The 50th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik provides an opportune moment to reflect on various technologies and what the next half century may hold. What are key challenges? Specifically, are there important problems in which Signal Processing, broadly defined, plays a central role? Wavelet-based techniques have proliferated. What would now constitute a theoretical advance? Are the most important problems theoretical or applied?
To address these questions, we have invited experts in theoretical and applied signal processing with interests ranging from imaging and communication to biology. They will share their insights on important challenges, emerging tools, and the prospects of the field. A roundtable discussion that closes the day focuses on start-up experiences and contrasting the roles and opportunities of industry and academia. The goal is a lively, informative and entertaining day.
|8:30am||Registration and Welcoming Reception (coffee)|
Martin Hasler, EPFL
|9:10am||Michael Unser, EPFL
On Trees, Splines and Finite Rates of Innovation
|9:35am||Minh Do, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Signal Processing for Computational Imaging
Kannan Ramchandran, University of California, Berkeley
On the Importance of Being Disorganized: Signal Processing for Dense Networks
Albert Cohen, Université Pierre et Marie Curie
Matching vs. Basis Pursuit for Approximation and Learning: A Comparison
Antonio Ortega, University of Southern California
Video Coding: Predictions are Hard to Make, Especially About the Future
|11:35am||Jelena Kovacevic, Carnegie Mellon University
What can signal processing do for biological imaging?
Stéphane Mallat, École Polytechnique
Challenges of Image Processing Research in Industry
|1:45pm||Gil Strang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mathematics and Education in Signal Processing
Vivek Goyal, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Can signal processing stop destroying the planet?
|2:35pm||Thao Nguyen, City University of New York
By the way, what does ergodicity mean?
Ingrid Daubechies, Princeton University
ICA Decomposition for Brain fMRI: Sparsity Counts, not Independence!
Pier Luigi Dragotti, Imperial College, London
On Detours, Yves, Martin and the Others
Michael Gastpar, University of California, Berkeley
Information Theory After Martin
Alon Orlitsky, University of California, San Diego
What can we learn from Martin's birthday?
Roundtable: Life Outside the Ivory Tower
Serge Ayer, CTO, Dartfish
Closing remarks (followed by reception)
Martin Vetterli, EPFL
Participation in the meeting was open to all, but registration is now closed because the event is over.
Email contact for lead organizer Vivek Goyal: Sputnik50@mit.edu