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Distinguished Research Seminar in Data Science: Brent Seales

Goergen Institute for Data Science welcomes distinguished lecturer Brent Seales. 

Image is Everything

In this talk, I will demonstrate how sensors that produce images of all kinds have led to new discoveries and approaches in a number of projects in which I have participated.  From applications in surgical technology, the construction of at-scale visualization environments, to attempts to make the invisible library part of our cannon, imaging technology and the computational approaches surrounding image data form a strong common thread that will only become stronger as we "go to scale" and acquire image data at an ever-increasing pace.

You will leave this talk with an appreciation for the last several decades of "digital renaissance" and the part that image data will play in the emerging areas of "big data", "data science", and "artificial intelligence."

BIO:  Dr. W. Brent Seales is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Computer Science and Director of the Center for Visualization and Virtual Environments (Vis Center) at the University of  Kentucky.  He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1991 and was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (INRIA), Sophia-Antipolis, France, before joining the Computer Science Department at the University of Kentucky.

Dr. Seales' research program centers on computer vision and visualization applied to challenges in the restoration of antiquities, surgical technology, and data visualization.  In the 2012-13 he was a Google Visiting Scientist in Paris, France, and worked as an engineer with the Cultural Institute (CI),  where he continued work on the "virtual unwrapping" of the Herculaneum scrolls.

Monday, October 15, 2018 at 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Wegmans Hall, Auditorium 1400
250 Hutchison Rd, Rochester, NY 14620

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Lectures and Talks


General Public, Faculty, Students, Alumni, Staff


data science, research

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