Engineering:TCON 04 28 2005
- Administrivia (Dan)
- Summer Retreat (Tina)
- 5-min project update from programming week teams: Martin/Casey/Ipek, Dave T, John M.
- sandbox update from Andy, Luis
- computer availability at retreat
- Open Line (All)
Attendees (please add your name if it's missing):
Luis Ibanez, Andy Cedilnik, Dan Blezek, Jim Miller, Bill Lorensen, Xiaodong Tao, Tina Kapur, Steve Pieper, Michael Pan, Nicole, Josh, Casey Goodlett, Martin Styner, Jagadeeswaran Rajendiran, John Melonakos, Ipek Oguz
- To counter the issue of spam on MediaWiki, Andy suggested a temporary, custom sign-up process (which mandates users/ subscribers) to have a valid email-id. Also, since the authentication and email-notification modules feature in the MediaWiki's roadmap, it was decided that we could wait for the release version 1.5 which should take care of spam and unwanted postings.
- Since some of the attendees might not have laptops @ the Programmers Retreat, Steve suggested that old desktops could be arranged at the premises, but would prove cumbersome because of the un-anchored nature of the retreat. People agreed that having a couple of loaner powerbooks for attendees without computing power would be a practical workaround to the problem. Steve has offered to look into the availability of the loaner laptops.
- Developed an ITK module, which works pretty much like an ITK module.
- Although the latest version of ITK now supports morphometric image files, it still does not support images with tensor data.
- The team needs help from the NAMIC Eng core-2 team to support the NERD formats in ITK.
- Xiaodong suggested that he could put up the module (that he coded up) to read such images, in the sandbox so its accessible for other project members.
- Here is a new page on NRRD DWI Header and code snipppet for getting the gradient information from the MetaDictionary--Engineering:NRRD DWI header information. An example of using NRRD DWI to reconstruct tensors has been checked into the NAMIC-Sandbox in directory NrrdDWITensorReconstruction.
- Talks are being held with Luis (Kitware) to figure out the detailed requirements, including needed parameters etc. Since this project does not care about gradient-direction issues, the dartmouth data should be necessary and sufficient for the project.
- Martin (Project:Process Visualization & Project:Object Population Representation)
- Talks are being held with Tom Fletcher (Utah), but needs good support from NAMIC Eng: core-2 team.
- Frameworks for executing the tests and feedback on upcoming drafts of projects would be needed.
- It was decided that Jim Miller would be the Core 2 contact for this project.
- John (Including a Bayesian segmentation algorithm into ITK)
- The module/algorithm has been implemented and tested in Matlab. The transition from Matlab to ITK is in progress and is expected to proceed smoothly. More updates could be expected @ the Programmer's Retreat.
- Announced that he would be working on the project involving a registration algorithm which would be integrated with ITK
- Casey offered to check with Guido and other concerned authorities for granting permission to external users to access the data on the project wiki page.
- Casey volunteered to put links to the data on Martin's project wiki page.
- Loaner laptops could be arranged at the programmer's retreat. Contact Steve Pieper if you can't get a laptop of your own.