October 15, 2014 (Vol. 34, No. 18)
Strong Points: Overview of topics in the field, full reports provided
Weak Points: Seemingly no longer updated (current as of 2008)
For the image analysis and math aficionados out there, the IMAGERS website—the website for the image processing research group at UCLA—provides a nice window into the mathematical aspects of image processing. Through the “research” tab, users can browse pages related to eight topics: image reconstruction, inpainting, computation, segmentation and active contours, level set, wavelets and compression, tomography, and vision modeling. Each page provides brief descriptions of the group’s work on the specific topic while defining particular aspects of the topics in the process. The reports page of the site includes PDF files of “recent” research reports from the group. Unfortunately, the page covers reports only through 2008. (A link to the UCLA CAM reports page, given on the homepage, will take you to a complete and up-to-date list of all computational applied mathematics reports from the department.) While out-of-date, this website highlights some of the major topics in the field of image processing and the type of research that is being pursued.