Vanderbilt University, Department of Mathematics
Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Second International Conference on Computational Harmonic Analysis

in conjunction with the

19th Annual Shanks Lecture

Honoring Baylis and Olivia Shanks

Steve Smale, University of California at Berkeley

May 24 -- May 30, 2004

Vanderbilt University, Wilson Hall

Conference Chairs

Akram Aldroubi (Vanderbilt University), Charles Chui (University of Missouri - St. Louis, and Stanford University).

Program Committee

Emmanuelle Candes (California Institute of Technology), Richard Baraniuk (Rice University), Francois Meyer (University of Colorado, Boulder), Thomas Strohmer (University of California, Davis), Hamid Krim (North Carolina State University), Bruno Torresani (Univ. de Provence, France)

Local Organizing Committee

Akram Aldroubi, Douglas Hardin , and Ed Saff (Vanderbilt University).


The conference will feature several tutorial lectures about established and growing links between Analysis in general, and Harmonic Analysis in particular, to Applied Mathematics, Natural and Life Sciences, and Industrial Mathematics. We strongly encourage graduate students and postdocs to participate.

Location of the confernce

Vanderbilt University, Wilson Hall

Program Schedule


Special issues (three) on Computational Harmonic Analysis

Submission :

Usual submission for ACHA except:
Deadline for submissions:

Plenary Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Invited Speakers

Contributed Talks

We invite you to contribute a talk in any area of Computational Harmonic Analysis and its Applications. The duration of contributed talks is expected to be 15 minutes. The deadline for submitting an abstract is March 23, 2004. If you wish to contribute an oral or poster presentation you must register and submit an abstract on or before March 23, 2004. Your abstract should include the following Submit abstract via email to with the subject title: Abstract CHA04.

Invitation Letter

If you wish to receive an invitation letter from us (for example, for applying for a U.S. visa or for support in your institution), please also register and request an invitation letter from the Organizing Committee. If you later decide to cancel your trip, you can ask us to remove you from our database.


All participants are asked to register (Fee $100). Please download the registration form here, fill it out and email it to the Organizing Committee (click on ``registration form here'', then save the registration form to a file (use your browser's ``Save page as'' feature), edit it and email the file as an attachment to the organizing committee). If you prefer an email version of the registration form, please request it by email from the Organizing Committee. If you intend to request support, please read the section ``Financial Aid'' before filling out the registration form.

Financial Aid

We expect that some financial support will be available to (partially) fund graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and others lacking financial support. We encourage those of you who are asking for support to share accommodations. If you plan to apply for funding, please fill out the registration form (see section ``Registration'') at your earliest convenience and provide the information requested. Please submit your request for financial support by March 15, 2004. Late applications will be considered as long as financial support is available. Note that we are unable to provide any support in advance.

Reimbursement policy Please be advised that according to U.S. immigration laws, individuals who enter the U.S. and wish to be reimbursed for travel related expenses should enter only on a B-1, WB or J-1 visa (WT and B-2 visa do not permit reimbursement of any expenses). Individuals who enter via automobile from Canada or Mexico should enter on a J-visa. Entering on a Visa Waiver is discouraged due to concerns as to how the new law will be interpreted. Canadian visitors are not required to have an I-94 when entering the country.

NSF funds can be used for reimbursement of air fare only if a U.S. flag carrier has been used.

Upon arriving, please see Ms. Geneva Shilliday in the math office for the necessary forms to be filled out and returned prior to your departure. We will need all original receipts for any expenses for which reimbursement is claimed.


Rooms have been reserved in the following hotels (in alphabetical order). The quoted rates below may not include a 14.25% state and city tax. When you make the reservation for your room, please mention the ``Vanderbilt Computational Harmonic Analysis Conference and the 19th Shanks Lecture Series''. Many of the rooms are doubles or suites and can be shared. Since we have reserved only a limited number of rooms in each hotel, we recommend that you make your reservations as soon as possible in the hotel of your choice.

Other nearby hotels include:

  • Travel and other relevant information information

    Travel Information

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    NSF, the Shanks Foundation, and Vanderbilt University.

    Further Information

    Further information may be obtained from the following sources.
    Email: email Organizing Committee
    Regular mail:Computational Harmonic Analysis/Shanks 2004
    Department of Mathematics, SC 1326
    Vanderbilt University
    Nashville, TN 37240, USA
    Phone: (615) 322-6672 (Department of Mathematics)
    Fax: (615) 343-0215
    Contact Person: email Geneva Shilliday, (615) 322-4163
    Last update 5/19/04.