Mathematics in Imaging

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

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


Peter Doerschuk

Cornell University

Anne Sentenac

Fresnel Institut

Markus Testorf

Dartmouth College

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Advanced Registration 25 May 2017 23:59 EDT
Advanced Registration 25 May 2017
Hotel Reservation 5 June 2017 23:55 EDT
Hotel Reservation 5 June 2017
Abstract and Summary Submission 6 June 2017 12:00 EDT
Abstract and Summary Submission 6 June 2017
Schedule at a glance
Alireza Aghasi, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, United States, Blind Deconvolution and Shape Optimization, Invited

Marc Allain, Fresnel Institut, France, Title to Be Announced, Invited

Alexandre Aubry, Institut Langevin, France, Title to Be Announced, Invited

George Barbastathis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States, On the use of deep learning techniques for electromagnetic inverse problems , Invited

Yonina Eldar, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Israel, Title to Be Announced, Invited

Axel Flinth, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany, Title to Be Announced, Invited

Vincent Ginis, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, Title to Be Announced, Invited

Vivek Goyal, Boston University, United States, Title to Be Announced, Invited

Michael Hart, The University of Arizona, United States, Imaging Through Turbulence, Invited

Ulugbek Kamilov, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratorie, United States, Title to Be Announced, Invited

Geoffroy Lerozey , Institut Langevin Paris, Title to Be Announced, Invited

Chrysanthe Preza, University of Memphis, United States, Deconvolution with Varying Point Spread Functions , Invited

Saiprasad Ravishankar, University of Michigan, United States, Data-driven Models and Approaches for Imaging, Invited

Thomas Strohmer, University of California Davis, United States, Title to Be Announced, Invited

Tanja Tarvainen, University of Eastern Finland, Finland, Image reconstruction and uncertainty quantification in photoacoustic tomography, Invited

Lei Tian, Boston University, United States, Title to Be Announced , Invited

Laura Waller, University of California Berkeley, United States, Title to Be Announced, Invited

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Congress Special Events

Congress Plenary Session
Monday, 26 June, 08:00-10:00
  • John Schwartzman, Director of Photography, USA
  • Mohan Trivedi, University of California San Diego, USA 

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

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
Title: 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, 16:15 – 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, 16:15 – 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?

Dr. Laura Smoliar, Berkeley Catalyst Fund, USA
John Brewer, Amorphyx, USA
additional panelists to be announced

IS Panel: When Two Cameras Are Better Than One
Thursday, 29 June, 10:45- 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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