TCBG Seminar

BioPSE: A Biomedical Problem Solving Environment

Professor Chris Johnson
Director, Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah

Monday, November 19, 2001
3:00 pm (CT)
3269 Beckman Institute


In this talk I will present recent research results in computational neuroscience, imaging, and cardiology within the context of an interactive problem-solving environment (BioPSE) for biomedical applications. As opposed to the typical "off-line" simulation mode - in which the scientist manually sets input parameters, computes results, visualizes the results via a separate visualization package, then starts again at the beginning - BioPSE "closes the loop" and allows interactive steering of the design, computation, and visualization phases of the simulation. I will provide examples of several driving applications of steering and interactive visualization in cardiology (defibrillation simulation and device design), neuroscience (new inverse source localization techniques and surgical planning), and imaging (new methods for interactive visualization of large-scale 3D MRI and CT volumes, and introduce new methods for diffusion tensor imaging).

Tea and coffee will be served in R3151 Beckman Institute at 2:15pm.

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