Organizing Committee
Abstract

Wave propagation and imaging in complex environments is an important topic in applied mathematics with a wide range of applications, including not only radar and seismic reconstruction but also many others, such as laser beam propagation through clouds, light propagation through the atmosphere in astronomy, secure communications in scattering media, medical imaging, and nondestructive evaluation of materials. This cluster will involve contemporary topics on waves in random media. Recent progress in this area has been motivated on the one hand by a range of applications that involve partly or fully incoherent waves, such as time reversal, active-array imaging, passive imaging and hybrid imaging, and on the other hand by advances in sensor technology that have brought new and massive amounts of data.

Mathematically, the problem of waves in random media may be placed in a stochastic framework, where the complex environments are realizations of random fields and the scattering regimes are determined by important physical scales, such as the wavelength, the distance of propagation, and the scale of the fluctuations. The theory for waves in random media is concerned in particular with describing the statistics of the wave field in a concise manner. It is fundamental to applications in imaging through complex environments.

This cluster brings together scientists with expertise in stochastic analysis and theoretical, numerical, and experimental wave propagation and imaging, random matrix theory, and compressed sensing with the goal of exchanging ideas and advancing the field. The main topics of interest are:

  • Theoretical and numerical studies of wave propagation in random media in a variety of scattering regimes and setups.
  • Inverse source problems and inverse scattering problems in random media.
  • Imaging with distributed and opportunistic noise sources.
  • Applications of random matrix theory for improved detection and imaging in strong random media.
  • Imaging of sparse scenes and connections to compressed sensing.
  • Time dependent problems, where the medium or the scatterers to be imaged are in unknown motion.

