Course Meeting Times
Lectures: 2 sessions / week, 1.5 hours / session
Strang, and Nguyen. Wavelets and Filter Banks. Wellesley-Cambridge Press, 1997.
The course will consist of lectures, homework assignments and a project on a topic related to the student's area of interest. We will aim for the right balance of theory and "applications". The course has no specific prerequisites, although a basic knowledge of Fourier transforms is recommended. We start with time-invariant filters and basic wavelets. The text gives an overall perspective of the field -- which has grown with amazing speed. The topics will include
- Analysis of Filter Banks and Wavelets
- Design Methods
- Hands-on Experience with Software
These four key areas will be developed in detail.
- Multirate Signal Processing: Filtering, Decimation, Polyphase, Perfect Reconstruction and Aliasing Removal.
- Matrix Analysis: Toeplitz Matrices and Fast Algorithms.
- Wavelet Transform: Pyramid and Cascade Algorithms, Daubechies Wavelets, Orthogonal and Biorthogonal Wavelets, Smoothness, Approximation, Boundary Filters and Wavelets, Time-Frequency and Time-Scale Analysis, Second-Generation Wavelets.
- Spectral Factorization, Cosine-Modulated Filter Banks, Lattice Structure, Ladder Structure (Lifting.)
- Audio and Image Compression, Quantization Effects, Digital Communication and Multicarrier Modulation, Transmultiplexers, Text-Image Compression: Lossy and Lossless, Medical Imaging and Scientific Visualization, Edge Detection and Feature Extraction, Seismic Signal Analysis, Geometric Modeling, Matrix Preconditioning, Multiscale Methods for Partial Differential Equations and Integral Equations.
- MATLAB® Wavelet Toolbox, Software for Filter Design, Signal Analysis, Image Compression, PDEs, Wavelet Transforms on Complex Geometrical Shapes.
We encourage you to learn about wavelets and their applications.