Hyperspectral Imaging and Sounding of the Environment

19 July 2021 – 23 July 2021 OSA Virtual Event - Pacific Time (US & Canada) (UTC - 08:00)

The objective is to achieve material identification for diverse applications and to advance capabilities for anomaly- and signature-based detection.

The scope of HISE continues to expand as hyperspectral measurement and detection systems proliferate. On the very large scale, these provide unprecedented opportunities to monitor and understand our planetary system; on moderate scales, they can be used to observe human interactions with the ecosystem; and at smaller scales, they can provide vital information for material identification and industrial processes.

Fusing hyperspectral observations with other sensing modalities shows great scientific potential and promises enhanced discrimination capabilities.

HISE covers hyperspectral sensing over scales ranging from centimeters to kilometers and will present the latest advances in hyperspectral detection hardware, data processing, algorithm development and applications.

Presentations on all relevant passive, active, imaging and sounding hyperspectral and related remote sensing programs, technologies, missions, field campaigns, signal processing, applications, validation approaches and basic research are welcome. 

The meeting covers both close and far range hyperspectral measurement techniques, including the use of hyperspectral sensing for material identification and industrial process control. Additionally, research is solicited on the use of current and future measurements for providing products useful for rapid response efforts to phenomena such as downed aircraft, volcanoes, floods, oil spills, changes in land cover, snow/ice cover, treaty violations, biomass burning, tropical storms, trace gas emissions and heavy aerosol events.

Applications of hyperspectral technologies for responding to and monitoring the effects of natural disasters and the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques for hyperspectral data analysis are of particular interest.
 


Topics

1. Atmospheric Sensing and Sounding

  1. Atmospheric measurements, modeling and compensation for atmospheric effects
  2. Air pollution and air quality monitoring
  3. Weather prediction

2. Aquatic Remote Sensing

  1. Water quality monitoring in inland and coastal waters
  2. Phytoplankton functional group and species discrimination
  3. Harmful algal bloom monitoring
  4. Determination of concentrations of physical and biological constituents in water
  5. Bottom type and bottom depth determination in shallow water environments

3. Terrestrial Remote Sensing

  1. Precision agriculture
  2. Species discrimination and mapping of vegetation in forests and wetlands
  3. Soil studies, including soil classification, soil moisture content and trafficability
  4. Hyperspectral imaging for urban planning and development

4. Radiative Transfer Modeling

  1. New hyperspectral approaches for radiative transfer modeling
  2. Vector radiative transfer modeling using hyperspectral and polarimetric data

5. Image Processing, Algorithm Development, and Machine Learning

  1. Innovative signal and digital image processing techniques including image segmentation, pattern recognition and neural networks
  2. Hyperspectral data analysis using artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques
  3. Dimension reduction and information content analysis
  4. Fusion with active or passive sensors and visualization algorithms
  5. Spectral inversion techniques such as deconvolution, derivatives, optimal estimation and spectral fingerprinting

6. Industrial Applications

  1. Hyperspectral applications in the mining, oil and gas industries
  2. Hyperspectral imaging for industrial quality analysis and process control
  3. Hyperspectral sensing for food adulteration monitoring

7. Incident Response & Monitoring Applications

  1. Environmental changes due to the Covid-19 pandemic and other natural disasters
  2. Thermal hyperspectral sensing of wildfires and volcanoes
  3. Deployment of hyperspectral technologies for rapid response to natural events

8. Sensor Development

  1. New spectrometer design, development and sensor characterization
  2. Planned and recently launched operational systems
  3. Observing system simulation experiments

