Numerical Analysis Group Internal Seminar

Today
14:00
Joseph Field
Abstract

Medical imaging is a key diagnostic tool, and is paramount for disease detection and for patient monitoring during ongoing care. Often, to reduce the amount of radiation that a patient is subjected to, there is a strong incentive to consider image reconstruction from incomplete sets of measurements, and so the imaging process is formulated as a compressed sensing problem.

In this talk, we will focus on compressed sensing for digital tomosynthesis (DTS), in which three-dimensional images are reconstructed from a set of two-dimensional X-ray projections. We first discuss a reconstruction approach for static bodies, with a particular interest in the choice of basis for the image representation. We will then focus on the need for accurate image reconstructions when the body of interest is not stationary, but is undergoing simple motion, discussing two different approaches for tackling this dynamic problem.

  • Numerical Analysis Group Internal Seminar
Today
14:30
Andrew Thompson
Abstract

I will describe a novel algorithm for computing the Walsh Hadamard Transform (WHT) which consists entirely of Haar wavelet transforms. The algorithm shares precisely the same serial complexity as the popular divide-and-conquer algorithm for the WHT. There is also a natural way to parallelize the algorithm which appears to have a number of attractive features.

  • Numerical Analysis Group Internal Seminar
28 November 2017
14:00
Charles Dapogny
Abstract

The purpose of this work is to introduce a new constraint functional for shape optimization problems, which enforces the constructibility by means of additive manufacturing processes, and helps in preventing the appearance of overhang features - large regions hanging over void which are notoriously difficult to assemble using such technologies. The proposed constraint relies on a simplified model for the construction process: it involves a continuum of shapes, namely the intermediate shapes corresponding to the stages of the construction process where the total, final shape is erected only up to a certain level. The shape differentiability of this constraint functional is analyzed - which is not a standard issue because of its peculiar structure. Several numerical strategies and examples are then presented. This is a joint work with G. Allaire, R. Estevez, A. Faure and G. Michailidis.

  • Numerical Analysis Group Internal Seminar