Imaging Science 2002,  March 4-6, 2002, Boston Park Plaza Hotel, Boston, MA

Please check the Final Program for the most recent changes in the schedule or room locations

Sponsored by the SIAM Activity Group on Imaging Science

Held jointly for the first time with the
First SIAM Conference on the Life Sciences
March 4-6, 2002

About the Conference

Current developments in the technology of imaging have led to an explosive growth in the interdisciplinary field of imaging science. With the advent of new devices capable of seeing objects and structures not previously imagined, the reach of science and medicine have been extended in a multitude of different ways. The impact of this technology has been to generate new challenges associated with the problems of formation, acquisition, compression, transmission, and analysis of images. By their very nature, these challenges cut across the disciplines of physics, engineering, mathematics, biology, medicine, and statistics. While the primary purpose of this conference is to focus on mathematical issues, the biomedical aspects of imaging will also play an important role.

This conference represents the first official function organized by the newly formed SIAM Activity Group on Imaging Science (SIAG/IS). This SIAG and the SIAG on the Life Sciences were both created in recognition of the fact that the mathematics community should participate more directly in these non-traditional areas. Since these two activity groups have such a strong overlap in the area of biomedical imaging, this conference has been scheduled to overlap with the Conference on the Life Sciences, chaired by James Collins, set for March 6-8, 2002.

Organizing Committee

David C. Wilson (Chair), University of Florida, USA
Akram Aldroubi, Vanderbilt University, USA
Fred Bookstein, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
Tony Chan, University of California at Los Angeles, USA
Longin Jan Latecki, University of Hamburg, Germany
Chris Johnson, University of Utah, USA
Bernard Mair, University of Florida, USA
Robert J. Plemmons, Wake Forrest University, USA
Gerhard Ritter, University of Florida, USA
Guillermo Sapiro, University of Minnesota, USA
Michael Unser, ETH, Switzerland


SIAM and the Conference Organizing Committee wish to extend their thanks and appreciation to the Army Research Office (AR0) and the Office of Naval Research (ONR) for their support of this conference.

Conference Themes

Invited Plenary Speakers

SIAM and the Conference Organizing Committee are proud to announce that the following mathematicians and scientists have accepted their invitations to speak at the conference. These invited speakers and their presentations will play an important role in increasing interaction among mathematicians, engineers, physicists, and researchers and scientists in academia, industry, and government who attend the meeting.

PLEASE NOTE: David Mumford's presentation has been moved to Wednesday March 6, 1:30-2:30PM

Monday, March 4

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
IP1 Synthetic Aperture Radar
Margaret Cheney, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Tuesday, March 5

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
IP2 Level Set/PDE Based Algorithms for Image Restoration, Surface Interpolation and PDEs on Manifolds
Stanley J. Osher, University of California, Los Angeles

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
IP3 Sparse Geometrical Image Representations for Processing
Stephane Mallat, Ecole Polytechnique, France

Wednesday, March 6

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
IP4 Mathematical Morphology and Genomic Regulation
Edward R. Dougherty, Texas A&M University

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
IP5 Stochastic Models for Natural Images
David Mumford, Brown University

Conference Speakers

The Conference organizing committee expects every speaker of a scheduled presentation to register and attend the conference. (SIAM would ask that the speaker(s) pre-register so that all program materials are ready for the speaker(s) when they arrive and check in at the registration desk).

If it becomes necessary for a speaker to cancel his/her presentation, the speaker is expected to find an alternate presenter immediately, preferably one of the speaker's co-authors. The speaker must inform the SIAM Conference Department at immediately of any change to his/her scheduled presentation.

A 'no-show' or cancelled presentation can cause serious inconvenience to the attendees and conference organizers.The committee thanks all speakers in advance for compliance with this request.

SIAG on Imaging Science Mission Statement

The purpose of the SIAM Activity Group on Imaging Science is to:

The SIAG brings together researchers who seek to develop and apply mathematical and computational methods in all areas of imaging science. It cuts across disciplines to catalyze mathematical research relevant to imaging science and rapid diffusion of advances in mathematical and computational methods.

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