Imaging and Applied Optics Congress


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Latest advances in the research, engineering and systems design of imaging devices for applications in military, industrial, medical, and consumer imaging.

IS brings together experts from many different scientific and engineering disciplines who contribute to the design and integration of optics, sensors, digital processing and displays in imaging systems. IS captures the state-of-the-art in unique light gathering optics, image sensor architectures and technology, on and off chip digital image processing, and methods for compression, storage, transmission, and utilization.

The meeting highlights the leading-edge use of imaging systems in consumer imaging, automotive and drone imaging, photography and digital cinematography capture and projection, remote sensing, microscopy, invasive and non-invasive surgery, and airborne and astronomical observations and imaging.


  • Computational and deep learning imaging systems
  • Advances in biomedical imaging
  • Advances in microscopic imaging
  • Advances in astronomical imaging
  • Novel imaging optics
  • Image segmentation and understanding
  • Image compression and resolution enhancement
  • Photographic and moving  pictures color imaging systems

Topics of Special Interest:

  • Deep learning microscopy
  • Optical coherence tomography
  • Imaging for autonomous vehicles
  • Imaging sensors for mobile computing and AR/VR applications
  • Industrial and visual inspection approaches


Michelle Digman

University of California Irvine, United States

Francisco Imai

Apple Inc., United States

Zhongping Chen

University of California Irvine, United States
Program Chair

Zeev Zalevsky

Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Program Chair

Committee Members

  • Michelle Digman, University of California Irvine, United StatesChair
  • Francisco Imai, Apple Inc., United StatesChair
  • Zhongping Chen, University of California Irvine, United StatesProgram Chair
  • Zeev Zalevsky, Bar-Ilan University, IsraelProgram Chair
  • Kenneth Barnard, US Air Force Research Laboratory, United States
  • Peter Catrysse, Stanford University, United States
  • Dennis Gardner, MITRE Corp, United States
  • Michael Groenert, US Army DEVCOM C5ISR, United States
  • Javier Hernandez-Andres, Universidad de Granada, Spain
  • Kristina Irsch, Johns Hopkins University & Sorbonne Univ, France
  • Chulmin Joo, Yonsei University, Republic Of Korea
  • Ofer Levi, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Rajesh Menon, University of Utah, United States
  • Raymond Ptucha, Apple Inc., United States
  • Hongki Yoo, KAIST, Republic Of Korea


Corporate Sponsor

American Elements