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SIAG on Imaging Science


[edit] About Us

The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) sponsors Activity Groups to provide a more focused forum for members interested in exploring one of the areas of applied mathematics, computational science, or applications.

The SIAM Activity Group on Imaging Science (SIAG/IS) brings together SIAM members and other scientists and engineers with an interest in the mathematical and computational aspects of imaging.

[edit] Research focus

In recent decades, the analysis of 2D and 3D images and video has become vital to many areas of science, medicine, engineering, manufacturing and entertainment. Typical objectives include image formation, compression, reconstruction, restoration, registration, motion recovery, tracking, feature extraction and semantic interpretation. Moreover, recent developments in the technology of imaging have also contributed to the explosive growth in the highly interdisciplinary field of "imaging science," generating new mathematical problems which cut across disciplines.

At the same time, increasingly sophisticated mathematical, statistical, and computational methods are being employed in these areas. The techniques utilized, besides those from traditional areas of mathematics, often originate in fields such as information theory, computer graphics, machine learning and speech technology, and include those based on linear transforms, harmonic analysis, nonlinear optimization, numerical linear algebra, integral equations, partial differential equations, differential geometry, statistical estimation and stochastic modeling.

[edit] Join SIAG/IS

Membership in SIAG/IS is open to all members of SIAM. You can join online by filling out this form.

[edit] Elected officers for 2020-21

[edit] Mailing List

The activity group maintains a mailing list at Members may submits posts on job openings, conference and short-course announcements, recent book publications and PhD thesis announcements, along with other items of interest to the entire SIAM imaging community. The list is moderated by the secretary of SIAG/IS and posts should be approved within a few days of submission.

To sign up for the mailing list or to view the list archive, go to

[edit] Conferences and Workshops

[edit] SIAM IS Conferences

The SIAM Conference on Imaging Science has been held biennially since March 2002.

The 2020 SIAM Conference on Imaging Science (IS20) was scheduled to be held in Toronto, Canada, July 6-9, 2020 but was changed to a virtual conference running from July 6-17, 2020. Registration is free but required for access to the virtual conference platform. The main conference website is here:

Past meetings:

  • IS18, Bologna, Italy, June 5-8, 2018
  • IS16, Albuquerque, NM, May 23-26, 2016
  • IS14, Hong Kong, China, May 12-14, 2014
  • IS12, Philadelphia, PA, May 20-22, 2012
  • IS10, Chicago, IL, April 12-14, 2010
  • IS08, San Diego, CA, July 7-9, 2008
  • IS06, Minneapolis, MN, May 15-17, 2006
  • IS04, Salt Lake City, UT, May 3-5, 2004
  • IS02, Boston, MA, March 4-6, 2002

[edit] Related Conferences and Workshops

Conference and workshop announcements submitted to the SIAG/IS listserv will be automatically included in this list. If you have a conference or workshop that you would like to see featured here, please email Michael Wakin at

[edit] Prizes

[edit] Best paper prize

Established in 2010, the SIAM Imaging Science Best Paper Prize is awarded to recognize outstanding papers on the mathematical and computational aspects of imaging. The prize is awarded every two years.

General information of the prize can be found on the SIAM website.

  • The 2012 prize was awarded to Rodrigo Palma-Amestoy, Edoardo Provenzi, Marcelo Bertalmio, and Vicent Caselles for their work on color enhancement.

[edit] Early career prize

Established in 2015, the SIAM Imaging Science Early Career Prize is awarded to an outstanding early career researcher in the field of imaging science for distinguished contributions to the field in the three calendar years prior to the year of the award. The prize is awarded every two years.

General information of the prize can be found on the SIAM website.

  • The 2020 prize was awarded to Yaniv Romano.
  • The 2016 prize was awarded to Mauricio Delbracio.

[edit] Related to imaging science

[edit] SIAM Journal on Imaging Science (SIIMS)

The SIAM Journal on Imaging Sciences covers all areas of imaging sciences, broadly interpreted. It includes image formation, image processing, image analysis, image interpretation and understanding, computer graphics and visualization, and inverse problems in imaging; leading to applications to diverse areas in science, medicine, engineering, and other fields. Formal approaches, at the level of mathematics and/or computations, as well as state-of-the-art practical results, are expected from manuscripts published in SIIMS. SIIMS provides a broad authoritative source for fundamental results in imaging sciences, with a unique combination of mathematics and applications. SIIMS is mathematically and computationally based, and offers a unique forum to highlight the commonality of methodology, models, and algorithms among diverse application areas of imaging sciences.

[edit] Course Material

If you have an imaging science (or closely related) course you would like to see featured here, please email Michael Wakin at

[edit] Old SIAG/IS website and newsletters

You can access the old website of SIAG/IS here.

Newsletter: Winter 2014

Newsletter: Winter 2015

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