Invited talk by Dr. Alejandro Frery

Statistical Analysis of Information: Application to Image Processing and SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) Images

Invited talk by Dr. Alejandro Frery (Professor at University Federal of Alagoas, and Director of the Laboratory of Scientific Computatioin and Numerical Analysis, Maceió, Brasil)

Tuesday, March 10th from 12:00 to 13:00

Salón de Actos de la EITE (Pabellón A)

Organizer: CTIM (Imaging Technology Center)


The talk remarks the challenging links between Image Processing, Information Theory and Statistical Analysis. Information Theory has strong links with the area of telecommunications and the two main concepts at its core are the concepts of Entropy and Divergency. By using the Information Theory, some classic image processing problems such as filtering, edge detection and image classification may be efficiently formulated within the mathematical body provided by the Information Theory. As an application of especial interest is the formulation of non-gaussian models found in SAR images, where the discussed formulation provides an efficient framework to efficiently solving image processing problems.


Dr. Alejandro Frery is a Professor at the University Federal of Alagoas (Maceió, Brasil) and the Director of the Laboratory of Scientific Computation and Numerical Analysis (Maceió, Brasil). Prof. Frery has published relevant works on top-high ranked Journals (IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on Computers, among others). See a complete scientific biography of Prof. Alejandro Frery at: