David Brady

  • Faculty Affiliation: Adjunct Professor
  • Research Specialty: Image Science
J.W. and H.M. Goodman Endowed Chair in Optical Sciences
Adjunct Professor of Optical Sciences
Affiliation: 
Duke University
Email Address: 
djbrady@email.arizona.edu
Education: 
  • Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, 1990
  • M.S., California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, 1986
  • B.S., Macalester College, Saint Paul, 1984
Employment: 
  • Adjunct Professor: University of Arizona, College of Optical Sciences, 2020-present
  • Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering: Duke Kunshan University, 2016-2019
  • Founder & CEO: Aqueti, 2012-present
  • Michael J. Fitzpatrick Professor of Photonics: Duke University, Pratt School of Engineering, 2009-present
  • Chief Scientist: Applied Quantum Technologies, 2008-present
  • Founder & Chief Scientist: Blue Angel Optics Corporation, 2006-2008
  • Founder & Chief Scientist: Centice Corporation, 2003-2013
  • Addy Family Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering: Duke University, Pratt School of Engineering, 2002-2007
  • Director: Duke University, Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics, 2001-2005
  • Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering: Duke University, Pratt School of Engineering, 2001-present
Awards and Honors: 
  • SPIE: Dennis Gabor Award. 2013
  • IEEE: Fellow, 2009
  • SPIE: Fellow, 2007
  • OSA: Fellow, 2003
Research Summary: 

Brady's research focuses on computational optical imaging. Brady led the team that built the world’s first terrestrial gigapixel camera. His current research focuses on “smart cameras,” using artificial intelligence to improve image data capture and formation and compressive holography. Brady’ interest in neural processing extents from his Ph. D. thesis on artificial networks to his recent work on deep learning for array camera image processing. Brady is also Chief Scientist of Aqueti, which manufactures gigapixel cameras.