Wavelets were first introduced in the 1980’s. Similar to jpeg, they are used to digitize and compact data.
Wavelet theory is a rather broad mathematical subject that produces various ways of efficiently reproducing functions or signals. It can be used to study the properties of many function spaces and the operators that are defined on them. We begin with a discussion of the "first wavelet:" The Haar wavelet. We then will discuss how to extend this notion to higher dimensions.
Some applications of wavelets will be introduced.
The talk will be elementary and questions are encouraged.
Date and Time: Wednesday, March 21, 4:00 pm
Refreshments will be served in Cowley 102 at 3:40 pm
Professor Guido Wiess
Elinor Anheuser Professorship of Mathematics Chair
· 1967 winner of the Chauvent Prize (Mathematics Association of America annual award to the author of an outstanding expository article in mathematics)
Awarded an Honorary Professorship in Mathematics from
Awarded Honorary degrees by the Universitá degli Studii di
Milano (1994) and the
Visiting Professor various universities in
2002 Co-organizer of the Satellite Conference (to the World International
Congress of Mathematics) Harmonic Analysis and its Applications,
· 117 publications (1956-2006)