Gene Golub SIAM Summer School 2011

  • Start Date: 07/04/2011
  • End Date: 07/15/2011

Margaret Cheney (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
Laurent Demanet (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Josselin Garnier (Université Paris VII)
Frank Natterer (WWU Muenster)


University of British Columbia


Waves and Imaging



Radar Imaging: Margaret Cheney, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Computerized Tomography: Frank Natterer, WWU Muenster

Seismic Imaging: Laurent Demanet, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Imaging in Random Media: Josselin Garnier, Paris VII (Jussieu)


These mini-courses will cover the mathematical underpinnings common to most wave-based imaging modalities, such as wave scattering, integral geometry of Radon and generalized Radon transforms, and statistical stabililization techniques. The computer labs will introduce the participants to various imaging routines in an integrated manner: matched filtering, filtered backprojection, adjoint-state methods, and correlation-based methods. A goal of the summer school is to lead the participants to appreciate the myriad of research-level questions left open in mathematics, numerical methods, and practical applications of imaging with waves.


The summer school should be of wide interest to mathematics graduate students interested in computational mathematics, partial differential equations, numerical methods, statistical signal processing, image processing, inverse problems, and compressed sensing. Graduate students from engineering, geophysics and other departments who have affinities with mathematics are also strongly encouraged to apply. There is a limit of 50 participating students. There will be no registration fee. Funding for local accommodation and/or local expenses will be available for some of the participants. Limited travel funds may also be available. The application deadline is February 1, 2011.


Venue: GEOG 100


Daniel Szyld (Temple University)

Laurent Demanet (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) 

Other Information: 

Please visit the official website,, for further information.


The summer school poster is now available to download.



To register for the Summer School, please see the link at the bottom of the page.


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Student Accommodation

Students will be provided a private bedroom with single bed, two shared washrooms, lounge area and a kitchen in a four-bedroom shared apartment at Marine Drive Residence on the UBC campus (2205 Lower Mall, Vancouver, BC) starting on Sunday, July 3rd, and departing on Saturday, July 16th. For further information regarding check-in procedure and facilities, please obtain a copy of Marine_info.pdf from the Downloads section above.


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