Applied Data Analysis and Image Processing,   Simon Alexander,   University of Houston,  Wed, 1 July, 2009,   2:00 p.m. A-233


Signal and image processing give rise to many interesting data mining applications and decision problems, involving a broad range of mathematics.  In this talk I will discuss some recent work in medical image processing. Medical applications arising generate interesting (and often complex) data sets and in turn modeling and decision making questions.  Model building for data representation and analysis leads to problems of cluster analysis, segmentation, optimization of energy functions, automated classification and decision.  I will present a quality control solution for an ubiquitous tool of nano-medicine namely the production of silicon chips each carrying vast numbers of nano-scale pores. I will also discuss medical modeling of organs by 3D-image analysis, in the case of Mitral Valve functional diagnosis.