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Jon Sporring

Jon Sporring

Associate Professor

Member of:

Current research

My present research involves:

  1. Medical image registration: We work on fast algorithms for aligning medical images such as CT and MR images.
  2. Spatial statistics of synaptic vessicles:  We reconstruct and study the 3d dimensional structure of the synaptic area as seen through electron microscopes
  3. Differential geometry of the muscle cells in the heart in 3D.  We model the cells as measured by diffusion tensor imaging

Primary fields of research

My primary research field is Computer Science (Datalogi) and particularly mathematical and medical image processing (Billedbehandling), computer graphics (Computergrafik), information theory (Informationsteori), and pattern recognition (Mønstergenkendelse).


I teach computer science at bachelor, master, and phd level.  Presently I'm involved in the following courses:

  • Signal and Image Processing (English, Computer Science Masters)
  • Programmering og problemløsning (Danish, Computer Science Bachelorss education)

I accept projects in

  • Image Processing
  • Pattern Recognition

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Analysis of shape and spatial interaction of synaptic vesicles using data from focused ion beam scanning electron microscopy (FIB-SEM)

    Khanmohammadi, M., Waagepetersen, R. P. & Sporring, J. 2015 In : Frontiers in Neuroanatomy. 9, 11 p., 116

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  2. Published

    Maurer-cartan forms for fields on surfaces: application to heart fiber geometry

    Piuze, E., Sporring, J. & Siddiqi, K. 2015 In : IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence. 37, 12, p. 2492-2504 13 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  3. Published

    Photon differential splatting for rendering caustics

    Frisvad, J. R., Schjøth, L., Erleben, K. & Sporring, J. 2014 In : Computer Graphics Forum. 33, 6, p. 252-263 12 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  4. Published

    Locally orderless registration

    Darkner, S. & Sporring, J. 2013 In : I E E E Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence. 35, 6, p. 1437-1450 14 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  5. Published

    Mass preserving image registration for lung CT

    Gorbunova, V., Sporring, J., Lo, P. C. P., Loeve, M., Tiddens, H. A., Nielsen, M., Dirksen, A. & de Bruijne, M. 2012 In : Medical Image Analysis. 16, 4, p. 786-795 10 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  6. Published

    Photon differentials in space and time

    Schjøth, L., Frisvad, J. R., Erleben, K. & Sporring, J. 2010 Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics. Theory and Applications: International Joint Conference, VISIGRAPP 2010, Angers, France, May 17-21, 2010. Revised Selected Papers. Richard, P. & Braz, J. (eds.). Springer, p. 274-286 13 p. (Communications in Computer and Information Science, Vol. 229).

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewArticle in proceedings

  7. Published

    Physics-based Animation

    Erleben, K., Sporring, J., Henriksen, K. & Dohlmann, H. 2005 Hingham, Mass.: Charles River Media. 817 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewBook

  8. Published

    Virtual Trackballs Revisited

    Henriksen, K., Sporring, J. & Hornbæk, K. 2004 In : IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. 10, 2, p. 206-216

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  9. Published

    Smoothing images creates corners

    Sporring, J., Olsen, O. F., Nielsen, M. & Weickert, J. 2000 In : Image and Vision Computing. 18, 3, p. 261-266

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  10. Published

    Information measures in scale-spaces

    Sporring, J. & Weickert, J. 1999 In : IEEE Transactions on Information Theory. 45, 3, p. 1051-1058

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  11. Published

    Gaussian Scale-Space Theory

    Sporring, J., Nielsen, M., Florack, L. M. & Johansen, P. 1997 Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

    Publication: ResearchAnthology

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