SFB/Transregio 161 Lecture: Ross Whitaker

May 16, 2019, 3:30 p.m. (CEST)

"Summarizing and Understanding Ensembles of Complex, High-Dimensional Objects"

Time: May 16, 2019, 3:30 p.m. (CEST)
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We announce the following talk as part of the SFB/Transregio 161:

Speaker: Ross Whitaker
Title: Summarizing and Understanding Ensembles of Complex, High-Dimensional Objects
Time: Thursday, 16 May 2019 at 3.30 am
Room: Powerwall Room University of Stuttgart, VISUS, cellar

A variety of technologies developed in diverse areas such as medical imaging, industrial inspection, and oil and gas present a common challenge-which is that the analysis of models and/or data present scientists with large collections, or ensembles, of complex data objects.     Often times, data analysists or application scientists benefit from a holistic view of the data. These views could be concise summarizes that allow people to develop intuitions about overall patterns or to confirm very general expectations, e.g. regarding data quality.   This talk describes the use of data depth and rank statistics for organizing and visualizing collections of complex data objects.

Ross Whitaker earned a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University in 1986, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina in 1994. Since 2000 he has been at the University of Utah, where he is the Director of the School of Computing and a Professor in the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute. He is a recipient of the NSF Career Award and an IEEE and AIMBE Fellow. He teaches discrete math, scientific visualization, probability and statistics, and image processing. He has leads a graduate-level research group in image analysis, geometry processing, and scientific computing, with a variety of projects supported by both federal agencies and industrial contracts. His published works have received over 13,000 citations.

Visualisierungsinstitut VISUS, Sonderforschungsbereich TRR 161

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