Professor Adrian Stern: A decade of optical compressive imaging and sensing

October 17, 2016


MIT Media Lab, E14-493


The theory of compressive sensing (CS) has attracted great attention since it was published a decade ago. CS has found natural applications in imaging and optical sensing sciences, yielding a great number of publications. From a decade perspective, Professor Adrian Stern will present an overview of the main achievements in optical CS engineering and discuss remaining challenges. He will survey the main applications and present representative examples form our and other's group results. He will highlight the benefits gained from the CS application in optics, and present the main implementation challenges of the mathematical CS theory in optical engineering. Finally, future directions will be discussed.


Adrian Stern received his BSc, MSc (cum laude), and PhD degrees from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, in 1988,1997 and 2003 respectively, all in electrical and computer engineering. Currently he is an associate professor in the electro-optical engineering department at Ben-Gurion University in Israel, where he serves as department head. From 2002-2004 he was a postdoctoral fellow at University of Connecticut. During 2007-2008 he served as senior research and algorithm specialist for GE Molecular Imaging, Israel. In 2014-2015, during his sabbatical leave, he was a visiting scholar and professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His current research interests include computational imaging and sensing, 3D imaging, compressed imaging, phase-space optics, and bio-medical imaging. Stern has published over 150 technical articles in leading peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings, more than quarter of them being invited papers. He is a Fellow of SPIE, and a member of IEEE, OSA. He served as editor for the journal Optics Express and IEEE/OSA Journal on Display Technology. He is the editor of the first book to be published on optical compressive sensing.

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