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Welcome to the Norbert Wiener Center for Harmonic Analysis and Applications!

The golden age of Mathematical Engineering is upon us. The Norbert Wiener Center, in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Maryland, College Park, reflects the importance of integrating new mathematical technology and algorithms in the context of current industrial and academic needs and problems.

The Norbert Wiener Center has three goals:

Mathematical Engineering in the 21st century is analogous to Mathematical Physics of the 20th century. Applied harmonic analysis and its theoretical underpinnings form the technological basis for Mathematical Engineering. The Norbert Wiener Center advances research, education, and interaction for this emerging field.

John J. Benedetto,

Overview of the Norbert Wiener Center by Director John J. Benedetto.

Who is Norbert Wiener? Discover the impact of the man's work to the mathematical community.


  • On Oct. 26th-27th, the Norbert Wiener Center will be hosting the 2023 Fall Fourier Talks at the University of Maryland. For more information, please see the conference page.
  • From July 10th to July 14th, Yale University will be hosting SampTA 2023, the 14th iteration of an international conference on Sampling Theory and Applications. To register or find out more, please see this page.

  • Ingrid Daubechies wins the 2023 Wolf Prize in Mathematics for work in wavelet theory and applied harmonic analysis.

  • The 2022 Fall Fourier Talks will be hosted in-person on October 6th and 7th by the Norbert Wiener Center. See this page for a list of speakers, registration, and further details.

  • The Norbert Wiener Center is hosting the workshop 'Complex Networks: Analysis, Numerics, and Applications' on February 18th and 19th. The details of the speakers and schedule can be found here.

  • The District Fourier Talks 2020 (DFT) is the inaugural conference for an annual meeting of local mathematicians, engineers, and applied scientists. The DFT is for exchanging and exploring recent advances and trends in harmonic analysis and applications More Information here.

  • Columbia University will be hosting the virtual conference, "Machine Learning in Science and Engingeering." Learn more here.

  • The Second Mid-Atlantic Analysis Meeting will be held weekly on Fridays 3-5pm Eastern Time, starting from Septemeber 4. The conference will be held from Friday, October 16th to Sunday, October 18th. Learn more here.

  • The journal "Sampling Theory, Signal Processing, and Data Analysis" focuses on the mathematics relating to sampling theory, signal processing, data analysis, and associated recovery problems from partial or indirect information. It aims at inducing interactions leading to cross-disciplinary advances. The focus of the journal is on high quality research papers. Well-written survey or expository articles about cutting-edge research topics, summarizing the state of the art, will also be considered. Seminal theoretical papers or papers that significantly advance understanding of applications or resolve important standing issues are particularly welcome. Learn more here.

  • The open access journal "Frontiers in Applied Mathematics and Statistics" takes an interdisciplinairy approach to the data science and seeks to encourage interactions between mathematicians, computer scientists, scientists and engineers. Learn more here.

  • The 2021 Joint Mathematical Meeting will be held in Washington, DC, January 6-9. The largest mathematics meeting in the world will occur on location and virtually and is the must-attend event for anyone interested in learning about innovative mathematical research techniques. Learn more here.

  • CIRM will be hosting a thematic month on "Mathematics for Signals, Images and Structured Data" (January 25 - February 26, 2021) and is making a call for contributions. Learn more here.

  • The Codes and Expansions (CodEx) is a remote, pan-university seminar on the theory and applications of harmonic analysis, combinatorics and algebra. Next seminar will be June 30th, 2020 at 1 p.m. with Pete Casazza. Learn more here.

  • The 20th Biennial Computational Techniques and Applications (CTAC2020) will
    be held online from 30 August to 2 September 2020. Learn more here
  • The ICMAHA-International Conference on Mathematical analysis, History and Applications, planned for September 9-11, 2020, has been postponed to an undefined date. Learn more here.

  • It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Richard Wheeden.

  • A new inter-instituational global online seminar called "One World Mathematics of INformation, Data, and Signals (MINDS) Seminar" will be of interest to you and your collaborations to be held in future weeks on Thursdays at 2:30 PM EST is being organized aimed at giving researchers interested in mathematical data science, computational harmonic analysis, and related applications access to high quality talks, analogous to what many other mathematical groups are running as their own "One World" series. If you would like to receive announcements about upcoming scheduled talks you can add your address to the following google form here.

  • It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Edoardo Vesentini.

  • It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Rowland Higgins.

  • The Twenty-third Riviere-Fabes Symposium on Analysis and PDE will be held at the University of Minnesota this coming Spring on the weekend of April 24-26 (Friday afternoon - Sunday morning) More Information here.

  • CIRM on Jan. 25th to Feb. 26th, 2021, will hold the Thematic Month "Mathematics for Signals, Images and Structured Data." The goal is to review the latest advances in mathematics for signal and image processing, their emergence and impact on several application fields (physics, biology, bio-medical...). It will start with a doctoral school on "Machine learning and signal processing". The following four weeks will focus successively on the themes: biomedical signals and images, statistical processing of structured data, audio and music signal processing, adaptive and multi-scale representations and their applications to large scale data, modeling and numerical simulation. More Information here.

