Computational Optical Sensing and Imaging (COSI)

Computational Optical Sensing and Imaging (COSI)

22 - 26 June 2014
The Fairmont Orchid, Kohala Coast, Hawaii, USA
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Computational Optical Sensing and Imaging (COSI)

COSI meeting consists of topics that range from theoretical to experimental demonstration and verification of the latest advances in computation imaging research. This meeting covers subject matter in fundamental physics, numerical methods and physical hardware that has led to significant improvements in the fields of imaging and sensing for medical, defense, homeland security, inspection, testing applications.

COSI is an important discipline being applied to solve numerous problems in modern optics and the techniques developed in this field have already been incorporated in to numerous commercial products.  This meeting places particular emphasis on integrated analysis of physical layer measurement and digital layer processing. In contrast with the conventional model of a “digital image” as simply a discretely sampled version of an analog image, COSI considers advanced opportunities for image data coding and decoding in optical, electronic and software layers.

Topic Categories

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COSI Best Student Paper Award Winners

Award will be presented during session CTu4B ● COSI Best Student Paper Award Presentation and Postdeadline Session
Tuesday, 24 June, 16:30 – 17:15,
Grand Ballroom Salon III

CTh1C.5 ● Fiber Bundle Image Relay for Monocentric Lenses, presented by Stephen Olivas, Univ. of California San Diego, USA

CM2D.3 ● Compressive Extended Depth of Field Using Image Space Coding, presented by Patrick Llull, Duke Univ., USA

CTh3C.2 ● Quantitative Phase Imaging using Entangled Photons, presented by Chien-Hung Lu, Princeton Univ., USA

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Eddie Jacobs
University of Memphis
United States

Program Chair

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Schedule at a glance
David Brady, Duke University, United States, Lens and Code Design for Focal, Spectral, Temporal and Exposure Tomography, Plenary

Mark Anastasio, Washington University in St Louis, United States, Recent Advancements in Photoacoustic Tomography Image Reconstruction, Invited

Matthew Bergkoetter, University of Rochester, United States, Optical Propagations with Arbitrary Sampling Periods, Invited

Hui Cao, Yale University , United States, Using Speckle to Build Compact, High-Resolution Spectrometers, Invited

P. Scott Carney, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States, Synthetic Optical Holography, Invited

Tomas Cizmar, University of Dundee, United Kingdom, Photonics in Disordered Environments and Fibre Based Imaging, Invited

Palle Dinesen, AAC Technologies, Denmark, Design and Manufacturing of Lenses for Array Cameras in Mobile Phones, Invited

Dror Fixler, Bar-Ilan University, Israel, A New Medical-diagnostic Tool Based on Computational Spectral Imaging of the Diffusion Reflection Measurement, Invited

Hong Hua, University of Arizona, United States, Wearable Displays using Freeform Optics , Invited

James Leger, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, United States, Extreme Imaging Architectures, Invited

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Congress Special Events

General Session with Plenary Speakers
Monday, 23 June, 08:00 - 10:00
Salons II & IIII
The Joint Plenary Session will feature a speaker from each of the three topical meetings (COSI, IODC, and OF&T).  The Plenary Presenters are listed below.

David BradyHow to Measure Everything, David Brady, Duke University, USA

Jeff R. KuhnFinding Life in the Universe: The Colossus Project, Jeff R. Kuhn; Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii, USA
Kevin R. ThompsonWill Computational Imaging Change Lens Design?, Kevin P. Thompson, Synopsys, Inc., USA
For more information about plenary speakers, including biographies and presentation abstracts visit the Plenary page.

Welcome Reception and Luau
Monday, 23 June, 18:00 – 20:00
The Coconut Grove at The Fairmont Orchid
Join us in the Coconut Grove for some of Hawaii’s best entertainment and island food. The reception luau is open to committee/presenting author/student and full conference attendees. Conference attendees may purchase extra tickets for their guest.
Joint Poster Session
Tuesday, 24 June, 18:00 - 20:00
Grand Ballroom Salon I & Pre-Function
Posters are an integral part of the technical program and offer a unique networking opportunity, where presenters can discuss their results one-to-one with interested parties. Each author is provided with a 4 ft. × 8 ft. (1.22 m × 2.44 m) board on which to display the summary and results of his or her paper.

IODC Panel Discussion: “I Wish They Wouldn’t do That”: Seeing Design/Fabrication from the Other Point of View”
Tuesday, 24 June,17:15 (Immediately following presentations in IODC Postdeadline Session)
Grand Ballroom Salon III
With a panel of experts from the optical fabrication industry and a room full of optical designers, a forum is provided for discussion of topics relating to basic design philosophy, the selection of tolerances, the communication of tolerances, and the communication of what is easy to achieve and what is hard to achieve.  (Do designers really place beamsplitters at 45 degrees just because the drafting table has a click-stop at 45 degrees? Are fabricators telling us it is hard when it is really easy, just to make life simple for themselves?)  Bring your long-standing complaints with you to this session, but also be prepared to see the problem from the other point of view!

  • Jessica DeGroote Nelson, Optimax Systems, USA
  • Tolis Deslis, Jenoptik Optical Systems, USA
  • Cody Kreischer, Kreischer Optics, USA
  • Marc Tricard, Zygo Corp., USA
  • Paul Dumas, QED Technologies, Inc., USA

Michael Kidger Memorial Scholarship Award and Illumination Problems and Lens Design Presentations
Wednesday, 25 June, 18:00 - 20:00
Salon III
Brian WheelwrightThe Michael Kidger Memorial Scholarship Award will be presented to Brian Wheelwright prior to the Lens Design and Illumination Problems Presentations in Salon III.  The 2014 Kidger scholarship award will be presented to Brian by Kevin P Thompson, Synopsys Inc. USA. The award consists of a $5,000 cash grant supported by the Michael Kidger Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Following the presentation of the Kidger Award, the winners of the Illumination and Lens Design Problems will present their solutions.

2013 Best Paper Award Winners

Best Paper Award 1st Place - Patrick Llul, Duke Univ., USA - Compressive Sensing for Video Using a Passive Coding Element

Best Paper Award 2nd Place - Antonio Caravaca, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder, USA - Real time focusing through a perturbed multimode fiber

Best Paper Award 3rd Place - Stephen Olivas - Univ. of San Diego, USA - Single Pixel Compressive Imaging of Laboratory and Natural Light Scenes

Best Early Career Paper Award - Patrick Gill, Rambus Labs, USA - Lensless Ultra-Miniature Imagers Using Odd-Symmetry Spiral Phase Gratings

Best Poster Award - James Huang, Univ. of Arizona, USA - Information Optimal Adaptive Measurement Design For Compressive Imaging

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