News and events — 2020

September 2

The H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) proposal EXPOWER: EXPOnential analysis emPOWERing innovation has been selected for EU funding. This project is coordinated by our group and combines a broad spectrum of key research activities on exponential analysis. The EXPOWER consortium connects 18 members from 9 countries:

  • 8 universities: University of Antwerp (Belgium), University of Goettingen (Germany), University of Stirling (UK), University of Lille (France), Stellenbosch University (South Africa), University of Delaware (USA), University of Waterloo (Canada), National Taiwan University (Taiwan).
  • 3 research institutes: ASTRON - Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (Netherlands), NIH - National Institutes of Health (USA), ITRI - Industrial Technology Research Institute (Taiwan).
  • 7 companies: Siemens Industry Software (Belgium), KBC Bank (Belgium), Mahr (Germany), Virtonomy (Germany), Genicap (Netherlands), Craft Prospect (UK), Maplesoft (Canada).

News and events — 2019

November 8

Annie Cuyt gives a talk “Exponential analysis in computational science and engineering” at the Computing Science and Maths Seminar, University of Stirling, Scotland, UK.

November 7

The 6th CENSIS Tech Summit and Conference, Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

October 21

Lunch seminar “Exponential analysis in Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar (ISAR)” by Yuan Hou (13.00).

September 19

A one-day approximation meeting, honouring Professor Marc Prévost, University of the Littoral Opal Coast, Calais, France. Annie Cuyt gives an invited talk “On exponential analysis, sparse interpolation and Padé approximation in one and more variables.”

September 2-6

Research visit: Rina-Mari Weideman and Dirk De Villiers, Stellenbosch University, South Africa.

July 13-19

International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM 2019), Valencia, Spain. Members of our research group co-organize a minisymposium titled “Regularization techniques and exponential analysis” and present a talk “Validated exponential analysis in one and higher dimensions”.

July 9-13

SIAM Conference on Applied and Algebraic Geometry (SIAM AG 2019), University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland. Our research group presents an invited talk titled “Multidimensional superresolution in sonar and radar imaging” in the minisymposium “Stability of moment problems and super-resolution imaging”.

May 20-22

Pint of Science Festival in Belgium. On May 22, Annie Cuyt talks about “Math empowers: from rabbit breeding to the ageing brain and radar imaging” (19:00, Den Bengel, Grote Markt 5, 2000 Antwerpen).

May 17

SCS Spring Meeting 2019, co-organized by our research group and the Dutch-Flemish Scientific Computing Society (SCS), held at Campus Groenenborger in the University of Antwerp. Ferre Knaepkens gives a presentation titled “Exponential analysis for industrial applications”.

May 13 - June 13

Research visit: Bonita V. Saunders, National Institute of Standard and Technology, USA.

March 13

CENSIS computer vision showcase at the University of Stirling, Scotland (UK). Wen-shin Lee presents a poster “Advancing Exponential Analysis for Industrial Applications” (joint with Annie Cuyt, Yuan Hou, and Ferre Knaepkens).

January 16

Public joint PhD defence of Min-nan Tsai on the thesis titled “On the Use of Exponential Analysis in Science and Industry”, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei City, Taiwan.

News and events — 2018

November 26-27

DFG Training Group 2088 Workshop: Sparse Approximation with Exponential Sum and Applications at the Institute for Numerical and Applied Mathematics, University of Goettingen (Germany). Two talks are contributed from our group:

  • Annie Cuyt: “Beyond classical exponential analysis: generalizations, connections and applications” (joint with Wen-shin Lee, Ferre Knaepkens, and Yuan Hou).
  • Ferre Knaepkens: “From exponential analysis to Padé approximation and tensor decomposition, in one and more dimensions” (joint with Annie Cuyt and Wen-shin Lee).

On top of the above, Annie Cuyt is invited to give a series of lectures on “Sparse interpolation, exponential analysis, Padé approximation, tensor decomposition” during the week of November 26-30.

October 2-5

15th Meeting on Applied Scientific Computing and Tools (MASCOT 2018) at University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy. Annie Cuyt gives an invited lecture "Beyond classical exponential analysis: generalizations, connections and applications".

September 17-21

Computer Algebra in Scientific Computing (CASC 2018) at University of Lille, Lille, France. Ferre Knaepkens presents the accepted paper "From exponential analysis to Padé approximation and tensor decomposition, in one and more dimensions", joint work with Annie Cuyt and Wen-shin Lee.

July 24-27

International Congress on Mathematical Software (ICMS 2018) at University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, USA. Annie Cuyt gives an accepted talk titled “SPARSIMATICS: a mathematical toolbox for sparse problems”, joint work with Matteo Briani, Ferre Knaepkens, Wen-shin Lee, and Engelbert Tijskens.

