Special Invited Lecture"Applications of Image Registration to Medical Imaging" by Dr. Joachim HorneggerFriedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany When: Wednesday, 14 August 2013, 2:00 p.m.Where: Building 15 / Room 3120 Abstract:This talk will present recent results on fusion and registration for medical imaging. Concepts for the incorporation of prior knowledge are considered as well as the usage of image registration technologies for motion compensated reconstruction as it is required for cardiac imaging. Brief Bio of Dr. Hornegger:Joachim Hornegger graduated in computer science and received his Ph.D. degree in Applied Computer Science (1996) at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany). His Ph.D. thesis was on statistical learning, recognition and pose estimation of 3D objects. Joachim was a visiting scholar and lecturer at Stanford University (Stanford, CA, USA) in the academic year 1997/98. In 1998 he joined Siemens Medical Solutions Inc. where he was working on 3D angiography. In November 2001 Joachim was promoted to the director of medical image processing, and in March 2003 director of imaging systems. In parallel to his responsibilities in industry he was a lecturer at the Universities of Erlangen-Nuremberg (1998-1999), Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (2000), and Mannheim (2000-2003). Joachim is the author and coauthor of more than 150 scientific publications including a monograph on applied pattern recognition and a book on statistical object recognition. Besides his education in computer science, in 2003 Joachim also achieved a diploma in Advanced Management (Cross Functional and General Management, Entrepreneurship, Accounting and Controlling) from the Fuqua School of Business (Duke University, NC, USA) and Siemens. In October 2003 Joachim became professor of Medical Imaging Processing at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and since October 2005 he is a chaired professor heading the Institute of Pattern Recognition. Joachim Hornegger is also professor of the Medical Faculty of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. Since 2011 he is vice-president of his university.