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Prof. Michael Unser
The biomedical imaging group pursues research on the development of new algorithms and mathematical tools for the advanced processing of medical and biological images. Topics of interest are image reconstruction, multi-modal imaging, image analysis and visualization. Research efforts are taking place at two complementary levels:
Julien Fageot is the recipient of the EPFL Doctorate Award 2018 for his thesis entitled "Gaussian versus Sparse Stochastic Processes: Construction, Regularity, Compressibility ". Congratulations for this truly exceptional achievement !
Virginie Uhlmann received EPFL's Best Doctoral Thesis Award in Electrical Engineering 2018 for her thesis entitled "Landmark Active Contours for Bioimage Analysis : A Tale of Points and Curves". Congratulations to Virginie for her excellent work!
The Startup Mirrakoi, an offspring of BIG, achieved the 3rd stage of Venture Kick and won the CHF 130'000 award. Bravo for being in the top of Swiss innovation !!!
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Michael Unser is the recipient of the 2018 Technical Achievement Award "for fundamental contributions to the theory of sparse stochastic processes and sparsity-based signal processing" from the European Association for Signal and Image Processing.
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Virginie Uhlmann has been appointed as a research group leader at EMBL-EBI (European Bioinformatics Institute) at Cambridge, UK. Congrats!
Interview of Virginie
Stamatis, Aurélien and Michael are the happy recipients of the 2017 SPS Best Paper Award from the IEEE Signal Processing Society for their paper Stamatis Lefkimmiatis, Aurélien Bourquard, and Michael Unser “Hessian-Based Norm Regularization for Image Restoration With Biomedical Applications” IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Volume 21, No. 3, March 2012.
Ulugbek Kamilov (BIG alumni) accepted an Assistant Professorship (with tenure track) at Washington University in St. Louis. Good luck and welcome to academia !!!
Twenty Years of Biomedical Imaging and Splines
Invited speakers: Michael Unser, Stephane Mallat, Christophe Rabut, Akram Aldroubi, Thierry Blu, Erik Meijering, Costanza Conti, and Dimitri Van De Ville
Program: EPFL, Friday March 23, 2018
Workshop on Spline Approximation and its Applications on Carl de Boor’s 80th Birthday
In the late 60s, Carl de Boor embarked on an ambitious program to develop a mathematical foundation for spline functions that would be friendly to computation. The cornerstone of this development was his work on Schoenberg’s B-splines – splines with minimal support, and it became clear that spline functions can provide efficient representations of functions, curves, surfaces and digital data. Today, spline functions are widely used in areas such as automotive design, computer aided geometric design, imaging science and data science