July 16-19

The 43rd International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation (ISSAC 2018) at the CUNY Graduate Center and Courant Institute/NYU, New York City, New York, USA. Annie Cuyt and Wen-shin Lee present the accepted poster “A scale and shift paradigm for sparse interpolation in one and more dimensions”.

June 28 - July 4

Curves and Surfaces 2018 in Arcachon (France). Our group contributes two talks: “Multidimensional supperresolution in science and industry” and “Identification problems in multi-exponential analysis” (Annie Cuyt and Wen-shin Lee).

May 27-31

Euronoise 2018 in Crete, Greece. Our group presents a proceedings paper and a poster “Superresolution underwater acoustics”, a joint work of Annie Cuyt, Wen-shin Lee, Engelbert Tijskens (CMA), Wen-Ling Hong, Jr-Ping Wang (National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan), and Tim Cools, Tim Geerts (Antwerp Maritime Academy, Belgium).

May 3-4

Workshop: Seminari Padovani di Analisi Numerica (SPAN 2018) at the Department of Mathematics "Tullio Levi-Civita", University of Padua (Italy). Matteo Briani gives a talk titled "VEXPA: a Validated EXPonential Analysis method".

April 17

Wen-shin Lee gives a colloquium lecture "Identification problems in exponential analysis" at the Institute for Numerical and Applied Mathematics, University of Goettingen (Germany).

March 23

Wen-shin Lee gives a talk "Sparse regular sampling schemes for exponential analysis" at the Computing Science and Maths Seminar, University of Stirling (Scotland, UK).

February 19-23

IM-Workshop 2018 on Signals, Images, and Approximation in Bernried, Germany. Two talks are contributed by our group: "From exponential analysis in signal processing to sparse interpolation, Padé approximation and tensor decomposition" and "Identification problems in multi-exponential analysis" (Annie Cuyt and Wen-shin Lee).

January 17

Research Day of the Faculty of Science (T.103, CGB campus). Christophe Segers gives a lecture titled "The search for an appropriate model to fit real-life data".

January 2

Thomas Danckaert joins HPC core facility CalcUA as an HPC analyst.

News and events — 2017

December 21

Public PhD defence of Matteo Briani on "Development of a Validated EXPonential Analysis method" (16:00, room G0.10).

November 13

Matteo Briani gives a lecture "Development of a Validated EXPonential Analysis method" (16:00-18:00, room M.G.016).

November 7

Wen-shin Lee gives a talk "Identification problem in exponential analysis" at the Symbolic Computation Seminar, Department of Mathematics, North Carolina State University (USA).

October 16

Visit of Daniel S. Roche (United States Naval Academy, USA). He gives two lectures on "Two paths to sparse polynomial interpolation" (Part 1: October 16, 16:00-18:00 in room M.G.016; Part 2: October 17, 10:45-12:45, in room M.G.017).

October 9

Yuan Hou joins our research group as a PhD student. He is funded for 4 years by the China Scholarship Council.

October 1

Ferre Knaepkens joins our research group as a PhD student.

September 18-22

Computer Algebra in Scientific Computing (CASC 2017) in Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing (China). Wen-shin Lee is invited to give a tutorial on "Sparse interpolation and its connections to Padé approximation, signal processing, and tensor decomposition". She also presents the accepted paper "Sparse interpolation, the FFT algorithm and FIR filters", joint work with Matteo Briani and Annie Cuyt.

September 11-15

The 19th International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications, The 7th IEEE-APS Topical Conference on Antennas and Propagation in Wireless Communications (ICEAA 17, IEEE APWC 17) in Verona (Italy). Annie Cuyt co-chairs the session "Surrogate modeling and optimization of devices in electromagnetics". Ridalise Louw (Stellenbosch University, South Africa) presents the accepted paper titled "Towards blended rational interpolation of multi-fidelity antenna data", a joint work with Annie Cuyt, Christophe Segers, and Dirk de Villiers (Stellenbosch University, South Africa).

September 5-9

The 20th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects (DAFx17) at the University of Edinburgh (UK). Matteo Briani presents a poster for the accepted paper titled "Validated exponential analysis for harmonic sounds", a joint work with Annie Cuyt and Wen-shin Lee.

September 4-8

Dolomites Research Week on Approximation (DRWA17) in Alba de Canazei, Trento (Italy). Our research group organizes a working group "Multi-exponential analysis and tensor methods".

