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2019 RMMC Summer School

Course Title: Inverse Problems in Imaging

Location: University of Wyoming, Laramie
Date: June 3 - June 8


  1. Misha Kilmer, Department of Mathematics, Tufts University
  2. Jodi Mead, Department of Mathematics, Boise State University
  3. Jennifer Mueller, Department of Mathematics, Colorado State University
  4. James Nagy, Department of Mathematics, Emory University
  5. Dinh-Liem Nguyen, Department of Mathematics, Kansas State University
  6. John Schotland, Department of Mathematics, University of Michigan

Program Description:

The program of 2019 RMMC summer school is split into several topics in inverse problems and imaging. The topics include regularization methods for inverse problems in imaging, optical imaging with biomedical applications, electrical impedance tomography (EIT) and D-bar method, statistical inference for geophysical imaging, and integral equations, sampling methods and their applications in inverse scattering. The summer school not only provides an opportunity for young scientists, including graduate students, postdocs, and junior faculty in the Rocky Mountain area to interact with some of the best mathematical scientists in inverse problems and imaging sciences but also introduces the state-of-the-art techniques and research in inverse problems and image sciences to the Rocky Mountain scientific community.

Program Objective:

The RMMC summer school provides an intellectually stimulating environment for graduate students and junior faculty from various backgrounds in the Rocky Mountain area to learn and discuss immensely important subjects in mathematical sciences. The RMMC summer school held annually at the University of Wyoming since 1996. It has a long tradition of encouraging the participation of female graduate students and early-career researchers in mathematical sciences. The theme for the 2019 RMMC summer school is "Inverse problems in imaging''. The program of the 2019 summer school will take place over six days. It will include short courses on selected topics given by six lecturers. There will be working group sessions. The working groups will help channel scientific discussions and the exchange of ideas on open problems and challenges in the area of inverse problems and its applications in medical and geophysical imaging./p> Course Outline:

  1. Introduction to linear inverse problems, regularization, and software.
  2. Electrical impedance tomography (EIT) and D-bar method.
  3. Optical images with biomedical applications.
  4. Statistical inference and geophysical imaging: regularizations, numerics, and algorithms.
  5. Integral equations,sampling methods and their applications in inverse scattering.
Stipends for Room and Board:

The University of Wyoming provides a single dormitory room and meal plan package during the summer months at a cost of $65.26 to students/participant. An additional $7 is charged for sheet and towels services. Participants who wish to pay their own room and board will be accepted as long as space is available. Participant who do not wish to apply for funding should indicated this in writing.

Travel Funding:

Applicants seeking financial aid should apply as soon as possible. Graduate students from RMMC-member schools are strongly encouraged to apply.

Travel grants are available on a limited basis, this will be a competitive process

(Please type in the information to the application Word file.)

Laptop & MATLAB:

Some lectures of the summer school require students to participate in active learning during the lectures and work in groups. Students attending the summer school are strongly encouraged to bring their own laptops and have the MATLAB software installed in their laptops. 

A 30 days trial version of MATLAB can be downloaded at

Class Schedule:

Please see the class schedule here. The classroom is BU 210 (on the 2nd floor of the Business Building, F16 in the map). 

UW Campus Map:

Please see the UW campus map at this link. Participants will stay on the 2nd floor of Orr Hall (G16). If you use the shuttle bus the drop off location is the Washakie center next to the Orr Hall.

Application Form:

2019 RMMC Summer School Application Form

Deadline for Application:

Please submit your applicaiton before April 25, 2019 to

Long Lee
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Wyoming

The summer school is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the board of Rocky Mountain Mathematics Consortium (RMMC).


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