IDCOM seminar series


AGB Seminar Room, 3rd floor


Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 13:00 to 14:00

Prof. Kevin Kelly

Rice University

Development of Compressive Imaging from Novelty to Practicality


In this talk I will stress both mathematical and optical issues associated with implementing compressive imaging including examples of infrared cameras, hyperspectral microscopy, compressive video, and high-speed detection. The two microscopy examples will highlight first its effectiveness in analyzing plasmon resonances of gold nanobelts by compressive dark-field microscopy and second in providing surface chemical sensitivity via compressive sum-frequency generation microscopy. Recent breakthroughs in compressive video acquisition and reconstruction that make this strategy truly everyday will also be presented. Lastly, I will touch upon the machine vision capability of compressive measurements to sense and rapidly recognize objects.

Bio: Kevin Kelly is an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and chair of the Applied Physics Program at Rice. His lab’s tunneling microscopy research includes characterization of molecular machines, conducting polymers, graphene, and topological insulators. Their compressive imaging work was selected as one of the top ten emerging technologies by Technology Review Magazine.

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