Workshop IV: Image Processing for Random Shapes: Applications to Brain Mapping, Geophysics and Astrophysics

Part of the Long Program Random Shapes
May 21 - 25, 2007


Random shapes occur in many physical and biological models and applications, and image processing of these random shapes is very challenging. This workshop will bring together experts in image processing, mathematics, biology and medicine, and physical sciences. Topics discussed in the workshop include, but are not limited to: brain imaging and measures of complexity; random fields in brain science; complexity in cortex or brain morphology; shrinking and wrinkling of anatomical structures; filaments and large scale structures in the cosmos; random fields; geometry and the Gaussian free field; distribution of dark matter; 3D image processing and graphics for complex surfaces in the geophysical sciences; computational geometry for complex sets and surfaces.

Organizing Committee

Frederic Dias (École Normale Supérieure de Cachan)
Peter Jones, Chair (Yale University, Mathematics)
Stanley Osher (Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics, Mathematics)
Guillermo Sapiro (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)
Jean-Luc Starck (Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique (CEA), Mathematics)
Paul Thompson (University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Laboratory of NeuroImaging)
Keith Worsley (McGill University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics)