Mathematician to offer lectures on shape and neuroimaging

A mathematician who is expert in medical imaging technology offers two lectures at Bates College on Thursday, Sept. 22.

Washington Mio, professor of mathematics at Florida State University, gives an informal lecture on the analysis of shape variation and its application to neuroimaging at 4:30 p.m. in Room 104 of Hathorn Hall, 3 Andrews Road (Alumni Walk).

At 7:30 p.m. Mio discusses the mathematics of shape in the Keck Classroom (Room G52), Pettengill Hall, 4 Andrews Road.

The lectures are presented under the auspices of the mathematics department and the Richard W. Sampson Endowment Fund. Both lectures are open to the public at no cost. For more information, please contact 207-786-6143.

Mio’s research interests include pattern analysis, machine learning, geometric topology and applications in biology, computer vision and medical imaging. Many of his research projects are interdisciplinary and have been sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and the Army Research Office.

Mio earned a doctorate in mathematics from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University. He held postdoctoral positions at NYU, Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania.

The annual Richard W. Sampson Lectures at Bates honor the memory of Professor Emeritus Sampson, who served on the faculty from 1952 to 1990. He was admired for his passionate and creative teaching.

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