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19 July 2021 – 23 July 2021 OSA Virtual Event - Pacific Daylight/Summer Time (UTC - 07:00)

Computational Optical Sensing and Imaging


COSI encompasses the latest advances in computational imaging research, emphasizing integration of opto-electric measurement and computational processing. Theoretical to experimental demonstration and applications of the latest advances in computational imaging research. Computational sensing and imaging applications spanning fundamental science to medical, security, and defense industry applications.


Advances in Computational Imaging and Sensing Science:

  • Computational Microscopy (including Ptychography and its variants)
  • Imaging through Scattering and Turbid Media (including Tissue)
  • Unconventional Imaging Modalities (including Ghost Imaging and Mutual Intensity Imaging)
  • Inverse Problems, Compressed Sensing, Lensless Imaging
  • Phase Retrieval and its Applications
  • Joint Design of Optics and Algorithms (including Metasurfaces and Metamaterials)
  • SAR, InSAR, Terahertz- and mm-Wave Imaging
  • Computational Spectroscopy and Spectral imaging
  • Structured Illumination, ToF Sensing, LiDAR, Light fields
  • Tomographic Imaging
  • Computer Generated Holography and Computational Displays
  • Fundamental Limits in Computational Imaging and Sensing

Topics of Special Interest:

  • Non-Line-of-Sight Imaging
  • Quantum Imaging
  • Event Sensing
  • Single-photon Imaging
  • Physics aware Deep Learning
  • Digital Holographic Microscopy
  • Computational Imaging for SLAM
  • Fighting COVID with computational imaging and sensing


Committee Members

  • Tatiana Alieva, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, SpainChair
  • Jun Ke, Beijing Institute of Technology, ChinaChair
  • Florian Willomitzer, Northwestern University, United StatesChair
  • Figen Oktem, Middle East Technical University (METU), TurkeyProgram Chair
  • Paulo Silveira, Occipital Inc, United StatesProgram Chair
  • Gordon Wetzstein, Stanford University, United StatesProgram Chair
  • Seung-Whan Bahk, University of Rochester, United States
  • Katie Bouman, California Institute of Technology, United States
  • Qing Chao, Oculus Research, United States
  • Marc Christensen, Southern Methodist University, United States
  • Oliver Cossairt, Northwestern University, United States
  • Daniele Faccio, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Vidya Ganapati, Swarthmore College, United States
  • Michael Gehm, Duke University, United States
  • Andrew Harvey, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Wolfgang Heidrich, King Abdullah Univ of Sci & Technology, Saudi Arabia
  • Roarke Horstmeyer, Duke University, United States
  • Edmund Lam, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Rajesh Menon, University of Utah, United States
  • Chris Metzler, University of Maryland at College Park, United States
  • Prasanna Rangarajan, Southern Methodist University, United States
  • Giuliano Scarcelli, University of Maryland at College Park, United States
  • Sapna Shroff, Facebook Inc., United States
  • Indranil Sinharoy, Samsung Research America Dallas, United States
  • Yong Song, Beijing Institute of Technology, China
  • Esteban Vera, P. Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, Chile


Tatiana Alieva

Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

Jun Ke

Beijing Institute of Technology, China

Florian Willomitzer

Northwestern University, United States

Figen Oktem

Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey
Program Chair

Paulo Silveira

Occipital Inc, United States
Program Chair

Gordon Wetzstein

Stanford University, United States
Program Chair


In conjunction with the OSA Imaging and Applied Optics Congress, OSA Publishing welcomes submissions for the following feature issue:

Applied Optics and Optics Express joint feature issue on “Computational Optical Sensing and Imaging.” Submissions will be open 1 August 2021 through 1 September 2021. Additional information is available here and here.

Please also see OSA’s guidelines on expanded conference papers when preparing submissions for these feature issues.


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