Bernd Hamann, Director, is a co-founder of Stratovan Corporation. He studied mathematics and computer science at the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany, and Arizona State University, where he obtained a Ph.D. in computer science. He is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Davis. His areas of expertise are data analysis and visualization; geometric modeling and computer-aided design; image processing; and computer graphics. He has co-organized several international workshops on the development of data analysis, visualization and interaction technologies for medical and life science applications, and he has co-edited two books on this topic, with a third one to be published soon (http://www.springer.com/mathematics/computational+science+%26+engineerin..., http://www.springer.com/medicine/pathology/book/978-3-540-72629-6).
Jointly with his students, post-doctoral researchers and collaborators from academia, industry and national laboratories, he has contributed substantially to the development of innovative algorithms and software driven by the needs arising in a variety of practical, real-world applications. He is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Davis.