Preface; Stereoselective Methods Towards the Synthesis of Iminosugars; Stereochemical Studies in Insect Chemistry: Synthesis and Properties of Chiral Rsesolving Agents; Stereochemistry of Aflastatin A and Blasticidin A: Application of J-based, Acetonide and NMR Database Methods.; Syntheses, Structure and Electronic Properties of Assemblies of Diastereomers of Nickel (II) Complexes with Tetracyanometalates [M(CN)4]2 (M=Ni, Pd, and Pt); (4R*, 5R*) - 4 - Benzoylamino-5-Phenyl-3-Pyrazolidinone - A Useful Building Block in the Synthesis of Functionalised Pyrazoles; Stereochemical aspects of Interaction Between some Monosaccharides and L-Alpha-Amino Acids in Aqueous Solutions; Challenges in Carbohydrate Chemistry: A Survey of Modern Approaches for L-Hexose Stereoselective Synthesis; Index.
In his thesis, Kiyoun Lee describes his studies into tandem and organocatalytic oxa-conjugate addition reactions for the synthesis of complex tetrahydropyrans (THP). Readers gain insight into the new methods Lee employs for the synthesis of biologically interesting natural products including (+)-leucascandrolide A, (+)-dactylolide, and (+-)diospongin A. The reactions Lee investigates are applicable to a broad range of substrates and proceed with excellent stereoselectivity. Moreover, the methodologies allow the synthesis of a wide range of THP-containing compounds. The development of reactions, such as those discussed by Lee, has the potential to impact natural product synthesis, pharmaceutical development and chemical biology.
Multi-View Stereo: A Tutorial presents a hands-on view of the field of multi-view stereo with a focus on practical algorithms. Multi-view stereo algorithms are able to construct highly detailed 3D models from images alone. They take a possibly very large set of images and construct a 3D plausible geometry that explains the images under some reasonable assumptions, the most important being scene rigidity. Multi-View Stereo: A Tutorial frames the multiview stereo problem as an image/geometry consistency optimization problem. It describes in detail its main two ingredients: robust implementations of photometric consistency measures, and efficient optimization algorithms. It then presents how these main ingredients are used by some of the most successful algorithms, applied into real applications, and deployed as products in the industry. Finally, it describes more advanced approaches exploiting domain-specific knowledge such as structural priors, and gives an overview of the remaining challenges and future research directions.