Professortiltrædelse: Jon Sporring – Københavns Universitet

Professortiltrædelse: Jon Sporring

From pixels to knowledge - Registering the big picture in data science


Jon Sporring er udnævnt til professor på Datalogisk Institut (DIKU) pr. 1 oktober 2018. Udnævnelsen markeres med en professortiltrædelsesforelæsning den 19. december.

Program:

14.00 - 15.00 Tiltrædelsesforelæsning: From pixels to knowledge - Registering the big picture in data science

Abstract: Modern imaging devices such as microscopes and synchrotrons provide data which are often too big and too complex for humans to analyze efficiently, and often we must rely on computer programs to extract knowledge from data.

Developing programs to analyze images give us novel, objective, and reproducible insights into images, which for some tasks are difficult to match by humans. For other tasks, it is a real challenge to develop versatile programs and human interpretations are to be preferred.

Microscope images is a particular interest to me since an increasing number of different microscope techniques are being developed which produce views of structures at a subcellular level, at unprecedented resolution, and in increasing data quantities.

Further, since the images vary greatly in appearance and quality, techniques from computer vision and medical image processing are only partially applicable. Often improvements of existing or invention of new algorithms are required, which I find a great source of inspiration.

In this talk, I demonstrate how image analysis is used for statistical models of ultrastructures in nerve cells and I will give examples of how we have improved existing and developed new algorithms for image analysis.

15.00 - 15.15 Kort pause

15.15 - 17.00 Reception i kantineområdet i HCØ-bygningen

Bio

Jon Sporring tog sin kandidat- og ph.d.-grad på DIKU i hhv. 1995 og 1998. En del af hans ph.d.-program blev udført ved IBM Research Center, Almaden, Californien, USA.

Efter sin ph.d. arbejdede han som gæsteforsker ved Computer Vision and Robotics Lab at Foundation for Research & Technology - Hellas, Grækenland og som adjunkt ved 3D-Lab, Odontologisk Institut, Københavns Universitet. I 2003 blev han ansat som lektor på DIKU. Fra 2008-2009 var han deltids seniorforsker ved Nordic Bioscience A/S. I perioden 2012-2013 var han gæsteprofessor ved School of Computer Science, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

Jon Sporring har også været medstifter på DigiCorpus Aps i 2012 og var Chief Research Officer i virksomheden fra 2012-2016, hvor han udviklede computer vision baserede systemer til automatisk feedback for fysioterapeutisk rehabilitering.

Jon har været ansat som lektor på DIKU siden 2003. I perioden 2007-2012 og igen siden 2015 har han været viceinstitutleder for forskning. Han er tilknyttet forskningssektionen Image Analysis, Computational Modeling and Geometry (IMAGE) på DIKU.