See the latest in health care visualization on three 200 Million pixel displays!
Computers are invading the medical domain at unprecedented rates, and engineers with traditional training in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering now need to learn new technologies and new terminology. Traditional fields, such as signal processing now find applications in the digital, medical domain. Digital image
processing and visualization techniques also enter the field, leading to better diagnostic tools and ultimately to reducing cost in the health care sector. Other countries have demonstrated that preventive health care and the introduction of new technology initially requires an investment, but ultimately pays off and
leads to a better quality of life for a large majority.
On April 27, 2010, President Obama addressed members of the National Academy of Sciences, announcing a renewed commitment to science, technology, engineering, and medicine. As engineers, we need to be ready to take on this challenge, to enter new fields and to think about innovative technologies that provide better health care and at the same time minimize cost.
Several examples and success stories will be shown that demonstrate how technologies that emerged from Computer Science research projects were applied to the medical field, and how they improved medical diagnostics.
Dr. Meyer is employed at UC Irvine's Department of Radiological Sciences in the School of Medicine. His research is focused on Digital Image Processing for Medical Physics and Medical Imaging applications. Previously, Dr. Meyer held a faculty position in the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science and in the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the Henry Samueli School of Engineering at the University of California, Irvine, which he joined in 2002. Dr. Meyer is also affiliated with the Center of GRAVITY (Graphics, Visualization and Imaging Technology) in the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2). He received his Ph.D. from the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, in 1999. He held an appointment as a post-doctoral researcher and lecturer in the Computer Science Department at the University of California, Davis, from 1999 to 2000, and maintains an Adjunct Assistant Professorship at the Computer Science and Engineering Department at Mississippi State University, where he was also affiliated with an NSF-sponsored Engineering Research Center (2000-2002). Dr. Meyer has led and served on various conference and program committees for multiple professional organizations, including IEEE, ACM SIGGRAPH and EuroVis. He has published over 150 journal articles, book chapters, conference papers, abstracts and posters in his research field.
Buffet style dinner to be served
Parking is available at the Anteater Parking Structure (APS) for $8.
Diners will have their parking fees reimbursed.
Directions at: http://www.parking.uci.edu/maps/structures/
CALIT2 is building number 325 on the map.