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Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 02:00pm


charles bouman imageProf. Charles A. Bouman

Showalter Professor of ECE and BME, Purdue University

"Integrated Imaging: Creating Images from the Tight Integration of Algorithms, Computation, and Sensors"

Abstract: Some people suggest that imaging is a mature field, but nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, we are entering into the next phase of innovation in which a convergence of technologies is enabling the creation of an endless variety of imaging systems based on the tight integration of algorithms, computation, and sensor design. This new field, which we call integrated imaging, is evolving out of classical imaging modalities and developing into a wide array of new modalities and applications. Integrated imaging systems will drive both scientific exploration and consumer products by blending novel and often counter-intuitive sensor design with algorithms that exploit the availability of enormous quantities of data and computation. This talk presents some examples of state-of-the-art integrated imaging systems based on computed tomography (CT), transmission electron microscopy (STEM), synchrotron beam imaging, optical sensing, and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). For each of these examples, we also explore their use and potential impact in applications ranging from healthcare to jet engine design. We conclude with some speculation on where integrated imaging might be going; where it might have greatest impact; and what will be the greatest challenges ahead.

Bio: Prof. Charlie Bouman was the EIC of the Transactions on Image Processing and is currently VP Technical Directions of the Signal Processing Society of IEEE.  He has been active in many areas of signal processing, and especially computational imaging.received a B.S.E.E. degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1981 and a MS degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1982. From 1982 to 1985, he was a full staff member at MIT Lincoln Laboratory and in 1989 he received a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Princeton University. He joined the faculty of Purdue University in 1989 where he is currently the Michael J. and Katherine R. Birck Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He also holds a courtesy appointment in the School of Biomedical Engineering and is co-director of Purdue’s Magnetic Resonance Imaging Facility located in Purdue’s Research Park.

Professor Bouman's research focuses on the use of statistical image models, multiscale techniques, and fast algorithms in applications including tomographic reconstruction, medical imaging, and document rendering and acquisition. Professor Bouman is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), a Fellow of the society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T), a Fellow of the SPIE professional society. He is also a recipient of IS&T’s Raymond C. Bowman Award for outstanding contributions to digital imaging education and research, has been a Purdue University Faculty Scholar, and received the College of Engineering Engagement/Service Award, and Team Award. He was previously the Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing and a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Signal Processing Society, and he is currently the Vice President of Technical Activities for IEEE Signal Processing Society. He has been an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing and the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence. He has also been Co-Chair of the 2006 SPIE/IS&T Symposium on Electronic Imaging, Co-Chair of the SPIE/IS&T conferences on Visual Communications and Image Processing 2000 (VCIP), a Vice President of Publications and a member of the Board of Directors for the IS&T Society, and he is the founder and Co-Chair of the SPIE/IS&T conference on Computational Imaging.


Hosted by: Prof. Thrasyvoulos Pappas and EECS

Location Ford ITW Room
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 02:00pm
Contact Lana Kiperman, 846-467-0028,

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