Computer Vision News - July 2020

67 IPMI 2021 For Stefan , who is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Copenhagen , IPMI 2021 is very close to home. He grew up half a kilometer from the venue, Hotel Ryttergården in Rønne, which is situated on the Danish island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea. “It’s my hood, you could say!” he laughs. “The island is called the Sunshine Island because it has the most sunshine hours of any part of Denmark. In July, in Scandinavian countries, if it’s sunny then it’s really sunny until late into the night. There are some very nice evenings to be had looking out over the Baltic Sea. It has a rich culture. Smoked herring is a speciality of the island. You have to try the smoked herring!” Aasa is a professor at DTU Compute at the Technical University of Denmark . She is a mathematician by training, but for the last 10 years has been working on machine learning and medical imaging, largely on the methodological side. Her PhD was in topology and geometry. “In machinelearning,topologyandgeometry often appear through constraints,” she explains. “Either constraints that you know your data adhere to, or constraints that you learn.Much ofmywork has been ontakingadvantageof thisgeometrythat we either know is there, or that we learn to be there, to make machine learning more powerful. Most of this has been in one way or another through applications within medical image analysis.” Julia , a professor at the School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences at King’s College London , has worked in a range of areas over the last 20 years, including deformable image registration, complex motion modelling. More recently, as the whole field has developed, she has been working on machine learning and deep learning. it’s on a holiday island. I went there on holiday when I was a student, so I know it’s a really pleasant area to spend a whole week. The conference centre itself is sustainable and has an ecological setting. It’s very environmentally friendly. We’re actually working out how we can further contribute to being carbon- neutral. If people travel from far away, we’ll try to find ways to offset that.” Aasa Feragen by Mikal Schlosser Stefan Sommer