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Speakers

  • Manil Maskey, NASAUnited States
    Recent Advances in Deep Learning Models for Robust Ground Cover Classification from Multi-channel Geospatial Imagery (Joint Tutorial with Saurabh Prasad) Tutorial
  • Nima Pahlevan, NASA Goddard Space Flight CenterUnited States
    Living Plankton in Freshwaters: A Closer Look through Spaceborne Hyperspectral Imaging  Tutorial
  • Saurabh Prasad, University of HoustonUnited States
    Recent Advances in Deep Learning Models for Robust Ground Cover Classification from Multi-channel Geospatial Imagery (Joint Tutorial with Manil Maskey) Tutorial
  • J. Pablo Arroyo-Mora, National Research Council CanadaCanada
    Lessons Learned on the Implementation and Deployment of UAV Hyperspectral Pushbroom Sensors
  • Dulcinea Avouris, University of California MercedUnited States
    Depths of Information: Hyperspectral Remote Sensing Supports Water Quality Monitoring
  • Katja Berger, Ludwig-Maximillians-Universität MunchenGermany
    Monitoring Vegetation Nitrogen Content from Space Using Hybrid Retrieval Methods
  • Ved Chirayath, NASA Ames Research CenterUnited States
    Airborne Fluid Lensing for Precision Reef Mapping – New Results from Guam’s Priority Coral Reefs
  • Nancy French, Michigan Technological UniversityUnited States
    Fuels, Fire, and Smoke: Hyperspectral Data Analysis for Characterizing the Wildland Fire Environment
  • Claudia Giardino, Italian National Research CouncilItaly
    Hyperspectral PRISMA Products Across Diverse Aquatic Ecosystems
  • Wei Gong, Wuhan UniversityChina
    Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Lidar and Remote Sensing
  • Thomas Goossens, Stanford UniversityUnited States
    Pixel-integrated Thin-film Filters for Snapshot Spectral Imaging: How Tiny Can We Go?
  • Yves Govaerts, RayferenceBelgium
    Radiative Transfer Modelling Challenges to Support Quantitative Hyperspectral Imaging
  • Xianglei Huang, University of MichiganUnited States
    On the Direct Use of Spectrally Resolved Observations in Climate Studies
  • Jeffery Langille, University of SaskatchewanCanada
    Spatial Heterodyne Observations of Water
  • Hugo Lavoie, Defence R&D CanadaCanada
    Standoff Detection of Hazardous Gas in Open Environment, Two Decades of R&D Activities at DRDC
  • John Lekki, NASA Glenn Research CenterUnited States
    Airborne Remote Sensing of Harmful Algal Blooms in Lakes and Rivers: Summary of Incident Response and Developments Towards Improved Harmful Algal Bloom Differentiation and Detection
  • Stephan Lich, ITRES Research LimitedCanada
    WISE Water Color Hyperspectral Imager for Canadian WaterSat Mission
  • Antonio Mannino, NASAUnited States
    PACE and GLIMR: NASA’s Anticipated Hyperspectral Missions Advancing Global and Coastal Ocean Color Science and Applications
  • Morgaine McKibben, NASA Goddard Space Flight CenterUnited States
    Optical Discrimination of Phytoplankton Groups in the Chesapeake Bay: Toward Application of a Hyperspectral Algorithm to Aid Resource Managers
  • Joseph Ortiz, Kent State UniversityUnited States
    Varimax-rotated Principal Component Analysis: Spectral Decomposition for Hyperspectral and Multispectral Sensors
  • Behnood Rasti, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden RossendorfGermany
    Hyperspectral Image Analysis: From Conventional Model-based Algorithms towards Deep Learning
  • Michael Sayers, Michigan Technological UniversityUnited States
    Developing a PACE Hyperspectral Bio-optical Algorithm Framework for Detection of Freshwater Harmful Algal Blooms
  • Anke Schickling, DLR Oberpfaffenhofen Aerospace CenterGermany
    EnMAP: German Spaceborne Imaging Spectroscopy Mission
  • Amanda Ziemann, Los Alamos National LaboratoryUnited States
    Change Detection Across Satellite Images Collected by Different Sensors

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Committee

  • Ka Lok Chan, German Aerospace Center (DLR), GermanyProgram Chair
  • Wesley Moses, Naval Research Laboratory, United StatesProgram Chair
  • Shen-En Qian, Canadian Space AgencyProgram Chair

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Plenary Session

Demetri Psaltis

Ecole Polytechnique Fedearale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Optics and Neural Networks

I will describe systems that combine machine learning and optics., In these systems optical devices perform neural computations or neural networks are used to interpret optical signals.

About the Speaker

Demetri Psaltis is Professor of Optics and the Director of the Optics Laboratory at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). He was a professor at the California Institute of Technology from 1980 to 2006. He moved to EPFL in 2007. His research interests are imaging, holography, biophotonics, nonlinear optics, and optofluidics. Professor Psaltis is a fellow of the IEEE, the Optical Society of America, the European Optical Society and the Society for Photo-optical Systems Engineering. He received the International Commission of Optics Prize, the Humboldt Award, the Leith Medal, the Gabor Prize and the Joseph Fraunhofer Award/Robert M. Burley Prize.

Abbie Watnik

US Naval Research Laboratory, USA

Imaging in Adverse Environments

I will provide an overview of techniques and optical technologies that allow us to see in the midst of challenging conditions including fog, underwater scattering and strong atmospheric turbulence.

About the Speaker

Dr. Abbie Watnik is Head of the Optical Techniques Section in the Optical Sciences Division at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC USA. The focus of Dr. Watnik’s work is active imaging for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) systems; topics of interest include computational imaging, propagation through the atmosphere, novel airborne and underwater imaging systems as well as adaptive optics and wavefront sensing. Dr. Watnik received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Colorado State University and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Optics from the University of Rochester. Dr. Watnik is recipient of the 2016 Delores M. Etter Top Scientists and Engineers Award for Emergent Scientist Investigators, an award recognizing the Department of the Navy’s scientists who have made significant contributions to their field.

