2014 College of Sciences Cullen-Peck Fellows

Professor Sung Ha Kang is one of the inaugural College of Sciences Cullen-Peck Scholars. The award includes $10,000 in research or travel funds.

The awards are made possible through the generosity of alumni couple Frank Cullen (BS '73 Math, MS '76 ISyE, PhD '84 ISyE) and Libby Peck (BS '75 Math, MS '76 ISyE), who wish to recognize and support faculty development within the College of Sciences.

Sung Ha received this award for her influential work on mathematical techniques for digital image reconstruction such as de-noising, de-blurring, de-jittering, colorization and image segmentation. The work of Sung Ha and her colleagues shows that mathematical insight in this area -- which is rooted in techniques from nonlinear partial differential equations, modeling and numerical analysis -- can greatly advance the application of digital imaging to medicine, space exploration and numerous other fields.