Signal Recovery & Synthesis (SRS)

13 - 17 July 2014
Sheraton Seattle Hotel , Seattle, Washington, USA

Resources:Committee Chairs

The Technical Program Chairs are integral to the success of the meeting. As a volunteer you dedicate countless hours raising funds to support the event, securing invited speakers, reaching out to colleagues to encourage submissions, reviewing papers, and scheduling sessions.

On behalf of OSA, its Board, and its entire staff, we extend enormous gratitude to the Chairs of the Signal Recovery & Synthesis (SRS) Technical Program Committee.

Call for Papers Opens 9 December 2013
Abstract and Summary Submissions Due 9 April 2014, 12:00 EDT (Convert Time)
Peer Review
Program Committee Decisions
Authors Notified of Committee Decisions 16 May 2014
Online Program Planner Available 9 May 2014
Eligible Students: Apply for a Student Travel Grant
Postdeadline Abstract and Summary Submissions Due 20 June 2014, 12:00 EDT (Convert Time)
Postdeadline Paper Notifications Sent
Hotel Reservation By
Register for the Meeting By 16 June 2014
Postdeadline Authors Notified of Committee Decisions
Prepare to Present at the Meeting
Present at the Meeting 13 July - 17 July 2014

How to be Effective

  • Volunteer to Preside
  • Contribute to Welcome remarks for Opening Ceremonies
  • Volunteer to blog
  • Promote meeting
  • Involve committee members in the selection of invited speakers
  • Apply for grants and request corporate contributions at least 9 months before your meeting.
  • Contact your collocated meeting chairs to discuss joint sessions.
  • Use SharePoint to distribute documents to your committee members. 
  • Presiding over the Technical Program Committee
  • Support and adhere to meeting deadlines
  • Promote the meeting to solicit and encourage contributed papers
  • Selecting and confirming Committee Members
  • Selecting and confirming Invited Speakers
  • Selecting and confirming a  Local Organizing Committee to assist in extra activities at meeting such as laboratory tours, additional networking events, etc. , if necessary
  • Providing complete contact information of committee members and invited speakers to OSA
  • Preparing the technical scope and topics for meeting
  • Encourage committee members to complete their reviews by deadline.
  • Encourage committee to select and confirm Presiders for all technical sessions.
  • Soliciting funds from granting agencies and corporate contributions for meeting support and travel support for selected participants.  
  • Reviewing and determining acceptance for postdeadline papers
  • Attend the meeting and participate at on-site meeting and wrap-up committee meeting.


All documents listed below are located in the Reference Center, under Policy and Procedures on Sharepoint.

  • Chairs’ Manual
  • Fundraising Grant Information
  • Exhibit and Sponsorship Information
  • Peer Review Instructions
  • Scheduling Instructions


David Gerwe, Boeing - Phantomworks, United States
Edmund Lam, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Program Chair

George Barbastathis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
Gisele Bennett, Georgia Tech Research Institute, United States
Christy Fernandez-Cull, Massachusetts Inst of Tech Lincoln Lab, United States


Ravindra Anant Athale, Office of Naval Research, United States
Qianqian Fang, Harvard University, United States
Michael Gehm, Duke University, United States
Ryoichi Horisaki, Osaka University, Japan
Jun Ke, Beijing Institute of Technology, China
Andrew Lambert, University of New South Wales, Australia
Joseph Mait, US Army Research Laboratory, United States
Charles Matson, US Air Force Research Laboratory, United States
Vincent Michau, ,
Rick Millane, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Rafael Piestun, University of Colorado at Boulder, United States
Jannick Rolland, University of Rochester, United States
David Schurig, University of Utah, United States
Samuel Thurman, Lockheed Martin Coherent Technologies , United States
Laura Waller, University of California Berkeley, United States