A MITACS International Focus Period consists of a series of scientific events on diverse topics - all centered on a common theme that addresses key socio-economic issues of high provincial and federal priority.
June 2011 to August 2012 is the MITACS International Focus Period on The Mathematics of Medical Imaging.
The main goals of this Focus Period will be to:
Showcase some of the major recent advances in the mathematics of Medical Imaging, and find ways in which these can have significant impact in future clinical applications.
Bring to the attention of mathematicians interesting new problems and help define mathematical structures yet to be understood.
Build a base for training graduate students and a new generation of researchers in the field with strong mathematical and interdisciplinary skills.
Establish research and training interconnections with the large Medical Imaging community in Ontario and British Columbia.
Establish research relationships with industrial partners interested in the discovery of novel imaging techniques and instrumentation.
Adrian Nachman, University of Toronto (Lead Organizer)
Eldad Haber, University of British Columbia