DIMACS Workshop on Discrete Mathematical Problems and Medical Applications
December 8 - 10, 1999
DIMACS Center, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ
Presented under the auspices of the Special Year on Mathematical Support for Molecular Biology.
- Ding-Zhu Du, University of Minnesota, email@example.com
- Panos M. Pardalos, University of Florida, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jie Wang, University of North Carolina, email@example.com
Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1999
Session A.1 Chair: Ding-Zhu Du
8:55-9:00 Welcome from the DIMACS Director and the Organizers
9:00-9:45 Jay Udupa, University of Pennsylvania, USA
"Some Discrete Problems in Practical Image Segmentation and
9:45-10:15 Yuri Boykov, Cornell University, USA
"Graph Cut Algorithms for Fast Approximate Energy Minimization
in Image Analysis"
Session A.2 Chair: Jie Wang
10:30-11:15 Ingela Nystrom, Uppsala University, Sweden
"Analysis of Magnetic Resonance Angiography Images
Using Skeletonization and Distance Transforms"
(joint work with Orjan Smedby, Linkoping University Hospital,
11:15-11:45 Calvin R. Maurer Jr., University of Rochester, USA
"A Linear Time Algorithm for Distance Transforms in
(joint work with Vijay Raghavan and J. Michael Fitzpatrick,
Vanderbilt University, USA)
11:45-12:15 Kaleem Siddiqi, McGill University, Canada
Session A.3 Chair: Panos M. Pardalos
2:00-2:30 Alan Sprague, University of Alabama, USA
"Frequent Set Generation for Medical Surveillance,
in the Presence of Clones"
(joint work with Stephen E. Brossette)
2:30-3:00 Tao Jiang, University of California at Riverside, USA
"A Gibbs Sampling Approach to Drug Target Search"
(joint work with Todd Wareham, Chris Trendall, and Xian Zhang)
3:00-3:30 Sven Dickinson, Rutgers University, USA
"A Spectral Encoding of Tree Structure and its Application to
Shape Indexing and Matching"
Session A.4 Chair: Bhaskar DasGupta
3:45-4:15 H. Ngo, University of Minnesota, USA
"On DNA Screening"
(joint work with Ding-Zhu Du)
4:15-4:45 Li Sheng, Drexel University, USA
"Variants of Interval Graphs and Their Applications to DNA Physical
(joint work with Chi Wang, University of Louisville, USA,
Peisen Zhang, Columbia University, USA)
4:45-5:15 R. Chandrasekaran, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA
(joint work with Young Ryu, Varghese Jacob, and S.C. Hong,
The University of Texas at Dallas)
Thursday, Dec. 9, 1999
Session B.1 Chair: Panos M. Pardalos
8:30-9:15 Michael C. Ferris, University of Wisconsin, USA
"Optimization of Gamma Knife Radiosurgery"
(joint work with David Shepard, University of Maryland School
of Medicine, USA)
9:15-9:45 Danny Chen, University of Notre Dame, USA
"Optimal Beam Penetration Problems in Two and Three Dimensions
9:45-10:15 Anthony Macula, State University of New York College at Geneseo,
"Two-Stage Group Testing for Complexes in the Presence of Errors"
(joint work with D. Torney, Los Alamos National Lab, USA,
P. Vilenkin, Moscow State University, Russia)
Session B.2 Chair: Ding-Zhu Du
10:30-11:15 Q. Jackie Wu, Case Western Reserve University, USA
"Morphology Guided Radiotherapy Treatment Planning and
11:15-11:45 Jie Wang, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA
"Complexity of Min-Max Sphere Packing with respect to Treatment
11:45-12:15 Yaorong Ge, Wake Forest University, USA
"Discrete Methods in Virtual Endoscopy"
Session B.3 Q. Jackie Wu
2:00-2:45 Peter Hall, University of Bath, UK
"A Model for Learning Human Vascular Anatomy"
2:45-3:30 Sanguthevar Rajasekaran, University of Florida, USA
"Efficient Algorithms for Similarity Search"
(joint work with Hu, Luo, Nick, Pardalos, Sahni, and Shaw)
Session B.4 Chair: Jie Wang
3:45-5:15 Panel Discussion: Discrete Mathematical Problems in Medical
Panelists: Peter Hall, University of Bath, UK
Calvin R. Maurer Jr., University of Rochester, USA
Ingela Nystrom, Uppsala University, Sweden
Jay Udupa, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Friday, Dec. 10, 1999
Session C.1 Chair: Jie Wang
8:30-9:15 Olvi Mangasarian, University of Wisconsin, USA
"Breast Cancer Survival and Chemotherapy Analysis via Support
(joint work with Y.-J. Lee and W. H. Wolberg,
University of Wisconsin, USA)
9:15-9:45 Anand Rangarajan, Yale University, USA
"An Integrated Pose and Correspondence Approach to Image Matching"
9:45-10:15 G. T. Herman, University of Pennsylvania, USA
"Medical Applications of Discrete Tomography"
(joint work with A. Kuba, Jozsef Attila
University, Hungary, and Andrew Todd-Pokropek,
University College London, UK)
Session C.2 Chair: Li Sheng
10:30-11:15 Leon D. Iasemidis, University of Florida, USA
"Transition to Epileptic Seizures - An Optimization Approach
into Its Dynamics"
(joint work with Panos M. Pardalos)
11:15-11:45 Guoliang Xue, University of Vermont, USA
"Fast Algorithms for Force-Field Computation in Molecular Clusters"
11:45-12:15 Bhaskar DasGupta, Rutgers University, USA
"On Computing Distances Between Evolutionary Trees"
Contacting the Center
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