Everyone is welcome to attend the next N&O seminar with Tristan van Leeuwen with the title 'Optimisation challenges in computational imaging'.
The talk will take place in L017 at CWI, along with zoom support for remote participants. For more information and registration to get the Zoom link via e-mail, please contact Willem Feijen (willem.feijen at cwi.nl), Samarth Tiwari (samarth.tiwari at cwi.nl) or Sven Polak (sven.polak at cwi.nl).
Abstract: Computational imaging is a key technology for many applications; ranging from medicine, earth sciences, material science, and art history. Many imaging problems can be formulated as a linear inverse problem. In recent years, variational formulations have become popular for solving such inverse problems. Insights from convex and stochastic optimisation can then be brought to bear to solve such problems. Practical issues, such as calibration issues and misalignment, give rise to more intricate (non-linear) optimisation problems. Many of the resulting optimisation problems admit a separable or bi-level structure which can be exploited when designing algorithms.
In this talk, I give an overview of the interplay between inverse problems and optimisation, and discuss some recent successes as well as future challenges.