Mathematics in Imaging

Mathematics in Imaging

Mathematical Imaging covers mathematical and computational methods for modeling the physics of imaging methods and for providing stable and resolved solutions to the inverse problem of image reconstruction. It captures leading edge fundamental developments in imaging science and has applications in photonics, biomedical imaging, astronomy, and remote sensing. Imaging methods are constrained by the experimental data which are corrupted by measurement and medium noises and depend nonlinearly on the imaged object material and geometric parameters. Many of the fundamental problems in image reconstruction methods are shared across different disciplines, including optics, acoustics, seismic imaging, and synthetic aperture radar. These include optimal representations, resolution and stability estimates, optimal design approaches, and model reduction techniques.

Mathematical Imaging provides a platform for a cross fertilization between mathematical, computational, physical, and engineering disciplines related to imaging and inverse problems. Because of the breadth involved, papers highlighting either the interdisciplinary flavor of imaging methodologies or the fundamental mathematical and computational issues in imaging are particularly encouraged.

Topic Categories

  • Inverse scattering, regularization, constraints,  inversion in the multiple scattering regime
  • Shape optimization
  • Blind deconvolution
  • Coherent imaging systems (holographic imaging, synthetic aperture radar ...)
  • Phaseless imaging (X-ray imaging ...)
  • 3D imaging (tomographies, microscopy ...)
  • Imaging through turbulent, random or highly scattering media
  • Biomedical imaging and hybrid imaging
  • Biomimetic imaging
  • Superresolution
  • Inverse problems related to design of metamaterials, metasurfaces, and cloaking

Marc Allain, Fresnel InstitutFranceBragg Geometry X-ray Coherent Diffraction Imaging: Why Is It So Special?, Invited

Gang Bao, Zhejiang UniversityChinaTo be determined, Invited

Kamal Belkebir, Aix Marseille UniversityFranceApplication of Inverse Scattering Methods to Optical Microscopy, Invited

Emmanuel Bossy, Institut Langevin, ESPCI CNRSFranceMultiple Speckle Illumination in Photoacoustic Imaging , Invited

Christine DeMol, Universite Libre de BruxellesBelgiumOn Superresolution , Invited

Gianfranco Fornaro, ItalyTo be determined, Invited

Tommaso Isernia, Univ Mediterranea di Reggio CalabriaItalyTackling False Solutions in Non Linear Inverse Scattering, Invited

Vadim Markel, University of Aix-MarseilleFranceData-compatible T-matrix Completion - A New Numerical Method for Solving Nonlinear Inverse Problems, Invited

Andreas Menzel, Paul Scherrer InstitutSwitzerlandA Framework for Ptychography , Invited

Jung-Hoon Park, UNISTLarge Field-of-view Wavefront Control for Deep Brain Imaging , Invited

Rafael Piestun, University of Colorado at BoulderUnited StatesThe Mathematical Arsenal of Super-resolution Microscopy , Invited

Roland Potthast, University of ReadingUnited KingdomTo be determined , Invited

Jorge Ripoll, Universidad Carlos III de MadridSpainDiffuse Light at Surfaces: Tips, Tricks and Applications, Invited

Otmar Scherzer, University of ViennaThe Inverse Scattering Problem in Optical Coherence Tomography , Invited

John Schotland, University of MichiganUnited StatesRadiative Transport and Scattering of Entangled Two-photon States , Invited

Jin Keun Seo, Yonsei UniversityElectrical Tissue Property Imaging at MRI Larmor Frequency, Invited

faouzi triki, Grenoble-Alpes University Photoacoustic Imaging with Plasmonic Resonances, Invited

Michael Unser, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de LausanneSwitzerlandCharacterization of the Solution of Linear Inverse Problems with Generalized TV Regularization , Invited

Pierre Weiss, institut de mathematiques de toulouseFranceRepresentation, Computation and Identification of Spatially Varying Blur Operators, Invited

Jong Chul Ye, Korea Advanced Inst of Science & TechSouth KoreaAnnihilating Filter-based Low Rank Hankel Matrix Approach for Biomedical Imaging and Image Processing , Invited

