Speaker: Prof. Laura Waller
Affiliation: University of California Berkeley

Abstract:  Computational imaging involves the joint design of imaging system hardware and software, optimizing across the entire pipeline from acquisition to reconstruction. Computers can replace bulky and expensive optics by solving computational inverse problems. This talk will describe new microscopes that use computational imaging to enable 3D, super-resolution and phase imaging with simple and inexpensive hardware. Our reconstruction algorithms are based on large-scale nonlinear non-convex optimization with sparsity-based regularizers similar to compressed sensing.

Biography:  Laura Waller is the Ted Van Duzer Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) at UC Berkeley, a Senior Fellow at the Berkeley Institute of Data Science, and a core member of the UCB/UCSF Bioengineering Graduate Group. She received B.S., M.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2004, 2005 and 2010, and was a Postdoctoral Researcher and Lecturer of Physics at Princeton University. She is a Packard Fellow for Science & Engineering, Moore Foundation Data-driven Investigator, Bakar Fellow and Chan-Zuckerberg Bio hub Investigator. She has received the Carol D. Soc Distinguished Graduate Mentoring Award, Agilent Early Career Professor Award (Finalist), NSF CAREER Award and the SPIE Early Career Achievement Award.

For more information, contact Prof. Ankur Mehta (mehtank@ucla.edu)

Date(s) - Dec 03, 2018
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Mong Learning Center – EE-VI – #180
404 Westwood Plaza , Los Angeles California 90095