Computational Optical Sensing and Imaging (COSI)


Computational Optical Sensing and Imaging (COSI)

23 - 27 June 2013
Renaissance Arlington Capital View, Arlington, Virginia, USA

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

  • Blind deconvolution and phase diversity
  • Compressive & Light-field sensing
  • Computational spectroscopy and spectral imaging
  • Development of image quality metrics and analysis techniques   
  • Digital holography
  • Digital/optical super-resolution
  • Interfereometric imaging measurements and reconstruction
  • Lensless imaging
  • Phase retrieval    
  • Point- spread function engineering
  • Unusual form-factor cameras
  • Signal detection and estimation
  • Stable inversion of ill-posed problems
  • Structured illumination
  • Synthetic aperture imaging
  • Tomographic imaging
  • Wavefront coding



Observations on Compressive Imaging and Some Applications, PLENARY
Mark Allen Neifeld, University of Arizona, USA

John Armstrong, US Naval Research Laboratory, United States, Optical and Infrared Interferometric Imaging, Invited

George Barbastathis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States, Visible and X-ray Quantitative Phase Imaging, Invited

Jacopo Bertolotti, Universiteit Twente, France, Imaging through Scattering Media, Invited

Brandoch Calef, Boeing Company, United States, Speckle Imaging with a Partitioned Aperture: Experimental Validation, Invited

Lawrence Carin , Duke University, United States, Designed Compressive Measurements, Invited

Oliver Cossairt, Columbia University, United States, Performance Bounds for Computational Imaging, Invited

James Fienup, University of Rochester, United States, Bootstrapping Method for Support Estimation and Image Reconstruction for Interferometric Data, Invited

Joseph Ford, University of California San Diego, United States, Monocentric based Imaging Optics Design, Invited

Robert Gibbons, Raytheon Company, United States, Computational Imaging in an Aerospace Company, Invited

Sylvain Gigan, Langevin Institute, France, Transmission Matrix Approach to Information Transfer through Complex Media, Invited

Nathan Goodman, University of Oklahoma, United States, Compressive Radar, Invited

Stuart Jefferies, University of Hawai'i, United States, Imaging through Atmospheric Turbulence using Aperture Diversity and Blind Deconvolution, Invited

Aggelos Katsaggelos, Northwestern University, United States, Image Reconstruction , Invited

Paul Lett, National Inst of Standards & Technology, United States, Quantum Imaging and Phase Sensitive Optical Amplification, Invited

Michael Mazilu, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom, Optical Eigenmode Compressive Imaging: Theory and Applications, Invited

Jerome Mertz, Boston University, United States, Computational Microscopy & Endoscopy, Invited

Robert Muise, Lockheed Martin Missiles Space Tech Ctr, United States, Compressive Imaging Measurement Design from an Image Patch Manifold Prior, Invited

Aydogan Ozcan, University of California Los Angeles, United States, Computational On-chip Imaging, Invited

Miles Padgett, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom, Differential Computational Ghost Imaging, Invited

Jannick Rolland, University of Rochester, United States, Freeform Optics Enabling Optics in Three Dimensions, Invited

Kevin Rolland-Thompson, Synopsys, Inc, United States, Some Extremes in Conventional Lens Design, Invited

Samuel Thurman, Lockheed Martin Coherent Technologies, United States, Multiple Aperture Digital Holography, Invited

General Chairs

David Gerwe, Boeing - Phantomworks, USA
Andrew Harvey, University of Glasgow, UK


Program Chairs

Amit Ashok, University of Arizona, USA
Jason Fleischer, Princeton University, USA
Predrag Milojkovic, US Army Research Laboratory, USA


Program Committee

Gisele Bennett, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
David Brady, Duke Univ., USA
Marc Christensen, Southern Methodist Univ., USA
Michael Fiddy, Univ of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
Michael Gehm, Univ. of Arizona, USA
Kenneth Kubala, FiveFocal, LLC, USA
Joseph Mait, US Army Research Laboratory, USA
Rafael Piestun, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder, USA
Joseph Rosen, Ben Gurion Univ. of the Negev, Israel
Sapna Shroff, Ricoh Innovations, Inc., USA
Jun Tanida, Osaka Univ., Japan
Brian Thelen, Michigan Tech Research Institute, USA
Samuel Thurman, Lockheed Martin Coherent Technologies, USA

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 Carer 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

COSI Plenary Speaker

Mark Allen Neifeld, University of Arizona, USA - Observations on Compressive Imaging and Some Applications.
Despite the promise of higher performance and/or lower cost cameras, compressive imaging has not yet seen widespread use in either commercial or military applications. This presentation will discuss some possible reasons (both fundamental and practical) for the observed disconnect. Recent results related to compressive 3D imaging will also be presented.

Congress Reception

Join your fellow attendees for the Congress Reception. Enjoy delectable fare while networking. The reception is open to committee/presenting author/student and full conference attendees. Conference attendees may purchase extra tickets for their guest.

Joint Poster Sessions

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.

OSA - The Optical Society