Hai Zhang, Hong Kong Univ of Science & TechnologyHong KongMathematical Analysis of Plasmonic Particles and Its Applications, Invited
Anne Sentenac, Fresnel Institut, FRANCE, Chair
Markus Testorf, Dartmouth College, UNITED STATES, Chair
Habib Ammari, ETH Zurich, SWITZERLAND, Chair
Rainer Heintzmann, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, GERMANY
Philip Bones, University of Canterbury, NEW ZEALAND
Josselin Garnier, Universite Paris-Diderot Paris VII, FRANCE
Peter Doerschuk, Cornell University, UNITED STATES
Lorenzo Crocco, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, ITALY
P. Scott Carney, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, UNITED STATES
YongKeun Park, Korea Advanced Inst of Science & Tech, SOUTH KOREA
Mathias Fink, Ecole Sup Physique Chimie Industrielles, FRANCE
Rick Millane, University of Canterbury, NEW ZEALAND
Simon Arridge, University College London, UNITED KINGDOM

The Keys to a Successful Career in Optics; Student & Young Professional Career Panel

Date: Monday, 25th July, 2016
Time: 12:30 - 14:00
Room: Ballsall

Are you passionate about science but uncertain about the opportunities after graduation? The OSA Foundation invites you to this OSA Members-only career panel for students and young professionals. Hosted by 2016 OSA Ambassadors Aline Dinkelaker and Bettina Heim, the panel will feature plenary speakers Chris Dainty, Keith Nugent and Michel Totzeck who will discuss career options, the current job market and new technologies to look out for that might be exciting to work with in the future with participants. Lunch is complimentary for RSVP’d attendees.
Welcome Reception Cruise
Date: Monday, 25th July, 2016
Boarding Time: 18:30

Join your colleagues on a cruise along the Neckar River and enjoy a very special view of Heidelberg and its sights, including the Old Bridge and Heidelberg Castle as the cruise makes it’s way up and down the River.  The main cruise is Heidelberg to Neckargemünd. 

Boarding: 18:30               Departure: 19:00             Return:  21:00 approx.

Fees: Full Technical - $20.00, Student Technical- $10.00 and Guest -$85.00
RSVP at time of registration is required for a ticket.  Ticket purchase is required.

OSA Holography and Diffractive Optics Technical Group Networking Event
Tuesday, 26 July 2016
Time:14:00 – 15:00
Room: Robert-Schumann-Zimmer

Join members of the Holography and Diffractive Optics Technical Group for a chance to learn more about this group while connecting with your peers and colleagues in the community. Yunlong Sheng, who serves as the technical group’s chair, and Pascal Picart, who serves as vice chair, will share their vision for the technical group and will seek your input on future activities and events.

OSA 100th Celebration: Light the Future with Joseph Izatt and Bernard Kress
Date: Tuesday, 26 July 2016
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Room: Grouer Saal

Follow us on Twitter at @OpticalSociety, #OSA100LTF

You're invited to celebrate OSA’S 100th Anniversary! OSA will be 100 years old in 2016 and we are planning a big celebration to commemorate this historic event. Our focus is on the extraordinary people who have advanced the field. OSA’s Imaging and Applied Optics Light The Future speaker series will feature Joseph Izatt, professor of Biophotonics, Duke University, Lighting up the Future of Medical Imaging and Image-guided Therapy and OSA Fellow Bernard Kress, Microsoft, USA, The Light Years Ahead: How Today's Promising Augmented and Virtual Reality Markets Help Shape New Optics Frontiers.  

Light the Future Reception will follow immediately after the session.

Illumicon: Round Table Discussion for Advanced 3D Displays
Wednesday, 27 July 2016
Time: 19:30 – 20:30
Room: Zum Guldenen Schaf (Hauptstraße 115, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany)
Join the OSA Display Technology Technical Group for Illumicon, an exclusive members-only event. Illumicon attendees will converge over drinks and appetizers on Wednesday, 27 July, to discuss emerging trends, technologies and opportunities in advanced 3D displays. Round table discussions will also seek input and ideas on how the Display

Technology Technical Group can engage the 3D community in the years ahead. 


