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The Waterloo Fractal Coding and Analysis Group (which originated from the "Waterloo Fractal Compression Project" that used to be located at this website) is comprised of five researchers who have been interested in various aspects of fractal analysis including: iterated function systems, fractal image coding, generalized fractal transforms and the inverse problem of approximation using fixed points of contraction mappings. The "fractalators" of this group are

  • E.R. Vrscay
    Department of Applied Mathematics
    University of Waterloo
    Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1

  • F. Mendivil
    Department of Mathematics and Statistics
    Acadia University
    Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada B0P 1X0

  • H. Kunze
    Department of Mathematics and Statistics
    University of Guelph
    Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1

  • D. La Torre
    Department of Economics, Business and Statistics
    University of Milan
    Milan, Italy

  • S.K. Alexander
    Department of Mathematics
    University of Houston
    Houston, Texas, USA

  • In memoriam:
    Bruno Forte
    Department of Applied Mathematics
    University of Waterloo (to 1993)
    Facolta di Scienze MM. FF. e NN. a Ca Vignal
    Universita Degli Studi di Verona Strada Le Grazie
    37134 Verona, Italy (1993-2002)

The first four "fractalators" listed above are pictured below. This photo was taken during an "IFS brainstorming session" at Waterloo in 2006.

Four Fractalators

Ed Vrscay, Herb Kunze, Davide La Torre, Franklin Mendivil, Ed Vrscay, Herb Kunze .... (Photo and graphical effects courtesy of Franklin Mendivil)