PIMS / AMI Seminar: Xiaosheng Zhuang

  • Date: 11/23/2012
  • Time: 15:00
Xiaosheng Zhuang, University of Alberta

University of Alberta


Sparse Approximation, Directional Representation Systems, and Mathematical Imaging


One of the main tasks in modern imaging and applied harmonic analysis is to construct suitable representation systems along with fast implementable algorithms for efficient decomposition and analysis of multidimensional data. It is by now well known that a large class of multidimensional images is governed by anisotropic features which can be modeled as the so-called "cartoon-like" image.  In this talk, we shall focus on sparse approximation of cartoon-like images using directional multiscale representation systems, and mathematical imaging  using ell_1 minimization techniques. We shall discuss about one of the directional multiscale representation systems, namely shearlets, its optimality in N-term approximation of cartoon-like images, and its digitization based on the fast pseudo-polar Fourier transform on pseudo-polar grids. We will also discuss about the application of compressed sensing and ell_1 techniques in image inpainting. As an application of the ell_1 minimization, we provide a quantitative result for comparison between wavelet inpainting and shearlet inpainting based on an appropriate model for seismic inpainting.

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Location: CAB 657