Special lecture on

Application of invariant theory to automatic recognition problems

(guest lecture for MA108: Mathematics as a Profession and discipline, Fall 2011)

by Prof. Mimi Boutin.


Intro Song

A great song about a special type of groups (hilarious if you know some advanced math)


Three projects discussed

  • Rosetta Phone: A portable device for reading and translating signs written in Arabic-like characters
  • MERGE: A portable system for automatic recognition and interpretation of HAZMAT sign
  • GARI: A portable system for automatic recognition and browsing of gang graffiti.

Groups and transformation groups


Invariant theory


Alumni Liaison

EISL lab graduate

Mu Qiao