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Variational methods and effective algorithms for imaging and vision

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Cancer cell cytoskeleton. Credit: Stefanie Reichelt, Microscopy Core Facility, CRUK CI
29th August 2017 to 20th December 2017
Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb
Ke Chen
Andrew Fitzgibbon Microsoft (UK)
Michael Hintermüller Weierstraß-Institut für Angewandte Analysis und Stochastik, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Xue-Cheng Tai


Scientific committee: Andrea Bertozzi (UCLA, USA); Andrew Blake (Alan Turing Institute, UK); Tony Chan (HKUST, CHINA); Bill Freeman (MIT, USA); Ron Kimmel (Technion, Israel); David Mumford (Brown, USA); Mila Nikolova (E.N.S. Cachan, France); Stanley Osher (UCLA, USA); Joachim Weickert (Saarland, Germany).

Programme Theme

In our modern society, mathematical imaging, image processing and computer vision have become fundamental for gaining information on various aspects in medicine, the sciences, and technology, in the public and private sector equally. The rapid development of new imaging hardware, the advance in medical imaging, the advent of multi-sensor data fusion and multimodal imaging, as well as the advances in computer vision have sparked numerous research endeavours leading to highly sophisticated and rigorous mathematical models and theories.

An evidence of this trend can be found in the still increasing use of variational models, shapes and flows, differential geometry, optimization theory, numerical analysis, statistical / Bayesian graphical models, and machine learning. Still, the ever growing challenges in applications and technology constantly generate new demands that cannot be met by existing mathematical concepts and algorithms. As a consequence, new mathematical models have to be found, analyzed and realized in practice.

This four-month programme will foster exchange between different groups of researchers and practitioners, who are involved in mathematical imaging science, and discussions on new horizons in theory, numerical methods and applications of mathematical imaging and vision.

INI and the VMV Organisers would like to thank Microsoft for their support of this programme's research.

VMV programme overview: organisers Andrew Fitzgibbon, Xue-Cheng Tai, Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb and Ke Chen

University of Cambridge Research Councils UK
    Clay Mathematics Institute London Mathematical Society NM Rothschild and Sons