UC Davis Mathematics

Naoki Saito

Applied & Computational Harmonic Analysis
Ph.D., 1994, Yale University
Preferred listing: https://www.math.ucdavis.edu/~saito/publications
Math arXiv
AMS Math Reviews
Google Scholar

Web Page: http://www.math.ucdavis.edu/~saito/
Email: saito@math.ucdavis.edu
Office: MSB 2142
Phone: 530-754-2121


Naoki Saito’s research focus has been on applied and computational harmonic analysis, which is a discipline to study:

  1. efficient, meaningful, and interpretable representations of data objects (e.g., signals and images) and operators (e.g., singular integral operators) defined on various domains (e.g., regular lattices; manifolds; or graphs);
  2. fast computational algorithms to operate on them; and
  3. their wide-range applications including those in computer science, electrical engineering, geophysics, neuroscience, and statistics.

Selected publications

  1. N. Saito, "How can we naturally order and organize graph Laplacian eigenvectors?" Proceedings of 2018 IEEE Workshop on Statistical Signal Processing, 483-487, 2018.
  2. J. Irion and N. Saito, "Efficient approximation and denoising of graph signals using the multiscale basis dictionaries," IEEE Transactions on Signal and Information Processing over Networks, 3(3), 607-616, 2017.
  3. J. Irion and N. Saito, "Applied and computational harmonic analysis on graphs and networks," in Wavelets and Sparsity XVI (M. Papadakis, V. K. Goyal, and D. Van De Ville eds.), Proceedings of SPIE, 9597, Paper #95971F, 2015. Invited Paper.
  4. Y. Nakatsukasa, N. Saito, and E. Woei, "Mysteries around the graph Laplacian eigenvalue 4," Linear Algebra and its Applications, 438(8), 3231-3246, 2013.
  5. N. Saito, " Data analysis and representation on a general domain using eigenfunctions of Laplacian, " Applied and Computational Harmonic Analysis, 25(1): 68-97, 2008.

Honors and Awards

  • Best Author Award from the Japan Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (JSIAM), Sep. 2016.
  • JSIAM Letters Best Paper Award (jointly with Jeff Irion) from the Japan Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (JSIAM), Sep. 2016.
  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), Oct. 2000.
  • Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, Feb. 2000.
  • Election to Senior membership of IEEE, Dec. 1999.
  • The Henri G. Doll Award (the highest honor in the technical papers within the Schlumberger organization), Jun. 1997.
  • Best Paper Award for the Wavelet Applications in Signal and Image Processing II, SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, International Symposium, Jul. 1994.

Last updated: 2020-04-17