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Computational Imaging for 3D Gigapixel Microscopy

Lecture: Seminars of interest | March 8 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium

Laura Waller, Associate Professor, EECS, UC Berkeley

CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Computational imaging involves the joint design of imaging system hardware and software, optimizing across the entire pipeline from acquisition to reconstruction. This talk will describe new methods for computational microscopy with coded illumination, based on a simple and inexpensive hardware modification of a commercial microscope. Traditionally, one must trade field-of-view for resolution; with our methods we can have both, resulting in Gigapixel-scale images with resolution beyond the diffraction limit of the system. Our reconstruction algorithms are based on large-scale nonlinear non-convex optimization procedures for phase retrieval.

Laura Waller leads the Computational Imaging Lab, which develops new methods for optical imaging, with optics and computational algorithms designed jointly. She holds the Ted Van Duzer Endowed Professorship and is a Senior Fellow at the Berkeley Institute of Data Science (BIDS), with affiliations in Bioengineering and Applied Sciences & Technology. Laura was a Postdoctoral Researcher and Lecturer of Physics at Princeton University from 2010-2012 and received BS, MEng and PhD degrees from MIT in 2014, 2015 and 2010, respectively. She is a Moore Foundation Data-Driven Investigator, Bakar fellow, Distinguished Graduate Student Mentoring awardee, NSF CAREER awardee and Packard Fellow.

Free and open to the public. Register online by Monday for a free lunch at UC Berkeley. The CITRIS Research Exchange Seminar Series is a weekly dialogue highlighting leading voices on societal-scale research issues. Each one-hour seminar starts at 12pm Pacific time and is hosted live at Sutardja Dai Hall on the UC Berkeley campus.

Live broadcast at All talks may be viewed on our YouTube channel .

Live webcasting of each CITRIS Research Exchange seminar is available at these CITRIS campuses:

CITRIS @ Davis: 1065 Kemper Hall, College of Engineering, UC Davis


Free lunch available (limited #s). You must register by the Monday before the event for lunch. Register online.

(510) 664-4508

Webcast. Event will be webcast live during the event and then available on the CITRIS Youtube site.