Dr Leonard, a mathematician by training, is a professor of computer science who fosters interdisciplinary work and collaboration with industry.
This talk will consider skeletal models for shapes in two and three dimensions from the perspective of complexity, compression, parts decomposition and similarity. We will discuss skeletal constructions based on the Blum medial axis, and functions on those skeletons that provide important information about shape. We will also present results from a user studies on human perception of shape parts and shape complexity.
Kathryn Leonard studies geometrical modelling for object recognition and animation applications. She is a Professor of Computer Science at Occidental College.
She received her PhD in Mathematics from Brown University followed by postdoctoral work in the Applied and Computational Mathematics at the California Institute of Technology. Her awards include a National Science Foundation CAREER grant and the MAA Henry L. Alder Award for University Teaching.
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