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3D Image Acquisition and Display: Technology, Perception and Applications

22 June 2020 – 26 June 2020 OSA Virtual Event


  • Science and engineering of 3D information collection and display technologies
  • Acquisition, display, and applications of3D information
  • Wearable display methods and technologies
  • User interface technologies for 3D systems
  • Image processing for 3D acquisition or display applications
  • Perception, human factors, and visual comfort of 3D information displays
  • Applications of 3D image acquisition or display technologies, examples include virtual reality, augmented reality, autonomous vehicle, wearable displays, and entertainment
  • Healthcare applications including biomedicine, microscopy, endoscopy, medical and scientific visualization
  • Defense and security
  • Optical engineering design of 3D information acquisition and display technology
  • Sensor technology for 3D
  • 3D Display hardware and software technologies
  • LIDAR sensing and imaging
  • 3D for autonomous driving 



  • Arun Anand, Maharaja Sayajirao University of BarodaIndia
    Hand-Held Holographic Microscopes
  • Pierre-Alexandre Blanche, University of ArizonaUnited States
    Phase Retrieval in Tabletop Radar Range
  • Liang Gao, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUnited States
    Multidimensional Optical Imaging
  • Atanas Gotchev, Tampereen Teknillinen YliopistoFinland
    Phase-coded Computational Imaging for Near-eye Displays
  • Wolfgang Heidrich, King Abdullah Univ of Sci & TechnologySaudi Arabia
    Optimization Methods for 3D and 4D Space-time Reconstruction in Imaging
  • HISAYA HOTAKA, Hamamatsu Photonics K.K.
    Title to be announced.
  • Kanami Ikeda, Osaka Prefecture UniversityJapan
    Imaging Using Single-pixel Detector and Multicore Fiber
  • Yuta Itoh, Tokyo Institute of TechnologyJapan
    Vision Augmentation via See-through Displays and Optics
  • Raymond Kostuk, University of ArizonaUnited States
    Capabilities and Design Parameters for Volume Holographic Optical Elements in Imaging Systems
  • Xiaomin Liu, Zhengzhou University
    Multi-information Fusion Depth Estimation of Compressed Spectral Light Field Images
  • Yuan Luo, National Taiwan UniversityTaiwan
    Volume Holographic Filters for Biomedical Imaging
  • Manuel Martinez-Corral, Universitat de ValenciaSpain
    Lightfield Microscopy, an Emerging Tool for Real-time 3D Imaging
  • Hooman Mohseni, Northwestern UniversityUnited States
    Highly Efficient and Compact Camera Chips for Active and Passive 3D Imaging
  • Tetsuhiko Muroi, Japan Broadcasting CorporationJapan
    Dense Parallax Image Acquisition using Single-pixel Imaging for Three-dimensional Imaging
  • Kavitha Ratnam, FacebookUnited States
    Retinal Image Quality in Near-eye pupil-steered Systems
  • Akio Sanpei, Kyoto Institute of TechnologyJapan
    Three-dimensional Imaging Diagnostics for Plasmas with Integral Photography and Deconvolution Techniques
  • Hayato Watanabe, Japan Broadcasting Corporation
    3D Capture and Display Based on Spatial Imaging Technology
  • Gordon Wetzstein, Stanford UniversityUnited States
    Recent Advances in Computer-generated Holography



  • Hong Hua, University of Arizona, United StatesChair
  • Bahram Javidi, University of Connecticut, United StatesChair
  • Osamu Matoba, Kobe University, JapanProgram Chair
  • Adrian Stern, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, IsraelProgram Chair
  • Simon Thibault, Universite Laval, CanadaProgram Chair
  • Martin Banks, University of California Berkeley, United States
  • Oliver Bimber, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Austria
  • V. Michael Bove,, United States
  • Toshiaki Fujii, Nagoya University, Japan
  • Sehoon Lim, Microsoft , United States
  • Manuel Martinez, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Yifan (Evan) Peng, Stanford University, United States
  • Yi Qin, Google LLC, United States
  • Basel Salahieh, Intel Corporation, United States
  • Yasuhiro Takaki, Tokyo Univ of Agriculture and Technology, Japan


Plenary Session

Katie Bouman

California Institute of Technology, USA

Capturing the First Picture of a Black Hole and Beyond

This talk will present the methods and procedures used to produce the first image of a black hole from the Event Horizon Telescope, as well as discuss future developments. It had been theorized for decades that a black hole would leave a "shadow" on a background of hot gas. Taking a picture of this black hole shadow would help to address a number of important scientific questions, both on the nature of black holes and the validity of general relativity. Unfortunately, due to its small size, traditional imaging approaches require an Earth-sized radio telescope. In this talk, I discuss techniques the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration has developed to photograph a black hole using the Event Horizon Telescope, a network of telescopes scattered across the globe. Imaging a black hole’s structure with this computational telescope required us to reconstruct images from sparse measurements, heavily corrupted by atmospheric error. This talk will summarize how the data from the 2017 observations were calibrated and imaged, and explain some of the challenges that arise with a heterogeneous telescope array like the EHT. The talk will also discuss future developments, including how we are developing machine learning methods to help design future telescope arrays.

