Main   Geometric Level Set Methods in Imaging, Vision & Graphics, Springer (2003)


osherStan Osher

has been a Professor of Mathematics at UCLA since 1977. Before that, he was at SUNY, Stony Brook, UC Berkeley and Brokhaven National Laboratory. From 1988-95 he was cofounder and co-CEO of Cognitech Inc. In 1998 he founded Level Set Systems, Inc. to commercialize the level set and PDE based image processing that he has co-invented and helped develop. These include: the level set method, total variation (TV) restoration and high resolution numerical schemes, e. g., ENO and WENO. His work appears often in the international, national and scientific media, e.g., in Die Zeit, Jan, 1999, Science News, April, 1999, and TWA Ambassador magazine, Jan, 1999. He was awarded the  Computational Mechanics Award from the  Computational Mechanics Division of Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers and has been a Fulbright, A. P. Sloan, SERC and BSF (Israel) fellow, an invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians (1994) and has over 150 papers in refereed journals. He received his Phd.(1966) and MS (1964) from the Courant Institute, New York University.

paragiosNikos Paragios

Nikos Paragios is now full professor at the Ecole Centrale de Paris, one of the most prestigious engineering schools (Grandes Ecoles) in France leading the Information Processing Group at the Applied Mathematics and Systems laboratory (MAS).
Prior to that he was professor (2004-2005) at the Ecole Nationale de Ponts et Chaussees, leading the Atlantis (vision & augmented reality) research group at the Center for Research in Computer Science (CERTIS), was affiliated with  Siemens Corporate Research (Princeton, NJ) as a project manager (leading the smart cameras and machine vision group) (2002-2004), senior research scientist (2004) at the Real-time Vision and Modeling Department and research scientist (1999-2003) at the Imaging and Visualiztion Department. In 2002 he was an adjunct professor at Rutgers University and in 2004 at New York University. Professor Paragios has co-edited three books (the first in Mathematical Methods in CV, the second in Level Set Methods and the third in Video-based Surveillance) and published more than fifty papers in the most prestigious journals and conferences of computer vision. His research interests include image processing, computer vision, augmented reality and medical image analysis. He is a Senior member of IEEE, member of the SIAM, member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Computer Vision and has served several times as a guest editor for the most prestigious journals of computer Vision.

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