Matthew A. Kupinski

  • Faculty Affiliation: OSC Professor
  • Research Specialty: Image Science
Professor of Optical Sciences
Office Location: 
Meinel 435
Mailing Address: 

College of Optical Sciences
The University of Arizona
1630 E. University Blvd.
P.O. Box 210094
Tucson, AZ 85721-0094

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  • Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2000
  • B.S., Trinity University, 1995
  • Associate Professor: The University of Arizona, College of Optical Sciences, 2008-present
  • Assistant Professor: The University of Arizona, Optical Sciences Center/College of Optical Sciences, 2002-2008
Professional Affiliations and Activities: 
  • The Optical Society (OSA): Member, 2004
  • SPIE: Member, 2002
Awards and Honors: 
  • SNM: Mark Tetalman Young Investigator Award, 2007
Specific Research Interests: 
  • Image science.
  • Image-quality assessment.
  • System design.
  • Statistical decision theory.
  • Nuclear-medicine imaging.
  • X-ray imaging.
  • Near-infrared imaging.
  • Radiative transport theory.
Research Summary: 

My research interests are in the field of theoretical image science with emphasis on medical imaging. I currently study task-based measures of image quality in which one must define the task the images are to be used for and the observer who will be performing this task, to properly measure and optimize the quality of images and imaging systems. We take the stance that imaging systems should be designed to best enable the observer to detect tumors and not base design decisions on resolution, contrast, etc. Topics in my research group include accurate system modeling, statistical modeling, observer performance metrics, signal-detection theory and general image science.

Books Authored

  • Small-Animal SPECT Imaging
    Matthew A. Kupinski and Harrison H. Barrett

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