CBL Demos at the 6th Pumps and Pipes Conference
Lab Presents Two Image-Computing Exhibits
The UH Computational Biomedicine Lab is presenting two image-computing exhibits at the Pumps and Pipes Conference. The first exhibit highlights the lab’s state-of-the-art facility that allows facial data acquisition from 21 three-dimensional and 21 two-dimensional cameras simultaneously. The second features the lab’s work on Computational Life Sciences.
The sixth annual Pumps & Pipes Conference takes place at The Methodist Hospital Research Institute on Monday, Dec. 3. The conferene features NASA’s Lunar Rover roving outside the Research Institute, live feeds from U.S. Antarctic Program’s Palmer Station, and a live case from Methodist’s hybrid operating room that will demonstrate an innovative transcatheter device (LARIAT®).
Since its beginning six years ago, the conference has brought together Houston’s two largest industries (energy and medicine) and academia. This year, NASA Johnson Space Center and Houston’s aerospace industry joined the conference. The purpose: to examine parallels and crossover technology opportunities that could benefit each, using knowledge from “the other guy’s toolkit,” a Pumps & Pipes trope.
The conference is organized by The Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, ExxonMobil, and the University of Houston. Pumps & Pipes 6 program directors are Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center (MDHVC) Medical Director Alan Lumsden, M.D., ExxonMobil Drilling & Subsurface Function Manager William Kline, Ph.D., University of Houston Professor of Computer Science Ioannis Kakadiaris, Ph.D., and MDHVC Entrepreneurial Institute Director Stephen Igo and MDHVC Research & Education Director Mark G. Davies, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.
The presentation portion of the conference begins at 8 a.m. and concludes at 5:30 p.m. A complete program can be viewed at http://pumpsandpipes.com/Pumps&Pipes6Program.pdf.