Colloquium: Laura Waller

    Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
    Meinel 307

    Computational Microscopy for Gigapixel-Scale Imaging


    This talk will describe computational imaging methods for fast capture of gigapixel-scale 3D intensity and phase images in a commercial microscope. Our experimental setups employ illumination-side and detection-side coding of angle (Fourier) space with simple hardware and fast acquisition times. The result is high-resolution reconstructions across a large field-of-view, achieving high space-bandwith-time product. Experimentally, we achieve real-time 3D and phase imaging with digital aberration correction and mitigation of scattering effects, by exploiting ideas from compressive sensing.

    Speaker Bio(s): 

    Laura Waller is the Ted Van Duzer Endowed Assistant Professor of  Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) at UC Berkeley. She is a Senior Fellow at the Berkeley Institute of Data Science, with affiliations in Bioengineering and Applied Sciences & Technology. Previously, she was a Postdoctoral Researcher and Lecturer of Physics at Princeton University from 2010-2012 and received B.S., M.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in EECS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2004, 2005 and 2010, respectively. She is reciepient of the Moore Foundation Data-Driven Investigator Award, Bakar Fellowship, Carol D. Soc Distinguished Graduate Mentoring Award, NSF CAREER Award and Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering.