**A taste of applied (harmonic) analysis **

Kasso Okoudjou

University of Maryland and MIT

**Abstract:**

In this talk I'll give an overview of some applications of harmonic analysis, focussing on its role in modern signal processing. I will also highlight some possible areas in higher education/research where, we, as diasporas can work together to help our respective ancestral countries.

**Biographical Sketch:**

Kasso Okoudjou was born and raised in Benin, where he completed his undergraduate studies in Mathematics in 1996. He moved to the US in 1998 and earned an M.S. in Electrical Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Mathematics at Georgia Tech in 2003. From 2003 to 2006 he was H.C. Wang Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Cornell University. In 2006 he was appointed Assistant Professor of Mathematics at the University of Maryland College Park, where he is now Professor. He was also the Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies from 2016 to 2018. He held visiting positions at the University of Osnabruck, and the Technical University of Berlin as a Senior Humboldt Researcher, and was a Research Member at the MSRI in 2017. He is currently a Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Professor at MIT. His research interests include applied and pure harmonic analysis especially time-frequency and time-scale analysis, frame theory, and analysis and differential equations on fractals.

**Location:**

University of Massachusetts Boston

Science Hall Second Floor Room 62

100 William T. Morrissey Boulevard

Boston, MA 02125

Directions and parking information can be found at: http://www.umb.edu/parking_transport/directions.html

**Date and time: **

Saturday, March 2, 2019

12:45 PM—2:30 PM