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Mar
4
Thu
AMS Seminar w/ Peyman Milanfar (Google) on Zoom
Mar 4 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Title: Denoising as a Building Block: Form, function, and regularization of inverse problems

Abstract: Denoising of images has reached impressive levels of quality — almost as good as we can ever hope. There are thousands of papers on this topic, and their scope is so vast and approaches so diverse that putting them in some order is useful and challenging. I will speak about why we should still care deeply about this topic, what we can say about this general class of operators on images, and what makes them so special. Of particular interest is how we can use denoisers as building blocks for broader image processing tasks, including as regularizers for general inverse problems.

Bio: Peyman is a Principal Scientist / Director at Google Research, where he leads the Computational Imaging team. Prior to this, he was a Professor of Electrical Engineering at UC Santa Cruz from 1999-2014. He was Associate Dean for Research at the School of Engineering from 2010-12. From 2012-2014 he was on leave at Google-x, where he helped develop the imaging pipeline for Google Glass. Most recently, Peyman’s team at Google developed the digital zoom pipeline for the Pixel phones, which includes the multi-frame super-resolution (“Super Res Zoom”) pipeline, and the RAISR upscaling algorithm.  In addition, the Night Sight mode on Pixel 3 uses our Super Res Zoom technology to merge images (whether you zoom or not) for vivid shots in low light.

Peyman received his undergraduate education in electrical engineering and mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley, and the MS and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He holds 15 patents, several of which are commercially licensed. He founded MotionDSP, which was acquired by Cubic Inc. (NYSE:CUB).

Peyman has been keynote speaker at numerous technical conferences including Picture Coding Symposium (PCS), SIAM Imaging Sciences, SPIE, and the International Conference on Multimedia (ICME). Along with his students, he has won several best paper awards from the IEEE Signal Processing Society.

He is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Signal Processing Society, and a Fellow of the IEEE “for contributions to inverse problems and super-resolution in imaging.”

http://www.milanfar.org

 

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Mar
11
Thu
AMS Seminar w/ Sara Del Valle (Los Alamos National Labs) on Zoom
Mar 11 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Title: Real-time Data Fusion to Guide Disease Forecasting Models

Abstract: Globalization has created complex problems that can no longer be adequately understood and mitigated using traditional data analysis techniques and data sources. As such, there is a need for the integration of nontraditional data streams and approaches such as social media and machine learning to address these new challenges. In this talk, I will discuss how our team is applying approaches from the weather forecasting community including data collection, assimilating heterogeneous data streams into models, and quantifying uncertainty to forecast infectious diseases like COVID-19.  In addition, I will demonstrate that although epidemic forecasting is still in its infancy, it’s a growing field with great potential and mathematical modeling will play a key role in making this happen.

 

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Mar
18
Thu
AMS Seminar w/ Jelani Nelson ( University of California, Berkeley) on Zoom
Mar 18 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Title: TBA

 

Abstract: TBA

 

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Mar
25
Thu
AMS Seminar w/ Houman Owhadi (Caltech) on Zoom
Mar 25 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Title: TBA

 

Abstract: TBA

 

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Apr
1
Thu
AMS Seminar w/ Daniel Stein (New York University) on Zoom
Apr 1 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Title: TBA

 

Abstract: TBA

 

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Apr
8
Thu
AMS Seminar w/ Davar Khosnevisan (University of Utah) on Zoom
Apr 8 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Title: TBA

 

Abstract: TBA

 

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Apr
15
Thu
AMS Seminar w/ Ed Scheinerman (JHU-AMS) on Zoom
Apr 15 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Title: TBA

 

Abstract: TBA

 

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Apr
29
Thu
AMS Seminar w/ Jim Gatheral (Baruch College) on Zoom
Apr 29 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Title: TBA

 

Abstract: TBA

 

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