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News since October 2006

2012
Oct. 23, 2012 lecture "Mathematics Enters the Picture" at the Symposium "Computational Mathematics: The Quiet Invaders" Pfeil, Vienna
Oct. 11, 2012 lecture "Mathematics reconstructing Art" Pfeil at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
Aug. 8 - Sept. 8, 2012 OUT OF OFFICE - regularly checking emails but slowly responding!!!!
Aug. 10, 2012 invitation to be a Member of the Institute for Advanced Studies Pfeil at the Technical University of Munich (IAS-TUM)
July 19, 2012 2 Postdoc and 1 Doc positions: we are inviting interested candidates to apply within the ERC-Starting Grant project "High-Dimensional Sparse Optimal Control" at the Technical University of Munich details -- Deadline for applications: 30 September 2012
July 19, 2012 award of an ERC-Starting Grant for the project "High-Dimensional Sparse Optimal Control"
May 22, 2012 the START Project "Sparse Approximation and Optimization in High Dimensions" link Pfeil has been prolonged for further 3 years
May 22, 2012 invited to deliver a "Lezione Lagrangiana" at the Department of Mathematics of the University of Torino official announcement
May 14-16, 2012 delivering the course "Numerical Methods for Sparse Recovery" at the Fields Institute of Toronto
April 16-19, 2012 visiting the Department of Mathematics of the Technical University of Berlin and delivering a Colloquium talk link Pfeil
April 5-9, 2012 workshop "Probabilistic techiniques and algorithms" at University of Texas, Austin link Pfeil
March 29 - April 1, 2012 visiting Vienna for final financial report for the START Project link Pfeil
March 28, 2012 delivering a talk at GAMM 2012, Darmstadt link Pfeil
March 12 - 16, 2012 visiting the Department of Mathematics of the University of Milano and delivering the course "Numerical Methods for Sparse Recovery" link Pfeil
February 27 - March 2, 2012 visiting the Department of Mathematical and Computer Science at Philipps-University of Marburg link Pfeil
February 19-23, 2012 visiting the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Rutgers University - Camden link Pfeil
January 29, 2012 Linearly Constrained Nonsmooth and Nonconvex Minimization pdf
January 11-18, 2012 at Functional Inequalities and PDE in the Life Sciences Pfeil and Mathematics and Image Analysis 2012 Pfeil in Paris
January 9, 2012 Back to office, starting a new year
2011
December 24, 2011 Award of the Biennial SIMAI Prize Pfeil by the Società Italiana di Matematica Applicata ed Industriale; motivations of the International Evaluating Committee pdf
December 21, 2011 1 available Doctoral position at M15 - Applied Numerical Analysis -- within the International Graduate School "Optimization and Numerical Analysis for Partial Differential Equations with Nonsmooth Structures" funded by German Research Foundation (DFG) and Austrian Science Fund (FWF) details and instructions to apply
October 26, 2011 1 available Doctoral position at M15 - Applied Numerical Analysis -- details and instructions to apply
October 18, 2011 Article "Mathematiker setzt lückenhaftes Mega-Puzzle zusammen" by Holger Dambeck on "Spiegel On Line" link Pfeil
October 9-12, 2011 SC2001 Conference in Pula (Cagliari), Italy link Pfeil
September 24-30, 2011 visiting Duke University and Rutgers University, U.S.A. link Pfeil
September 19-21, 2011 visiting the University of Padua, Italy link Pfeil
September 13-16, 2011 OUT OF OFFICE!!!
September 8, 2011 my student Andreas Langer Pfeil attended successfully and with distinction the final exam for his Ph.D. with thesis "Subspace and Domain Decomposition Methods for Total Variation Minimization"
August 8 - September 3, 2011 OUT OF OFFICE!!!
