“Deep Optics: Learning Cameras and Optical Computing Systems”
Hosted by the Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering (ESE)
Abstract:Neural networks and other advanced image processing algorithms excel in a wide variety of computer vision and imaging applications, but their high performance also comes at a high computational cost and their success is sometimes limited. In this talk, we explore hybrid optical-digital strategies to computational imaging that outsource parts of the algorithm into the optical domain. Using such a co-design of optics and image processing, we can learn application-domain-specific cameras using modern artificial intelligence techniques or compute parts of a convolutional neural network in optics. Optical computing happens at the speed of light and without any memory or power requirements, thereby opening new directions for intelligent imaging systems.
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