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GEOMETRY, STATISTICS AND IMAGE ANALYSIS.
(DEDICATED TO FRITS RUYMGAART)
5th Annual Red Raider Mini-symposium
November 17-19, 2005
- To provide a forum for advancing the interface between geometry,
statistics and image analysis.
- To train individuals in interdisciplinary aspects of problem
- To provide a forum for mathematical and statistical communities,
especially early-career researchers and graduate students to interact
with outstanding scholars and learn about new research venues and open
- To encourage women and under-represented minorities to pursue
careers in areas that bridge geometry, statistics and image
- Prof. Rudy
Beran, University of
California, Davis. Professor Beran is
internationally renowned for his contributions to robust statistics,
directional data analysis, and bootstrapping.
Rabi Bhattacharya, University of Arizona. Professor Bhattacharya
is internationally renowned for his contributions to large
sample theory, Edgeworth expansions and bootstrapping, statistics on
manifolds and stochastic partial differential equations.
- Prof. Ronald Butler, Colorado State
Professor Butler is internationally renowned for his contributions to
saddlepoint methods, systems theory and stochastic networks, special
function approximations, robustness and likelihood inference.
- Prof. Dipak Dey, University of
Connecticut. Professor Dey is internationally renowed for his
contributions to Bayesian modeling , computational statistics, cecision
theory, multivariate analysis, reliability and survival analysis,
statistical shape analysis, and statistical genetics.
- Prof. John Kent,
University of Leeds. Professor Kent is internationally renowned
for his contributions to multivariate statistics, shape analysis and
stochastic models for protein structure, robustness, spatial
- Prof. Peter Kim,
University of Guelph.
Professor Kim is internationally renowned for his contributions to the
interface between geometry and statistics, density estimation on
Riemannian manifolds and applications of statistics to image
- Prof. Madan Puri, Indiana
University. Professor Puri is internationally renowned for his
nonparametric statistics, splines, tests of normality, fuzzy sets and
measures, stochastic processes, statistics of directional data, random
sets, and time series.
OUTSTANDING EARLY-CAREER SPEAKERS
- Dr.Stephan Huckemann, Goettingen University. Dr
Huckemann is a member of the Institute for Mathematical Stochastics at
the Goettingen University.
His research concerns principal component analysis for shape spaces.
- Dr. Kathryn Leonard, Caltech and MSRI
(Mathematical Sciences Research Institute). Dr. Leonard is presently a
von Karman instructor in the Department of Applied and Computational
Mathematics at Caltech. Her research interests include efficient
coverings of spaces of two-dimensional shapes using a Cą-type
metric, and in particular, in comparing the efficiency of representing
a 2D shape by its medial axis with efficiency of direct representation
of the boundary curve.
- Prof. Anuj Srivastava, Florida State
University. Dr. Srivastava is the coordinator of the laboratory for
computational vision at Florida State University.
research concerns "image understanding" which aims to develop automated
systems that can match human abilities in analyzing images.
CVIAL INVITED SPEAKER
- Dr. Hilary Thompson, Lousiana State
University, New Orleans. Dr. Thompson is member of the Biological
Visualization Center at the Lousiana State University Eye Center. His
research concerns statistical analysis of hyperspectral biomedical
GRADUATE STUDENT/YOUNG RESEARCHER POSTER SESSION
Dr. Eun-Joo Lee is organizing the graduate student/young researcher
poster session. She has published a poster session webpage at
www2.ic.edu/elee/poster.html. Please contact her if you are interested
in presenting a poster at Red Raider 2005.
Dr. Eun-Joo Lee
List of Participants
All talks on November 17th will be given in Chemistry 113. All
talks on the 18th will be given in the Red Raider Lounge which is
located in the Student Union Building.
