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Asian Approximation and Wavelet Theory
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  Numerical Methods in Imaging Science and Information Processing
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  Wavelet Theory and Applications: New Directions and Challenges
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IMS Membership
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      Scientific aspects




(July - December 2003 and August 2004)

Organizing Committee · Confirmed Visitors Overview · Activities · Membership Application

 Organizing Committee


Organizing secretary


  • Raymond Chan, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Ee Chien Chang, National University of Singapore
  • Dennis Creamer, National University of Singapore
  • Seng Luan Lee, National University of Singapore
  • Hock Lim, National University of Singapore
  • Wai Shing Tang, National University of Singapore
  • Chye Hwang Yan, DSO National Laboratories, Singapore

 Confirmed Visitors


Rapid advances in communication, sensing and computational power have led to an explosion of data. The usefulness of this resource for human knowledge is determined by its accessibility and portability. The size and varied formats of these datasets present fresh challenges to existing techniques in terms of transmission, storage, querying, display and numerical manipulation. As a result, a lot of research has been conducted on computer-aided techniques to develop new technologies for data representation. The efficient and robust methods for data representation are essential for storage, communication, display, scientific analysis and computation of digital information. This requires new theories and new methods in the areas of approximation, imaging science, information processing, mathematical modeling, scientific computing and statistics.

The purpose of this program is to conduct multidisciplinary studies involving mathematical perspectives and foundation of imaging science and information processing. In particular, the program emphasizes on the applications in imaging science and information processing of the recent developments in the areas of approximation and wavelet theory, numerical analysis and scientific computing, and statistical and data analysis. The focus will be on the following themes.

  1. Ideal data representations: Multiscale decompositions arrange data into strata reflecting their relative importance. This allows for rapid access to good coarse resolution of the data while retaining the flexibility for increasingly fine representations. It leads to algorithms that give sparse and accurate representations of image, medical image, acoustic and high-dimensional data, as well as geometric objects, for efficient computation, analysis, storage and communication.

  2. Computational methods in imaging science: Numerical partial differential equation and linear algebra model, simulate and provide computational methods to various physical problems in signal and image processing, multimedia communication, computer aided design, and scalable data representation for modeling, simulation and visualization.


The activities of the program include:

For year 2004....

  1. Conference
  2. Workshops
  3. Public Lecture
    • The romance of hidden components
      ...Jointly organized by Institute for Mathematical Sciences and Department of Mathematics in conjunction with Department of Statistics and Applied Probability and Singapore Mathematical Society
      David Donoho, Statistics Department, Stanford University, USA
      Date and Time: Wednesday, 25 August 2004, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
      Venue: LT 31 (Science Auditorium), S-16, Level 3, NUS

For year 2003....

  1. Conferences
  2. Workshops
  3. Public Lectures
  4. Tutorial Sessions
  5. Seminars

IMS Membership is not required for participation in conferences, workshops, tutorials or seminars. For attendance at these activities, please complete the respective registration form and fax it to us at (65) 6873 8292 or email it to us at If you are an invited speaker or IMS member or are applying for IMS membership, you do not need to register for these activities.

 Membership Application

The Institute for Mathematical Sciences invites applications for membership for participation in the above program. Limited funds to cover travel and living expenses are available to young scientists. Applications should be received at least six (6) months before the commencement of membership. Application form is available in MSWord | PDF | PS format for download.

More information is available by writing to:
Institute for Mathematical Sciences
National University of Singapore
3 Prince George's Park Singapore 118402
Republic of Singapore
or email to

For enquiries on scientific aspects of the program, please email organizing secretary Say Song Goh at

Organizing Committee · Confirmed Visitors · Overview · Activities · Membership Application