Thursday, July 13

Computational Anatomy and the Infinite Dimensional Diffeomorphisms

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Room: Imperial Ballroom - ML
Chair: Trachette Jackson, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Over the past 10 years computational anatomy has emerged as a quantitative subfield of Medical Image Analysis. Computational anatomy is the study of biological shape via the infinite dimensional diffeomorphisms. This talk will review progress on (i) the construction of the group of diffeomorphisms via flows, (ii) the model of the anatomical orbit as a group action of diffeomorphisms on exemplars (deformable template) with associated metric structure, and (iii) the variational problems associated with inference of the hidden flows connecting configurations in the anatomical orbit. Applications will be described to metric comparison of shapes in human anatomy and in growth and development sequences.

Michael I. Miller
Johns Hopkins University

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