Plenary Session

Monday, 25 July 09:00

Trends, Advances and Prospects of Optical Imaging in Germany and Beyond
Michael Totzeck, Fellow, Corporate Research and Technology, Carl Zeiss AG, Germany

High wage industrial countries like Germany face a number of unique challenges, like the demographic change, globalization, and the need for a constant technological competitive edge. Optical imaging is a key technology to address these challenges. Lithography for example is one of the core technologies in the production of integrated circuits as well as  camera chips and displays. This drives an abundant computational capacity giving rise to other technologies like computational imaging, machine learning , big data analysis and virtual/augmented reality. The resulting digitalization of optics in turn pushes miniaturized optics ranging from smartphone cameras, to microoptics, down to plasmonics and metamaterials. On system side the trend to lightfield-imaging, 3D-imaging and multimodal imaging continues and finds applications in research and healthcare. For that high imaging speed and large fields are key. The German academic and industrial landscape, in this regard, will be addressed, too.

Michael Totzeck received his PhD in physics  from the Technical University of Berlin in 1989 shortly after the break of the Berlin Wall. After heading a group on waveoptics there, he moved 1995 to the University of Stuttgart to found a group on quantitative, high resolution microscopy. In 2002 he joined Carl Zeiss as a principal scientist for polarization optics in optical lithography. In 2008 he moved to Zeiss corporate research and technology to head the metrology department there. In 2013 he was appointed as a honorary professor by the University of Konstanz. In 20015 he became a Zeiss Fellow. He is author and coauthor of 68 patent families and about 30 papers in refereed journals. His research interests comprise lithography, high-NA imaging, optical metrology, optical design & simulation, polarization-optics and digital optics.

Coherent X-ray Imaging
Keith Nugent, Deputy vice-Chancellor (Research), La Trobe University, Australia

Coherent X-ray imaging has been the subject of intense research over the last decade. The motivations for this work are to fully exploit the massive increase in the coherent flux available from the latest generation of synchrotron sources and to develop new approaches to molecular images using X-ray free-electron laser sources. The state of the field will be reviewed and opportunities identified.

Professor Keith Nugent is currently Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research). Professor Nugent holds an Honours degree in physics from the University of Adelaide and a PhD in laser physics from the Australian National University. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, the Australian Institute of Physics and the American Physical Society.  Prior to joining La Trobe University, Professor Nugent was Director of the Australian Synchrotron, Laureate Professor of Physics at the University of Melbourne and Research Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coherent X-ray Science, a multiple-institution centre which undertook research at the interface of physics, biology and chemistry..

Fifty Years of Image Science
Chris Dainty, Professorial Research Associate, University College London, UK

In this talk I shall review a number of topics in imaging that have interested me over the years, including: the fundamental limits of imaging systems, imaging through turbulence, adaptive optics and mobile imaging cameras.

Chris Dainty is currently Professorial Research Associate at University College London. President of The Optical Society in 2011, Dr. Dainty has rendered service to the optics community through numerous professional organizations and appointments, including serving as secretary-general and president of the International Commission for Optics, as well as president of the European Optical Society.  Throughout his career, Dr. Dainty has investigated problems in optical imaging, scattering and propagation. In these areas, he has co-authored or edited six books, approximately 180 peer-reviewed papers and >300 conference presentations.  In a career spanning five decades, he graduated 65 PhD students and mentored >75 post-docs.  Dainty is a recipient of the International Commission for Optics Prize, IoP’s Thomas Young Medal and Prize, OSA’s C.E.K. Mees Medal and IoP’s Optics and Photonics Division Prize. He is a fellow of The Optical Society, SPIE, The Institute of Physics, and the European Optical Society and a member of the Royal Irish Academy. Chris Dainty received an MSc. in Applied Optics and a Ph.D. in Physics from Imperial College, London in 1969 and 1972, respectively.

3D & DH Joint Keynote

Monday, 25 July 11:30
Real-Time and Real-Color Video Imaging System by Photonics Polymers for 8K
Yasuhiro Koike, Professor, Keio University; Director, Keio Photonics Research Institute          ; Member of Keio University Board of Councilor, Japan
 The latest status on advanced photonics polymer technology will be reviewed, focusing on overwhelmingly realistic 8K display achieved by high-speed graded-index plastic optical fiber, zero and ultra-high birefringent polymer films, etc.

