Signal and image sciences workshop set for May 21

Apr. 25, 2014

Signal and image sciences workshop set for May 21

Kenneth K Ma,, 925-423-7602

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is hosting the 18th annual Signal and Image Sciences Workshop on May 21 at Livermore Valley Open Campus' High Performance Computing Innovation Center.

The free workshop is a signature event of the Engineering Directorate's Center for Advanced Signal and Image Sciences (CASIS). Co-sponsored by the East Bay chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Signal Processing Society, the workshop is designed to showcase R&D in signal and image sciences at Lawrence Livermore and Sandia national laboratories.

It's targeted to engineers and scientists at LLNL and Sandia with an interest in the signal and image sciences; students and faculty at Bay Area universities such as UC Berkeley, UC Davis and Stanford; and Bay Area information technology companies.Workshop topics include signal and image processing, pattern analysis, machine learning, controls and communications, as well as application areas such as geophysics, astronomy and bioscience.

"The exchange of ideas is essential for innovation," said Randy Roberts, the CASIS co-director who helped organize the workshop. "The CASIS workshop provides a stimulating intellectual environment where engineers and scientists can freely exchange ideas in the signal and image sciences."

The keynote speaker will be Pietro Perona, an electrical engineering professor at Caltech, who is an internationally recognized expert on computational vision. Perona has contributed to the theory of partial differential equations for image processing and boundary formation as well as modeling the function of the early visual system. The title of his presentation is "Visipedia - A Distributed Visual System Composed of Machines and People."

Sign up on the registration site for the free all-day workshop, which starts at 9 a.m.

Immediately after the workshop, the East Bay chapter of the IEEE Signal Processing Society is sponsoring a dinner at Zephyr Grill in Livermore with IEEE Distinguished Lecturer Bhaskar Rao, who is a professor of electrical and computer engineering at UC San Diego. Rao's presentation is titled "Bayesian Methods for Sparse Signal Recovery."

For more information and to register for the dinner presentation, visit the Web. The cost is $20 for IEEE members and $25 for nonmembers If you are interested in presenting your research at the CASIS Workshop, the call for abstracts is available online.

For questions about the workshop, contact roberts38 [at] (Randy Roberts)at (925) 423-9255.