April-May, 2011 during this transition phase form RICAM to the Technical University of Munich, EXTREMELY limited availability for reviewing and additional requests of external duties
April 14, 2011 dynamical systems and kinetic equations modeling complex interactions in high dimension pdf
April 13, 2011 the new email address and home-page at the Technical University of Munich will be communicated soon
April 1, 2011 starting the activity as a Professor at the Technical University of Munich. Affiliation as Scientific Advisor at RICAM for the development and the conclusion of the START project "Sparse Approximation and Optimization in High Dimensions" link Pfeil
March 27-April 1, 2011 lectures at "Intenstive Course on Complex Analysis, its Generalizations and Applications", University of Aveiro, Portugal link Pfeil fotos Pfeil
March 6-11, 2011 participation at the Workshop "Sparse and Low Rank Approximation", Banff International Research Station
Feburary 15-April 4, 2011 out of office
January 26, 2011 acceptance of the full Professorship at the Technical University of Munich
January 25, 2011 call for a full Professorship (W3-Professur) in Applied Numerical Analysis at the Technical University of Munich
2010
October 15, 2010 Presentation of the Best Paper Award for the paper "Iteratively re-weighted least squares minimization for sparse recovery", (with I. Daubechies, R. DeVore, and C. S. Gunturk), Commun. Pure Appl. Math., Vol. 63, no. 1, 2010, pp. 1-38 link Pfeil
October 14, 2010 Plenary lecture "Mathematics Enters the Picture" at the Austrian Academy of Sciences link Pfeil
August 19, 2010 call for a full Professorship (W3-Professur) in Numerical/Computational Harmonic Analysis at the Phillips-University of Marbug
August 1, 2010 tenure at RICAM
July 25, 2010 The book "Theoretical Foundations and Numerical Methods for Sparse Recovery”, Radon Series in Applied and Computational Mathematics, de Gruyter, appeared in July 2010 link Pfeil
July 25, 2010 Numerical methods for sparse recovery within the book “Theoretical Foundations and Numerical Methods for Sparse Recovery”, (Massimo Fornasier Ed.) Radon Series in Applied and Computational Mathematics 9, de Gruyter, 2010 pdf
July 20, 2010 declining the offer for a Professorship (W2-Professur) in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing at the University of Bonn (Germany)
June 29, 2010 successful application for a Heisenberg Professorship at the DFG - Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
June 15, 2010 the Workshop Sparsity and Computation Pfeil at the Hausdorff Center for Mathematics Bonn, June 7-11, 2010 was very successful with many innovative contributions
April 19, 2010 Compressive Sensing (with Holger Rauhut), book chapter in the "Handbook of Mathematical Methods in Imaging" which will be published by Springer, Science+Business Media. pdf
April 14, 2010 the paper "Iteratively re-weighted least squares minimization for sparse recovery", (with I. Daubechies, R. DeVore, and C. S. Gunturk), Commun. Pure Appl. Math., Vol. 63, no. 1, 2010, pp. 1-38 has been awarded the "Best Paper Award" (Jubiläumsfonds der Stadt Wien für die Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften) link1 Pfeil link2 Pfeil
March 1, 2010 visiting Professorship at the Faculty of Mathematics of the University of Vienna (March-June 2010) link Pfeil
January 25, 2010 the web-site of the START project "Sparse Approximation and Optimization in High Dimensions" is now online link Pfeil
2009
December 22, 2009 - January 8, 2010 vacation
December 19, 2009 award of the Prix de Boelpaepe at the Academie Royal des sciences, des lettres et des beaux-arts de Belgique foto1 Pfeil foto2 Pfeil foto3 Pfeil foto4 Pfeil
December 15, 2009 the mathematics of swarming pdf
December 4, 2009 returned to RICAM, Austria
September 18, 2009 From October 4, 2009 until November 30, 2009 I will be visiting the Department of Mathematics Texas A&M University -- Blocker Building, room 608K, College Station, Texas 77840 U.S.A. Please, address me there!
September 9, 2009 plenary lecture "Compressive Algorithms Adaptive Solutions of PDEs and Variational Problems" at the IMA conference THE MATHEMATICS OF SURFACES XIII Pfeil , University of York, UK, September 7-9 2009
September 2, 2009 plenary lecture "Numerical Harmonic Analysis and Real-Life Applications" in the workshop HARMONIC ANALYSIS: from Foundation to the Real World Pfeil at the newly established Insitute of Science and Technology - Austria (ISTA) link Pfeil
August 1, 2009 Workshop Sparsity and Computation Pfeil , Hausdorff Center for Mathematics Bonn, June 7-11, 2010. Organizers: Ron DeVore, Massimo Fornasier, Holger Rauhut.
