Event Detail

Event Type: 
Applied Mathematics and Computation Seminar
Date/Time: 
Friday, May 28, 2010 - 05:00 to 06:00
Location: 
Gilkey 113

Speaker Info

Institution: 
Center for Advanced Computation, Reed College
Abstract: 

The problem of autofocus (automatic sharpening) of images runs
very deep. One way to understand the extreme difficulty is this: If we
did have an autofocus algorithm, then multiple and powerful technological
advantages would accrue. It is as if nature will not let us into the
treasure-trove so easily. The lecturer will detail the waiting "treasures"
and describe recent advances in the quest for autofocus; in particular,
mathematics and physics are intimately involved, especially as regards
2-dimensional Fourier transforms.