SFU Applied & Computational Math Seminar Series: Simone Brugiapaglia

  • Date: 11/30/2018
  • Time: 15:00
Simone Brugiapaglia, SFU Mathematics

Simon Fraser University


Compressive Sensing and its Applications in Data Science and in Computational Mathematics


Compressive sensing (CS) is a general paradigm that enables us to measure objects (such as images, signals, or functions) by using a number of linear measurements proportional to their sparsity, i.e. to the minimal amount of information needed to represent them with respect to a suitable system. Its vast popularity is due to its impact in many practical applications of data science and signal processing, such as magnetic resonance imaging or X-ray computed tomography.


In this talk, after presenting the main theoretical ingredients that make the success of CS possible and discussing recovery guarantees in the noise-blind scenario, we will show the impact of CS in computational mathematics. In particular, we will consider the problem of computing sparse polynomial approximations of functions defined over high-dimensional domains from pointwise samples, highly relevant for the uncertainty quantification of PDEs with random inputs. In this context, CS-based approaches are able to substantially lessen the curse of dimensionality, thus enabling the effective approximation of high-dimensional functions from small datasets. We will illustrate a rigorous recovery error analysis for these methods and show their effectiveness through numerical experiments. Finally, we will present some challenging open problems for CS-based techniques in computational mathematics.

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Friday, November 30, 2018
Room: K9509
3:00 pm