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Special Events

Meet the Plenary Speaker - Jelena Vučković

Monday, 19 July 10:15 – 10:45

Host: Jennifer Choy, University of Wisconsin, USA

The co-located OSA Optical Sensors and Sensing Congress and OSA Imaging and Applied Optics Congress will feature 4 Plenary Speakers. Following technical talks, join your colleagues for a meet-and-greet and discussion with one of our Optical Sensors and Sensing Congress Plenary Speaker Jelena Vučković, Stanford University, USA.

Successfully Navigate an OSA Virtual Meeting

Monday, 19 July 15:00 – 16:00

The post-COVID world has new challenges in regards to virtual meetings – are you prepared? Listen to Isaiah Hankel, Cheeky Scientist, help guide you through the different platforms OSA uses and how you can effectively network and get the most out of your meeting experience.

AIS Panel: Agri-Photonics Panel Discussion

Monday, 19 July 15:00 – 16:30

Organizers: Gombojav Ariunbold, Mississippi State University, USA; Krishnan Parameswaran, Analog Devices, USA; Amartya Sengupta, Indian Institute of Technology, Dehli, India; Joachim Sacher, Sacher Lasertechnik GmbH, Germany

Spectroscopic techniques have many applications in agriculture and food production. This panel discussion will include presenters from the industrial, academic, and the regulatory communities to complement technical papers on this subject. The different perspectives will enable connection of measurement challenges to solutions and accelerate deployment of optics in the important food production application area.Spectroscopic techniques have many applications in agriculture and food production. This panel discussion will include presenters from the industrial, academic, and the regulatory communities to complement technical papers on this subject. The different perspectives will enable connection of measurement challenges to solutions and accelerate deployment of optics in the important food production application area.

Panelists:

Prof. Aparajita Bandyopadhyay, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India
Dr. Richard Crocombe, Crocombe Spectroscopic Consulting, LLC, UK
Dr. Ellen Miseo, TeakOrigin, USA
Prof. Mohamed Sabsabi, National Research Council, Canada
Dr. Steven Thomson, US Department of Agriculture, USA

Meet the Plenary Speaker - Paolo Gamba

Tuesday, 20 July 09:15 – 09:45

Host: Emmett Ientilucci, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA

The co-located OSA Optical Sensors and Sensing Congress and OSA Imaging and Applied Optics Congress will feature 4 Plenary Speakers. Following technical talks, join your colleagues for a meet-and-greet and discussion with one of our Optical Sensors and Sensing Congress Plenary Speaker Paolo Gamba, University of Pavia, Italy.

OSA Color Technical Group Coffee Break

Tuesday, 20 July 14:30 – 15:30

The OSA Color Technical Group invites you to join them for a virtual coffee break. Grab a cup of coffee, tea or beverage of your choice and join us for a chance to chat with your fellow vision scientists.

Challenges and Opportunities in Imaging with Metasurfaces

Tuesday, 20 July 17:00 – 18:00

You are invited to join the OSA Photonic Metamaterials Technical Group for a special panel discussion exploring the field of imaging metasurfaces. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from prominent members of the photonic metamaterials community as they discuss possible routes of innovation utilizing ultra-thin optics, including but not limited to applications in AR/VR, aerial imaging, microscopy and endoscopy, night vision, and other potential markets for this technology. Our panelists for this event will include Arseniy Kuznetsov, Senior Research Fellow at the Data Storage Institute, and Robert Devlin, founder and CEO of Metalenz.

It’s as easy as pie?: My perspective balancing career, family and society’s expectations

Wednesday, 21 July 08:00 – 09:00

“You are going to have a career, how do you ever expect to have time to make pie?” Jessica never considered that she may have to make choices between this idealized vision in her head and career goals. It can be difficult navigating the “gender stereotypes and expectations” that society subconsciously places on a wife and mother.

In this talk Jessica DeGroote Nelson, Director of Technology and Strategy at Optimax, will share her continuous journey to find balance, between career in strategic planning and technical road mapping, family and the guilt that she’s only able to carve out time to make apple pie for Thanksgiving (and on Pi Day)! Listen to Jessica share her perspective on this balance pre-pandemic, during the pandemic and dream for what post-pandemic expectations might be for the future women engineers and scientists following their passion.

AIS Panel: Microplastics in the Environment: Challenges and Opportunities

Wednesday, 21 July 08:30 – 10:00

This panel discusses the current challenges, spectroscopy methods and related funding opportunities on the topic of microplastics in the environment.

