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Shape analysis and computational anatomy

13th November 2017 to 17th November 2017
Darryl Holm Imperial College London
Martins Bruveris Brunel University

Workshop Theme

The aim of this workshop is to review recent advances in mathematical aspects of shape analysis (SA), and some of their implications for computational anatomy (CA), in the context of open problems relating to growth, self-organisation, and shape, both in living and inanimate systems. The term “shape analysis” is understood here broadly, not only as a tool for analyzing MRI or PET images of human anatomy via CA, but also as a general mathematical approach to shape differentiation, variation, and development. Mathematically, SA is the study of smooth invertible maps (diffeomorphisms) on embedded manifolds and immersions. The diffeomorphic methods of shape analysis are important tools in CA, for example in image registration regarded as an optimal control problem for shapes. These methods can be discretized using well-adapted forms of finite elements called “diffeons,” associated with momentum maps. Momentum maps may be tailored to biomedical image data, so applications of SA are ubiquitous in CA.

Deadline for applications: 10th September 2017

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Please note members of Cambridge University are welcome to turn up and sign in as a non-registered attendee on the day(s) during the workshop and attend the lecture(s). Please note that we cannot provide you with any support including name badge, meals or accommodation.

In addition to visiting the INI, there are multiple ways in which you can participate remotely.



Registration Only
  • Registration Package: £227
  • Student Registration Package: £177

The Registration Package includes admission to all seminars, lunches and refreshments on the days that lectures take place (Monday - Friday), wine reception and formal dinner, but does not include other meals or accommodation.

Formal Dinner Only
  • Formal Dinner: £50

Participants on the Registration Package, including organisers and speakers, are automatically included in this event. For all remaining participants who would like to attend, the above charge will apply.




Unfortunately we do not have any accommodation to offer so all successful applicants will need to source their own accommodation.  Please see the Hotels Combined website for a list of local hotels and guesthouses.



Lunch will be served at Wolfson Court in the Cafeteria from 12:30 to 13:30 on days that lectures take place.

  • Registration Package participants should present their badge as payment for their meal
  • Those issued with a blue Institute door entrance card can add money onto the card via the Porters' Lodge at Wolfson Court
  • Other participants must purchase their meal using their dining card via the Porters' Lodge (forms can be found on the registration desk or at the Porters' Lodge)

Evening Meal

Participants are free to make their own arrangements for dinner.

Formal Dinner

The Formal Dinner will take place on Wednesday 15th November at Clare College. Participants on the Registration Package, including organisers and speakers, are automatically included in this event.

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