Imaging and image analysis perfuse nowadays all sciences, and technologies from defense to entertainment, from medicine to remote sensing.
CMLA's research leads to effective and verified applications of mathematics to biology, cytology, medical diagnose, anatomy, satellite imaging, satellite design, computer graphics, camera design, medical imaging, industrial inspection, and defense. Imaging is booming and CMLA is one of the conspicuous actors of this explosion.
Founded by Yves Meyer
(Gauss prize 2010) and Robert Azencott
, the CMLA Image Group
reached worldwide fame :
- by the invention of wavelets and the establishment of the JPEG 2000 image exchange standard based on wavelets,
- by the development by Alain Trouvé and Laurent Younès of a computational anatomy based on differential geometry (the so-called Diffeomorphometry),
- by the breakthroughs of Mila Nikolova (Prix Monpetit 2010) on nonsmooth optimization for imaging,
- by the invention of new Earth observation satellites by Bernard Rougé in collaboration with CMLA : Pleiades (now flying), SMOS and SMOS-Next
- and by the invention by Toni Buades, Tomeu Coll and Jean-Michel Morel (ERC laureate) of nonlocal methods for image processing.
The long list of industrial and institutional partners and agencies supporting or collaborating through contracts with CMLA on images includes Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales, DxO Labs, Institut Pasteur, European Research Council, US Office of Naval Research, Direction Générale de l'Armement, Electricité de France, and several spinoffs...