Scholar’s talk to focus on image data representation, processing

Charles Chui, Curators' Professor of Mathematics at UMSL and consulting professor of statistics at Stanford University, will discuss image data processing and representation at the 14th Annual Spencer & Spencer Systems Mathematics and Computer Science Lecture at UMSL.

Charles Chui, Curators’ Professor of Mathematics at the University of Missouri–St. Louis and consulting professor of statistics at Stanford University in California, will discuss “A thousand pictures are worth a million words: Mathematical challenges” at 7:30 p.m. Monday (May 2) in 120 Research Building at UMSL.

Chui has written more than 350 research papers and nine books, edited 18 book volumes and received 40 U.S. patents. He is co-editor-in-chief of Applied and Computational Harmonic Analysis, one of the world’s top-ranked applied mathematics journals. He also serves on the editorial board of six other international mathematics journals; an advisory board at Elsevier, the world’s leading publisher of science and health information; and the review panel of the German research foundation, DFG.

Chui’s numerous honors and awards include being elected a Life Fellow at Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the world’s largest association for the advancement of technology.

Chui’s lecture will cover the manifold approach to image data representation and processing. Applications to be discussed include cancerous tissue detection, agricultural control, homeland security and fast image search.

The talk will be the 14th Annual Spencer & Spencer Systems Mathematics and Computer Science Lecture. UMSL alumnus Robert Spencer funds the lecture, which is co-sponsored by the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at UMSL.

The Research Building is on UMSL’s North Campus, 1 University Blvd. in St. Louis County, Mo. 63121.

The lecture is free, but reservations are requested. Call 314-516-6355 to make reservations or for more information.

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