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The Optical Society announces plenary highlights at 2017 Imaging and Applied Optics Congress

Plenary to feature distinguished cinematographer and 'Intelligent Transportation' expert

The Optical Society

SAN FRANCISCO - Optical imaging technologies make a significant impact on media, medicine, autonomous machines and robotics. They can be used for imaging and sensing everything from molecules to man. The OSA Imaging and Applied Optics Congress will begin with a plenary program hosted by award-winning film and television cinematographer, John Schwartzman, and University of California San Diego's robotics and applied opto-electrical engineering professor, Mohan Trivedi.

The OSA Imaging Congress will bring together leaders in the field 3D imaging acquisition, computational optical sensing, applied industrial optics and imaging systems. The Congress will bring together leaders in the field as well as industrial innovators and clinicians whose contributions are significantly advancing the state of the art in biological and medical research through the use of optical technologies.

"The 2017 Imaging and Applied Optics Congress offers unparralleled oppurtunies to bridge basic and applied research from academic, industry, and government expertise to answer challenges we see in the field every day," said Gisele Bennett, General Chair and Regents' Researcher, Georgia Institute of Technology. "Specialized topical meetings and networking oppurtunities for expert and early-career professionals also give attendees at all levels a chance to forge crticial connections with peers."

WHAT: OSA Imaging and Applied Optics Congress Plenary

WHEN: Monday, 26 June, 08:00 - 10:00

WHERE: Hyatt Regency Hotel, San Francisco, California, United States

The Congress Plenary Session will feature two speakers discussing topics of interest to all attendees.

  • John Schwartzman, Photography Director

  • Mohan Trivedi, University of California San Diego, USA

Topical Programming

  • 3D Image Acquisition and Display: Technology, Perception and Applications Novel Techniques in Microscopy (NTM)

  • Applied Industrial Optics

  • Computational Optical Sensing and Imaging

  • Imaging Systems and Applications

  • Mathematics in Imaging

  • Propagation Through and Characterization of Atmospheric and Oceanic Phenomena

Registration Information

Advanced attendee registration is open until 25 May. Credentialed media and analysts who wish to cover OSA Imaging and Applied Optics Congress can full-access conference media badge:


About The Optical Society

Founded in 1916, The Optical Society (OSA) is the leading professional organization for scientists, engineers, students and business leaders who fuel discoveries, shape real-life applications and accelerate achievements in the science of light. Through world-renowned publications, meetings and membership initiatives, OSA provides quality research, inspired interactions and dedicated resources for its extensive global network of optics and photonics experts. For more information, visit

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The Optical Society
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The Optical Society

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