题 目：Inverse Problems: Frequently asked questions and mathematical approaches
报 告 人：Charles K. Chui 教授 (邀请人:叶颀）
时 间：2018-03-19 10:30--11:30
Charles K. Chui教授是国际著名小波分析的专家，是世界多间著名大学的特聘教授，包括香港浸会大学、美国斯坦福大学、美国密苏里州大学和美国德克萨斯州大学等。已经出版数十本著作，发表上百篇论文，现在是国际著名学术杂志ACHA（中科院一区）的主编。
With the lack of reasonable scientific models and insufficient relevant data, there are inverse problems that most probably never have any solutions. Among such inverse problems that give rise to the most frequently asked questions with no satisfying answers are: Who am I? Is there a “creator” of the universe? Where do we come from anyway? On the other hand, there are many related but much more specific inverse problems that should have reasonably satisfying solutions in the near future. Examples include: What
are the first elements of life? How and where they were first formed? In this lecture, we will discuss such and other more down-to-earth inverse problems with scientific and/or mathematical models. We will also introduce various mathematical approaches to solving these problems, hopefully with implications to the advancement of Big Data processing, visualization and understanding.