Sponsored by the SIAM Activity Group on Imaging Science. This conference is also being held in cooperation with the American Statistical Association (ASA) Statistics in Imaging Section, the IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) and the SPS Computational Imaging Special Interest Group.

Presentations from the Conference

Selected presentations from the 2016 SIAM Conference on Imaging Science have been captured and are  available as slides with synchronized audio. In addition there are PDF’s of the slides available for printing.  View presentation slides with synchronized audio.

Statement on Inclusiveness

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Mobile App
A mobile app for the SIAM Conference on Imaging Science (IS16) is available for download.  Plug www.tripbuildermedia.com/apps/siam2016events into your browser. The link will automatically detect the type of device and take you to the right place to download the app. It can also be viewed in HTML5 if you connect using your computer.You will be requested to set up an account to use the mobile app. This will allow you to share your calendar of show events across devices. You can then select IS16 from the list of 2016 SIAM events on the app or mobile site to view the schedule, browse speakers, attendees and exhibitors, view maps and building layouts, sync events with your mobile calendar, create your own show by selecting specific sessions, and more!

Can’t make it to IS16 or missing a talk at the meeting? Tune into the conversation on the SIAM events app. Just go to the sessions that interest you and click on the “Discuss” button to read what attendees are saying about the talks.


The Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town is approaching a sellout situation over the conference dates.

In the event you are unable to make your reservation at the Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town over your preferred dates, please contact A Room with a View (1-800-780-4343 or [email protected]) for assistance in making a reservation at a nearby hotel. They will secure the lowest available rate within a short distance to Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town. This is a complimentary service being offered to conference attendees.

In the event rooms become available at Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town due to cancellations, A Room With A View will notify conference attendees and help transfer reservations back to the Hyatt in the order in which they were booked.


Local Area Restaurant and Activities Listing  [PDF, 270KB]


To RSVP to the conference on Facebook and connect with other attendees, find roommates etc., please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/475183432640298/.

If you are tweeting about the conference, please use the designated hashtag to enable other attendees to keep up with the Twitter conversation and to allow better archiving of our conference discussions.  The hashtag for this meeting is #SIAMIS16.


Organizing Committee

Organizing Committee Co-Chairs
Stefano Soatto, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Rebecca Willett, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Organizing Committee
Inna Chervoneva, Thomas Jefferson University, USA (ASA representative)
Andrew Connolly, University of Washington, USA
Mario Figueiredo, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal (IEEE SPS representative)
Sergey Fomel, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Amit Singer, Princeton University, USA
Allen Tannenbaum, Stony Brook University, USA
Dimitri Van De Ville, Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
Luminita Vese, University of California, Los Angeles, USA



The interdisciplinary field of imaging science is experiencing tremendous growth. New devices capable of imaging objects and structures from nanoscale to the astronomical scale are continuously being developed and improved, and as result, the reach of science and medicine has been extended in exciting and unexpected ways. The impact of this technology has been to generate new challenges associated with the problems of formation, acquisition, compression, transmission, and analysis of images. By their very nature, these challenges cut across the disciplines of physics, engineering, mathematics, biology, medicine, and statistics. While the primary purpose of this conference is to focus on mathematical issues, the other facets of imaging, such as biomedical and engineering aspects, for example, will also play an important role.


Funding Agencies


SIAM and the Conference Organizing Committee wish to extend their thanks and appreciation to the U.S. National Science Foundation for its support of this conference.






The reconstruction, enhancement, segmentation, analysis, registration, compression, representation, and tracking of two and three dimensional images are vital to many areas of science, medicine, and engineering. As a result, increasingly sophisticated mathematical, statistical, and computational methods are being employed in these research areas, which may be referred to as imaging science. These techniques include transform and orthogonal series methods, nonlinear optimization, numerical linear algebra, integral equations, partial differential equations, Bayesian and other statistical inverse estimation methods, operator theory, differential geometry, information theory, interpolation and approximation, inverse problems, computer graphics and vision, stochastic processes, and others.


Invited Plenary Speakers and Minitutorials

Plenary Speakers
Edward H. Adelson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Uwe Albertin, Chevron Energy Technology Company, USA
Tobi Delbruck, University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Donald Geman, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Peyman Milanfar, Google Research, USA
Thomas Strohmer, University of California, Davis, USA

Gitta Kutyniok, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
Lorenzo Rosasco, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA and Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy
C. Alex Young, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA


Important Deadlines

October 26, 2015 November 9, 2015: Minisymposium proposals -  DEADLINE EXTENDED!
November 23, 2015: Contributed Lecture, Poster and Minisymposium Presentation Abstracts

November 13, 2015: SIAM Student Travel Award and Post-doc/Early Career Travel Award Applications

April 25, 2016: Disconnect time is 4:00 PM EDT

April 25, 2016

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