Faculty Candidate Seminar

Optical Tomography

John C. SchotlandProfessor of Bioengineering and Professor of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of Pennsylvania

There is considerable interest in the development of optical methods for biomedical imaging. The physical problem consists of recovering
the optical properties of a medium in which light propagates by multiple scattering. This talk will review recent work on related inverse scattering problems for the radiative transport equation and fast image reconstruction algorithms for large data sets. Numerical simulations and experimental data from model systems are used to illustrate the results.
John C. Schotland, M.D., Ph.D. is a Professor of Bioengineering, and a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. His research is focused on theoretical optical physics with applications to biomedical imaging and nano-optics. Areas of current interest include optical tomography, optical imaging of nanoscale systems, and the use of quantum states of light for optical imaging. Inverse problems, particularly inverse scattering problems, are a unifying theme which connects these areas.

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EECS/ ECE Division