Announcement: Prof. Dr. R.K.Beatson, Guest scientist

Prof. Dr. Beatson, Associate Professor at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Canterbury, NZ

Researcher Summary

Prof. Beatsons research has focused on the Approximation Theory and Numerical Analysis of fast computation and smoothing with radial basis functions. This work is motivated by applications to geophysics, image processing, computer graphics and custom manufacture.


Fields of Research

  • Approximation theory and numerical analysis
  • Fast algorithms for computing with radial basis functions and splines
  • Fitting spline and radial basis function surfaces to large data sets
  • Applications to geophysical, laser scanner and medical imaging data sets
  • Kriging and cross validation
  • Neural networks
  • Radial basis functions
  • Visualisation

University of Canterbury