About the Speaker

Katie Bouman is an assistant professor in the Computing and Mathematical Sciences Department at the California Institute of Technology. Before joining Caltech, she was a postdoctoral fellow in the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. She received her Ph.D. in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT in EECS. Before coming to MIT, she received her bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan. The focus of her research is on using emerging computational methods to push the boundaries of interdisciplinary imaging.

David J. Brady

Duke University, USA

Defining the Digital Camera

Conventionally “the camera” is well defined, it consists of a lens to form an image and a sensor to measure the image. In the modern camera, however, the image is formed computationally rather than by the lens. The camera consists of a variety of sensor resources, potentially including lens and sensor arrays with various forms of active illumination and 3D sensing. Camera designers must select these resources within size, weight, cost and power budgets to maximize the quality of computed media. While this approach creates design challenges, it also enables 100x increases pixel count per unit volume, 100x decreases in operational power per pixel and dramatic improvements spatial, spectral, temporal and range resolution. This talk reviews design strategies for heterogeneous sensor array cameras and analyzes system performance for various recent designs.

About the Speaker

David J. Brady is the Fitzpatrick Professor of Photonics at Duke University. In 2012, Professor Brady led the team that built the world’s first terrestrial gigapixel camera. He subsequently founded Aqueti, Inc., which manufactures array cameras. Brady has also worked on numerous applications of compressive measurement and computational imaging, in 2013 he was awarded the SPIE Denis Gabor Award for the development of compressive holography. His recent work focuses on the use of compressive measurement and artificial intelligence to improve data quality and quantity in parallel cameras; focusing on the ultimate goal of handheld gigapixel cameras. Brady is a fellow of OSA, SPIE and IEEE.


Special Events

Women of Imaging and Sensing Meet and Greet

Grab your coffee, soda or beverage of your choice and join other women of Sensing & Imaging for an informal virtual get together. Members of each committee will be on hand to answer any questions you may have or simply log in and learn a bit about OSA’s diversity and inclusion efforts and share your ideas on helping ensure our community and this meeting is as welcoming and inclusive as possible.

Volunteer Engagement I – OSA Technical Groups

Join OSA Board of Meetings Technical Group Development Chair Daniel Smalley to learn more about the governing structure and activities of OSA Technical Groups. The session will include a brief overview and time for Q&A.

Introductory Remarks and Plenary Session I (Sensing Congress)

OSA Career Lab: Developing Profitable Technology Products

Developing products that make money is the primary goal of most technology companies, but it’s not an easy task to accomplish. Many factors impact whether a product is ultimately successful or not. Learn an overview of the important fundamentals for developing products that will make money for your company.

Volunteer Engagement II – OSA Meetings

Join members of the Sensing and Imaging committee to discuss the roles, responsibilities and time commitment needed to serve on a meeting committee. The session will include a brief overview and time for Q&A.

Technical Groups: Illumicon

You are invited to join the OSA Display Technology Technical Group for Illumicon, an exclusive members-only event. Building on the declarations established at past Illumicon gatherings, attendees will converge online to discuss and debate emerging trends, technologies and opportunities in advanced 3D displays. Entrance to the online event will be granted to those able to enter the secret password.

Volunteer Engagement III – OSA Publishing

Join Kara Peters, NC State University, USA, Applied Optics Topical Editor and Samuel Thurman, Lockheed Martin Coherent Technologies, USA, JOSA A Topical Editor to learn how to become a reviewer, what editors are looking for in a reviewer, and what makes a good review. The session will include a brief overview and time for Q&A.

Introductory Remarks and Plenary Session II (Imaging Congress)

Student and Early Career Professionals Happy Hour

Join fellow students and early career professionals for an informal virtual get together. Grab your coffee, soda or beverage of choice for a chance to meet other students and early career professionals from across the world and swap stories of life in graduate school and beyond.  Share the joys, trials, challenges, and camaraderie of the hard work


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