Inverse Problems (IP) is a growth area in mathematics. lt is cross-disciplinary both within mathematics, encompassing aspects of pure, applied and statistics, and across subjects, including physical sciences, engineering and biology to name only a few. Inverse Problems arise in almost all fields of science when details of a postulated model have to be determined from a set of observed data. With Inverse Problems, scientists observe an effect and work to determine the cause; the ultimate goal is to find objects and/or their material or biological properties that cannot be directly measured.
With the number of academics working on different aspects of Inverse Problems, as well as all the researchers whose research would benefit from the development of the field, UCL is uniquely placed to take a lead in Inverse Problems in the UK. Already, the mathematical core of the Centre presents the most diverse group across the country. UCL’s focus on medical sciences naturally stimulates interactions with applications, whilst our London location allows a wide range of collaborations with industries settled around and across the city. Our goal is to establish UCL as one of the world’s leading places for research into Inverse Problems.