Calculus of Variations and Geometric Measure Theory

A new forward-backward regularization of the Perona-Malik equation

Patrick Guidotti ((University of California, Irvine)

created by magnani on 22 Mar 2011

30 mar 2011


Dipartimento di Matematica - Sala Riunioni - ore 17:00

ABSTRACT: The Perona-Malik equation (PME) is a forward-backward nonlinear diffusion which was proposed in the context of image processing as an image enhancement tool capable of preserving sharp features such as edges. To this day its mathematical nature has not been fully understood in spite of many attempts. After a brief historical overview of the mathematical results available for the equation and its many regularizationsrelaxations, the talk will introduce and analyze a novel, rather natural, regularization which will shed light on the nature of PME. The regularization is quite mild in that PME is regularized by a family of forward-backward equations, the solutions of which are, however, better behaved.