July 31

SIAM conference on Applied Algebraic Geometry (SIAM AG 17) at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia (USA). Our research group co-organizes a minisymposium on "From approximation theory to tensor decomposition" and presents a talk "From Pade approximation to tensor decomposition" (Annie Cuyt and Wen-shin Lee).

May 19

WSC Spring meeting 2017, co-organized by our research group and the Research Community Scientific Computing, held at the Campus Middelheim in the University of Antwerp.

April 11

Wen-shin Lee gives a talk “Sparse interpolation, Padé approximation, signal processing, and tensor decomposition” at the Symbolic Computation Seminar, Department of Mathematics, North Carolina State University (USA).

January 17

Min Wu (East China Normal University, Shanghai, China) starts a research stay at our research group. Her stay is funded by the University Research Fund (BOF) of the University of Antwerp.

January 11

Annie Cuyt gives a colloquium lecture "Identification problems in multivariate sparse interpolation" at the Institute for Mathematics, University of Osnabrueck (Germany).

News and events — 2016

December 5​

Ben Jeurissen (Vision Lab, University of Antwerp) gives a lecture "Computational models for diffusion MRI" (16.00-18.00, room M.G.016).

November 21

Mariya Ishteva (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) gives a lecture "Introduction to tensor decomposition" (16:00-18:00, room M.G.016).

November 10

Wen-shin Lee gives a talk "Sparse interpolation, exponential analysis, Padé approximation and tensor decomposition", at the Joint CUNY Graduate Center-Courant seminar in Symbolic-Numeric Computing in the Graduate Center, City University of New York (USA).

October 30 - November 4

BIRS-CMO Workshop: Sparse interpolation, rational approximation, and exponential analysis at Casa Matemática Oaxaca, Mexico. Our group co-organizes the workshop. Several CMA members participate.

October 24

Ivan Markovsky (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) gives a lecture "Low-rank matrix approximation" (16:00-18:00, room M.G.016).

October 1

Christophe Segers joins our research group as a teaching assistant and PhD student.

September 19

Ridalise Louw (Stellenbosch University, South Africa) starts a 5-month stay at our group on the research project "Multivariate rational interpolation of antenna design data". Her stay is funded by an Erasmus Mundus grant.

September 8-13

The 4th Dolomites Workshop on Constructive Approximation and Applications (Alba di Canazei, Italy) dedicated to Annie Cuyt on the occasion of her 60th birthday. Our group organizes the “sparse approximation” session. Several CMA members participate and give talks.

July 16-18

Milestones in Computer Algebra (MICA 2016) celebrating the research of Erich Kaltofen (University of Waterloo, Canada) co-organized by Wen-shin Lee. She also gives a survey talk on “sparse interpolation.”

June 16

Vrije Universiteit Brussel ELEC seminar talk "Sparse interpolation, exponential analysis, Padé approximation and tensor decomposition" by Annie Cuyt (10:30, 7th floor, building K).

June 5-10

ECCOMAS Congress 2016, European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering (Crete Island, Greece).

May 20

5èmes Journées Approximation, International conference on constructive complex approximation, Lille University of Science and Technology (France). Annie Cuyt gives an invited talk titled "Sparse interpolation".

February 2

Annie Cuyt invited to give a talk, titled "Validated evaluation of special mathematical functions", at the University of Kassel (Germany).

News and events — 2015

December 10

Wen-shin Lee gives a talk, titled "How sub-sampling leads to more robustness and higher resolution in signal processing", at the "Analyse Numérique - Equations aux Dérivées Partielles" seminar in Laboratoire de Mathématiques Paul Painlevé UMR CNRS 8524, Lille University of Science and Technology (France).

November 30​

VSC User Day 2015, building Q, Campus Drie Eiken, University of Antwerp.

November 23

Ana C. Matos (Lille University of Science and Technology, France) gives a lecture "Some contributions to controlling the presence of Froissart doublets in rational functions" (16:00-18:00, room M.G.017).

November 11-12​

Visit of Bernhard Beckermann and Ana C. Matos (Lille University of Science and Technology, France). On November 12, Bernhard Beckermann gives a lecture "On the conditioning of the Padé map and related questions" (16:00-18:00, room M.G.017).

November 9​

Wen-shin Lee invited to give a talk "How sub-sampling leads to more robustness and higher resolution in digital signal processing" at the Inverse Problems and Analysis Seminar in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Delaware (USA).

October 26-31​

Workshop on Linear Computer Algebra and Symbolic-Numeric Computation, part of the Thematic Program on Computer Algebra at the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences, Toronto (Canada). Wen-shin Lee gives an invited talk "How subsampling leads to more robustness and higher resolution in digital signal processing", a joint work with Annie Cuyt.

