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Nonlocal Methods for Arbitrary Data Sources

Objective

In NoMADS we focus on data processing and analysis techniques which can feature potentially very complex, nonlocal, relationships within the data. In this context, methodologies such as spectral clustering, graph partitioning, and convolutional
neural networks have gained increasing attention in computer science and engineering within the last years, mainly from a combinatorial point of view. However, the use of nonlocal methods is often still restricted to academic pet projects. There is a large gap between the academic theories for nonlocal methods and their practical application to real-world problems. The reason these methods work so well in practice is far from fully understood.
Our aim is to bring together a strong international group of researchers from mathematics (applied and computational analysis, statistics, and optimisation), computer vision, biomedical imaging, and remote sensing, to fill the current gaps between theory and applications of nonlocal methods. We will study discrete and continuous limits of nonlocal models by means of mathematical analysis and optimisation techniques, resulting in investigations on scale-independent
properties of such methods, such as imposed smoothness of these models and their stability to noisy input data, as well as the development of resolution-independent, efficient and reliable computational techniques which scale well
with the size of the input data. As an overarching applied theme we focus in particular on image data arising in biology and medicine, which offers a rich playground for structured data processing and has direct impact on society, as well as discrete point clouds, which represent an ambitious target for unstructured data processing. Our long-term vision is to discover fundamental mathematical principles for the characterisation of nonlocal operators, the development of new robust and efficient algorithms, and the implementation of those in high quality software products for real-world application.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence/computer vision
  • /natural sciences/mathematics/pure mathematics/mathematical analysis
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence/computational intelligence
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/remote sensing
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data processing

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2017
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN-NUERNBERG
Address
Schlossplatz 4
91054 Erlangen
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 144 000

Participants (22)

UNIVERSIDAD POMPEU FABRA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 22 500
Address
Placa De La Merce, 10-12
08002 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE BORDEAUX
France
EU contribution
€ 76 500
Address
Place Pey Berland 35
33000 Bordeaux
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE CAEN NORMANDIE
France
EU contribution
€ 36 000
Address
Esplanade De La Paix
14032 Caen Cedex 5
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE D'INGENIEURS DE CAEN
France
EU contribution
€ 54 000
Address
Boulevard Marechal Juin 6
14050 Caen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 238 500
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 40 500
Address
Via Balbi 5
16126 Genova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Israel
EU contribution
€ 36 000
Address
Senate Building Technion City
32000 Haifa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 54 000
Address
Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
1049-001 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
POLITECNICO DI MILANO

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 45 000
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 40 500
Address
Route De Saclay
91128 Palaiseau Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 112 500
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE LYON 1 CLAUDE BERNARD
France
EU contribution
€ 31 500
Address
Boulevard Du 11 Novembre 1918 Num43
69622 Villeurbanne Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASTRAZENECA UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
1 Francis Crick Avenue Cambridge Biomedical Campus
CB2 0AA Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MEDIGUIDE LTD

Participation ended

Israel
EU contribution
€ 27 000
Address
Matam
3190500 Haifa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CAMELOT BIOMEDICAL SYSTEMS SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 27 000
Address
Via Ponte Reale 2/20
16124 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE MATHWORKS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Matrix House Cowley Park
CB4 0HH Cambridge Cambs
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CLK GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Zur Steinkuhle 3
48341 Altenberge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DATEXIM
France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
51 Avenue De La Cote De Nacre Pericentre 5
14000 Caen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CLINICAL SCIENCE SYSTEMS
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rijnsburgerweg 10
2333 AA Leiden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WESTFAELISCHE WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAET MUENSTER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 90 000
Address
Schlossplatz 2
48149 Muenster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 36 000
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (2)

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
United States
Address
Franklin Street 1111, 12 Floor
94607 Oakland Ca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY
United States
Address
Forbes Avenue 5000
15213 Pittsburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments