Dr. Kurtek’s main research interests include statistical shape analysis, statistical image analysis, functional data analysis, statistics on manifolds, and various applications in medical imaging, graphics, and biometrics. In particular, he has worked extensively in developing novel methods for statistical shape analysis of parameterized curves and surfaces. He is interested in developing novel tools for registration, comparison, and statistical modeling of shapes of objects present in 2D and 3D images. There is a strong need for such automated tools in medical diagnostics, face recognition, graphics, bioinformatics, video surveillance, and satellite image analysis.
PhD, Biostatistics, Florida State University,
MS, Biostatistics, Florida State University
BS, Mathematics, Tulane University