René Vidal, PhD
Herschel L. Seder Professor
Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Professor, Institute for Computational Medicine
Professor, Center for Imaging Science
Director, Vision Dynamics and Learning Lab
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Department of Computer Science
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Office: Clark 302B
Lab: Vision, Dynamics and Learning Lab
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 1997
M.S., Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California at Berkeley, 2000
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California at Berkeley, 2003
- Biomedical image analysis: Surgical gesture and skill recognition, analysis of high angular resolution diffusion imaging (HARDI), classification of stem cell derived cardiac myocites, interactive medical image segmentation
- Computer vision:
camera sensor networks,
dynamic texture segmentation and recognition, 3D motion segmentation,
non-rigid shape and motion analysis, structure from motion and multiple view geometry, omnidirectional vision
- Machine learning:
manifold clustering, kernels on dynamical systems, GPCA, kernel GPCA, dynamic GPCA
- Dynamical systems:
observability, identification, realization, metrics and topology for hybrid systems
formation control of teams of non-holonomic robots,
coordination and control of multiple autonomous vehicles for pursuit-evasion games,
multiple view motion estimation and control for landing an unmanned aerial vehicle
- Signal processing:
consensus on manifolds, distributed optimization, compressive sensing.
Keen focus on the development of computational methods includes: 1) inferring models from images (image/video segmentation, motion segmentation), static data (subspace clustering) or dynamic data (identification of hybrid systems); and 2) using these models to accomplish a complex task — such as tracking fibers in the brain, recognizing actions in videos, landing a helicopter on a moving platform, pursuing a team of evaders, or following a formation.
B. Bejar, L. Zappella, and R. Vidal. Surgical Gesture Classification from Video Data. Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Interventions, 2012.
L. Tao, E. Elhamifar, S. Khudanpur, G. Hager, and R. Vidal. Sparse Hidden Markov Models for Surgical Gesture Classification and Skill Evaluation. Information Processing in Computed Assisted Interventions, 2012.
H. E. Cetingul, B. Afsari, M. Wright, P. Thompson, and R. Vidal. Group action induced averaging for HARDI processing. In IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, 2012.
A. Goh, C. Lenglet, P. Thompson, and R. Vidal. A Nonparametric Riemannian Framework for Processing High Angular Resolution Diffusion Images and its Applications to ODF-based Morphometry. Neuroimage, 47(3):608–613, 2011.
A. Goh, C. Lenglet, P. Thompson and R. Vidal. Estimating Orientation Distribution Functions with Probability Density Constraints and Spatial Regularity. International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention, 2009.