National Science Foundation
Hosted by the University of Michigan
March 15-17, 2002
Ann Arbor, MI

Workshop Description -- The goals of this NSF workshop are broad: to bring together a multi-disciplinary group of researchers to shed light on the important challenges, the open problems, the promising approaches, and to get a general picture of the state of the art in areas related to pattern recognition. Each of the eminent researchers listed below will present a 20 minute talk. They come from diverse communities including: computer science, applied math, information theory, signal processing, and statistics. There will also be representatives from NSF-CISE, NSF-DMS, NSF-BioMed, and possibly other federal agencies (CIA, NSA, DoD), who will be attending. Participation in this workshop is by invitation only.

Agenda -- The Workshop will begin at 7:00 PM, Friday, March 15, with a Reception and Greetings. Presentations will commence on Saturday morning and continue through the afternoon, followed by a banquet in the evening. Presentations will begin again on Sunday morning and conclude by around 3:00 PM. All meals through lunch on Sunday, March 17, will be provided.

Workshop Presenters
Yali Amit
University of Chicago
Common themes in object detection and recognition in visual and acoustic scenes presentation David Mumford
Brown University
Major Challenges Facing Pattern Recognition presentation
Rama Chellappa
University of Maryland
Recognition of Moving Patterns from Moving Observers presentation George Nagy
Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst.
Interactive Pattern Recognition presentation
Davi Geiger
New York University
A test case for pattern recognition systems: Recognizing Characters and Cursive Words presentation Andrew Nobel
University of North Carolina
The role of cluster analysis in the study of gene expression arrays presentation
Alfred O. Hero
University of Michigan
Emerging problems in pattern recognition: Lessons and challenges presentation Rob Nowak
Rice University
Dyadic Thinking about Density Estimation and Tree Classifiers presentation
Anil K. Jain
Michigan State University
Unsupervised Learning presentation Anuj Srivastava
Florida State University
Successive Refinement Strategies for Complex Pattern Recognition presentation
Hamid Krim
North Carolina State University
Energy-Driven Polygonal Approximation for Shape Classification presentation Vladimir Vapnik
AT&T Research Labs
Problem of Statistical Inference in High Dimensional Spaces presentation
Kanti V. Mardia
University of Leeds
Shape Challenges in Medical Imaging and Bioinformatics presentation Anthony J. Yezzi
Georgia Institute of Technology
Segmentation, Registration, and Shape Models presentation
Pierre Moulin
University of Illinois
Signal Compression for Joint Classification and Reconstruction presentation

Invited Participants: Hotel and Airline Reservation Instructions

Directions from Detroit Metro Airport to Hotel -- From the airport take highway I-94 West to US-23 (exit 180), then take Highway US-23 North 5.8 miles to Plymouth Road (exit 41), then turn West from the exit ramp onto Plymouth Road, cross over US-23, and you will see the Holiday Inn on your left (on the Southwest corner of US-23 and Plymouth Road). Maps of Ann Arbor area and route from airport and map of the NEW Detroit Metropolitan Airport

Workshop Report

Updated 5/21/02 by Nancy Goings --