Kopriva Lecture Series with Dr. Dominique Zosso
- Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 3:00pm
- Strand Union Building, Procrastinator Theater - Reception in Leigh Lounge - view map
Montana State University mathematician Dominique Zosso will discuss how mathematics can contribute to biomedical image analysis in the first Kopriva Science Seminar Series lecture of the 2021-22 academic year. Zosso, an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences in the College of Letters and Science, will present "Mathematical Models and Algorithms for Biomedical Imaging" at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, in the Procrastinator Theater in the Strand Union Building and via webex. The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in the Leigh Lounge.
Imaging has evolved beyond capturing light in the visible spectrum, such as with photography. It now extends to other spectra, and researchers can use penetrating waves to see through objects or measure quantities at very small — or very large — scales.
Advances in imaging have some downfalls. Biomedical research, for example, now produces massive amounts of image-based data. According to Zosso, manual analysis of this data can make research less efficient and has the potential to introduce bias and variability. Zosso’s lecture will focus on how researchers can sift mountains of imaging data using mathematical models and computer algorithms for analysis. He will discuss the applied mathematician’s toolbox, describe relevant past and ongoing research, and outline the modeling process for image analysis to extract meaningful information from data provided as an image.
Zosso's research interests include the mathematics of data science and machine learning, with emphasis on applications and challenges in biomedical imaging and image analysis. To date, he has published 30 peer-reviewed journal articles and conference proceedings with over 2,800 Google Scholar citations. He mentors and advises numerous MSU undergraduate and graduate students, including USP/INBRE and McNair-funded scholars.
The Kopriva Science Seminar Series is funded through an endowment created by Phil Kopriva, a 1957 microbiology graduate from MSU. Kopriva also created an endowment to fund the Kopriva Graduate Fellowship Program, which provides support and opportunities for graduate students in the College of Letters and Science, particularly in the biomedical sciences. The series features four to six seminars annually, with talks provided by MSU graduate students, faculty members and guest speakers. For more information about this and other Kopriva lectures, visit www.montana.edu/lettersandscience/kopriva/ or call 406-994-4288.
- Amanda Smith