Guest Editors' Introduction to the Special Section on Shape Analysis and Its Applications in Image Understanding
A. Srivastava is with the Department of Statistics, Florida State University, Tallhassee, FL 32306. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
J.N. Damon is with the Department of Mathematics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599. E-mail: email@example.com.
I.L. Dryden is with the School of Mathematics Sciences, University of Nottingham, UK, and the Department of Statistics, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I.H. Jermyn is with the ARIANA Group, INRIA, Sophia Antipolis, France. E-mail: Ian.Jermyn@sophia.inria.fr.
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Anuj Srivastava received the MS and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1993 and 1996, respectively. He is a professor of statistics at Florida State University (FSU) in Tallahassee, which he joined in 1997 as an assistant professor after spending the year 1996-1997 at Brown University as a visiting researcher. He has received the Developing Scholar and the Graduate Faculty Mentor Awards at FSU. His research is focused on pattern theoretic approaches to problems in image analysis, computer vision, and signal processing. He has developed computational tools for performing statistical inferences on certain nonlinear manifolds, in particular the shape spaces of curves and surfaces. He has published more than 100 journal and conference articles in these areas. His research has been supported by grants from the NSF, the ARO, the AFOSR, and the Northrop-Grumman Company.
James N. Damon received the BA degree in mathematics from Dartmouth College in 1967, the Diploma in advanced mathematics from Oxford University, United Kingdom, in 1969, and the PhD degree in mathematics from Harvard University in 1972. He has been a professor of mathematics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, since 1983. He has been a Fulbright Lecturer at the Universidad Tecnica del Estado in Santiago Chile, an SERC Senior Visiting Fellow at the University of Liverpool, a Fulbright Scholar at the Mathematical Institute of the University of Warwick, a visiting CNRS "Professeur Associé" at the University of Nice, and an invited semester visiting member of both the Issac Newton Institute at Cambridge and the Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications in Minneapolis. In addition, he has held invited short term visiting positions at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Instituto Matematica Pura et Applicada in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, University of Copenhagen IT, Université de Provence, and Instituto Matematica Interdisciplinar in Madrid. He has served on the editorial board of the Houston Journal of Mathematics and as an editor for the Proceedings of the ICTP Summer Institute in Trieste on singularity theory. His areas of interest include singularity theory and its applications to bifurcation theory and computer imaging, especially medical imaging.
Ian L. Dryden received the PhD degree in statistics from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom, in 1989 for work on statistical shape analysis. He is a professor in the School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, and the Department of Statistics, University of South Carolina. His career began at the University of Leeds in 1989 as a Lecturer then Senior Lecturer in statistics. He was visiting assistant professor in statistics at the University of Chicago from 1996-1997, and then he moved to the University of Nottingham in 2000 as a professor of statistics. His research interests include shape analysis, statistical image analysis, medical image analysis, spatial statistics, high-dimensional data analysis, and applications of statistics in biology, medicine and computer science. He was recently chair of the Research Section of the Royal Statistical Society.
Ian H. Jermyn received the BA Honours degree (First Class) in physics from Oxford University in 1986, and the PhD degree in theoretical physics from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom, in 1991. After working for a total of three years at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy, he began study for the PhD degree in computer vision in the Computer Science Department of the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University, receiving the PhD in July 2000. He joined the Ariana research group at INRIA Sophia-Antipolis as a postdoctoral researcher in August 2000. Since September 2001, he has been a senior research scientist in the Ariana group. His main research interests concern the modeling of shape and texture, and information geometry as applied to inference.