Hemant D. Tagare


Hemant D. Tagare

Office: TAC, N309C
Tel: (203) 737 4271
FAX: (203) 737 4273

Lab News

Our group has done really well this year!

  • Nicha Dvornek (post-doctoral associate) awarded the Browne-Cox Postdoctoral Fellowship for 2014-15. (5-1-2014)

  • Alp Kucukelbir (graduate student) wins the 2014 Henry Becton Prentiss Graduate Prize for exceptional achievement. (5-14-2014)

  • Timothy Westcott (undergraduate senior) wins the 2014 Frank Tetuer Prize for the most outstanding senior thesis. (5-22-2014)


The following two positions are available. Please read the job descriptions before applying.

  • Post-doctoral Associate in statistical and computational image analysis (pdf)

  • Computer Programmer for image analysis (pdf)

Current Research

  • Cryogenic Electron Microscopy (cryo-EM) of Proteins and Macromolecules

    • Heterogeneity Analysis

    • Local Resolution of cryo-EM Maps

    • Fast Expectation-Maximization Algorithms

    • Outliers detection in Micrographs

  • Theory and algorithms for image analysis

    • segmentation, registration, reconstruction

  • Geometry of shape spaces

  • Mobile computing for Global Health Care

    • Smart phone screening for Pre-eclampsia


  • ENAS913a: Advanced Topics in Bio-Medical Image Analysis


I prove a theorem and the house expands:
the windows jerk free to hover near the ceiling,
the ceiling floats away with a sigh.

As the walls clear themselves of everything
but transparency, the scent of carnations
leaves with them. I am out in the open

and above the windows have hinged into butterflies,
sunlight glinting where they've intersected.
They are going to some point true and unproven.

Geometry - Rita Dove