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    MeDIA - Methods/Methodologies for Data and Image Analysis


    MeDIA in brief

    MeDIA is the acronym of Methods and Methodologies for Data and Image Analysis, a field interesting all the entire scientific research framework and applications.
    At IASF-Palermo we are mainly interested to those MeDIA aspects related to the astrophysical data analysis, space missions and experiments the Institute is involved in. Main topics can therefore be envisaged in: information retrieval and features selection from low statistics experimental data sets; study and development of both statistical and possibilistic tools in pattern/image recognition, analysis and classification (3D cluster analysis, computational geometry, fuzzy sets theory, mathematical morphology, Hough transform, filtering, deconvolution, ...); use and integration of software packages in the data analysis systems of interest.

    The application field is mainly that of High Energy Astrophysics, Cosmic Rays, and Astroparticles. Simulation and reconstruction of events in the UHECR context, spatially resolved spectroscopy and analysis of images from space-based satellites and ground-based observatories, study of methods for clouds analysis and atmosphere sounding, morphological analysis of Cherenkov signals, are examples of the past and current interests of the MeDIA group at IASF-Palermo, as shown in the list of our selected publications.

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    The MeDIA Team

    With different commitments and tasks, the following IASF-Palermo people are part of the MeDIA Team:

    * Maria Concetta Maccarone
    * Anna Anzalone
    * Osvaldo Catalano
    * Bruno Sacco

    Contact person:

    • Cettina.Maccarone at
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    As an example of the MeDIA activity at our Institute, you can see the list of selected publications we produced during the last years. Top Page  

    Some useful links

    • GIRPR, Gruppo Italiano Ricercatori in Pattern Recognition, affiliated to the IAPR, International Association of Pattern Recognition.

    • IAPR-TC13, Technical Committee on Pattern Recognition in Astronomy and Astrophysics of the IAPR, International Association of Pattern Recognition.

    • ESF-CCMA, Scientific Network on "Converging Computing Methodologies in Astronomy", funded project by ESF, European Science Foundation

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    Last Modification: Tuesday, February 7 2012
    Edit by Maria Concetta Maccarone

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