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CS Department Department of Computer Science

Research Projects

Implicit Surface Modeling

My collaboration with the National Library of Medicine includes participation in a Volume Modeling group. Our work has focused on implicit representations for objects in medical images and other contexts.


  • Lauralea Otis
  • Weiming Liu
  • Sam Payne


  • Terry Yoo
  • Penny Rheingans
  • David Chen
  • K. R. Subramanian

Publications and Theses

D. T. Chen, B. S. Morse, B. Lowekamp, and T. S. Yoo. Hierarchically partitioned implicit surfaces for interpolating large point set models. In M.-S. Kim and K. Shimada, editors, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Advances in Geometric Modeling and Processing, GMP 2006, volume 4007 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 553-562, Berlin, July 2006. Springer-Verlag.

B. S. Morse, W. Liu, T. S. Yoo, and K. Subramanian. Active contours using a constraint-based implicit representation. In IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), pages 285292. IEEE Computer Society Press, June 2005.

B. Morse, W. Liu, and L. Otis. Empirical analysis of computational and accuracy tradeoffs using compactly supported radial basis functions for surface reconstruction. In SMI'04:Proceedings of the International Conference on Shape Modeling & Applications, pages 358-361, June 2004.

B. S. Morse, T. S. Yoo, D. T. Chen, P. Rheingans, and K. R. Subramanian. Interpolating implicit surfaces from scattered surface data using compactly supported radial basis functions. In SMI 01:Proceedings of the International Conference on Shape Modeling & Applications, pages 89-98. IEEE Computer Society Press, May 2001.

T. S. Yoo, B. S. Morse, K. R. Subramanian, P. Rheingans, and M. J. Ackerman. Anatomic modeling from unstructured samples using variational implicit surfaces. In Proceedings of Medicine Meets Virtual Reality (MMVR 2001), Jan. 2001.

Research Projects

Reading Groups

  • None at the moment

Current Students

  • Jessica Greenland (M.S.)
  • David Hart (M.S.)
  • Patrick Hammond (M.S.)
  • Michael Whitney (M.S.)
  • Brian Davis (Ph.D)

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