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Luminita Aura VESE

**Professor**

**Department of Mathematics, UCLA**

**Office:** MS 7620-D Mathematical Sciences Building
**Phone:** (310) 825-4201
**Fax:** (310) 206-2679 or (310)
206-6673
**E-mail: ** l-v-e-s-e-AT-math-DOT-ucla-DOT-edu
**Address:** University of California, Los Angeles
Department of Mathematics
405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1555

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__TEACHING__

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MATHEMATICS COMPETITIONS FOR UNDERGRADUATES

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PUTNAM __

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MCM/ICM __

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Previous REU projects __

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__Curriculum Vitae __

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Current PhD students

**Carl Lederman**

**Melissa Tong**

**Ming Yan**

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**Visiting students:** Erkut Erdem (visiting from Turkey, Fall 2007), Vincent Duval (visiting from France, Summer 2007-Winter 2008), Andreas Langer (Fall 2009), Noirrin Duggan (Ireland, 2010-2011).

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Former PhD students

**Triet M. Le** (PhD June 2006; postdoctoral Gibbs Instructor, Yale University, Department of Mathematics, mentor Prof. Peter Jones; postdoctoral fellow, Department of Mathematics, University of Pennsylvania, mentors Profs. Charles Epstein and James Gee)

**Linh H. Lieu** (PhD June 2006; postdoctoral Krener-Vigre fellow, UC Davis, Department of Mathematics, mentor Prof. Naoki Saito)

**Ginmo Chung**
(PhD June 2007; Instructor at UCLA - Summer 2007; Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Mathematics, Hokkaido University, Japan, 2007-2008; postdoctoral researcher, Yale University, Radiology Dexpartment, mentor Prof. Hemant Tagare; postdoctoral fellow, Nanyang Technologial University, Singapore, mentor Prof. Xue-Cheng Tai).
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**Yunho Kim**
(PhD June 2009, visiting assistant professor, Mathematics, UC Irvine; mentor, professors Patrick Guidotti and Hong-Kai Zhao).
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**Tungyou Lin** (PhD June 2010, working on the financial market)

**Mi-Youn Jung** (PhD June 2010, postdoctoral fellow of the French Academy of Sciences, University of Paris IX Dauphine, mentor Prof. Laurent Cohen)

**Pascal Getreuer** (PhD June 2010, NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, E.N.S. Cachan, mentor Prof. Jean-Michel Morel)

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Postdoctoral Fellows

**Casey Richardson**, CAM Assistant Professor

**Prashant Athavale** , IPAM NSF Postdoc

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Other students mentored: Nick Tanushev, Chris Elion, Sol Eun.

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Research Interests:
*Calculus of Variations, Partial Differential Equations, Numerical Analysis,
Image Analysis, Curve Evolution, Computer Vision, Free Boundary Problems.*

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Publications__

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Numerical Results on Image Segmentation by a Multi-Phase Level Set Approach__

__Talk at UCLA: Active Contours & Mumford-Shah by Level Sets, October
12 1999__

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Editorial activities

__Inverse Problems and Imaging Journal __

__Communications in Mathematical Sciences __

__IEEE Transactions on Image Processing__

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**Related Links**

__Image
Processing Research Group, UCLA Mathematics Department__

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UCLA Collective on Vision and Image Sciences
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Center for Computational Biology
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Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics, UCLA
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IPAM Research in Industrial Projects for Students (RIPS), UCLA,
__*A Program for Undergraduates*

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SIAM Imaging Sciences Activity Group
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UCLA SIAM Student Chapter
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Minisymposium on Nonlinear PDE and Image Processing__
(co-organized with A. Bertozzi), SIAM Imaging Science Conf., March 4-6, 2002, Boston.

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2nd Southern California Applied Mathematics Symposium (SoCAMS-II), May 4, 2002
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