June 23, 2009 Oberseminar NUMERIK / WISSENSCHAFTLICHES RECHNEN "Sparse Approximation and Optimization in High Dimensions", Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig, Germany link Pfeil
June 18, 2009 plenary lecture "Compressive algorithms. Multilevel preconditioning and convergence rates", International Conference Time-Frequency Analysis, Strobl, Austria link Pfeil
May 13, 2009 Colloquium talk "Sparse Approximation and Optimization in High Dimensions", Faculty of Mathematics, University of Vienna, Austria link Pfeil
April 30, 2009 overview paper on "Compressive Algorithms. Adaptive Solutions of PDE's and Variational Problems", Proceedings of the IMA Mathematics of Surfaces XIII conference, 2009 pdf
April 15, 2009 Announcement of the Summer School on "Theoretical Foundations and Numerical Methods for Sparse Recovery" which will be held at the Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics (RICAM), Linz - Austria, on August 31 - September 4, 2009 link Pfeil and poster jpg Pfeil
April 4, 2009 award of the Prix de Boelpaepe de la Academie Royal des sciences, des lettres et des beaux-arts de Belgique for "original contributions to photography and other forms of imaginary sciences (acquisition, processing, storage, and transmission of information via optical means)" pdf
February 18, 2009 The paper "Restoration of color images by vector valued BV functions and variational calculus" (with R. March), SIAM J. Appl. Math., Vol. 68 No. 2, 2007, pp. 437-460 pdf has been used for public awareness by SIAM (Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics) link Pfeil, see directly pdf
January 29, 2009 a short paper on Domain decomposition methods for compressed sensing Pfeil for the Int. Conf. SampTA09
January 7, 2009 an "Italian touch" on mathematical image processing pdf
January 1, 2009 opening of 2 Postdoc and 2 Doctoral positions at RICAM on the basis of the START project "Sparse Approximation and Optimization in High Dimensions" Pfeil. For info and applications, refer to the instructions pdf
2008
December 18, 2008 signature of the contract with FWF for the START project "Sparse Approximation and Optimization in High Dimensions" Pfeil with starting date April 1, 2009
November 26, 2008 co-leadership (with Peter A. Markowich) of the Group of Analysis of PDEs is approved, starting from January 2009
November 10 2008 award of the START Prize 2008 - 1,2 millions of euros for six years - for the development of the project "Sparse Approximation and Optimization in High Dimensions" Pfeil; the official announcement link Pfeil FWF web-site Pfeil foto Pfeil group foto from the cerimony Pfeil
November 7 2008 hearing for the START Prize 2008 in front of the international Jury link Pfeil
October 25 2008 declining the offer for a Junior Professorship (W1-Professur) in Numerical Fourier Analysis at the University of Rostock (Germany)
October 21 2008 nomination as a finalist for the scientific prize FWF-START 2008 link Pfeil
October 15 2008 visiting the Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics (PACM) Pfeil at Princeton University
September 15-19 2008 co-organizing (with F. Pitolli) the Minisymposium "Compressive Algorithms for Applied Inverse Problems with Sparse Solutions" at the IX SIMAI conference in Rome link Pfeil
June 30 2008 plenary lecture "Variational Principles and Compressive Algorithms" at the Seventh International Conference on MATHEMATICAL METHODS for CURVES and SURFACES link Pfeil
June 4 2008 the Habilitation (venia docendi) is approved: announcement of the talk Pfeil at the Faculty of Mathematics of the University of Vienna
January 7 2008 submitted Habilitationsschrift Compressive Algorithms. Adaptive Solutions of PDE's and Variational Problems pdf at the Faculty of Mathematics of the University of Vienna
2007
October 1 2007 return to RICAM after the stay at Princeton University
March 16 2007 nomination as a finalist for the scientific prize "Young researchers in Mathematics competition", University of Padua link Pfeil and pdf
January 1 2007 the project Sparse Approximation for Blind Source Separation, Marie Curie Outgoing International Fellowship (contract MOIF-CT-2006-039438, 18 months), is approved
2006
November 10 2006 the project Mathematical Methods for Image Analysis and Processing in Visual Arts, WWTF "Five Senses - Call 2006" (4 years), is approved, link Pfeil
October 1 2006 starting the visiting position as a Research Associate within the Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics (PACM) Pfeil at Princeton University