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Workshop on Optimization in Image Processing

June 27, 2016 @ 9:00 am - June 30, 2016 @ 12:30 pm

The Center of Mathematical Sciences and Applications will be hosting a workshop on Optimization in Image Processing on June 27 – 30, 2016. This 4-day workshop aims to bring together researchers to exchange and stimulate ideas in imaging sciences, with a special focus on new approaches based on optimization methods. This is a cutting-edge topic with crucial impact in various areas of imaging science including inverse problems, image processing and computer vision. 16 speakers will participate in this event, which we think will be a very stimulating and exciting workshop. The workshop will be hosted in Room G10 of the CMSA Building located at 20 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.

Titles, abstracts and schedule will be provided nearer to the event.


  1. Antonin Chambolle, CMAP, Ecole Polytechnique
  2. Raymond Chan, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  3. Ke Chen, University of Liverpool
  4. Patrick Louis Combettes, Université Pierre et Marie Curie
  5. Mario Figueiredo, Instituto Superior Técnico
  6. Alfred Hero, University of Michigan
  7. Ronald Lok Ming Lui, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  8. Mila Nikolova, Ecole Normale Superieure Cachan
  9. Shoham Sabach, Israel Institute of Technology
  10. Martin Benning, University of Cambridge
  11. Jin Keun Seo, Yonsei University
  12. Fiorella Sgallari, University of Bologna
  13. Gabriele Steidl, Kaiserslautern University of Technology
  14. Joachim Weickert, Saarland University
  15. Isao Yamada, Tokyo Institute of Technology
  16. Wotao Yin, UCLA

Please click Workshop Program for a downloadable schedule with talk abstracts.

Please note that lunch will not be provided during the conference, but a map of Harvard Square with a list of local restaurants can be found by clicking Map & Resturants.

Please click here for registration – Registration Deadline: June 7, 2016; Registration is capped at 70 participants.


June 27 – Day 1
9:00am Breakfast
9:20am Opening remarks
9:30am – 10:20am Joachim Weickert, “FSI Schemes: Fast Semi-Iterative Methods for Diffusive or Variational Image Analysis Problems”
10:20am – 10:50am Break
10:50am – 11:40pm Patrick Louis Combettes“Block-Iterative Asynchronous Variational Image Recovery”
11:40am – 12:30pm Isao Yamada“Spicing up Convex Optimization for Certain Inverse Problems”
12:30pm – 2:00pm Lunch
2:30pm – 3:20pm Fiorella Sgallari, “Majorization-Minimization for Nonconvex Optimization”
3:20pm – 3:50pm Break
3:50pm – 4:40pm Shoham Sabach“A Framework for Globally Convergent Methods in Nonsmooth and Nonconvex Problems”
June 28 – Day 2
9:00am Breakfast
9:30am – 10:20am Antonin Chambolle“Acceleration of alternating minimisations”
10:20am – 10:50am Break
10:50am – 11:40am Mario Figueiredo“ADMM in Image Restoration and Related Problems: Some History and Recent Advances”
11:40am – 12:30pm Ke Chen“Image Restoration and Registration Based on Total Fractional-Order Variation Regularization”
12:30pm – 2:30pm Lunch
2:30pm – 4:40pm Discussions
June 29 – Day 3
9:00am Breakfast
9:30am – 10:20am Alfred Hero“Continuum relaxations for discrete optimization”
10:20am – 10:50am Break
10:50am – 11:40am Wotao Yin“Coordinate Update Algorithms for Computational Imaging and Machine Learning”
11:40am – 12:30pm Mila Nikolova“Limits on noise removal using log-likelihood and regularization”
12:30pm – 2:30pm Lunch
2:30pm – 3:20pm Martin Benning, “Nonlinear spectral decompositions and the inverse scale space method”
3:20pm – 3:50pm Break
3:50pm – 4:40pm Ronald Ming Lui“TEMPO: Feature-endowed Teichmuller extremal mappings of point cloud for shape classification”
June 30 – Day 4
9:00am Breakfast
9:30am – 10:20am Jin Keun Seo“Mathematical methods for biomedical impedance imaging”
10:20am – 10:50am Break
10:50am – 11:40am Gabriele Steidl, “Iterative Multiplicative Filters for Data Labeling”
11:40am – 12:30pm Raymond Chan, “Point-spread function reconstruction in ground-based astronomy”
* This event is sponsored by CMSA Harvard University.

Image Processing

Organizers: Raymond Chan and Shing-Tung Yau


June 27, 2016 @ 9:00 am
June 30, 2016 @ 12:30 pm
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CMSA Room G10
CMSA, 20 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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