In this paper, we formulate the deep residual network (ResNet) as a control problem of transport equation. In ResNet, the transport equation is solved along the characteristics. Based on this observation, deep neural network is closely related to the control problem of PDEs on manifold. We propose several models based on transport equation, Hamilton-Jacobi equation and Fokker-Planck equation. The discretization of these PDEs on point cloud is also discussed.
This talk will give a very brief outline how a portion of geometric analysis was carried out in relation to geometry, nonlinear partial differential equations and mathematical physics. My personal experience is that this is a beautiful subject with great depth and it touches almost all branch of mathematics.
We present a real-time approach for acquiring 3D objects with high fidelity using hand-held consumer-level RGB-D scanning
devices. Existing real-time reconstruction methods typically do not take the point of interest into account, and thus might fail
to produce clean reconstruction results of desired objects due to distracting objects or backgrounds. In addition, any changes
in background during scanning, which can often occur in real scenarios, can easily break up the whole reconstruction process. To address these issues, we incorporate visual saliency into a traditional real-time volumetric fusion pipeline. Salient regions detected from RGB-D frames suggest user-intended objects, and by understanding user intentions our approach can put more emphasis on important targets, and meanwhile, eliminate disturbance of non-important objects. Experimental results on real world scans demonstrate that our system is capable of effectively acquiring geometric information of salient objects in cluttered real-world scenes, even if the backgrounds are changing.
In this paper, we generalize the point integral method to solve the general elliptic PDEs with variable coefficients and corresponding eigenvalue problems with Neumann, Robin and Dirichlet boundary conditions on point cloud. The main idea is using integral equations to approximate the original PDEs. The integral equations are easy to discretize on the point cloud. The truncation error of the integral approximation is analyzed. Numerical examples are presented to demonstrate that PIM is an effective method to solve the elliptic PDEs with smooth coefficients on point cloud.