[Apologies for multiple postings]

Hi All,

Just want to remind you about the talk tomorrow.


*    GRAND Seminar

Biomechanical Modeling and Simulation of Eye Movements


12:00 noon, March 23, Tuesday, 2010, ENGR 4201


Qi Wei
Postdoctoral fellow
Northwestern University


Biomechanical simulation of human eye movements may greatly advance our
understanding of the complexities of the oculomotor system and aid in
treatment of visuomotor disorders. I will describe the first three
dimensional biomechanical model of the orbit that can simulate the
dynamics of ocular motility. The model incorporates realistic anatomical
and physiological characteristics of the orbital plant, and can
implement different types of extraocular pulleys. Various kinds of eye
movements such as fixations, smooth pursuits, and saccades can be
simulated. It is sufficiently general and adaptable for both scientific
research and clinical applications. Several studies were performed to
assess the validity and utility of the model. I will also present a
template-based approach on reconstructing subject-specific 3D models of
the orbit from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and an efficient method
on estimating longitudinal strains from generalized cylindrical tissues.

*Short Bio*

Qi Wei is a postdoctoral fellow in the Feinberg School of Medicine at
Northwestern University. She received her Ph.D. from Rutgers University
in 2010 and her M.Sc. degree from the University of British Columbia in
2004, both in Computer Science. Her research is focused on biomedical
imaging, computational modeling and simulation, and eye movement.

*Jyh-Ming Lien*
Assistant Professor, George Mason University