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Collaboration is the Key

Posted by Miaochan Zhi | Apr 11, 2014 5:32:00 PM

A major part of the meeting are the breakout group discussions. Participants were assigned to one of five potential application areas: Commercial Security Cameras for use in Homes, Businesses, Stadiums or Airports; UAV Surveillance Imaging; Near IR Imaging for Intra-cranial Bleeding Detection and Localization; Soldier-scale Situational Awareness; and Astronomical Imaging Applications.

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Topics: Compressed Sensing, OSA Incubator, Compressed Sensing Incubator

Incubator meeting, Honest meeting

Posted by Miaochan Zhi | Apr 11, 2014 11:15:00 AM

The essence of this Incubator, as one host Mark Neifeld put it, is: honest effort to solve practical problems. The hosts repeatedly called on all attendees to have honest and candid discussions. The purpose of this meeting was truly to look for opportunities within CS and was cleverly structured to give pro and con views of those opportunities.  This lead to open and frank discussions which the attendees really took advantage of those discussion opportunities.

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Topics: Compressed Sensing, OSA Incubator, Compressed Sensing Incubator

OSA Incubator: Implications of Compressive Sensing Concepts to Imaging Systems

Posted by Miaochan Zhi | Apr 10, 2014 3:23:00 PM

While the hot topic of DC in general might be the Cherry Blossom Festival, here at OSA headquarters we’re focusing on compressive processing.

First, what is an Incubator?  The OSA Incubator Program began in 2011 and this week’s OSA Incubator Implications of Compressive Sensing Concepts to Imaging Systems is the 13th Incubator to date. Each Incubator differs not only in topic but in program design and outcome. The hosts work with OSA to design a program that will best achieve their goals for the Incubator. Similarly, there are a variety of outcomes, these Incubators have been covered in OPN, have fueled authorship of a whitepaper (Scaling Terabit Networks) and one meeting – Freeform Optics – has already become an OSA Topical Meeting.

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Topics: Compressive Imaging, Compressed Sensing, OSA Incubator, Compressed Sensing Incubator

Compressed Sensing, Lens Design, and More at Imaging

Posted by Mayukh Lahiri | Jan 9, 2013 9:57:00 AM

Hello everyone! This is Mayukh wishing you a happy new year. The submission deadline for OSA’s Imaging and Applied Optics Congress 2013 is slowly and steadily approaching. I expect that a lot of interesting papers have already been submitted (and, if not, what are you waiting for?). One of my research interests is application of coherence in imaging. I am, therefore, going to follow the meeting on Imaging Systems and Applications (IS) very closely.

The IS meeting highlights the important aspects of modern imaging techniques by bringing together scientists from different branches of imaging science. In modern days, imaging is no longer limited to putting together a series of optical devices. It also involves efficient data acquisition, sampling, and advanced image processing. In this context, I recall a talk on compressed sensing presented by Yonina Eldar at the last FIO meeting in Rochester. I was astonished to learn that by the use of efficient algorithms it is possible to recover sparse high dimensional signals from incomplete measurements. I expect to attend some great talks on such topics in the upcoming IS meeting. Last year’s IS meeting had interesting discussions on the topic of phase-space imaging. I also listened to some great talks on it during the last FIO meeting. I am eagerly waiting to learn about the recent developments in this subject.

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Topics: phase space imaging, Lens Design, Coherence in Imaging, Compressed Sensing, imaging systems, OSA