CENTER Carnegie Mellon UniversityCarnegie Mellon Computer Science DepartmentSchool of Computer Science
Workshop on Meshing for Computational Biology
in conjunction with IMR 2004
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Outreach Roadshow


Sunday, September 19th, 2004
Cascades Meeting Center at The Williamsburg Woodlands
Williamsburg, Virginia

The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers who work on the applications of meshing to biology. The workshop will address meshing problems and issues in applications at the molecular, cellular and organ level. In particular it will address challenges in the areas of biological modeling, deformable surfaces for soft-tissues simulation, molecular models and surfaces, protein surfaces and models, and structural biology, among others.


Guy Blelloch, Carnegie Mellon University
David Cardoze, Carnegie Mellon University
Gary Miller, Carnegie Mellon University
Alper Ungor, Duke University

Registration and Payment Information

Registration is required. There is a $55 fee to attend this workshop. (All funds are in US dollars.) Your registration fee includes lunch and admission to all workshop sessions. Registration is being handled by the International Meshing Roundtable; please visit their web site at to register.

Tentative Schedule

Talks will be 30 minutes with an additional 5 minutes for questions.
8:35 - 8:45

Welcome and Introduction
Guy Blelloch, Carnegie Mellon University

8:45 - 10:30
Session I

Chris Johnson, University of Utah
Computational Bioimaging, Modeling and Visualization

Charles Taylor, Stanford University
Constructing Multi-Scale Surface Meshes and Models of Blood Vessels from Medical Imaging Data

Harold Trease, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Multi-Scale Simulations of Biological Systems Using Boundary Fitted, Volume Filling Meshes

10:30 - 10:50 Break
10:50 - 12:00
Session II

Andrew Ban, Duke University
Interface Surfaces for Protein-Protein Complexes

Herbert Edelsbrunner, Duke University
Protein Docking with the Elevation Function

12:00 - 1:30 Host Lunch
1:30 - 3:15
Session III

Mark Shephard, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Mesh Adaptation for Arterial Flow Simulations

Tim Baker, Princeton University
Morphing and Modification of Triangulations on Deforming Domains

Gary L. Miller, Carnegie Mellon University
Lagrangian Based Simulations in Biomedical Applications

3:15 - 3:35 Break
3:35 - 4:45
Session IV

Simon Warfield, Harvard Medical School
Biomechanical Simulation for Neurosurgery

Peisen Huang, SUNY at Stony Brook
High-Resolution, Real-Time Geometric Data Acquisition and Its Applications



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