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Jon Sporring

Professor, Ph.D.
Address: University of Copenhagen
Department of Computer Science
Universitetsparken 1
2100 København Ø
Office:  3.2.20
Phone:  (+45) 2448 2894
Skype:  jon_sporring
ORCID:  0000-0003-1261-6702
ResearcherID:  L-4499-2016
Semantic Scholar:  1773176
DBLP:  33/5273
Google Scholar:  COP1HUwAAAAJ

Short CV

Jon Sporring received his Master and Ph.D. degree from the Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark in 1995 and 1998, respectively. Part of his Ph.D. program was carried out at IBM Research Center, Almaden, California, USA. Following his Ph.D, he worked as a visiting researcher at the Computer Vision and Robotics Lab at Foundation for Research & Technology - Hellas, Greece, and as an assistant research professor at 3D-Lab, School of Dentistry, University of Copenhagen. Since 2003 he has been employed as an associate professor at the Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen. From 2008-2009 he was a part-time Senior Researcher at Nordic Bioscience a/s. In the period 2012-13, he is a visiting professor at the School of Computer Science, McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Jon Sporring also co-founded DigiCorpus Aps in 2012 and served as Chief research officer of the company from 2012-16 developing computer vision-based systems for automatic feedback for physiotherapeutic rehabilitation. In 2007-2012, 2015-2019, and 2021 he was Deputy head of the Department for Research at the Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen. Since 2018, he is a full professor at the University of Copenhagen, and since 2019 he is the Deputy head of the Center for Quantifying Images for MAXIV (QIM).

Research Interests

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). Presently I'm involved in the following projects:


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Selected Publications

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Measuring Shape Relations Using r-Parallel Sets, Stephensen, Hans Jacob Teglbjærg, Svane, A. M., Villanueva, Carlos Benitez, Goldman, Steven Alan & Sporring, Jon, 2021, In: Journal of Mathematical Imaging and Vision. 63, p. 1069–1083 15 p.
Restoring drifted electron microscope volumes using synaptic vesicles at sub-pixel accuracy Stephensen, Hans Jacob Teglbjærg, Darkner, Sune & Sporring, Jon, 21 Feb 2020, In : Communications Biology. 3
Collocation for diffeomorphic deformations in medical image registration Darkner, S., Pai, A. S. U., Liptrot, M. G. & Sporring, J. 2018 In : IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence. 40, 7, p. 1570-1583
Estimation of sample spacing in stochastic processes Rønn-Nielsen, A., Sporring, J. & Jensen, E. B. V. 2017 In : Image Analysis and Stereology. 36, 1, p. 43-49 7 p.
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.
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.
Locally orderless registration Darkner, S. & Sporring, J. 2013 In : IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence. 35, 6, p. 1437-1450 14 p.
Physics-based Animation Erleben, K., Sporring, J., Henriksen, K. & Dohlmann, H. 2005 Hingham, Mass.: Charles River Media. 817 p.
Information measures in scale-spaces Sporring, J. & Weickert, J. 1999 In : IEEE Transactions on Information Theory. 45, 3, p. 1051-1058