Congrats D! Well deserved....
On Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 8:11 AM, Benedikt Hallgrimsson <bhall...@ucalgary.ca>
> *Dennis Slice is the 2017 recipient of the Rohlf Medal for Excellence in
> Morphometric Methods and Applications *
> Over the course of three decades Dennis E. Slice, Professor of Scientific
> Computing at Florida State University (Tallahassee), has contributed in
> many crucial ways to the development, dissemination and innovative
> application of today's best morphometric methods. His early articles and
> reviews helped teach biologists about Procrustes analysis and its
> differences from other approaches beginning well before his actual
> doctorate was awarded. More recently, he and his students have advanced
> novel landmark-free methods for analysis of 3D image data with important
> applications in areas such as forensic anthropology that academic
> biologists rarely explore. Along the way, he has developed 20 open source
> software packages that are widely used for morphometric analysis across the
> full range of his application fields.
> Slice’s contributions to the dissemination of morphometric methods include
> influential surveys, edited volumes, and symposia. Particularly important
> are the dozens of courses and scores of workshops through which he has
> expanded our morphometrics community. Another major contribution is his
> commitment to the continuing advancement of this community's collective
> skills and influence through his expansion and moderation of the
> community's main web-based news outlet and question forum, Morphmet.
> Slice’s work has expanded the range of valid applications of morphometric
> methods. His extensive publication record includes innovative and diverse
> applications of morphometrics in, among other fields, orthodontics,
> evolutionary biology, biomedical engineering, paleoanthropology,
> evolutionary psychology, protective clothing design, and marine biology.
> His funding sources are likewise diverse, ranging well beyond the usual
> list of sponsors of basic research to such institutions as the National
> Institute of Justice and the U. S. Army.
> The 2017 Rohlf Medal will be presented to Prof. Slice on October 24, 2017
> at Stony Brook University. Afterwards, he will present a lecture (title to
> be announced). Previous recipients of the Rohlf Medal are Fred Bookstein
> (University of Vienna), Paul O'Higgins (University of York), and Benedikt
> Hallgrimsson (University of Calgary).
> Click here <http://life.bio.sunysb.edu/morph/RohlfMedal/travel.html> for
> notes on travel and accommodations if you plan to attend.
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