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Houston Imaging Sciences Symposium (October 2nd-3rd, 2017)







Hurricane Harvey Update:

Houston roads and businesses have mostly recovered from the impacts of hurricane Harvey, except for a few pockets. The organizing committee had planned this meeting to be right after SEG’s annual meeting (www.seg.org) to make it easier for attendees who may want to come to both events. Since SEG is planning to hold their annual meeting as scheduled, we will also be holding the symposium as scheduled. Majority of the speakers are able to attend as planned, and we have a great new venue, so we expect no compromise in quality or convenience!

The new venue for the symposium will be be the Shell Auditorium, Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University. We wish to thank Jones School of Business for their generosity providing their venue for this event.

Hoping to see many of you there in two weeks!!



SIAM TX-LA Section in cooperation with SIAM Imaging Sciences Activity group will be hosting a two-day symposium to bring together experts and practitioners of imaging sciences in various industry, including but not limited to oil and medical industries.

  • Focus on the mathematical and numerical aspects of imaging. At the same time, the focus will also be on how to apply the mathematics to solve industry problems of today.
  • Look at what the future holds for imaging, find intersection between imaging and all the fantastic improvements in machine learning, reduced order models, compressive sensing, etc.
  • Four sections:
    • Tomographic Imaging: Lead by Dr. Eric Miller, Tufts University
    • Reflection Imaging: Lead by Dr. Bill Symes, Rice University
    • Image Processing: Lead by Dr. David Fuentes, M.D. Anderson
    • Future of Imaging: Lead by Dr. Maarten DeHoop, Rice University

Plenary Speakers:




Alejandro Aceves, Southern Methodist University, Dallas

Marten DeHoop, Rice University

Cengiz Esmersoy, Schlumberger

David Fuentes, M.D. Anderson

Omar Ghattas, University of Texas, Austin

Demetrio LabateUniversity of Houston

Rob Lipton, Lousiana State University

Alexander MamonovUniversity of Houston

Eric Miller, Tuft University

William OttUniversity of Houston

Anusha Sekar, Chevron

Bill Symes, Rice University

Madhav Vyas, BP


Please contact Anusha Sekar, Anusha.Sekar@chevron.com for any questions


Please click this link to view the symposium agenda.

Schedule at a Glance:

Monday, October 2nd:

8:00 AM Registration
8:15 AM Welcome, opening remarks 
8:20 AM Session: Plenary Lecture
9:10 AM Session: Tomographic Imaging
10:10 AM Coffee Break
12:30 PM Lunch (provided), Poster Session
1:30 PM Session: Reflection Imaging
5:50 PM Reception, Poster Session

7:00 PM SIAM TX-LA business meeting

Tuesday, October 3rd:

8:00 AM Registration
8:00 AM Plenary Lecture
9:00 AM Session: Image Processing
10:00 AM Coffee Break
12:20 PM Lunch (provided), Poster Session
1:20 PM Session: Image processing (cont.)
2:20 PM Session: Future of Imaging
5:40 PM Concluding remarks


  • Registration fee $100 if you register by September 10th, 2017
  • Registration fee $150 if you register between September 10th-September 30th.
  • Registration is free for students.


Please click this link to register.

  • You have to complete the registration process even if you have pre-registered on the Google form!
  • If you are a SIAM member, you can use your SIAM ID to login to the registration site. If you are not a SIAM member, you will still have to create an account (free) to be able to register
  • Please email houstonimaging2017@gmail.com if you have any issues with registration.


Taxi, Uber and Supershuttle are options for transferring from IAH airport to and from your hotel. Supershuttle can be booked in advance at: https://www.supershuttle.com

The new venue for the symposium will be be the Shell AuditoriumJesse H. Jones Graduate School of BusinessRice University. We wish to thank Jones School of Business for their generosity providing their venue for this event.

Click this link to view a campus-schematic of venues, parking, road access and nearby hotels at Rice University. The closest parking location ($12 option) can be viewed from this link

There are a variety of hotels within walking distance of the venue:

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Special Thanks:         

  • Rice CAAM
  • MD Anderson
  • Kayla Bicol (UH Department of Mathematics)
  • Tai McAlister (UH Department of Mathematics)