Applied Math Seminar
Title: Handling acoustic scattering via scattering transforms: Robust classification of objects under geometric deformations from acoustic wavefields
Speaker: Naoki Saito University of California, Davis
Date: November 29, 2017
Location: Building 380
We will discuss our new method to classify objects either illuminated by sound (sonar scenario) or emanating sound (bioacoustics), which is insensitive to geometric deformations of the objects (e.g., position change, rotations, shape deformations, etc.). Our method first constructs redundant features that are insensitive to those deformations by computing the scattering transform representation of input acoustic waveforms. Then, the LASSO-based multiclass logistic regression extracts a small number of critical features and classify them. We will demonstrate its power using both synthetic and real examples and compare its performance with other invariant pattern classification techniques. We will also emphasize the importance of acoustic wavefield modeling and simulation using the fast Helmholtz solver based on the boundary integral equations. This is a joint work with David Weber.