- 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.
- Herschel L. Seder Professor, Biomedical Engineering
- Professor, Computer Science
- Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering
- Professor, Mechanical Engineering
- Director, Mathematical Institute for Data Science
Affiliated Centers & Institutes
- PhD, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California at Berkeley, 2003
- MS, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California at Berkeley, 2000
- MS, Engineering, Automatic Control, Catholic University of Chile, 1997
- BS, Electrical Engineering, Catholic University of Chile, 1995
March 30, 2020René Vidal, the Herschel L. Seder Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering's College of Fellows.
November 20, 2019JHU launches new institute dedicated to supporting the ‘fourth industrial revolution’ of data scienceTRIPODS Institute brings together mathematicians, statisticians, theoretical computer scientists, and engineers to further the next generation of data analysis.
June 5, 2019The research consortium, known as Research in Applications for Learning Machines (REALM), was established to foster collaboration between leading universities with strong machine learning and artificial intelligence programs.