“DETERMINING THE SHAPE OF A HUMAN VOCAL TRACT”

 

Professor Tuncay Aktosun

Department of Mathematics

University of Texas at Arlington

 

ABSTRACT

 

The inverse scattering problem is considered to determine the cross sectional area of a human vocal tract. Various data sets are examined resulting from a unit-amplitude, monochromatic, sinusoidal volume velocity sent from the glottis towards the lips. In case of nonuniqueness  from a given data set, additional information is indicated for the unique recovery.

 

 

short bio

 

Dr. Aktosun is a Professor of Mathematics at UTA. He received his Ph.D. in 1986 from Indiana University and worked in several other universities before joining UTA in August 2005. His research area is differential equations and applied analysis, with particular interests in inverse problems arising in wave propagation and quantum mechanics.