29: Beyond Blobs: Recent Advances in Implicit Surfaces

Monday, Full Day
8:30 am – 5:15 pm
Room 206
CAL/Room 214CD

Recent advances in implicit surfaces for shape modeling, computer vision, and medical visualization, and how implicit surface methods can represent polygonal objects, sharp features, volumetric medical data, noisy computer-vision data, and shape morphing. Tools include variational methods, level sets, and Morse theory, as well as a new freely available implicit surfaces library that can be used to implement these techniques.

Basic knowledge of 3D computer graphics and some understanding of elementary linear algebra. Familiarity with basic implicit surface techniques is useful, but not required.

Generating implicit surfaces that interpolate 3D point data, using implicit surfaces in shape transformation, surface reconstruction from computer-vision data, medical applications, modern level sets and digital Morse theory, and a library of software tools for interactive modeling with implicit surfaces.

Terry S. Yoo
National Institutes of Health

Greg Turk
Georgia Institute of Technology

H. Quynh Dinh
Greg Turk
Georgia Institute of Technology

John C. Hart
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

James F. O'Brien
University of California, Berkeley

Ross Whitaker
University of Utah

Terry S. Yoo
National Institutes of Health


Module 1
8:30 Interpolating Implicit Surfaces -
9:30 Shape Transformation -
10:15 Break
Module 2
10:30 Implicit Surfaces in Medicine -
11:20 Implicit Surfaces for Computer Vision -
12:15 Lunch
Module 3
1:30 Computational Topology for Graphics -
2:15 An Interactive Implicit Surface Modeler -
3:15 Break
Module 4
3:30 Level Sets: Introduction
4:15 Applications of Level Sets

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