Yan Cao, University of Texas, Dallas will speak on:

Diffeomorphic Metric Matching with Applications in Medical Image Analysis


Detecting and monitoring the anatomy changes are crucial in disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention. We would like to develop new mathematical models and computational tools to represent and quantify the variation of biological shapes and structures associated with them. In our approach, anatomy is modeled as a deformable template and the images are viewed as the orbit under the diffeomorphic transformations acting on a template. A geodesic path is computed on the manifold of diffeomorphisms connecting two images which transforms a template into target. We have applied this method to study brain and heart MRI images.

All students and faculty are welcome to attend!