Conference on Applied Inverse Problems 2007

  • Start Date: 06/25/2007
  • End Date: 06/29/2007

Kari Astala (University of Helsinki)
Guillaume Bal (Columbia University)
Martin Burger (WWU Muenster)
Daniela Calvetti (Case Western Reserve)
Emmanuel Candes (Caltech)
Ingrid Daubechies (Princeton)
Mathias Fink (ESPCI, France)
Omar Ghattas (University of Texas, Austin)
David Isaacson (RPI)
Joyce McLaughlin (RPI)
Fadil Santosa (University of Minnesota)
John Schotland (University of Pennsylvania)
Jin-Keun Seo (Yonsei University)
Stephen Smale (Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago)
Plamen Stefanov (Purdue University) , William Symes (Rice University) , Fons Ten Krode (Shell Research, the Netherlands), Jun Zou (Chinese University of Hong Kong)


University of British Columbia


The enormous increase in computing power and the development of powerful algorithms has made it possible to apply the techniques of Inverse Problems to real-world problems of growing complexity. Applications include a number of medical as well as other imaging techniques, location of oil and mineral deposits in the earth's substructure, creation of astrophysical images from telescope data, finding cracks and interfaces within materials, shape optimization, model identification in growth processes and, more recently, modelling in the life sciences.
The series of AIP Conferences aim to provide a primary international forum for academic and industrial researchers working on all aspects of inverse problems, such as mathematical modelling, functional analytic methods, computational approaches, numerical algorithms etc.
The success of the first conference in Montecatini in 2001 with more than 150 participants and several parallel sessions led to the proposal to have this Conference every two years, alternating between North or South America and Europe or a site outside the western hemisphere. A second equally successful conference was thus held in Lake Arrowhead, California in 2003 and finally a third was held in Cirencester in the UK Cotswold region from June 26th to 30th in 2005. The fourth will be held in Vancouver from June 25th to 29th in 2007.
Each AIP Conference will follow the pattern of a number of invited talks from international experts and a set of minisymposia on topical themes. The venues will been chosen to encourage the maximum interaction between all participants.


Mini Symposia


Simon Arridge: Optical

Habib Ammari and
Hyeonbae Kang: Current Trends in Biomedical Imaging

Tilo Arens: The Factorization Method in Inverse Problems and its Applications

Elena Beretta and
Elisa Francini: Determination of
defects from boundary measurements

Liliana Borcea: Inverse Problems for Wave Propagation

: Inverse Problems in Thermal Imaging

Fioralba Cakoni: Inverse Problems in Electromagnetic Scattering Theory

Andrea Caponnetto
and Lorenzo
: Learning from Examples as an Inverse Problem

Anna Celler and
Manfred Trummer: New Frontiers in Nuclear Medicine Image Reconstruction

Jin Cheng and Masahiro Yamamoto: Inverse problems in Industries

Ivan Cimrak and Marian Slodicka:
Recovery of Missing Parameters in PDE Models

: Superresolution Imaging

Maarten de Hoop: Phase Space
Transforms, Computation, and Inverse Scattering

David Finch: Mixed mode medical imaging

Colin Fox: Computational Inference in Inverse Problems

Peter Gibson and Michael Lamoureux: Wavelets in Inverse Problems

Eldad Haber and Doug Oldenburg: Numerical methods for distributed parameter estimation in PDE's

Felix Herrmann: Recovery from incomplete data: applications to imaging

Felix Herrmann and William Symes: Software for Inverse Problems

Victor Isakov: Inverse Problems for Systems

Leila Issa: Imaging in cluttered waveguides

Sergey Kabanikhin: Numerical Methods for Multidimensional Inverse Hyperbolic Problems

: Medical Image Reconstruction for PET and CT

Mihael Klibanov and
Masahiro Yamamoto: Carleman estimates in inverse problems: theory and numerical methods

Shiro Kubo: Identification of defects and cracks

Matti Lassas and Lassi Päivärinta: Advances on Analytic and Geometrical Methods for Inverse Problems

Antonio Leitao: Nonstationary inverse problems

Daniel Lesnic:
Inverse Problems in Engineering

, Roland Potthast and John Sylvester: Limited Data Inverse Scattering Techniques

Anna Maria Massone and
Roy Pike:
Image reconstruction in Optics and Astronomy

Jennifer Mueller and
Samuli Siltanen: Advances in Electrical Impedance Tomography

Axel Munk: Statistical inverse problems
and shape constraints

Gen Nakamura and Roland Potthast: Recent methods for identifying discontinuities in media


Andreas Neubauer and Ronny Ramlau: Adaptive Regularization Techniques

Assad Oberai: Inverse Problems in

Michele Piana: The Magnetoencephalography (MEG) Problem

Jianliang Qian and Hongkai Zhao: Traveltime
tomography: theory, numerics and applications

T. Quinto
: New Topics in Tomography

Wolfgang Ring: Level-Set Methods for Shape
Identification Problems

Fadil Santosa: Inverse Problems from
Industrial Applications

Otmar Scherzer:
Spherical Means in Action

Jin-Keung Seo: New techniques in Electrical Impedance Imaging.

