics. Kimmel's interest in recent years has been non-rigid shape processing and analysis, medical imaging and computational biometry, numerical optimization of problems with a geometric flavor, and applications of metric geometry and differential geometry. Kimmel is an IEEE Fellow for his contributions to image processing and non-rigid shape analysis. He is an author of two books, an editor of one, and an author of numerous articles. He is the founder of the Geometric Image Processing Lab. and a founder and advisor of several successful image processing and analysis companies.

HOST: Prof.  Michael Bronstein

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