Mathematical Methods for Bar Code Decoding (13rit185)


(University of Minnesota)

Rachel Ward (UT Austin)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Mathematical Methods for Bar Code Decoding" workshop from to .

The research team plans to investigate the problem of bar code decoding in difficult environment. The goal is to develop practical robust algorithms for hand-held camera-based scanners that can read bar codes from a large distance in poor lighting conditions. The mathematical problems to be overcome includes pattern recognition and image super-resolutoin.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).