We are organizing a tutorial on ‘Optimal transport in biomedical imaging’ at ISBI 2018, Washington, D.C. In this tutorial we will present a set of image analysis tools based on the mathematics of optimal transport, which can be used for a variety of biomedical imaging applications. In addition to providing basic theory relating to optimal mass transport, we will describe the recent development of image transforms with well-defined forward and inverse operations that have demonstrable advantages over other image transforms.

The second part of the tutorial will focus on applications of optimal transport relevant to biomedical imaging: image modeling, statistical analysis, classification, and inverse problems. The tutorial will feature live code demonstrations, and we will provide attendees with software that can be used to aid their own research.