Panelists:

Gombojav O. Arinbold, Mississippi State University, USA
Susanne Brander, Oregon State University, USA
Jeremy Conkle, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, USA
Harry Nelson, Yokogawa Fluid Imaging Technologies, USA
Karl Rockne, National Science Foundation, USA
Matthieu Roussey, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
Leah Thornton Hampton, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project, USA

OSA NonImaging Optical Design Technical Group Coffee Break

Wednesday, 21 July 15:00 – 16:00

Join the OSA NonImaging Optical Design Technical Group for a virtual coffee break. This informal networking session offers attendees the chance to move around Zoom breakout rooms for small group discussions. This will be an excellent opportunity to connect with fellow members of your community, share your research and potentially establish new collaborations.

OSA Imaging Optical Design Technical Group Coffee Break

Thursday, 22 July 13:00 – 14:00

You are invited to join the OSA Imaging Optical Design Technical Group for a virtual coffee break. This informal networking session offers attendees the chance to move around Zoom breakout rooms for small group discussions. This will be an excellent opportunity to connect with fellow members of your community, share your research and potentially establish new collaborations.

Meet the Plenary Speaker - Abbie Watnik

Friday, 23 July 12:15 – 12:45

Host: Vidya Ganapati, Swathmore College, USA

The co-located OSA Optical Sensors and Sensing Congress and OSA Imaging and Applied Optics Congress will feature 4 Plenary Speakers. Following technical talks, join your colleagues for a meet-and-greet and discussion with one of our Imaging and Applied Optics Congress Plenary Speaker Abbie Watnik, US Naval Research Laboratory, USA.

Student Paper Competition: Congratulations to the 2021 Winners and Finalists
3D Imaging Aquisition and Display: Technology, Perception and Applications (3D)

Winner
Elliott Kwan, University of Arizona, USA (3Th2D.6)
Tri-Aperture Monocular Laparoscopic Objective for Stereoscopic and Wide Field of View Acquisition


Finalists
Timothy O'Connor, University of Connecticut, USA (3W5A.3)
Overview on convolutional neural network-based classification of red blood cells in lensless single random phase encoding

Marcos Pérez-Aviñoa, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain (3W3G.2)
3D Degree of Polarization and its Fundamental Limits

Kashif Usmani, University of Connecticut, USA (3F4A.1)
Visible and long-wave infrared imaging in degraded environments using three-dimensional polarimetric integral imaging

Computational Optical Sensing and Imaging (COSI)

Winner
Kevin Zhou, Duke University​, USA (CW4H.1)
Incoherent 3D k-space synthesis with volumetric optical coherence refraction tomography

Finalists
Xiaomeng Liu, Advanced Research Center for Nanolithogr, Department of Physics and Astronomy, and Laserlab, Vrije Universiteit, Netherlands (CTu6A.2)
Tailoring Spatial Entropy in Extreme Ultraviolet Focused Beams for Multispectral Ptychography

Daniel Olesker, University of Glasgow​, United Kingdom (CTu4B.1)
Video-Rate Volumetric Imaging of Extended Structures with Engineered PSFs

Jiazhang Wang, Northwestern UniversityUSA  ( CF2E.3)
VR Eye-Tracking using Deflectometry

Digital Holography and Three-Dimensional Imaging (DH)

Winner
Myeong-ho Choi, Inha University, South Korea (DF2F.5)
Waveguide-type optical see-through Maxwellian near-eye display with expanded eyebox using multiplexed holographic optical element and polarization gratings


Finalists
Haiyun Guo, University of DaytonUSA (DTh5C.4)
Surface Shape Reconstruction of Transparent Objects using Structured Light

Manami Ohta, The University of Electro-Communications, Japan (DM5E.2)
Three-dimensional imaging through thick phase-fluctuating medium based on phase-shift digital holography with two adjacent light sources for common-path geometry

Imaging Systems and Applications (IS)

Winner
Chiara Bonati, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland  (ITh1B.4)
Lock-In Amplified Differential Phase Contrast

Finalists
Ruipeng Guo, University of UtahUSA (ITh5D.3)
Needle-based deep-neural-network imaging method

Alice Ruget, Heriot Watt University, UK  (ITh5D.4)
Robust and Guided Super-resolution for Single-Photon Depth Imaging via a Deep Network

Chaowei Zhuang, Tsinghua University, China (ITu7A.7)
Simultaneous superficial cortex and deep brain imaging in mice brain using wide-field microscope through implanting custom-built cranial window

Propagation through and Characterization of Atmospheric and Oceanic Phenomena (pcAOP)

Winner
Derek Burrell, Air Force Research Laboratory and University of Arizona, United States (PW4F.5)
Fast Statistical Testing of Scintillated, Speckled Irradiance

Finalist
Pedro Salcedo Serrano, University of Málaga, Spain (PM2G.2)
Outage capacity of underwater FSO systems over scattering-induced fading channels

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