Mathematics in Imaging

Mathematics in Imaging

25 - 28 July 2016
Kongresshaus Stadthalle Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

Mathematical Imaging covers mathematical and computational methods for modeling the physics of imaging methods and for providing stable and resolved solutions to the inverse problem of image reconstruction. It captures leading edge fundamental developments in imaging science and has applications in photonics, biomedical imaging, astronomy, and remote sensing. Imaging methods are constrained by the experimental data which are corrupted by measurement and medium noises and depend nonlinearly on the imaged object material and geometric parameters. Many of the fundamental problems in image reconstruction methods are shared across different disciplines, including optics, acoustics, seismic imaging, and synthetic aperture radar. These include optimal representations, resolution and stability estimates, optimal design approaches, and model reduction techniques.

Mathematical Imaging provides a platform for a cross fertilization between mathematical, computational, physical, and engineering disciplines related to imaging and inverse problems. Because of the breadth involved, papers highlighting either the interdisciplinary flavor of imaging methodologies or the fundamental mathematical and computational issues in imaging are particularly encouraged.

Topic Categories

  • Inverse scattering, regularization, constraints,  inversion in the multiple scattering regime
  • Shape optimization
  • Blind deconvolution
  • Coherent imaging systems (holographic imaging, synthetic aperture radar ...)
  • Phaseless imaging (X-ray imaging ...)
  • 3D imaging (tomographies, microscopy ...)
  • Imaging through turbulent, random or highly scattering media
  • Biomedical imaging and hybrid imaging
  • Biomimetic imaging
  • Superresolution
  • Inverse problems related to design of metamaterials, metasurfaces, and cloaking
Plenary Speakers
Monday, 25 July, 09:00 - 10:30

Chris Dainty, University College London, UK

Keith Nugent, La Trobe University, Australia

Michael Totzeck, Carl Zeiss AG, Germany

Habib Ammari
ETH Zurich

Anne Sentenac
Fresnel Institut

Markus Testorf
Dartmouth College
United States


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Marc Allain, Fresnel Institut, France, Bragg Geometry X-ray Coherent Diffraction Imaging: Why Is It So Special?, Invited

Gang Bao, Zhejiang University, China, To be determined, Invited

Kamal Belkebir, Aix Marseille University, France, Application of Inverse Scattering Methods to Optical Microscopy, Invited

Emmanuel Bossy, Institut Langevin, ESPCI CNRS, France, Multiple Speckle Illumination in Photoacoustic Imaging , Invited

Christine DeMol, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, On Superresolution , Invited

Gianfranco Fornaro, Italy, To be determined, Invited

Tommaso Isernia, Univ Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, Italy, Tackling False Solutions in Non Linear Inverse Scattering, Invited

Vadim Markel, University of Aix-Marseille, France, Data-compatible T-matrix Completion - A New Numerical Method for Solving Nonlinear Inverse Problems, Invited

Andreas Menzel, Paul Scherrer Institut, Switzerland, A Framework for Ptychography , Invited

Jung-Hoon Park, UNIST, Large Field-of-view Wavefront Control for Deep Brain Imaging , Invited

Rafael Piestun, University of Colorado at Boulder, United States, The Mathematical Arsenal of Super-resolution Microscopy , Invited

Roland Potthast, University of Reading, United Kingdom, To be determined , Invited

Jorge Ripoll, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain, Diffuse Light at Surfaces: Tips, Tricks and Applications, Invited

Otmar Scherzer, University of Vienna, The Inverse Scattering Problem in Optical Coherence Tomography , Invited

John Schotland, University of Michigan, United States, Radiative Transport and Scattering of Entangled Two-photon States , Invited

Jin Keun Seo, Yonsei University, Electrical Tissue Property Imaging at MRI Larmor Frequency, Invited

faouzi triki, Grenoble-Alpes University , Photoacoustic Imaging with Plasmonic Resonances, Invited

