Luminita Aura VESE
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


  • BOOK:Variational Methods in Image Processing, (with Carole Le Guyader), CRC Press, 2015

    Previous REU projects

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Current PhD students
    Carl Lederman
    Melissa Tong
    Ming Yan

  • 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).

  • 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).
    Yunho Kim
    (PhD June 2009, visiting assistant professor, Mathematics, UC Irvine; mentor, professors Patrick Guidotti and Hong-Kai Zhao).
    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)

  • Postdoctoral Fellows
    Casey Richardson, CAM Assistant Professor
    Prashant Athavale , IPAM NSF Postdoc

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

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

  • Editorial activities
    Inverse Problems and Imaging Journal
    Communications in Mathematical Sciences
    IEEE Transactions on Image Processing

  • Related Links
    Image Processing Research Group, UCLA Mathematics Department
    UCLA Collective on Vision and Image Sciences
    Center for Computational Biology
    Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics, UCLA
    IPAM Research in Industrial Projects for Students (RIPS), UCLA, A Program for Undergraduates
    SIAM Imaging Sciences Activity Group
    UCLA SIAM Student Chapter
    Minisymposium on Nonlinear PDE and Image Processing (co-organized with A. Bertozzi), SIAM Imaging Science Conf., March 4-6, 2002, Boston.
    2nd Southern California Applied Mathematics Symposium (SoCAMS-II), May 4, 2002