Xavier Pennec

2017 - Epione project-team
George Drettakis
Photo © 2013 Anna Drettakis

Xavier Pennec, 2017 winner of an European Research Council Advanced Grant for the G-Statistics project "Foundations of Geometric Statistics and Their Application in the Life Sciences".

I am interested in shape analysis, and in the variability of human organs in particular, a field called computational anatomy. That is why we must reinvent statistical methods to work in these non-linear spaces. The potential applications in medicine are numerous because shape statistics enables the encoding of a priori knowledge on normal or abnormal anatomy.

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