IEEE GRSS Shanghai Chapter invited Akira Hirose to hold a talk on Advanced Neural Information Processing in Interferometric Synthtic Aperture Radar (InSAR) and Polarimetric SAR (PolSAR)
12 December 2016

Date & Time: December 12 (Mon), 2016, 10:00-11:45
Place: Lecture Room, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
Host: Dr. Feng Xu (IEEE GRSS Shanghai Chapter)
Title: hAdvanced Neural Adaptive Processing in Interferometric and Polarimetric Radar Imagingh

The lecture was held in Lecture Room, Fudan University, Shanghai, China. About 25 audience attended to discuss the adaptive processing merits and its origin of complex-valued and quaternion neural networks in Interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR) and polarimetric SAR (PolSAR). The audience was mostly the students of Fudan University majoring Electrical Engineering. Moreover, more than half of them are working on InSAR and PolSAR presently to pursue Ph.D. or Master degree. In the lecture, first I focused on the use of complex-valued neural networks (CVNN) in adaptive filtering of interferograms and ground penetrating radars (GPRs). As is often the case, the audience expressed strong interest in the origin of the merits of complex-valued neural networks, in particular in the generalization ability suitable for wave information such as InSAR observation. Then I extended the idea to the use of quaternion neural networks in PolSAR applications. In the free talk after the lecture, many young students expressed their strong interest in these approaches discussed there.