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Tuesday September 30 1:30  2:30
Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Title: The structure of Costas Arrays
Speaker: Jonathan Jedwab, SFU
Regularly updated Discrete Math Seminar information can be found HERE.
Event: 56th annual meeting of the Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS) in Ottawa.
As in the past two years, we encouraged the undergraduates in Math 402W Operations Research Clinic to submit their projects to the CORS undergraduate student paper competition. And, once again, they won both prizes. This year, all 3 projects submitted were chosen as finalists, and presented their work at the meeting. (The fourth finalist was from the University of Alberta; nine entries were received.) Congratulations go to:
Winners:
Kishley Bhalla, Craig Mathews, W. Brett Robinson and Katie Sclater "Selecting Optimal Tolling Levels: A Case Study for the Fraser River in the Greater Vancouver Area"
Honourable Mention:
Nicole Mo, Alborz Namazi, Joyce Tai and Eric Yuen "Optimal Locations of Telecommunication Equipment: A Case Study for the City of Richmond, British Columbia, Canada"
Finalists:
Kingsley Cheang, Feiqi He, Sarah Lin and Ashlie Neufelt "The Community Mailbox LocationRouting Problem"
Additionally, Second Prize in the CORS Practice Competition went to Daniel Karapetyan (SFU Math postdoc 201113) and Abraham Punnen, for their paper "Operational Research Models and Algorithms for Fleet Size Planning and Schedule Optimisation for the British Columbia Ferry Services Inc." Finalists for the practice competition included teams from the University of Toronto and IBM, first prize went to UOIT.
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Upcoming Events

CSC Seminar  Jakob Jorgensen
2:30 PM  3:30 PM
October 3, 2014CSC Weekly Seminar Friday, October 3, 2014 TASC2, Rm 8500 2:30 pm Speaker: Jakob Jorgensen Title: Sparsityregularized image reconstruction in xray computed tomography Abstract: Xray computed tomography (CT) is a widely used technique for noninvasive imaging, with the medical CTscanner as the perhaps most wellknown example. The underlying mathematical problem of reconstructing an image from the measured data is solved in modern scanners by methods involving analytic inversion of the Radon transform. Motivated by reducing the patient's xray dose as well as reducing scanning time for example in materials science applications, there is a large interest in reconstruction from reduced data, which is inherently difficult for the current methods. In recent years, a new class of methods based on incorprating prior knowledge into a variational formulation, has been studied intensely, in particular methods enforcing various forms of sparsity in the reconstructed image. A large number of studies demonstrate the potential for improved reconstruction from reduced data, however a fundamental understanding of conditions under which these methods can be expected to work is lacking. In this talk I will describe some of my recent work in this area. In particular, I will present empirical evidence of an averagecase relation between image sparsity and the level of CT sampling sufficient for accurate reconstruction, and I will discuss conditions for ensuring uniqueness of the reconstructed image. 
IRMACS Retreat
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