October 26-27

Visit of Pier Luigi Dragotti (Imperial College London, United Kingdom). On October 26, he gives a lecture "Sampling and inverse problems regularized by sparsity" (16:00-18:00, room M.G.017).

October 26-27

Visit of M. Yvonne Ou (University of Delaware, USA).

October 19-21

Visit of Gerlind Plonka (University of Göttingen, Germany). On October 19, she gives a lecture "A generalized Prony method for sparse approximation" (16:00-18:00, room M.G.017).

October 7-9

The 40th Woudschoten Numerical Analysis Conference "Past, present and future of scientific computing" at the Woudschoten Conference Centre, Zeist (Netherlands). Matteo Briani presents a poster titled "Validated exponential analysis", a joint work with Annie Cuyt and Wen-shin Lee.

September 14-18

The 6th Workshop on High-Dimensional Approximation (HDA2015) at University of Bonn (Germany). Wen-shin Lee delivers a talk titled "A sparse sampling method to estimate parameters in multivariate exponential sums", a joint work with Annie Cuyt.

September 5-8

Dolomites Research Week on Approximation (DRWA15) in Alba di Canazei (Italy). Several members of CMA participate. Our research group organizes a working group "Interpolation: dimensionality, sparsity, orthogonality".

August 10-14

The 3rd Workshop on Hybrid Methodologies for Symbolic-Numeric Computation, an embedded meeting of the 8th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics in Beijing (China). Wen-shin Lee gives an invited talk "How sub-sampling can lead to more robustness and higher resolution in parametric spectral analysis", a joint work with Annie Cuyt.

July 7

Sait Erkoven (Gebze Technical University, Turkey) starts a 6-month research visit at our group. His stay is funded by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (Tübitak).

June 28 - July 3

VI Jaen Conference on Approximation Theory at Ubeda, Jaen (Spain). Annie Cuyt delivers a plenary talk titled "Exponential analysis, sparse interpolation and Padé approximation".

June 22

Giovanni Lo Bianco (Ecole des Mines de Nantes, France) starts a 3-month internship with our group.

June 14-19

Dagstuhl Seminar: Sparse modelling and multi-exponential analysis at the Leibniz Center for Informatics (Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany). Our group organizes and coordinates the seminar. Several members of CMA participate.

June 1-5

The 13th International Symposium on Orthogonal Polynomials, Special Functions and Applications, co-organized by SIAM and the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), held at the NIST in Gaithersburg, Maryland (USA). Our group contributes to three talks:

  • "DLMF standard reference tables on demand (DLMF Tables)" (Bonita V. Saunders, Bruce Miller, Marjorie McClain, Daniel Lozier, Andrew Dienstfrey, Annie Cuyt, Stefan Becuwe and Franky Backeljauw).
  • "Numerical Multivariate Polynomial factorization" (Wen-shin Lee and Annie Cuyt).
  • "Near-minimal cubature rules on the disk" (Irem Yaman, Annie Cuyt and Brahim Benouahmane).

The mini-symposium on "Orthogonal polynomials and special functions: computational aspects" is organized by Annie Cuyt.​

May 8

WSC Spring meeting 2015, co-orgaized by our research group and the Werk- gemeenschap Scientific Computing, held at the Campus Middelheim in the University of Antwerp. Matteo Briani gives a presentation titled "Exponential analysis, sparse interpolation and Pade approximation", a joint work with Annie Cuyt and Wen-shin Lee.

April 10

Min Tang (East China Normal University, China) joins our research group as a joint PhD student and starts a 6-month research stay.

March 3

Yuan Hou (East China Normal University, China) starts a 3-month stay at our research group on the research project "Special function tables on demand" (in cooperation with the National Institute of Standards, Washington, D.C., USA). His stay is funded by the Fund of ECNU for Overseas and Domestic Academic Visit.

January 20

Annie Cuyt invited to give a colloquium lecture "Signal processing, Sparse interpolation, and Rational approximation" at the Institute for Numerical and Applied Mathematics, University of Goettingen (Germany).

January 13

Lunch seminar "Sparse Fast Fourier Transform" by Matteo Briani (11.45, room G.017).

January 5

Kurt Lust joins HPC core facility CalcUA as an HPC analyst.​

News and events — 2014

December 19

Doctoral defense of Maryna Lukach "A contribution to multivariate generalized rational interval interpolation" (10.30, Campus Middelheim A.143).

December 5​

Stefano De Marchi (University of Padua, Italy) gives a talk on "A new quasi-Monte Carlo technique based on nonnegative least squares and approximate Fekete points", in room A.143 (CMI) at 11 am.