Confirmed Speakers & Participants

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Workshop Schedule

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
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9:00 - 4:00pm EDTParticipant Check In121 South Main Street, 11th Floor, Providence, RI, United States 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/ Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Thursday, September 7, 2017
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2:00 - 3:00pm EDTInformal Introductions  
3:00 - 4:00pm EDTInformal Afternoon Tea11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Friday, September 8, 2017
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11:00 - 12:00pm EDTGrad Student/ Postdoc Meeting with the Director11th Floor Conference Room 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/ Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Monday, September 11, 2017
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8:00 - 8:20am EDTRegistration121 South Main Street Providence RI 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
8:20 - 8:30am EDTIntroduction11th Floor Lecture Hall 
8:30 - 9:15am EDTGeneral Intro Talk - Liliana Borcea, University of Michigan11th Floor Lecture Hall
9:15 - 9:45am EDTGeneral Intro Talk - Margaret Cheney, Colorado State University11th Floor Lecture Hall
9:45 - 10:30am EDTRadar Intro Talk - Armin Doerry, Sandia National Laboratories11th Floor Lecture Hall 
10:30 - 10:45am EDTCoffee/ Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:45 - 11:15am EDTRadar Problem 1 Presentation - Armin Doerry, Sandia National Laboratories11th Floor Lecture Hall 
11:15 - 11:45am EDTRadar Problem 2 Presentation - Frank Robey, MIT Lincoln Laboratory11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:45 - 12:15pm EDTRadar Problem 3 Presentation - Edmund Zelnio, Air Force Research Laboratory11th Floor Lecture Hall 
12:25 - 1:45pm EDTLunch Break/ Free Time  
1:45 - 3:30pm EDTBreakoutsTBA 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/ Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 5:30pm EDTBreakoutsTBA 
5:30 - 7:00pm EDTWelcome Reception11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
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9:00 - 10:00am EDTSeismic Intro Talk - Alison Malcolm, Memorial University of Newfoundland11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30am EDTSeismic Problem Presentation 1 - Konstantin Osypov, Chevron11th Floor Lecture Hall 
10:30 - 10:45am EDTCoffee/ Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:45 - 11:15am EDTSeismic Problem Presentation 2 - Denes Vigh, Schlumberger11th Floor Lecture Hall 
11:15 - 11:45am EDTSeismic Problem Presentation 3 - Smaine Zeroug, Schlumberger Research11th Floor Lecture Hall 
11:45 - 11:55am EDTGroup Photo11th Floor Lecture Hall 
11:55 - 1:15pm EDTLunch/ Free Time  
1:15 - 3:30pm EDTBreakoutsTBA 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/ Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 5:00pm EDTBreakoutsTBA 
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
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9:30 - 9:50am EDTRadar Breakout 1 Summary11th Floor Lecture Hall 
9:50 - 10:10am EDTRadar Breakout 2 Summary11th Floor Lecture Hall 
10:10 - 10:30am EDTRadar Breakout 3 Summary11th Floor Lecture Hall 
10:30 - 11:00am EDTCoffee/ Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
11:00 - 11:20am EDTSeismic Breakout 1 Summary11th Floor Lecture Hall 
11:20 - 11:40am EDTSeismic Breakout 2 Summary11th Floor Lecture Hall 
11:40 - 12:00pm EDTSeismic Breakout 3 Summary11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/ Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Thursday, September 14, 2017
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3:00 - 4:00pm EDTMentoring and Professional Development Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Friday, September 15, 2017
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10:00 - 11:00am EDTRandom or complex - Determinism of wave transport and eigenchannels of multiple scattering media - Alexey Yamilov, Missouri University of Science and Technology11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/ Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Monday, September 18, 2017
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3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
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9:30 - 10:30am EDTProfessional Development - Job Applications in Academia11th floor Conference Room
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Thursday, September 21, 2017
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11:00 - 12:00pm EDTGraduate Student-Postdoc Seminar Series- Mario Bencomo- Discretization of Multipoles in Modeling Seismic Point-Sources - Mario Bencomo, Rice University11th Floor Conference Room 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Friday, September 22, 2017
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3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Monday, September 25, 2017
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8:30 - 8:55am EDTRegistration121 South Main Street Providence RI 11th Floor Collaborative Space 
8:55 - 9:00am EDTWelcome - ICERM Director11th Floor Lecture Hall 
9:00 - 9:45am EDTReflection Matrix Approaches for Imaging through Scattering Media - Mathias Fink, Institut Langevin, ESPCI Paris11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30am EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:15am EDTNonlinear transfer of coherence among random waves - Jason Fleischer, Princeton University11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:30 - 12:15pm EDTSuper-resolution and sensor calibration in imaging - Wenjing Liao, Georgia Institute of Technology11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:30 - 2:30pm EDTBreak for Lunch / Free Time  
2:30 - 3:15pm EDTCoherent Acousto-optic Imaging - John Schotland, University of Michigan11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
5:00 - 6:30pm EDTWelcome Reception11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
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9:00 - 10:00am EDTA few surprises in multiple scattering of light from disordered media - Rémi Carminati, ESPCI11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30am EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:15am EDTMemory effect correlations in random scattering media over space, angle and time - Roarke Horstmeyer, Charité Medical School, Humboldt University of Berlin11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:30 - 12:15pm EDTCoherent imaging without phases - Miguel Moscoso, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:30 - 2:30pm EDTBreak for Lunch / Free Time  
2:30 - 3:15pm EDTTopological protection of perturbed edge states. - Guillaume Bal, Columbia University11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 4:45pm EDTThe halfspace matching method or how to solve scattering problem in infinite complex media - Sonia Fliss, POEMS ENSTA11th Floor Lecture Hall
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
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9:00 - 10:00am EDTChallenges for continuous seismic record analysis. - Michel Campillo, Université Grenoble-Alpes11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30am EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:15am EDTDispersive waves in novel 2d media- Honeycomb structures, Edge States and the Strong Binding Regime - Michael Weinstein, Columbia University11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:30 - 12:15pm EDTReverse Time Migration Methods for Inverse Scattering Problems - Zhiming Chen, AMSS, Chinese Academy of Sciences11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:30 - 12:40pm EDTGroup Photo11th Floor Lecture Hall 
12:40 - 2:15pm EDTBreak for Lunch / Free Time  
2:15 - 3:00pm EDTImaging of rapidly moving objects - George Papanicolaou, Stanford University11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:15 - 5:00pm EDTPoster Session & Coffee/ Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Thursday, September 28, 2017
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9:00 - 9:45am EDTAnderson transitions in Euclidean random matrix models - Serguei Skipetrov, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30am EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:15am EDTRadiative transfer in the forward-peaked regime - Ricardo Alonso, Matématica PUC-Rio de Janeiro11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:30 - 12:30pm EDTKinetic models for imaging in random media - Olivier Pinaud, Colorado State University11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:30 - 2:30pm EDTBreak for Lunch / Free Time  
2:30 - 3:15pm EDTAchieving fundamental limits to free-space optical system capacity imposed by atmospheric turbulence - Aniceto Belmonte, UPC Technical University of Catalonia. Barcelona Tech11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 4:45pm EDTFractional white-noise limit and paraxial approximation for waves in random media - Christophe Gomez, Aix Marseille University11th Floor Lecture Hall
Friday, September 29, 2017
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9:00 - 9:45am EDTLaser beam imaging from the speckle pattern of the off-axis scattered intensity - Liliana Borcea, University of Michigan11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30am EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:15am EDTReflectance imaging at superficial depths in strongly scattering media - Arnold Kim, University of California Merced11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:30 - 12:15pm EDTStanding acoustic wave manipulation of particles in a fluid - Fernando Guevara Vasquez, University of Utah11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:30 - 2:30pm EDTBreak for Lunch / Free Time  
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Monday, October 2, 2017
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3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
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3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
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9:30 - 10:30am EDTProfessional Development - Ethics in Research I11th floor Conference Room
3:00 - 4:00pm EDTRandom Lasers - Hui Cao, Yale University11th Floor Lecture Hall 
4:00 - 4:30pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Thursday, October 5, 2017
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11:00 - 12:00pm EDTGraduate Student-Postdoc Seminar Series- Yimin Zhong- A fast algorithm for radiative transfer - Yimin Zhong, University of Texas at Austin11th Floor Conference Room 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Friday, October 6, 2017
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3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
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3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
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9:30 - 10:30am EDTProfessional Development - Hiring Process11th floor Conference Room
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Thursday, October 12, 2017
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11:00 - 12:00pm EDTGraduate Student-Postdoc Seminar Series- Wei Li- A fast direct imaging method for the inverse obstacle scattering problem with nonlinear point scatterers - Wei Li, University of Michigan11th Floor Conference Room 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Friday, October 13, 2017
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10:00 - 12:00pm EDTTutorial on Synthetic-Aperture Radar - Armin Doerry, Sandia National Laboratories11th Floor Lecture Hall 
2:00 - 4:00pm EDTTutorial on Synthetic-Aperture Radar - Armin Doerry, Sandia National Laboratories11th Floor Lecture Hall 
4:00 - 4:30pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 

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