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Research Interests

Professor Cossairt’s research is in the emerging field of computational imaging, which combines expertise in optics, image processing, computer vision, and computer graphics. He designs, models and builds systems that combine sensors, displays, and novel optical elements. These cameras have applications in medical, astronomical, and scientific imaging. He is building a new breed of cameras with increased functionality and performance. He believes that his research will impact the way cameras are built in coming decades, from low-end consumer cameras to high-end scientific instruments.

His research is focused in the following areas:

  • Computational Imaging for leveraging novel optical designs and image processing together to enable new capabilities in conventional cameras, such as extended depth-of-field, digital refocusing, super-resolution, and measuring high dimensional appearance.
  • Computer Vision for measuring depth or spectral characteristics that inform a higher-level understanding about a scene, such as geometry or material properties.
  • Computational Displays for displaying images with an unprecedented sense of realism by allowing viewers to observe the appearance of objects in a natural and intuitive manner.

Education/Academic qualification

Computer Science, PhD, Columbia University

… → 2011

Media Arts and Sciences, MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

… → 2003

Physics, BS, Evergreen State College

… → 2001

Research interests

  • Computational displays
  • Computational imaging
  • Computational photography
  • Computer graphics
  • Computer vision
  • Holography

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  • Research Output

    Hand-guided qualitative deflectometry with a mobile device

    Willomitzer, F., Yeh, C. K., Gupta, V., Spies, W., Schiffers, F., Katsaggelos, A., Walton, M. & Cossairt, O., Mar 30 2020, In : Optics Express. 28, 7, p. 9027-9038 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations

    Improved spectral imaging microscopy for cultural heritage through oblique illumination

    Oakley, L., Zaleski, S., Males, B., Cossairt, O. & Walton, M., Dec 1 2020, In : Heritage Science. 8, 1, 27.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Snapshot multifocal light field microscopy

    He, K., Wang, X., Wang, Z. W., Yi, H., Scherer, N. F., Katsaggelos, A. K. & Cossairt, O., Apr 13 2020, In : Optics Express. 28, 8, p. 12108-12120 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 3D Surface Measurement and Analysis of Works of Art

    Xu, B. J., Willomitzer, F., Yeh, C. K., Li, F., Gupta, V., Tumblin, J., Walton, M. & Cossairt, O., Nov 2019, Conference Record - 53rd Asilomar Conference on Circuits, Systems and Computers, ACSSC 2019. Matthews, M. B. (ed.). IEEE Computer Society, p. 1779-1782 4 p. 9048720. (Conference Record - Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers; vol. 2019-November).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • An adaptive video acquisition scheme for object tracking

    Banerjee, S., Serra, J. G., Chopp, H. H., Cossairt, O. & Katsaggelos, A. K., Sep 2019, EUSIPCO 2019 - 27th European Signal Processing Conference. European Signal Processing Conference, EUSIPCO, (European Signal Processing Conference; vol. 2019-September).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution