Computational  Optical Sensing and Imaging

Computational  Optical Sensing and Imaging

26 - 29 June 2017
Hyatt Regency San Francisco, San Francisco, California United States

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.

Topic Categories

  • Indirect imaging
  • Adaptive inverse problems for Imaging applications
  • Compressive sensing and single pixel camera
  • Tomographic imaging
  • Light-field sensing and processing
  • Digital/optical super resolution
  • Optical ptychography and phase retrieval
  • Artificial intelligence and deep learning applied for computational imaging
  • Optimization design techniques in computational imaging
  • Computational lithography


Marc Christensen

Southern Methodist University

Ram Narayanswamy


Lars Omlor

Carl Zeiss AG

Zeev Zalevsky

Bar-Ilan University

Rajesh Menon

University of Utah
Program Chair

Abbie Watnik

US Naval Research Laboratory
Program Chair

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Schedule at a glance
Yonina Eldar, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Israel, Correlation based Super-resolution in Optical and Ultrasound Imaging, Invited

Lukas Lang, DAMTP, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, Motion Estimation on Evolving Manifolds with an Application to the Analysis of Fluorescence Microscopy Data, Invited

Joseph Mait, US Army Research Laboratory, United States, Two Decades of Computational Imaging: Still serving old wine in new bottles?, Invited

Margaret Murnane, University of Colorado Boulder, United States, Towards Real-Time Functional Imaging at the Nanoscale, Invited

Lama Nachman, Intel Corporation, United States, Enabling Context Aware Applications with Image Sensors , Invited

Valerio Pruneri, ICFO -The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain, CMOS based scattering particle analyser and differential interference contrast sensing, Invited

Anne Sakdinawat, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, United States, Computational Imaging in the X-ray Regime, Invited

Giuliano Scarcelli, University of Maryland at College Park, United States, Imaging Through Dynamic Turbid Media Using the Shower-curtain Effect, Invited

Adrian Stern, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, The Compressive Sensing Revolution in COSI; Overview and Future Direction, Invited

Lei Tian, Boston University, United States, Computational Imaging in Multiple Scattering with Recursive Models, Invited

Tali Treibitz, University of Haifa, Optical Imaging in the Ocean, Invited

Michael Unser, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, GlobalBioIm: A Unifying Computational Framework for Solving Inverse Problems , Invited

Luc Vincent, Google, United States, Capturing high quality imagery from moving vehicles for the purpose of mapping, Invited

Changhuei Yang, California Institute of Technology, United States, Fourier Ptychography – Using computation to address physical optical challenges, Invited

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Congress Special Events

Congress Plenary Session
Monday, 26 June, 08:30-10:30
  • John Schwartzman, Director of Photography, USA
  • Mohan Trivedi, University of California San Diego, USA 

Congress Welcome Reception
Monday, 26 June, 18:00-19:30

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

Keynote (AIO/IS)
Tuesday, 27 June, 10:45-12:15

Speaker: Tish Shute, Futurewei (Huawei), USA, XR and The Future of Communications: From Silicon to Human Photonics
AR/AR will evolve into XR to become the future interface for Cloud Computing, IoT, Big Data, Prediction, Self-driving Cars, Personalized Medicine, Robots, Drones, Cryptocurrency, Smart Cities, and AI. XR is intelligent and interactive connecting us in new ways to each other and uniting human and machine intelligence in a space shared and understood by both. The convergence of CV and AI is powering this paradigm shift in computing but display technologies still lag behind. New display technologies that operate at the intersection of engineering and perception are essential for the realization of XR. This talk will look at the promise of XR, and the challenge of fitting the puzzle pieces together.

Student & Early Career Professional Development & Networking Lunch and Learn
Tuesday, 27 June, 12:15 – 14:00

Join us for an interactive lunch and learn program focused on professional development within the Imaging and Applied Optics field. This program will engage students and early career professionals with the key leaders in the field who will share their professional development journey and provide useful tips to those who attend. Lunch will be provided. Programs are open to OSA Members. There is limited space and we ask that you RSVP to attend.

AIO Panel : The View from the Ladder:  Perceptions on the Future of Photonics
Tuesday, 27 June, 16:45 – 17:45 
Perceptions are often governed by the experience of the individual. Here panelists at various stages in their career and seniority will discuss the current and future outlook of the photonics industry as well as the role of collaboration and consolidation in the market.  From fresh perspectives to seasoned analyses, this session will also explore what the optics community can do to shape the future of photonics technology. 
Gregory Quarles, The Optical Society, USA
Martin Garbos, Buerkert Werke GmbH, Germany
Mark Itzler, Princenton Lightwave, USA
Anna Rissanen, VTT Technical Research Center, Finland

Joint Poster Session
Tuesday, 27 June, 17:45-19:15

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 board on which to display the summary and results of his or her paper. 

AIO Panel: Start-ups, Incubators, Accelerators, Oh My!
Wednesday, 28 June, 16:45 – 17:45
What if an entrepreneur could put themselves in the shoes of the investors they pitch to? Would the ideas be pitched differently? Would the ask be different? What are the specific challenges of a photonics entrepreneur, and what are ways to address those challenges?

Laura Smoliar, Berkeley Catalyst Fund, USA
John Brewer, Amorphyx, USA

IS Panel: When Two Cameras Are Better Than One
Thursday, 29 June, 11:15- 12:15

Using multiple cameras to form a single image is going mainstream this year, with many new smartphones including this feature. The claims include continuous zoom, improved dynamic range and resolution, and depth sensing, all in a smaller and lighter system than an equivalent single lens camera. In this session a panel of academic and industry experts will discuss the multi-camera trend in the consumer imaging industry. Now that the approach has become practical, it is a good time to explore the key technologies, design trade-offs and performance limits.
Moderator:  Chris Dainty, FotoNation, UCL, Ireland
Ram Nararyanswamy, Occipital, USA
Rajiv Laroia, Light
Andrew Harvey, Univ. of Glasgow, UK
Alex Drimbarean, FotoNation, Ireland

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