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 17, 2005
| 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
Mathematics Room 238)
|1:30 pm-2:00 pm
|Opening Address: Dean O. Smith, Vice
President for Research
| 2:00 pm-2:30 pm
Professor Madan Puri
| 2:30 pm -2:45 pm
| 2:45 pm-3:45 pm
| 3:45 pm -4:00 pm
| 4:00 pm -5:00 pm
Professor Rudy Beran
|5:00pm -5:15 pm
Conference Reception at Lawrence Schovanec's
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 18, 2005
| 9:00 am-10:00 am
| 10:00 am-11:00 am
Professor Rabi Bhattacharya
| 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Professor John Kent
| 12:00 pm -1:00 pm
| 1:00 pm -2:00 pm
| 2:00 pm -2:15 pm
| 2:15 pm -3:15 pm
Professor Peter Kim
| 3:15 pm -3:30 pm
| 3:30 pm -4:30 pm
| 4:30 pm -5:00 pm
Hilary Thompson (CVIAL Invited Speaker)
| 5:00 pm -5:30 pm
Student/Young Researcher Poster Session ( Dr. Eun-Joo Lee;Organizer)(Location: Canyon Room, Student Union Buliding)
| 6:30 pm -9:00 pm
Banquet in the Red Raider Lounge
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 19, 2005
| 9:00 am
Pick-up (To Palo Duro
| 11:30 am-12:30 pm
| 12:30 pm -3:00 pm
| 3:00 pm
Pick-up (Back to Lubbock)
The mini-symposium is primarily sponsored with
the generous support from Prof. Frits
Ruymgaart's Paul Whitfield Endowed Horn
Professorship and by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Horn
Professor Sunanda D. Mitra is providing support for the
CVIAL invited speaker. The National Science Foundation is
providing travel support for junior participants. The material
presented is based upon work partially supported by the National
Science Foundation under Grant No. 0541993.
On Saturday (November 19), a local sight-seeing tour is arranged to
Palo Duro Canyon State Park ,
approximately two hours away from Lubbock. In this social session the
participants, especially the graduate students and early-career
researchers, will have the opportunity to visit and interact with the
speakers in an informal atmosphere.
There is NO registration fee for the conference. However, each
participant will be charged a nominal amount of $35 towards the
Conference Banquet, Lunch and Transportation to Palo Duro.
TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION
Flying to Lubbock : Service to Lubbock International
Airport include Southwest Airlines, Continental Airlines,
American Airlines, and Delta Airlines. For more information on LIA or
the City of Lubbock, visit the
Lubbock Convention & Tourism Bureau . Available transportation
service from LIA, located approximately 15 minutes from the conference
hotels, includes City Cab (806) 765-7474, Yellow Cab (806) 765-7777,
Royal Cab (806) 749 5333, VIP Royal coach Private Service (806) 795
3888, Limousines of Lubbock (806) 743 5466, Lone Star Limousine (888)
286 5466, White Knights Limousines (806) 799 3366.
Driving to Lubbock : Centrally located
between Dallas, Texas, and Albuquerque, New Mexico, Interstate 27
connects the city of Lubbock with two east-west interstate systems,
I-20 and I-40. State highways 82, 84, 87, and 114 also provide easy
access to cities throughout the region. The following numbers may also
provide more information: Emergency Road Conditions - (806) 745-4411,
Texas Department of Transportation - (806) 745-4411, Tourist
Information - (800) 452-9292.
Hotel Information : A block of
non-smoking, double-bed rooms with special conference room rates ($65 +
been negotiated for the participants at:
505 Avenue Q
Lubbock, Texas - 79401
Telephone: (806) 747-0171
Participants should make their hotel reservation as soon as possible.
Please make sure to mention "RedRaider 2005 Minisymposium" when making
reservations. Note that the Four Points Hotel-Sheraton provides
free shuttle service to and from Texas Tech University.
Things to do in Lubbock :From dinner
and drinks on neon-lined Buddy Holly Avenue to family entertainment at
the the Science Spectrum and Omnimax Theater you may be surprised to
find all there is to see and do in Lubbock, Texas. Lubbock has a rich
musical history and you are sure to find fantastic local talent any
night of the week. And don't miss the chance to learn about the history
of the region at the National Ranching Heritage Center. So come to
Lubbock, open your mind and expect the unexpected!
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The mini-symposium is primarily sponsored by Prof. Frits Ruymgaart's
Paul Whitfield Endowed Horn Professorship and by the Department of
Mathematics and Statistics. Horn Professor Ruymgaart generously
provides funds from his endowed professorship to support distinguished
speakers. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics pays other
organizational expenses such as advertising and transportation to Palo
Duro Canyon State Park. Horn Professor Sunanda D. Mitra is providing
funds for the CVIAL invited speaker. The National Science Foundation is
providing travel support for junior participants.