DIMACS Workshop on Medical Applications in Computational Geometry

April 2-4, 2003
DIMACS Center, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ

Danny Chen, University of Notre Dame, dchen@cse.nd.edu
Jean-Claude Latombe, Stanford University, latombe@cs.stanford.edu
Presented under the auspices of the DIMACS Special Focus on Computational Geometry and Applications and DIMACS Special Focus on Computational Molecular Biology.

Workshop Program:


 8:10 -  8:55	Breakfast and registration

 8:55 -  9:00	Opening remarks
		Fred Roberts, Director of DIMACS

 9:00 -  9:45   Computer-Aided Navigation and Positioning in Orthopaedic 
		Leo Joskowicz, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

 9:45 - 10:30   Planning and Navigation for Robotic Radiosurgery
		Achim Schweikard, Universitat Luebeck, Germany

10:30 - 11:00   Break

11:00 - 11:45	Beam Geometry and Intensity Map Optimization in
		  Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy via Combinatorial
		Eva Lee, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University 
                  School of Medicine (joint work with Tim Fox and Ian Crocker,
		  Emory University School of Medicine)

11:45 - 12:10   Neuro-Dynamic Programming for Radiation Treatment Planning
		Michael Ferris, Meta M. Voelker, University of 
		Wisconsin -- Madison

12:10 - 12:35   Computational Geometry and Spatiotemporal Dynamics of
		  the Epileptic Human Brain: Optimization, Control, and 
		P. M. Pardalos, J. C. Sackellares, D. S. Shiau,
		  V. A. Yatsenko, University of Florida

12:35 -  2:00   Lunch

 2:00 -  2:45	Finite Element Techniques in Molecular Imaging
                Chandrajit Bajaj, University of Texas at Austin

 2:45 -  3:30   Electro-mechanical Modeling of the Right and Left
                  Ventricles for Cardiac Image Analysis
                Herve Delingette, INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France

 3:30 -  4:00   Break

 4:00 -  4:45   Medical Applications of Geometric Pattern Matching
                Helmut Alt, Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany

 4:45 -  5:10   Quadrilateral Meshes for the Registration of Human Brain
                Marcelo Siqueira, Tessa Sundaram, University of Pennsylvania,
                  Suneeta Ramaswami, Rutgers University, Jean Gallier,
                  James Gee, University of Pennsylvania

 5:10 -  5:35   Determining Bi-Plane Imaging Geometry for Reconstructing
                  3-D Vascular Structures
                Jinhui Xu, Guang Xu, Zhenming Chen, Kenneth R. Hoffmann,
                SUNY Buffalo


 8:10 -  8:50	Breakfast and registration

 8:50 -  9:35   Mathematical and Algorithmic Challenges in Radiotherapy
		Cedric X. Yu, University of Maryland School of Medicine 

 9:35 - 10:00   Geometric Algorithms and Experiments for Static Leaf 
		  Sequencing Problems in Radiation Therapy
		Danny Z. Chen, Xiaobo S. Hu, Shuang Luan, Chao Wang,
		  University of Notre Dame, Charles E. Lee, Shahid A. Naqvi,
		  Cedric X. Yu, University of Maryland School of Medicine,
		  Xiaodong Wu, University of Texas -- Pan American

10:00 - 10:30   Break

10:30 - 11:15   Deformable Bodies: Mesh Generation and Simulation
		Neil Molino, Stanford University 

11:15 - 12:00   Geometric Algorithms for Modeling Deformable Bodies
		Ming C. Lin, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

12:00 -  1:30   Lunch

 1:30 -  1:40   Biomedical Algorithms in the Geometry of Digital Spaces:
		Gabor T. Herman, CUNY Graduate Center

 1:40 -  2:00   STAPLE (Simultaneous Truth and Performance Level 
		  Estimation): A New Validation Algorithm for Judging 
		  Image Segmentations
		Simon K. Warfield, Kelly H. Zou, William M. Wells, 
		  Harvard Medical School

 2:00 -  2:20   Boundary Tracking for Both the Simple Cubic and the
		  Face-Centered Cubic Grids
		Edgar Garduno, University of California at San Diego 

 2:20 -  2:40   Early Experience Using Digital Morse Theory for Medical
		  Image Segmentation at Computer Aided Surgery, Inc.
		D. B. Karron, Computer Aided Surgery, Inc.

 2:40 -  3:00   Digital Morse Theory for Biomedical Images
		J. Cox, CUNY Brooklyn

 3:00 -  3:30   Break

 3:30 -  3:50   Analytical Properties of Discrete Planes
		Valentin E. Brimkov, Reneta P. Barneva, SUNY Fredonia

 3:50 -  4:10   Methods for Obtaining Very Thin Tunnel-Free
		  Discretizations of Polyhedral Surfaces
		Reneta P. Barneva, Valentin E. Brimkov, SUNY Fredonia

 4:10 -  4:30   Discrete Tomography from Absorbed Projections
		A. Kuba, University of Szeged, Hungary

 4:30 -  4:40   Short break

 4:40 -  6:30   Panel discussion: New Trends and Challenges in 
		Computer-Assisted Medical Research and Practice
		Danny Chen, Herve Delingette, Michael Ferris, 
		Leo Joskowicz, Jean-Claude Latombe, Eva Lee, Ming Lin, 
		Dinesh Pai, Cedric Yu

 6:30 -  8:00   Dinner (DIMACS Lounge, Room 401, CoRE Bldg.)

FRIDAY April 4

 8:10 -  8:50   Breakfast and registration

 8:50 -  9:35	Deformable Models for Medical Image Analysis
                Demetri Terzopoulos, New York University

 9:35 - 10:20   Fuzzy Connectedness and Image Segmentation
                Jayaram K. Udupa, University of Pennsylvania

10:20 - 10:50   Break

10:50 - 11:35   Simulating Cuts in Triangulated Objects
		A. Frank van der Stappen, Han-Wen Nienhuys, 
		  Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands

11:35 - 12:00   Soft-tissue and Suturing Simulation
		Joel Brown, Stanford University

12:00 - 12:25   Shock Scaffolds for 3D Shapes in Medical Applications
		Frederic F. Leymarie, Benjamin B. Kimia, 
		Brown University 

12:25 -  2:00   Lunch

 2:00 -  2:45   Geometric Problems in Ultrasound Imaging
                Dinesh K. Pai, Rutgers University    
 2:45 -  3:30   Segmentation, Modeling, and Estimation Techniques for
                  Internal Organs
                Dimitris N. Metaxas, Rutgers University

 3:30 -  4:00   Break

 4:00 -  5:45   Visit of the Center for Computational Biomedicine, Imaging 
		and Modeling and the Multisensory Computation Lab at 
		Rutgers University

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