Saturday, March 17th, 2018. 10:00AM - 4:00PM.
California State University, Fresno
Peters Building
5245 North Backer Avenue. Fresno, CA 93740
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Program (abstracts and and talk schedule).

Keynote Speaker.

Roummel Marcia, University of California, Merced

Title: The Mathematics of Imaging

Abstract: Everyday life is bombarded with digital signals and, in particular, images, from web browsing and video chatting to movie streaming and video gaming. These signals can carry large volumes of data, but the information they contain are often redundant, meaning they have inherent structures that can be exploited to facilitate storage and transfer. In this talk, I will discuss some of the mathematics underlying image processing techniques and describe how they can be used in several important applications, including biomedical imaging and image restoration.

Dr. Roummel F. Marcia is Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics at University of California, Merced. He majored in mathematics at Columbia University and received his doctorate in mathematics from University of California, San Diego. Prior to joining the faculty at UC Merced, he worked at the San Diego Supercomputer Center, the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the Department of Electrical Engineering at Duke University.

Our conference has been generously supported by:
  • Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics at Fresno State.
  • Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Fresno State.
  • Fresno State Office of Continuing and Global Education.
  • Fresno State Mathematics Club

Who is invited?

Undergraduate, Masters students, and faculty from Northern and Central California, and Southern Oregon universities, colleges and community colleges.

Why come?
The main focus of this conference is to showcase the achievements of undergraduate students in mathematics and to give these aspiring mathematicians an opportunity to present their work in a very supportive environment. Student talks range from expository presentations to original undergraduate research. Students may also talk about their independent study projects as well as other independent work that goes beyond the standard course curriculum.  Students are encouraged to participate and give 15 minute presentations on any area of mathematics, including applications to other disciplines.  While we hope that many students will give talks, we welcome all students and faculty to attend.  For examples of student talks, read the programs from past conferences.

There will also be a special session in which Masters students will show their work, and there will be a small fair in which California institutions will share information about their graduate programs.  The conference will conclude with a special lecture by our keynote speaker.


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