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Shanghai Professors Visit Lab

April 1, 2008


Xiaokang Yang (left), professor and Deputy Director of the Institute of Image Communication and Information Processing at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, presented Horst Simon, CRD Director, with a scroll chronicling the history of the university.

A delegation from Shanghai Jiao Tong University visited Berkeley Lab this month to learn about computational research here. Horst Simon, Associate Lab Director for Computing Sciences and CRD Director, welcomed the group and gave an overview of the CRD research activities.

Shanghai Jiao Tong is one of the premier universities in China, known for its science and engineering programs. The visiting group consisted of professors in electrical engineering and included Professor Wenjun Zhang, who also is vice president of the university.

The group heard presentations on scientific data management by Arie Shoshani, image processing for cryo-electron microscopy by Chao Yang, visualization and analytics by Wes Bethel, machine learning and pattern recognition by Daniela Ushizima, and numerical methods for imaging by James Sethian.

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