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Image Science
Accelerating the Pace of System Design and Task-Based Evaluation
June 8-13, 2014
Stonehill College
Easton, MA
Chair:
Kyle J. Myers

Vice Chair:
Richard G. Paxman

The tremendous pace of innovation in imaging technologies offers society a tantalizing array of potential methods for understanding the underlying mechanisms of disease progression, climate change, agricultural conditions, and the evolution of distant galaxy systems, to name just a few application areas. Imaging is enabling less invasive and more effective interventions in medicine, and improved clinical trial methodologies for determining therapeutic efficacy of new compounds faster and with fewer patients on experimental regimens. In other application areas, imaging methods are being advanced to address national security needs, to track environmental states, and to search for planets that have the potential to support life. While the application areas seeking imaging solutions are broad and varied, they are tied together by common technical issues related to the enormity of the data sets generated by modern imaging systems and the unique issues associated with the evaluation of imaging devices for their objective comparison and optimization.

More powerful tools and assessment strategies are needed for accurate and objective evaluation of emerging imaging technologies with fewer resources. These tools must include accurate computational models of the entire imaging chain: models for the objects at the front end of the systems, models of the physics of the image formation process, and, finally, the process by which inferences are optimally drawn from the resulting data sets. Imaging data sets can be extremely large, containing information in space, time, wavelength or energy, and possibly other dimensions as well. Tools for the rigorous, objective, quantitative evaluation of the entire chain, from objects to images to observers (human or machine algorithm) need to be advanced and promulgated to allow for comparisons of effectiveness of new imaging strategies under development. This Gordon Research Conference will provide a unique venue bringing together an interdisciplinary array of scientists with expertise in the fundamental mathematics and physics of imaging systems, computational modeling of imaging processes, and the multivariate statistical methods needed for analyzing "big data" to accelerate the pace of imaging-system development, evaluation, and adoption for maximum impact on public health and society as a whole.


Contributors

SUNDAY
2:00 pm - 9:00 pmArrival and Check-in
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:30 pmMethodologies and Observers for Objective Assessment of Image Quality
7:40 pm - 7:50 pmDiscussion Leader: Craig Abbey (University of California, Santa Barbara)
7:50 pm - 8:25 pmChristopher Dainty (University College London)
"Image Science and Mobile Phone Cameras"
8:25 pm - 8:40 pmDiscussion
8:40 pm - 9:15 pmHarrison H. Barrett (University of Arizona)
"New Approaches to Objective Assessment of Image Quality"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
MONDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmUse of Object Models and Priors in Imaging
9:00 am - 9:10 amDiscussion Leader: Michael Insana (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
9:10 am - 9:45 amJim Duncan (Yale University)
"Model-Based Strategies for Biomedical Image Analysis"
9:45 am - 10:05 amDiscussion
10:05 amCoffee Break
10:40 am - 11:15 amJeff Fessler (University of Michigan)
"Image Reconstruction for Low-Dose X-Ray CT"
11:15 am - 11:35 amDiscussion
11:35 am - 12:10 pmAlan Yuille (University of California, Los Angeles)
"Compositional Models of Natural Images"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmTask-Based Design of Imaging Systems
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmDiscussion Leader: Jannick Rolland (University of Rochester)
7:40 pm - 8:15 pmEric Frey (Johns Hopkins University)
"End-to-End Optimization of Instrumentation and Reconstruction for Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography"
8:15 pm - 8:35 pmDiscussion
8:35 pm - 9:10 pmEric Clarkson (University of Arizona)
"Optimal Channelized Quadratic Observers for Detection and Estimation Tasks"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
TUESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:30 amGroup Photo
9:00 am - 12:30 pmImaging in Four or More Dimensions
9:00 am - 9:10 amDiscussion Leader: Robert Guenther (Duke University)
9:10 am - 9:45 amTim Schulz (Michigan Tech)
"Utilizing the Four-Dimensional Mutual Intensity for Two-Dimensional Imaging"
9:45 am - 10:05 amDiscussion
10:05 amCoffee Break
10:40 am - 11:15 amRichard Leahy (University of Southern California)
"Integration of Multimodal Brain Imaging Data"
11:15 am - 11:35 amDiscussion
11:35 am - 12:10 pmJohn Gore (Vanderbilt University)
"Quantitative Multimodal Imaging Biomarkers"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmExtraction of Information from Multiple Time Points and Imaging Platforms
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmDiscussion Leader: Joseph (Jody) A. O'Sullivan (Washington University in St. Louis)
7:40 pm - 8:15 pmChristine De Mol (Free University of Brussels)
"Recent Results on Blind Image Inversion"
8:15 pm - 8:35 pmDiscussion
8:35 pm - 9:10 pmPaul Carson (University of Michigan)
"Segmented Pulse Echo Ultrasound Images to Correct Limited-Angle Ultrasound Transmission Tomography of Temperature, Speed and Attenuation of Sound as Well as X-Ray Tomosynthesis"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
WEDNESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmImage Science in Astronomy
9:00 am - 9:10 amDiscussion Leader: Peter Lawson (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
9:10 am - 9:45 amPeter Tuthill (University of Sydney)
"Self-Calibrating Observables for Fourier Synthesis Imaging in Optical Stellar Interferometry"
9:45 am - 10:05 amDiscussion
10:05 amCoffee Break
10:40 am - 11:15 amLaurent Pueyo (Space Telescope Science Institute)
"Imaging Techniques for Exo-Planet Characterization"
11:15 am - 11:35 amDiscussion
11:35 am - 12:10 pmMatthew Kenworthy (Leiden Observatory)
"Focal-Plane Wavefront Sensing with Coronagraphs for High-Contrast Imaging"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:00 pm - 7:30 pmBusiness Meeting
Nominations for the Next Vice Chair; Fill in Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss Future Site and Scheduling Preferences; Election of the Next Vice Chair
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmCompressive and Coded Sensing Systems
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmDiscussion Leader: Ravi Athale (Office of Naval Research)
7:40 pm - 8:15 pmDavid Brady (Duke University)
"Compressive Tomography"
8:15 pm - 8:35 pmDiscussion
8:35 pm - 9:10 pmAmit Ashok (University of Arizona)
"An Information-Theoretic Approach to Computational Imaging"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
THURSDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmAdaptive Imaging
9:00 am - 9:10 amDiscussion Leader: Jack Hoppin (inviCRO)
9:10 am - 9:45 amMatt Kupinski (University of Arizona)
"Adaptive Imaging in Medicine and Homeland Security"
9:45 am - 10:05 amDiscussion
10:05 amCoffee Break
10:40 am - 11:15 amJason Fleischer (Princeton)
"Computational Imaging with Spatial Nonlinearity"
11:15 am - 11:35 amDiscussion
11:35 am - 12:10 pmOlivier Guyon (University of Arizona and National Observatory of Japan)
"Direct Imaging of Habitable Planets with the Next Generation of Large Ground-Based Telescopes"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmUnconventional Imaging
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmDiscussion Leader: Ramesh Raskar (MIT Media Lab)
7:40 pm - 8:15 pmJim Fienup (University of Rochester)
"Imaging by Phase Retrieval"
8:15 pm - 8:35 pmDiscussion
8:35 pm - 9:10 pmRamesh Raskar (MIT Media Lab)
"Extreme Imaging"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
FRIDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1R13EB018686 - 01 from the (National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB). The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

 
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