Michael Unser, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, Characterization of the Solution of Linear Inverse Problems with Generalized TV Regularization , Invited

Pierre Weiss, institut de mathematiques de toulouse, France, Representation, Computation and Identification of Spatially Varying Blur Operators, Invited

Jong Chul Ye, Korea Advanced Inst of Science & Tech, South Korea, Annihilating Filter-based Low Rank Hankel Matrix Approach for Biomedical Imaging and Image Processing , Invited

Hai Zhang, Hong Kong Univ of Science & Technology, Hong Kong, Mathematical Analysis of Plasmonic Particles and Its Applications, Invited

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Congress Special Events

Special Events

The Keys to a Successful Career in Optics; Student & Young Professional Career Panel
Date: Monday, 25th July, 2016
Time: 12:30 - 14:00
Room: Ballsall

Are you passionate about science but uncertain about the opportunities after graduation? The OSA Foundation invites you to this OSA Members-only career panel for students and young professionals. Hosted by 2016 OSA Ambassadors Aline Dinkelaker and Bettina Heim, the panel will feature plenary speakers Chris Dainty, Keith Nugent and Michel Totzeck who will discuss career options, the current job market and new technologies to look out for that might be exciting to work with in the future with participants. Lunch is complimentary for RSVP’d attendees.
OSA Members can RSVP online. For questions, please contact

Welcome Reception Cruise
Date: Monday, 25th July, 2016
Boarding Time: 18:30

Join your colleagues on a cruise along the Neckar River and enjoy a very special view of Heidelberg and its sights, including the Old Bridge and Heidelberg Castle as the cruise makes it’s way up and down the River.  The main cruise is Heidelberg to Neckargemünd. 

Boarding: 18:30               Departure: 19:00             Return:  21:00 approx.

Fees: Full Technical - $20.00, Student Technical- $10.00 and Guest -$85.00
RSVP at time of registration is required for a ticket.  Ticket purchase is required.

OSA Holography and Diffractive Optics Technical Group Networking Event
Tuesday, 26 July 2016
Time:14:00 – 15:00
Room: Robert-Schumann-Zimmer

Join members of the Holography and Diffractive Optics Technical Group for a chance to learn more about this group while connecting with your peers and colleagues in the community. Yunlong Sheng, who serves as the technical group’s chair, and Pascal Picart, who serves as vice chair, will share their vision for the technical group and will seek your input on future activities and events.

OSA 100th Celebration: Light the Future with Joseph Izatt and Bernard Kress
Date: Tuesday, 26 July 2016
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Room: Groẞer Saal

Follow us on Twitter at @OpticalSociety, #OSA100LTF

You're invited to celebrate OSA’S 100th Anniversary! OSA will be 100 years old in 2016 and we are planning a big celebration to commemorate this historic event. Our focus is on the extraordinary people who have advanced the field. OSA’s Imaging and Applied Optics Light The Future speaker series will feature Joseph Izatt, professor of Biophotonics, Duke University, Lighting up the Future of Medical Imaging and Image-guided Therapy and OSA Fellow Bernard Kress, Microsoft, USA, The Light Years Ahead: How Today's Promising Augmented and Virtual Reality Markets Help Shape New Optics Frontiers.  

Light the Future Reception will follow immediately after the session.

Illumicon: Round Table Discussion for Advanced 3D Displays
Wednesday, 27 July 2016
Time: 19:30 – 20:30
Room: Zum Guldenen Schaf (Hauptstraße 115, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany)
Join the OSA Display Technology Technical Group for Illumicon, an exclusive members-only event. Illumicon attendees will converge over drinks and appetizers on Wednesday, 27 July, to discuss emerging trends, technologies and opportunities in advanced 3D displays. Round table discussions will also seek input and ideas on how the Display

Technology Technical Group can engage the 3D community in the years ahead. Entrance will be granted to those able to provide the secret Illumicon event password; RSVP to to let us know you will be attending and to receive the event password.