Mathematical Problems in Image Processing

Partial Differential Equations and the Calculus of Variations

  • Gilles Aubert
  • Pierre Kornprobst

Part of the Applied Mathematical Sciences book series (AMS, volume 147)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Pages 1-21
  3. Pages 25-29
  4. Pages 67-135
  5. Pages 137-187
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 237-294

About this book


Partial differential equations and variational methods were introduced into image processing about 15 years ago, and intensive research has been carried out since then. The main goal of this work is to present the variety of image analysis applications and the precise mathematics involved. It is intended for two audiences. The first is the mathematical community, to show the contribution of mathematics to this domain and to highlight some unresolved theoretical questions. The second is the computer vision community, to present a clear, self-contained, and global overview of the mathematics involved in image processing problems.
The book is divided into five main parts. Chapter 1 is a detailed overview. Chapter 2 describes and illustrates most of the mathematical notions found throughout the work. Chapters 3 and 4 examine how PDEs and variational methods can be successfully applied in image restoration and segmentation processes. Chapter 5, which is more applied, describes some challenging computer vision problems, such as sequence analysis or classification. This book will be useful to researchers and graduate students in mathematics and computer vision.


Calculus of Variations Mathematica PDE PDEs in image processing Partial Differential Equations computer computer vision differential equation image analysis image processing image restoration mathematics partial differential equation variational methods in image processing

Authors and affiliations

  • Gilles Aubert
    • 1
  • Pierre Kornprobst
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire J.-A. DieudonnieUniversity of Nice-Sophia Antipolis U.M.R. no. 6621 du C.N.R.S.Nice Cedex 02France
  2. 2.INRIASophia AntipolisFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York, LLC 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-95326-7
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-21766-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0066-5452
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