Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Around the blogs in 80 hours, prizes and fame.

On metaoptmize, there is a question about compressive sensing recovery. Bob has some interesting 'misses' findings on audio classification with music samples, watch out though that blog entry could become addictive! Dirk talks about Sparse recovery of multidimensional signal with Kronecker products. Danny has updated his post on Hyperspectral imaging using GraphLab. Randy features a press release by a company that clearly thinks about the X-Prize tricorder and finally Greg talks about this week's MIT course where the students build a DIY Phased Array Radar using pegboard and wi-fi antennas. He has more in this entry.

Some folks received some prizes directly or indirectly thanks to their contribution to compressive sensing:
  • The Crafoord prize was handed out to some people connected to compressive sensing (Terry Tao)
Today the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced the four winners of the 2012 Crafoord Prize, an annual award that rotates between the disciplines of astronomy, mathematics, geosciences, biosciences, and arthritis research. This year's honorees came from mathematics and astronomy, fields last recognized in 2008.
The two awardees in mathematics were Jean Bourgain, a Belgian mathematician now working at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in Princeton, New Jersey, and Terence Tao, an Australian-American mathematician at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Both Bourgain and Tao previously won the Fields Medal, often considered the equivalent of the Nobel Prize in mathematics (Bourgain in 1994 and Tao in 2006).

And finally Nuit Blanche did not get no prizes but was mentioned in the comment section of an op-ed of the New York Times, yes and soon fame and fortune, world domination at last, muuuuaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh.

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