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Imaging Systems and Applications

11 July 2022 – 15 July 2022 Hyatt Regency Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia, British Columbia Canada

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



  • Rohith Chandrasekar, Defense Advanced Res Projects AgencyUnited States
    Planar Optics and Photon Upconversion for Low Light Imaging Systems
  • Juergen Czarske, Technische Universität DresdenGermany
    Lensless Near-Field Imaging with Enhanced Deep Super-Resolution Towards Real-Time Intraoperative Tumor Classification
  • Peng Gao, Xindian UniversityChina
    Super-Resolution Fluorescence and Quantitative Phase Microscopy with Structured Illumination
  • Saikat Guha, University of ArizonaUnited States
    Quantum-Enhanced and Quantum-Inspired Passive and Active Imaging
  • Theodor Nielsen, NIL TechnologyDenmark
    Imaging and Sensing for AR/VR/MR Using Nano-Optics
  • John Sheridan, University College DublinIreland
    Calibrated High Speed Sub-Pixel Accurate Measurements
  • Kanwarpal Singh, Max-Planck-Inst Physik des LichtsGermany
    Chromatic Confocal Tomography



  • 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


Special Events

From Student to Career: A Look Inside Different Career Paths

Tuesday, 12 July 14:00 – 16:00

Students can ask questions and hear from professionals in different fields about the steps they took in choosing their career paths, what it takes to be successful in their field, and what a typical work day is like and how it differs from graduate school.

Scott Davis, Vescent Photonics, USA
Mark Zondlo, Princeton University, USA
Jaakko Lehtinen, Gasera, Finland
Michelle Bailey, NIST, USA
Derek Guenther, Ocean Insight, USA

Recent Advances in Free-Space Optical Communications

Wednesday, 13 July 09:30 – 11:00

Join the Laser Systems Technical group for a special talk led by Szymon Gladysz followed by a networking reception. With several major companies like SpaceX, Facebook, Google, and hundreds of smaller companies pursuing several concepts involving laser communications technology, Gladysz will discuss the recent advances in free-space laser communications in atmospheric and underwater environments. Please use this link to RSVP:

Szymon Gladysz, Head of the Adaptive Optics Group, Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation, Germany

Conference Reception

Wednesday, 13 July 18:00 – 20:30

Join your fellow attendees for a festive evening. Guest tickets are available for USD 75.


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