Seminar: Segmentation and Unfolding of Elongated Point Cloud Data

Department Seminar

Mr. James Church

Ph.D. Candidate in Computer Science at University of Mississippi

Nov. 13, 2013 3pm at Weir Hall 235

Interpreting 3D point cloud data is like trying to color inside the  lines of a shape but most of the lines are missing. This talk looks segment a shape represented by unorganized point cloud surface data into 'inside' and 'outside' regions using information provided by localized principal component analysis. After we discover which areas of a shape are inside, we then discover the medial axis of a shape for the purposes of `unfolding' that object. We conclude with example images produced by our algorithm.
James Church has been in graduate school far too long. He received his undergraduate degree in Computer Science at the University of Tennessee at Martin and a M.S. in Computer Science at the University of Mississippi. The work presented in this talk was published as a book chapter in the 12th IEEE/ACIS International Conference in Niigata, Japan. James defended his PhD Prospectus on November 8th 2013.