Yasuhiro Koike specializes in “photonics polymer” which is an interdisciplinary field of material science in polymer and photonics. He is the inventor of the world’s fastest graded-index plastic optical fiber (GIPOF).  He also invented Highly Scattered Optical Transmission (HSOT) Polymer that has been widely adopted as LCD backlight of major laptop computers such as Sony VAIO, SHARP, and TOSHIBA. With his photonics polymer technologies, he is developing high speed and high quality display with real colors for 8K. He was a core researcher of a research project on face-to-face communication system based on the photonics polymer technologies in the FIRST Program funded by the Cabinet Office of Japan. He is a recipient of International Engineering and Technology Award of the Society of Plastics Engineers, the Fujiwara Award, and Medal with Purple Ribbon in Palace, SID Special Recognition Award, etc.

AO & IS Joint Keynote

Monday, 25 July 11:30
Adaptive Optics in Vision Science and Ophthalmology
Josef Bille, University of Heidelberg, Germany
More than 25 years ago, the first in vivo measurement of the eye’s wave aberration was demonstrated at the Univ. of Heidelberg, using the Shack-Hartmann method. Since then, various new diagnostic and treatment modalities have been successfully introduced, like adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (AO-SLO), adaptive optics optical coherence tomography (AO-OCT) and adaptive optics two-photon ophthalmoscopy (AO-TPO), as well as customized refractive-surgical techniques, like customized LASIK (e.g. CustomVue), femtosecond laser refractive
surgery (e.g. ReLEx, SMILE), femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) and various customized intraocular lens (IOL) developments, including postoperative in-vivo IOL fine-tuning.

Professor Josef Bille, winner of the 2012 European Inventor Lifetime Achievement Award is a pioneer in the field of corrective laser eye surgery. For more than 40 years he has worked on developing and refining a method for mapping irregularities in the cornea and fine tuning the lasers required to repair them. Central to the technology is his groundbreaking work in wavefront technology, a measurement technology which can scan the human eye with extraordinary precision for small errors. With a detailed map of these errors, it is possible to devise precise surgical procedures (wavefront guided laser eye surgery) or to produce tailor-made lenses. Professor Bille's contributions to the field of laser eye surgery allow medical professionals to map the structure of the eye with unprecedented precision, and provides them with lasers that are accurate and delicate enough to correct nearly any imperfection. His work has led to the creation of five successful companies, creating over 1000 jobs, and impacting the lives of millions of patients worldwide who have now been treated using this technology.

DH Keynote

Tuesday, 26 July 09:00
The Applications of Inverse Scattering Principles With Digital Holography
YongKeun Park, Associate Professor, Department of Physics ,Korea Advanced Inst of Science & TechSouth Korea
We present a simple but powerful holographic method to achieve one-wave phase-conjugation. By actively coupling the wavefront of an
arbitrary impinging wave, the wave can be phase-conjugated by reflection from a conventional mirror.

YongKeun (Paul) Park is Associate Professor of Physics at KAIST, Korea. He has worked on holographic techniques and their applications in biology. Dr. Park is also a co-founder of TomoCube, Inc., and Editors of Optics Express, Scientific Reports, Experimental Biology and Medicine, and Journal of Optical Society of Korean.

AIO and COSI Keynote

Tuesday, 26 July 11:30

Miniaturized 3D Imaging and Sensing Modules
Markus Rossi, Chief Innovation Officer, Heptagon Advanced MicroOptics Pte Ltd, Switzerland

3D imaging and sensing modules for smart and IoT devices pose demanding requirements on form factor, robustness and performance. Enabling technologies include wafer-level packaging, micro-optic, time-of-flight sensors, software and connectivity solutions.
Formerly head of CSEM Zurich Replicated Micro-Optical Elements, Markus became CTO of Heptagon after CSEM’s microoptics division was acquired by Heptagon in 2000. He is an expert on fabricating diffractive and refractive micro-optic components for industrial applications in the European and US markets. Markus holds a Ph.D. in micro-optics from the University of Neuchatel, Switzerland and a master’s degree in physics from ETH Zurich.