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About the Center

The overall goal of the Center for Imaging Science (CIS) is to participate in the worldwide establishment of the analytical models for image and pattern understanding analogous to the models generated in the Shannon era for communications and information transmission. Our guiding principle is that, while the 20th Century was focused on sensors for generating images, videos and multi-dimensional datasets, the fundamental challenge of the 21st Century is the information extraction for the generation of the metadata of understandings. We will achieve this goal by organizing an intradepartmental faculty focused on the fundamental challenge of the 21st Century: going from pixels and patterns to understandings.