Recent Progress on Applied and Computational Harmonic Analysis (13w2187)


(University of Calgary)

(University of Alberta)

(University of British Columbia)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Recent Progress on Applied and Computational Harmonic Analysis" workshop from to .

Any piece of music can be represented as a combination of seven basic notes. Similarly, for different types of data with different characteristics, the main goal of applied and computational harmonic analysis is to find and construct a collection of basic building blocks with desirable properties so that a particular family of data can be economically
and efficiently represented. For example, images such as photos are often stored using JPEG 2000 format, which is a wavelet based compression algorithm to allow us to store each image more economically by requiring much less storage and memory. In general, applied and computational harmonic analysis is an interdisciplinary branch of modern applied mathematics with many applications such as signal/image processing, animation in movie industry, and scientific computing. The proposed BIRS workshop will allow faculty members, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students
exchange exciting results/discoveries in this area and to explore new ideas for developing next generation novel efficient mathematical representation methods and fast computational algorithms to meet the ever increasingly challenging demands arising from many areas of sciences and industry.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).