Wavelet Transform and Imaging

Lynne Grewe
California State University, Monterey Bay

The use of wavelets has grown enormously since their original inception in the mid-1989s. Since the wavelet data representation combines spatial, frequency and scal information in a sparse data representation, they are very useful in a number of imaging applications. This talk will present two recent applications of wavelets in imaging. The first involves improving the visualization of a scene in murky atmospheric conditions through Wavelet-based Multi-Image Fusion. The second application involves the detection of Unexploded Ordnances (UXOs) for clearing tasks.

About the speaker

Lynne Grewe received her PhD from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department from Purdue University in 1994. From 1988-1995 she was a research and design engineer at IBM Corporation. Since August 1995, she has been with the Institute of Communications Science and Applied Computing at California State University Monterey Bay and is currently an Associate Professor. Since 1997, she has also served as a visiting professor at the Naval PostGraduate School where she supervises graduate research.

Dr. Grewe's research interests include signal and image processing, and computer communication systems. She has published and presented in professional journals, conferences and symposiums. Dr. Grewe also serves as a review for journals including CVGIP: Image Understanding and IEEE Transaction on Robotics and Automation.

Dr. Grewe has industrial experience including over 6 years with IBM corporation. While at IBM, she has worked and managed numerous projects involving hardware and software development including operating system development. Dr. Grewe has also consulted and worked on funded projects for various companies and government agencies in the areas of signal and image processing, and computer-communication systems.

In 1996, Dr. Grewe was founder of the Demonstration Session of the International IEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR). Since that time, she has served as chair of the Demonstration Session for IEEE CVPR. She has also received various honors and awards including Nasa's Space Grant Fellowship, GE Foundation, Faculty for the Future Program Funding, NSF Grants. Dr. Grewe is a member of IEEE, Tau Beta Pi, and Eta Kappa Nu.

Philip Chan, pkc@cs.fit.edu
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