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September 13, 2022

Fliss wins best poster award

Written By: Jason Daley


Danica Fliss

Danica Fliss, a PhD student in the lab of Keith and Jane Morgan Nosbusch Professor Robert Nowak, recently won the outstanding poster award at the 25th Conference on Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography, and Climatology joint with the NOAA Satellite Meeting, part of the Collective Madison Meeting (CMM) held in August 2022.

Fliss’s poster was titled “Day Night Band Denoising” and summarized her work on noisy inverse problems in Day Night Band, a type of satellite data collection capable of observing Earth during the day and night. Day Night Band data, in particular, has calibration parameters that need to be taken into account, but in doing so, the noise in the data gets distorted and denoising (or noise removal) becomes more challenging. Fliss presented the results of a denoising algorithm with a novel objective function that attempts to correct the distortion of the noise. Thus, this work extends the capabilities of low signal-to-noise ratio Day Night Band observations.