Imaging and Applied Optics Congress


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The COSI topical meeting showcases the latest innovations in imaging science, emphasizing synergistic activities in Optics, Signal Processing and Machine Learning. The meeting attracts submissions that span topics ranging from theoretical advances in photonics to imaging applications in medicine, defense and industry. 

Popular Topics (in alphabetical order): 

  • Computational Microscopy (including Ptychography), Digital Holographic Microscopy 
  • Compressed Sensing 
  • Computational Spectroscopy and Spectral Imaging 
  • Computational Imaging for Point-of-care applications 
  • Fundamental Limits of Computational Optical Sensing and Imaging 
  • Imaging through Scattering and Turbid Media 
  • Inverse Problems in Imaging 
  • Lensless Imaging, Coherent Diffraction Imaging 
  • Machine Learning for Computational Imaging 
  • Novel applications of Holography 
  • Phase Retrieval and its applications 
  • Polarization Imaging and Sensing 
  • SAR, InSAR, Terahertz- and mm-Wave Imaging 
  • Super-Resolution 
  • Topics in 3D Imaging (Structured Illumination, ToF Sensing, LiDAR, Light Fields) 
  • Tomographic Imaging 
  • Unconventional Imaging Modalities (Intensity Interferometry, Ghost Imaging and Mutual Intensity Imaging)

Topics of Special Interest (in alphabetical order):

  • Computer Generated Holography and Computational Displays for AR/VR 
  • Computational Imaging using Metasurfaces and Metamaterials 
  • Event-Driven Computational Imaging using Neuromorphic Sensors 
  • Non-Line-of-Sight Imaging 
  • Physics aware Deep Learning 
  • Quantum Imaging 
  • Single-photon Imaging


Figen Oktem

Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey

Gordon Wetzstein

Stanford University, United States

Florian Willomitzer

Northwestern University, United States

Qing Chao

Oculus Research, United States
Program Chair

Vidya Ganapati

Swarthmore College, United States
Program Chair

Prasanna Rangarajan

Southern Methodist University, United States
Program Chair

Committee Members

  • Figen Oktem, Middle East Technical University (METU), TurkeyChair
  • Gordon Wetzstein, Stanford University, United StatesChair
  • Florian Willomitzer, Northwestern University, United StatesChair
  • Qing Chao, Oculus Research, United StatesProgram Chair
  • Vidya Ganapati, Swarthmore College, United StatesProgram Chair
  • Prasanna Rangarajan, Southern Methodist University, United StatesProgram Chair
  • Emma Alexander, University of California Berkeley, United States
  • Seung-Whan Bahk, University of Rochester, United States
  • Marc Christensen, Southern Methodist University, United States
  • Oliver Cossairt, Northwestern University, 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
  • Jun Ke, Beijing Institute of Technology, China
  • 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
  • John Murray-Bruce, University of South Florida, United States
  • Chrysanthe Preza, University of Memphis, United States
  • Giuliano Scarcelli, University of Maryland at College Park, United States
  • Paulo Silveira, Occipital Inc, United States
  • Indranil Sinharoy, Samsung Research America Dallas, United States
  • Esteban Vera, P. Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, Chile
  • Abbie Watnik, US Naval Research Laboratory, United States
  • Zeev Zalevsky, Bar-Ilan University, Israel


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