Colloquium: Yuzuru Takashima

    Date: 
    Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
    Location: 
    Meinel 307
    Description: 

    Imaging LIDAR

    Abstract(s): 

    Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR), or Laser Imaging Detection and Ranging technology in consumer market becomes of interest. Autonomous vehicles and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems of course are one of the major application fields for LIDAR, though they are not the only segments, but LIDAR has substantially high potential to be used in other segments too, such as construction, safety, and for drones. In this talk, we introduce recent research activities on Imaging LIDARs in Takashima lab, including a flash (no-moving part) imaging LIDAR, a mid-range imaging LIDAR.

    Speaker Bio(s): 

    Yuzuru Takashima is an Associate Professor at College of Optical Sciences of University of Arizona and has been on the faculty since 2011. He teaches one of the core courses: Lens Design for undergraduates and Optical Design for Multi-scale Photonic System for graduate students. Prior to joining to the University of Arizona, he was employed as a research staff by Stanford University where he has been actively involved in the field of novel optical system design and engineering, particularly for high density page-based and bit-based holographic data storage systems and Nano-photonic electron beam generators. He was employed as an optical engineer at Toshiba Corporation in Japan where he conducted research and development of ultra-precision manufacturing of optical components and products. He received B.S. in Physics from Kyoto University and M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.