December 1

John Perry (Department of Mathematics, University of Southern Mississippi, USA) gives a talk on "So Macaulay needed a diet...", in room G.004 (CMI) at 2pm.

October 6

Min Wu (East China Normal University, Shanghai, China) starts a 1-year stay at our group on the research project "Special functions tables on demand" (in cooperation with the National Institute of Standards, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.). Her stay is funded by the China Scholarship Council.

September 22​

Madhavi Wadekar joins our research group as a PhD student.

September 8-12

Dolomite Research Week on Approximation in Alba di Canazei (Italy). Annie Cuyt gives a tutorial on “Sparse Interpolation”. Matteo Briani presents a poster titled “A Generalized Parallel Filtering Techniques and the Exponential Sum Model”, a joint work with Annie Cuyt and Wen-shin Lee.

July 21 - August 15

Sait Erkoven (Gebze Institute of Technology, Istanbul, Turkey) visits our research group as an Erasmus PhD student.

July 9-12

The 20th conference on Applications of Computer Algebra (ACA 2014) at Fordham University in New York City (USA). Wen-shin Lee delivers the plenary talk “From Computer Algebra to Signal Processing”.

June 12-18

The 8th International Conference on Curve and Surfaces at Arts & Métiers ParisTech in Paris (France). Irem Yaman gives a talk titled “Radial orthogonality and polynomial approximation on the disk”, a joint work with Annie Cuyt.

May 26-20​​

Constructive Functions 2014, a conference in honor of Ed Saff's 70th birthday, at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee (USA). Two talks are contributed by our group:
•  "Exponential analysis, sparse interpolation and Padé approximation”
     (Annie Cuyt and Wen-shin Lee)
•  “Prony's method in higher dimensions” (Annie Cuyt and Wen-shin Lee).

March 24

Martina Zaccaron (University of Padova, Italy) joins our research group as an Erasmus Master student.

March 17-28​

Visit of Min Wu (East China Normal University, Shanghai, China) funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, to prepare for a 1-year stay (starting September) on the research project "Special functions tables on demand" (in cooperation with the National Institute of Standards, Washington, D.C.).

January 15​

Inauguration of Annie Cuyt as a member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts (Meeting of the Natural Science Class, Palace of the Academies, Brussels).

January 6​

Xiang Lan Yang joins our research group as a postdoc researcher.

News and events — 2013

December 19

Doctoral defense of Bayram Ali Ibrahimoglu "A study of Lebesgue constants in barycentric rational and multivariate polynomial interpolation" (16.00, Campus Drie Eiken Q0.03).

December 17

Matteo Briani awarded the IWT (Agency for Innovation by Science and Technology) doctoral scholarship for strategic basic research​

December 14

Annie Cuyt elected as a member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts.

November 20–26

Visit of Bernard Mourrain and Evelyne Hubert (INRIA-Sophia Antipolis, France) funded by the Tournesol project "Extracting multidimensional shapes".

October 15

Lunch seminar "Sound models for music signals" by Matteo Briani (12:15, room G.004).

October 12–22

Visit of Stefano De Marchi (University of Padova, Italy) funded by EU's ERASMUS mobility grant. He gives lectures on Radial Basis Functions (October 14, 16 and 21).

October 1

Engelbert Tijskens joins CalcUA Core Facility as an HPC analyst.

Matteo Briani joins our research group as a PhD student.

September 1

Wen-shin Lee invited to give a seminar talk “Searching for sparsity” at Fukuoka University (Japan).

Geert Borstlap joins CalcUA Core Facility as an HPC analyst. Before joining our group, Geert worked at Telenet.

August 21–23

Workshop on Developments in Computer Algebra Research and Collaboration with Industry (DCAR 2013) at Institute of Mathematics for Industry (IMI) in Kyushu University (Japan).

August 12–21

Visit of Irem Yaman (Gebze Institute of Technology, Istanbul, Turkey) sponsored by EU’s ERASMUS mobility grant.

August 1–4

SIAM conference on Applied Algebraic Geometry (SIAM AG 13) at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado (USA).  Three talks are contributed by our group:

•  “Sparse interpolation and signal processing” (Annie Cuyt and Wen-shin Lee),
•  “Numerical reconstruction of polytopes from directional moments”
     (Mathieu Collowald, Annie Cuyt, Evelyne Hubert, Wen-shin Lee),
•  “Moment matrices and applications” (Annie Cuyt and Wen-shin Lee).

The session on “Sparse models, interpolation and polynomials” is co-organized by Wen-shin Lee (with Erich Kaltofen and Mark Giesbrecht).