Invited Speakers

Michael Bronstein

Dr. Michael Bronstein is an assistant professor in the Institute of Computational Science, Faculty of Informatics, University of Lugano, Switzerland. Michael received a B.Sc. from the Department of Electrical Engineering in 2002 and Ph.D. from the Department of Computer Science, Technion (Israel Institute of Technology) in 2007. His main research interests include theoretical and computational methods in metric geometry and their application to problems in computer vision, pattern recognition, shape analysis, computer graphics, image processing, and machine learning. Talk abstract 

Sylvain  Prima

Sylvain Prima is a researcher in the INRIA VisAGesProject since 2003. In 1997 he received a MS degree in applied mathematics and in 2001 a Ph.D degree, both from the University of Paris IX. He is currently developing surface-based methods for the analysis of brain anatomy and especially of its asymmetry. 

Mikko Kaasalainen

Mikko K.J. Kaasalainen is a professor of mathematics at the department of mathematics at Tampere University of Technology, tampere, Finland. He received the M.Sc. degree from the University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, in 1990 and a Ph.D.degree from the University of Oxford,Oxford, U.K., in 1994, both in theoretical physics. His research interests includes inverse problems, applied mathematics, mathematical modelling, and geometry and their applications in, e.g., planetary and space research, galactic dynamics, hamiltonian systems in astrophysics, geophysics, signal processing, and remote sensing, environmental studies Talk abstract.

Silvia Biasotti

Silvia Biasotti graduated in Mathematics at the University of Genova in 1998. Since then, she has been in the staff of the Shape Modelling Group at the IMATI-CNR Genova. She got a Ph.D. in Mathematics and Applications in 2004 and a Ph.D. in Information and Communication Technologies in 2008, both at the University of Genova. Her research interests include computational topology, 3D shape analysis, matching, classification and retrieval using topological descriptors. Talk abstract  

Jyrki Lötjönen

Jyrki Lötjönen, VTT, Finland