Jacob Hinkle

Jacob Hinkle

Scientist III

(303) 275-4182

Jacob Hinkle's research primarily involves the statistical study of geometric structures derived from imaging data. Among other things, he is
working with the Biosciences group at NREL to analyze the geometry and distribution of cellulose fibers using 3D electron miscroscopy.

Research Interests 

  • Mathematical modeling
  • Parametric and non-parametric curve regression
  • Image analysis
  • Shape-based statistics
  • Deformation analysis through Lie group actions
  • Computational anatomy


  • 2013 Ph.D., Bioengineering, Unisersity of Utah

  • 2006 B.S. Physics, Miami University

  • 2006 B.S., Mathematics, Miami University

Selected Publications 

  1. Hinkle, Jacob; Fletcher, P. Thomas; Joshi, Sarang (2014). "Intrinsic Polynomials for Regression on Riemannian Manifolds." Journal of Mathematical Imaging and Vision http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10851-013-0489-5.
  2. Hinkle, Jacob; Szegedi, Martin; Wang, Brian; Salter, Bill; Joshi, Sarang (2012). "4D CT image reconstruction with diffeomorphic motion model." Medical Image Analysis (16:6 / August 2012); pp. 1307-1316. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.media.2012.05.013.
  3. Geneser, Sarah; Hinkle, Jacob; Kirby, R. Mike; Wang, Brian; Salter, Bill; Joshi, Sarang (2011). "Quantifying variability in radiation dose due to respiratory-induced tumor motion." Medical Image Analysis (15:4 ); pp. 640-649. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.media.2010.07.003.