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  Diffusion Optical Imaging,
     October 2011

  Biomechanical Imaging, April 2011
  Microlocal Analysis in Imaging,
     August 2010

  Seismic Waveform Tomography,
     April 2010

  System Identification of Geosystems,
     March 2010

Workshop Archives prior to 2010
  System Identification of Geosystems
     March 24, 2008

  Radar Waveform Design and Imaging
     May 19, 2005

  Geophysics, January 2004
  Solid Mechanics, March 2004
  Opening Conference, 2004


IPRPI Workshop and Tutorial on Microlocal Analysis in Imaging
August 2-3, 2010

Workshop Description:

        Microlocal analysis is the mathematical study of singularities and associated high-frequency structures. It encompasses the theory of Fourier integral operators and their action on functions with singularities. This is important in imaging for two reasons: 1) The forward operators in synthetic aperture imaging, and in many other linearized imaging problems, are Fourier integral operators. Microlocal analysis shows how to construct approximate inverse operators for these operators; and 2) One example of a type of singularity is a jump discontinuity. Such jump discontinuities describe the boundaries between different objects in space and also the boundaries between different objects (edges) in images. Thus it is precisely attention to singularities that is important in imaging.
      There is now increasing agreement in many quarters that the mathematics and engineering communities would both benefit by more interaction. Engineering has become highly mathematical, yet many of the mathematical techniques developed by engineers are unknown in the mathematics community. Conversely, techniques and theory such as microlocal analysis that have been developed within the mathematics community are directly relevant to problems in engineering, and yet many mathematicians are unaware of potential applications and are not thinking about how to communicate their ideas to anyone outside their own ingrown community. This workshop is aimed at bringing the mathematics and engineering communities together in a workshop that focuses on the use of microlocal analysis in imaging problems.

This workshop is supported by the Division of Mathematical Sciences at the National Science Foundation, NSF DMS-0852516.

Program for the Workshop:

The proposed workshop will run for two days, with a short 2-3 hour tutorial in the afternoon of August 2nd, 2010 and a full-day workshop on August 3rd, 2010 which will consist of six 45 minute talks each followed by a 30 minute short discussion session. At the end of the second day there will be a one hour poster session and a discussion session.      

Dr. Birsen Yazici, Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering, RPI
Dr. Margaret Cheney, Mathematical Sciences, RPI

**Participant List**

Schedule and Invited Speakers:

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

1:30 -4:30 PM
Tutorial on Microlocal Analysis in Imaging

Slides for Tutorial:
Part One
Part Two
Part Three

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

8:45-9:00 AM
Opening Remarks:
Workshop Organizers, Dr. Birsen Yazici

Inverse Problems Center (IPRPI) Director, Dr. Joyce R. McLaughlin

9:00-9:45 AM
Dr. Gunther Uhlmann
Walker Family Endowed Professor of Mathematics
University of Washington
Title: Travel time tomography

10:15-11:00 AM
Dr. Clifford J.Nolan
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Limerick
Title: Imaging in the presence of multi-pathing

11:30-12:15 PM
Dr. Yoram Bresler
Professor in Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Dept. of Bioengineering
Research Professor in Coordinated Science Laboratory
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Title: Fast algorithms for tomography via the localization of the harmonic decomposition of the Radon and X-ray transforms and efficient sampling

1:30-2:15 PM
Dr. Chris Stolk
KdV Institute for Mathematics
University of Amsterdam
Title: Seismic imaging: Understanding variable background imaging

2:45-3:30 PM
Dr. Todd Quinto
Robinson Professor of Mathematics
Tufts University
Title: Singularity reconstruction in tomography

4:00-4:45 PM
Dr. Charles Bouman
Michael J. and Katherine R. Birck Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Purdue University
Title: Model-Based Reconstruction for Multislice Helical Scan CT

Both the tutorial and the workshop on August 2nd and August 3rd, 2010 will be held in the Fischbach Room of the Folsom Library at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Travel and Lodging:

Driving directions and a campus map can be found at:

There are a number of places to stay in the Troy/Albany/Schenectady area that are convenient to RPI.

We have reserved a block of rooms at a reasonable hotel, Franklin Square Inn & Suites, close to campus. When you request a room, you will need to mention: "IPRPI" to ensure you receive the RPI rates.

Best Western Franklin Square Inn
One Fourth Street
Troy, NY 12180
Ph: 518-274-8800
Fax: 518-274-0427

Internet access and breakfast are included in the room charge. Northeast Shuttle service will be provided on Monday, August 2nd at 1pm and on Tuesday, August 3rd at 8:15am from the Franklin Inn to the conference location.

Hilton Garden Inn Troy
235 Hoosick Street,
Troy, NY
(518) 272-1700

Internet is included with this room charge. The Hilton Garden Inn provides free shuttle service to and from the conference site.

Speaker/Participant Reimbursement:

To apply in advance for travel reimbursement, please fill out the provided application for travel reimbursement and submit the application to (mclauj3@rpi.edu). If you are seeking reimbursement for airfare, each flight must be with a U.S. carrier or code-shared with a U.S. carrier. If this is not possible, please contact (mclauj3@rpi.edu) or 518-276-2145. Original and detailed receipts for each expense must be submitted along with reimbursement requests. More specifically, for airfare the receipt must list the detailed itinerary as well as total cost, and for meals receipts must list individual meal items and total cost.

A/V Equipment and materials for poster presentations:
A computer projector will be available for talks. If additional equipment is needed please contact (mclauj3@rpi.edu). Stands for posters as well as poster board for mounting posters will be made available. If you will be presenting a poster, please advise that the poster boards are 36x48 in.

Please note that there will not be wireless internet access in the Fischbach Room; however if you have an ethernet cable, you will be able to connect to Rensselaer's network in the library area outside the workshop.

Please fill out and send the provided conference registration form,to(mclauj3@rpi.edu), if you plan to attend. Please indicate on the form if you want to make a poster presentation, giving the title of your poster presentation at the same time.

Parking and Transportation:

If you are driving to the workshop, campus parking permits can be obtained by first contacting (mclauj3@rpi.edu) and she will arrange for a parking permit to be left for you at the front desk of the Franklin Inn & Suites or the Hilton Garden Inn..

For more information regarding the technical program, contact Birsen Yazici (yazici@ecse.rpi.edu) or Margaret Cheney (Cheney@rpi.edu)


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