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Colloquium - Johnson

Interactive Simulation and Visualization in Medicine: Applications to Cardiology, Neuroscience, and Medical Imaging
Director, Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, University of Utah

In this talk I will present recent research results in computational neuroscience, imaging, and cardiology within the context of an interactive problem solving environment (BioPSE) for biomedical applications. As opposed to the typical "off-line" simulation mode - in which the scientist manually sets input parameters, computes results, visualizes the results via a separate visualization package, then starts again at the beginning - BioPSE "closes the loop" and allows interactive steering of the design, computation, and visualization phases of the simulation. I will provide examples of several driving applications of steering and interactive visualization in cardiology, neuroscience, and imaging.

Professor Johnson directs the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute at the University of Utah where he is a Professor of Computer Science and holds faculty appointments in the Departments of Physics, and Bioengineering. His research interests are in the area of scientific computing. Particular interests include inverse and imaging problems, adaptive methods, problem solving environments, large scale computational problems in medicine, and scientific visualization. Professor Johnson was awarded a Young Investigator's (FIRST) Award from the NIH in 1992, the NSF National Young Investigator (NYI) Award in 1994, and the NSF Presidential Faculty Fellow (PFF) award from President Clinton in 1995. In 1996 he received a DOE Computational Science Award and in 1997 received the Par Excellence Award from the University of Utah Alumni Association and the Presidential Teaching Scholar Award. In 1999, Professor Johnson was Awarded the Governor's Medal for Science and Technology.

Hosted by Elizabeth Jessup.
Refreshments will be served immediately following the talk in ECOT 831.

Department of Computer Science
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0430 USA
May 5, 2012 (14:13)