The Department of Computer Science at the University of Cyprus cordially invites you to the Colloquium entitled:

Men and Mice in Motion - Some Examples of Image Analysis Methods in Medicine


Speaker: Prof. Tomas Gustavsson
Affiliation: Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Category: Colloquium
Location: Room 148, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences (FST-01), 1 University Avenue, 2109 Nicosia, Cyprus (directions)
Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Time: 15:00-16:00 EET
Host: Costas Pattichis (pattichi AT

This talk presents some examples of advanced image analysis methods with applications to cardiovascular- and cellular research. Dynamic programming is being used for 2D spatial boundary detection in ultrasound carotid artery images. Furthermore, an extension to 3D (space + time) is given. Hidden Markov Modelling is applied for modelling stem cell motion pattern in light microscopy. Finally, it is shown how these and other image analysis methods can be applied in a murder trial.

Short Bio:
Tomas Gustavsson received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden. In 1991, Gustavsson spent a Post Doc at the Medical Research Council, Edinburgh, UK, carrying out research on automated cytogenetics. In 2003, he spent a sabbatical in the US collaborating with the Texas Heart Institute and Rice University, Houston Texas. Since 1997, Gustavsson is acting as a Professor in the Department of Signals and Systems, Chalmers University of Technology.Gustavsson is active in the field of bioimaging and image analysis. In close collaboration with biologists (in the cardiovascular, neuro and cellular fields) he is responsible for developing imaging platforms and image analysis (pattern recognition) software algorithms. Gustavsson is the founder and Director of Image and Data Analysis, a company providing quantitative ultrasonic image analysis software with applications to basic science, clinical diagnostics, and drug trials. This software is being used in numerous collaborative projects running at leading US Universities such as Johns Hopkins/Baltimore, Harvard/Boston, Cornell/ New York, New York University Medical School, Yale, and many others.

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