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Mathematics and Computer Science

Student gives a talk at the Illinois Math Sectional Meetings

Margaret Fortman gave a talk titled “Image Processing and Restoration under Atmospheric Turbulence” at the 96th annual Illinois Math Sectional Meeting held in the College of Dupage on March 31 and April 1 of 2017.

Margaret Fortman, a Physics and Math double major, gave a talk at the 96th annual Illinois Math Sectional Meeting held in the College of Dupage on March 31 and April 1, 2017. Margaret’s talk was titled “Image Processing and Restoration under Atmospheric Turbulence” and it was based on research she did at San Diego State University last summer at an REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

The abstract for the talk is: 
” When an image is taken while subjected to a temperature gradient, the image undergoes geometric distortion due to turbulence. One can develop and run an algorithm against a turbulent image sequence in order to remove distortion. Over an 8-week program this summer, my research team for the San Diego State University REU Program worked on developing algorithms to address such problems. I will present our exploration of various approaches and techniques of image processing, such as lucky region and super-resolution.”

The research experience inspired Margaret to try projects that have more of a physical flavor. This summer she was accepted (and plans to attend) the Northwestern University Materials Research Science and Engineering Center REU program.