Chung to Present Friday’s Faculty Lecture Series

October 28, 2010

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Min Chung will present this month's Faculty Lecture Series at 4 p.m. Friday, November 12, in Eaton Lounge, Bresee Hall.

In "Wavelets, Mathematics in Real Life," Chung will discuss a simple technique called histogram equalization, which can be used to improve digital photos for interesting outcomes. Chung also will discuss how wavelet analysis can be applied to remove noise from MP3 files.

Chung describes the lecture: "How do people use mathematics in real life? One good example is wavelet analysis. Since it was developed in the early 1990s, the mathematical technique known as wavelet analysis has been found to be useful for many important applications, such as recognizing and removing unnecessary noise of sound/signal, digitally storing fingerprints without losing valuable information, and manipulating digital images to acquire information about them."

Chung's lecture is the third of eight discussions throughout the 2010-11 academic year focusing on art, literature, mathematics, social movements, chemistry, and history. Faculty members will discuss recent research in their field with members of the Hartwick community. Presenting later this year are Assistant Professor of Sociology Cecelia Walsh-Russo, Associate Professor of Chemistry Mark Erickson, Professor of History Peter Wallace, Associate Professor of History Sean Kelley, and Professor of English Thomas Travisano.

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