Knut Solna: Detection and Imaging with Incoherent Signals

Erkki Sommersalo: Inverse
Problems in Cell Biology

Ricardo Weder: Inverse Spectral and Scattering Theories and Inverse Boundary Value Problems


Abstracts / Downloads / Reports: 

Social Events

AIP Reception
Date and time: Monday, June 25, 2007 at 7:30pm
Location: Rich Ocean Seafood Restaurant [map]
Address: Room 108 - 777 West Broadway Vancouver, BC (at Willow Street.)
Vancouver B.C. V5Z 1T5
Tel: 604 876-8388

To Rich Ocean Restaurant:
Method 1: Take bus #99 at the UBC bus loop. Departure time: 6:44pm, 6:52pm, 7:00pm, 7:08pm, 7:16 (every 8-10 min)
Get off at Willow St. (You will see Holiday Inn on the opposite side, about 20 min)
Bus #99 return times to UBC: 9:00pm, 9:12pm, 9:24pm, 9:36pm, 9:48pm, 10:00pm (every 10-12 min)
Method 2:
Take a taxi (about $20-$25 CAD from UBC for a one-way trip)

AIP Dinner Banquet
Date and time: Thursday, June 28, 2007 at 7:45pm
Location: Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant
Address: 3888 Main Street (at 23rd Avenue) [map]
Vancouver B.C. V5V 3N9
Tel: 604-872-8822
Toll Free: 1-866-872-8822

To Sun Sui Wah Restaurant:
Method 1: Take bus #25 at the UBC bus loop. Departure time: 6:10pm, 6:25pm, 6:40pm, 6:55pm, 7:10pm, 7:25pm, 7:40pm
Get off at Main and King Edward (a.k.a. 25th Ave, about 30 min)
walk up to 23rd Avenue (5 min)
Bus #25 return times (to UBC): 9:10pm, 9:25pm, 9:40pm, 10:10pm, 10:40pm, 11:09pm, 11:39pm
Method 2:
Take a taxi (about $20-$25 CAD from UBC for a one-way trip)

Bus fare within Vancovuer is $2.25 for 1 zone ($1.50 seniors)
Exact change required.
Bus transfer lasts 90 minutes no matter how many switches.
Books of 10 tickets available for $18 (sold at retail store in Student Union Building)


Organizing Committee:
Uri Ascher (UBC),
Richard Froese (UBC),
Gary Margrave (University of Calgary),
Gunther Uhlmann, chair (University of Washington)

Steering Committee:
Simon Arridge (University of College, London),
Mario Bertero (Universita' di Genova),
Liliana Borcea (Rice University),
Maarten de Hoop (Purdue),
Heinz Engl (Johannes Kepler Universität),
Michael Lamoureux (University of Calgary),
Lassi Paivarinta (University of Helsinki),
Adrian Nachman (University of Toronto),
William Rundell (Texas A&M),
Erkki Somersalo (Helsinki University of Technology),
Michael Vogelius (Rutgers),
Masahiro Yamamoto (University of Tokyo).

Other Information: 

Calderon Prize
The Inverse Problems International Association (IPIA) will award the first Calderon Prize to a researcher under the age of 40 who has made distinguished contributions to the field of inverse problems broadly defined. The Calderon Prize Committee consists of Professor Adrian Nachman, Professor Lassi Paivarinta, Professor William Rundell (chair), and Professor Michael Vogelius.
IPIA will present the award at the Applied Inverse Problems 2007 Conference to be held in Vancouver, Canada, June 25-29, 2007. The award will include a certificate, a $500 prize, and an invitation to give a plenary lecture at the conference. The prize also includes reimbursement for reasonable travel expenses to Vancouver.
Besides a nomination letter please include a two page CV of the nominee and a complete list of publications. At most two additional supporting letters can be included. The Calderon Prize Committee can also solicit nominations.
Nominations should be sent to Professor William Rundell by April 30, 2007, at the e-mail address Inquiries should be also be addressed to Professor Rundell