  • The Gene Golub Summer School's focus in 2020 will be the theory, implementation, and application of deep learning based on neural nets with many layers. Students will learn the mathematical underpinnings of deep learning and introduced to computer vision, non-linear programming, and forecasting. The program is geared towards graduate students, meaning anyone studying beyond a three- or four-year undergraduate degree, who have done a significant amount of mathematics and some computing in their studies. Deadline Febuary 1st, 2020. More Information here.

  • Congratulations to Matthew Hirn for being awarded an NSF Career Grant! More information on the grant can be found here. As a graduate student at UMD, Matt was an integral part of the Norbert Wiener Center, and he wrote his Ph.D. dissertation under the direction of John Benedetto and Kasso Okoudjou. He is presently an Assistant Professor at Michigan State University.

  • The UMD Data Science Day will take place on Tuesday, March 12th, 2019, with keynote talks given by David Donoho and Yannis Kevrekidis. More information avaiable here.

  • For the third year, the website Mathematically Gifted and Black is honoring a black mathematician for each day of Black History Month. February 12th's featured mathematician was the Norbert Wiener Center's own Kasso Okoudjou, interview linked here. For more biographies of this year's, 2017 and 2018's nominees, see here.

  • This January, Radu Balan mentored two teams for the 2019 Mathematical Contest In Modeling. One of the teams was designated as one of 17 outstanding winners out of thousands of teams who competed this year. In addition to being an outstanding winner, the team is also the recipient of one of the three American Mathematical Society awards. Congrats!

  • It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jean Bourgain. See also the IAS obituary in memory of Jean.

  • It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Eli Stein . See also the Princeton obituary in memory of Eli.

  • It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John Haas. A young, brilliant member of our community has left us. John most recently finished a postdoc in August 2018 with Pete Casazza at the University of Missouri, and received his Ph.D at the University of Houston in 2015 with advisor Bernhard Bodmann.

  • Ingrid Daubechies has been awarded the William Benter Prize in Applied Mathematics and is the first female recipient of the award.

  • Congratulations to Kasso Okoudjou on being appointed a Martin Luther King, Jr. Visiting Professor at MIT for the 2018-2019 academic year!

  • Congratulations to Matthew Dellatorre on winning the Ann G. Wylie fellowship for the 2018-2019 academic year!

  • The Daniel Sweet Undergraduate Research Fellowship is currently accepting applications!

  • In tribute to Fourier's 250th birthday, Springer-Birkauser is providing free access, from now until April 20th, to many Fourier analysis - related articles and book chapters, including The Journal of Fourier Analysis and Applications!

  • Joachim Frank (who recently co-edited an Applied and Numerical Harmonic Analysis volume ) is awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

  • On Tuesday, October 10th, Radu Balan will give an invited talk on Math and Machine Learning, organized by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society and the Signal Processing Chapter. See here to register and for more information.

  • It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bob Warner.

  • SAVE THE DATE: The 2018 February Fourier Talks will be held on Feb. 15th and 16th. See here for more details!

  • It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jean-Pierre Kahane.

  • On Thursday, April 27th, Indrid Daubechies will give the William E. Kirwan Distinguished Undergraduate Lecture on Mathematics for Art Investigation

  • Congratulations to Weilin Li on winning the Ann G. Wylie fellowship for the 2017-2018 academic year!

  • Yves Meyer receives the Abel Prize for his pivotal role in the development of the mathematical theory of wavelets See here for full announcement.

  • The 2017 Februrary Fourier Talks were held on Feb. 16th and 17th. See here for the conference proceedings.

  • MATTHEW HIRN, assistant professor in MSU's Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering, is the recipient of a prestigious 2016 Young Faculty Award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

  • Congratulations to KAITLYN TULEY HOOD on being named a NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellow! Kaitlyn worked with Kasso Okoudjou as a Daniel Sweet Undergraduate Research Fellow of the NWC in 2008.

  • It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Horst Elmar Winkelnkemper, see Elmar Winkelnkemper, In Memoriam.

  • Congratulations to KATHERINE CORDWELL on being named a 2016 Goldwater Scholar! Katherine is a Daniel Sweet Undergraduate Research Fellow of the NWC working with John Benedetto.

  • The Sloan Foundation announced that MATTHEW HIRN is a 2016 Sloan Research Fellow. As a graduate student at UMD, Matt was an integral part of the Norbert Wiener Center, and he wrote his Ph.D. dissertation under the direction of John Benedetto and Kasso Okoudjou. He is presently an Assistant Professor at Michigan State University. CONGRATULATIONS, MATT!

  • It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ying Wang, our mathematical daughter (Joe Lakey was her thesis adviser), granddaughter, and sister -- a beautiful part of La Famiglia, see Ying Wang, In Memoriam . She died on September 23, 2015.

  • Congratulations to our NWC students Matt Begue ('16), Chae Clark ('16), Gokhan Civan ('15), Karamatou Yacoubou Djima ('15), and Paul Koprowski ('15), James Murphy ('15), Dan Weinberg ('15) for having very successful PhD defenses.

  • Videos of select talks from the 2015 February Fourier Talks are now available here. Thank you to all who participated in FFT2015.

  • The University of Maryland undergradute team in the Mathematical Modeling Competition was declared a Meritorious Winner. They finished in the top 7.5% of teams that submitted their problem and was one of 27 teams in the United States declared Meritorious Winners. Congratulations to all!

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The Norbert Wiener Center is part of the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences.