[ugrads] FW: Upcoming UIC Events

Gregory Fasshauer fasshauer at iit.edu
Mon Jan 25 17:07:31 CST 2016

Below and attached is an announcement for two lectures by Ingrid Daubechies
at UIC a month from now.

Greg Fasshauer

Associate Chair and Director of Undergraduate Studies

Department of Applied Mathematics

Illinois Institute of Technology

Chicago, IL 60616

Office: Engineering 1, Room 208A

Email: fasshauer at iit.edu

Phone: (312) 567-3149

Fax: (312) 567-3135

*From:* A.C. Cojocaru [mailto:math.cojocaru at gmail.com]
*Sent:* Monday, January 25, 2016 4:46 PM
*To:* hickernell at iit.edu; fasshauer at iit.edu; lewis at iit.edu
*Subject:* Upcoming UIC Events

*Dear Colleagues,*

*Could you please forward the following announcement to faculty and
students in your departments?*

*Thank you very much indeed.*

*Yours sincerely,*

*Alina Cojocaru*


*We are happy to invite you to attend the following two events at the
University of Illinois at Chicago (rooms TBA; poster attached): *

     * *Thursday,  February 25, 2016*

       03:00 pm - 04:30 pm

       *Professor Ingrid Daubechies *(Duke University)

       WISEST Leadership Lecture ``*Taking Stock''*


       In her presentation, Prof. Daubechies will mix her personal

(``taking stock'' in her career of over 35 years and counting), her
international experience (as past President of the International
Mathematical Union) and her hopes for the near future, in the context of
women in STEM.

     * *Friday, February 26, 2016*

       03:00 pm - 03:50 pm

       *Professor Ingrid Daubechies *(Duke University)

       Scientific Lecture ``*Mathematicians Helping Art Historians and Art


       Mathematics can help Art Historians and Art Conservators in studying
and understanding art works, their manufacture process and their state of
conservation. The presentation will review several instances of such
collaborations in the last decade or so, and then focus on one particular
example: virtual cradle removal.

       Between the 12th to the 17th century, European artists typically
painted on wooden boards. To remediate or prevent structural or insect
damage, conservators in the 19th and first half of the 20th century first
thinned the panels to a few mm, and then strengthened the much thinner wood
structures by (permanently) attaching to their backs hardwood lattices
called cradles. These cradles are highly visible in X-ray images of the

      X-rays of paintings are a useful tool for art conservators and art
historians to study the condition of a painting, as well as the techniques
used by the artist and subsequent restorers. The cradling artifacts
obstruct a clear ``reading'' of the X-rays by these experts. These
artifacts can be removed, using a variety of mathematical tools, including
Bayesian algorithms.


As one of the foremost applied mathematicians of our time, Prof. Daubechies
became the first woman Professor of Mathematics at Princeton University in
1993. In 2010, she was elected as the President of the International
Mathematical Union - the first woman to hold this position. In 2011, she
joined Duke University. Throughout her career, she has mentored over 30
doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows.

In addition to the improvement of secondary mathematic education worldwide,
Prof. Daubechies takes a particular interest in the stimulation of
mathematics, science, and technology in developing countries. In 2009, she
spent part of her sabbatical in Madagascar. She continues working towards
fostering a richer learning environment with Malagasy mathematicians and


A UIC faculty program that started in 2003 in the Office of the Vice
Provost for Faculty Affairs, in collaboration with the Center of Research
in Women and Gender, WISEST's main goal is to increase the number,
participation and leadership of minority and majority women in academic
science and engineering, through institutional transformations.

Between 2006-2012, WISEST was  supported by an NSF ADVANCE Grant

(totalling USD 3.3 million) and was guided by the Vice Provost for Faculty
Affairs, the Vice Chancellor for Research, the Deans of the College of
Engineering (COE) and Liberal Arts & Sciences (LAS), alongside an ample
team of UIC faculty, staff and students. Since 2012, WISEST has continued
its many activities, receiving generous support  and guidance from the Vice
Provost for Faculty Affairs, the Provost, the COE Dean and the LAS Dean.

WISEST's key programs include: Faculty Start-up Support Program for new
hires; Faculty Research Support Program for tenure track faculty; SUCCEED
Trainings for Faculty Search and Faculty Promotion & Tenure committees; UIC
Town Hall Meetings; College of Engineering First Lecture Series for
incoming students; Faculty Leadership Seminar Series; Distinguished
Visiting Scholar Series; PRAAD Postdoctoral Institute; Mentoring and
Training Seminars for Assistant and Associate Professors; Trainings and
Action Plans for STEM Department Heads.


A.C. Cojocaru, PhD
Department of Mathematics,
Statistics and Computer Science
University of Illinois at Chicago
851 S Morgan Str, 322 SEO
Chicago, IL, 60607, USA

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