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"I’m pleased to welcome you to the Cambridge Image Analysis Group (CIA). Here, we blend mathematics and innovation to solve impactful problems in imaging, machine learning and in a diverse range of applications. Join us on this exciting journey of discovery. Welcome to the CIA!"
                                                                                              — Professor Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb


Welcome to the Cambridge Image Analysis (CIA) Group in DAMTP. Our group specialises in theory and methodology development to solve intricate problems, ranging from digital image and video processing to inverse problems and partial differential equations, optimisation algorithms, mathematical modelling, and machine learning. Join us in using the power of mathematics to solve challenging problems and create innovative solutions for the future.

Some topic we work on:

  • Inverse problems
    • Variational methods and partial differential equations
    • Image restoration
    • Image segmentation and object tracking
    •  Image registration and motion compensation
  • Mathematical foundations of machine learning
    • Semi-supervised learning, reinforcement learning etc.
    • Graph and hypergraph learning
    • Computer vision including low-level vision
    • Optimisation (e.g., learning to optimise techniques)
    • Generative AI (diffusion models, GANs, normalising Flows)
  • We are interested in a wide range of applications including:
    • Biomedical imaging (e.g.,MRI,  PET/SPECT, microscopy imaging)
    • Computational photography
    • Full blood counts
    • Arts restoration
    • Remote sensing
    • Traffic flow analysis
    • Large scale computing
    • Multi-modal analysis

For more information on current research projects, please visit our research page and the project websites for the Cambridge Mathematics of Information in Healthcare Hub (CMIH) and the Cantab Capital Institute for the Mathematics of Information (CCIMI), Blood Counts and Mathematics of Deep Learning (Maths4DL).


There are no upcoming talks currently scheduled in this series.

  This group is mainly funded by EPSRC, the Leverhulme Trust, the Newton Trust,
the Wellcome Trust, and the Royal Society.