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Math Colloquium

April 25, 2013

The WPI Math Department hosts Professor Xin Yang Lu of Carnegie Mellon University, who will lecture today on the average distance problem and evolution variant.

The lecture takes place in Stratton Hall 202, 11am–noon.

ABSTRACT: The average distance problem was first proposed in the ’70/’80 in image processing. However, it gained attention only when Buttazzo, Oudet and Stepanov analyzed this problem in the context of optimal transport theory. In this talk we will present an overview of recent results concerning the classic average distance problem, and present some results about a penalized variant better suited for some applications like data points parameterization. Moreover, we will discuss evolution problems related to the average distance functional.

Thursday, April 25, 2013
11:00 am–Noon

Stratton Hall

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