Tutorial - Translational medical imaging

Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Keller 3-180
Guillermo Sapiro (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)
In this talk I will describe some of our efforts in the area of translational medical imaging,
and illustrate how mathematics and formalism play a fundamental role.
I will start with our work on brain imaging, where we have developed
entire analysis pipelines, going from
fixing basic mathematical errors in the classical formulas
of high resolution diffusion imaging (HARDI), all the way
to studying gender and kinship in brain connectivity networks and
to helping neuro-surgeons in deep brain stimulation procedures.
I will then present some of our work on the analysis of the
structure of HIV and other viruses with data
obtained from cryo-tomography, a critical step in vaccine
development. Additional applications for
helping surgeons in the operating room will be mentioned as well.