Optical Compressive Imaging and Sensing: a decade retrospective
The theory of Compressive Sensing, a.k.a. Compressed Sampling (CS), was introduced a little more than a decade ago and it has generated a great deal of attention in a variety of areas, including applied mathematics, computer science, physics, engineering and, in fact, almost every field that involves data sensing. The CS theory offers a much more economical sensing framework, in terms of number of samples, compared to the traditional Shannon-Nyquist paradigm. The CS theory has found natural application for optical sensing and imaging due the large dimensionality of optical data. By employing CS principles for optical imaging and sensing it is possible to reduce the overall acquisition time, the amount of data stored and transmitted, and the size and weight of the system. In this talk we overview the opportunities opened by compressive sensing to overcome optical sensing and imaging design limitations. Examples form our decade activity in the field will be given, including compressive 2D and 3D imaging, 4D spectral-volumetric imaging, hyperspectral and ultraspectral imaging, motion tracking and more.
Adrian Stern-short biography
Adrian Stern received his B.Sc., M. Sc. (cum laude) and PhD degrees from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, in 1988,1997 and 2003 respectively, all in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Currently he is a Full Professor at Electro-Optical Engineering Department at Ben-Gurion University in Israel where he serves as department head. During the years 2002-2004 he was a postdoc fellow at University of Connecticut. During 2007-2008 he served as senior research and algorithm specialist for GE Molecular Imaging, Israel. In 2014-2015, during his sabbatical leave, he was a visitor scholar and professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
His current research interests include compressive imaging and optical sensing, 3D imaging, computational imaging, remote sensing, phase-space optics.
Dr. Stern has published almost 160 technical articles in leading peer reviewed journals and conference proceeding, more than quarter of them being invited papers.
Dr. Stern is a Fellow of SPIE, member of IEEE, OSA. He served an associate editor for Optics Express journal for six years, and served as guest Editor for IEEE/OSA Journal on Display Technology. He has edited the first book on Optical Compressive Sensing and Imaging published by CRC Press in 2016.