Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture

2007 Lecturer: Lai-Sang Young

Shear-Induced Chaos

Inverse wave scattering is an inverse problem for the wave equation, driven by a broad spectrum of applications. It is an interdisciplinary area that involves mathematical analysis, computational modeling, statistics and signal processing. This lecture will discuss one important challenge due to the uncertainty of the model for inversion. Uncertainty is unavoidable in applications, not only because of noise but because of lack of detailed knowledge of complex media through which the waves propagate.