Computational Optical Sensing and Imaging (COSI)

Computational Optical Sensing and Imaging (COSI)

25 - 28 July 2016
Kongresshaus Stadthalle Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

Theoretical to experimental demonstration and applications of the latest advances in computational imaging research.

Computational sensing and imaging applications span from fundamental science to medical, security, and defense industry applications. COSI encompasses the latest advances in computational imaging research, emphasizing integration of opto-electric measurement and computational processing.   Representative topics include compressive sensing, tomographic imaging, light-field sensing, digital holography, SAR, phase retrieval, computational spectroscopy, blind deconvolution and phase diversity, point spread function engineering, and digital/optical super resolution.

New This year:  Multimedia Poster Videos. Click here to view the videos from our poster presetners.

Joint AIO and COSI Keynote Speaker

Tuesday, 26 July, 11:30
Miniaturized 3D Imaging and Sensing Modules; Markus Rossi, Chief Innovation Officer, Heptagon Advanced MicroOptics Pte Ltd, Switzerland

Plenary Speakers

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

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

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

Click here for additional information on the Plenary and Keynote Speakers.


Christoph Garbe, Ctr Sci Computing, Univ Heidelberg, Germany, Light Field Imaging for Accurate and Realistic Capture of Complex Objects, Invited

Sylvain Gigan, Laboratoire Kastler-Brossel, France, Compressive Sensing and Optical Computing Thanks to Multiple Scattering , Invited

Marc Guillon, CNRS UMR8250 Université Paris Descartes, France, The Use of Saturated Negative Speckles for Imaging Through a Scattering Sample , Invited

Alois Herkommer, Universität Stuttgart, Germany, Optical Design Tools for Computational Imaging Systems, Invited

Anna Hilsmann, Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute , Germany, Towards Image-based Modelling, Editing and Rendering, Invited

Ivo Ihrke, INRIA, Germany, Advances in Non-Invasive Full-State Fluid Capture , Invited

Bahram Javidi, University of Connecticut, United States, Automated Disease Identification Using Computational 3D Optical Sensing and Imaging Systems, Invited

Ori Katz, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, Imaging with Scattered Light, Invited

Damien Kelly, Technical University of Ilmenau, Germany, Convergence Properties of Temporal Speckle Measurements, Invited

Manuel Martinez-Corral, Universitat de Valencia, Spain, Fast Axial Scanning in 3D Imaging , Invited

Allard Mosk, Universiteit Utrecht, Netherlands, Range of Imaging and Focusing through Scattering Media , Invited

Jean-Christophe Olivo-Marin, Institut Pasteur, France, Mathematical Microscopy , Invited

Demetri Psaltis, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland, Learning From Examples in Optical Imaging , Invited

Kari Pulli, Intel Corporation, Computational Photography , Invited

Dirk Robinson, Skybox Imaging, Computational Imaging Approaches, Challenges and R&D Opportunity in the Earth-imaging Remote Sensing Industry , Invited

Ariel Schwarz, University of Connecticut, Time Multiplexed Pinholes Array based Imaging in the Gamma and X-ray Spectral Range , Invited

Anne Sentenac, Fresnel Institut, France, Tomographic Diffraction Microscopy: Improving Marker-free Microscopy Resolution Using Holograms and Numerical Reconstructions , Invited

Adrian Stern, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, Compressive Gigavoxel Spectral Imaging, Invited

Andreas Velten, University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States, Non-line-of-sight Imaging Using Active Light Fields, Invited

Markus Rossi, Heptagon, Switzerland, Miniaturized 3D Imaging and Sensing Modules, Keynote

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Congress Special Events

Special Events

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.
OSA Members can RSVP online. For questions, please contact

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: Groẞer 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. Entrance will be granted to those able to provide the secret Illumicon event password; RSVP to to let us know you will be attending and to receive the event password.