Professor Buzzard and collaborators receive SIAM Imaging Sciences Best Paper Prize

02-20-2020

Professor Greg Buzzard, together with collaborators from Purdue's School of Electrical Engineering and other external collaborators, has received the 2020 SIAM Activity Group on Imaging Sciences Best Paper Prize. This prize is awarded every two years to the author(s) of the most outstanding paper on mathematical and computational aspects of imaging published within the four calendar years preceding the year prior to the award year. The term “imaging” can be broadly interpreted to include image formation, inverse problems in imaging, image processing, image analysis, image interpretation and understanding, computer graphics, and visualization.

The work of Buzzard and collaborators introduced a powerful and flexible method for incorporating information encoded implicitly in algorithms or neural networks into methods for reconstructing images from a wide variety of data sources, including CT scans and MRI data. This work has inspired dozens of related methods, including one version that was recently incorporated into the chip hardware for a major cellphone manufacturer. The paper appeared in the IEEE Transactions on Computational Imaging; the prize will be awarded at the 2020 SIAM Conference on Imaging Science in Toronto.