Prof. Cao Liangcai, Tsinghua University


This course provides a broad overview of optical sensing and imaging principles and techniques for advanced manufacturing applications, as well as on the generic uses of sensors and cameras for our daily lives. The ongoing status and trends in sensing and imaging will be presented for high resolution, low cost, smart devices in the fields of microscope, cell phone, autonomous driving, machine vision, and so on. The basic optics will be introduced including numerical aperture, imaging resolution, depth of focus, field of view, and so on. Typical optical sensors, detectors, modulators and filters will be introduced for various imaging systems. A brief overview will also be given on computational imaging with cutting-edge components, algorithms, and systems for scientific research and industrial applications.

Tuesday, July 21st
Italian time: 9:00-11:00 seminar, 11:00-12:00 Match-making
Chinese time: 15:00-17:00 seminar, 17:00-18:00 Match-making

Prof. Liangcai Cao received PhD degree on optical engineering at Tsinghua University in 2005. Then he became an assistant professor at Department of Precision Instruments, Tsinghua University. He was a visiting scholar at UC Santa Cruz and MIT in 2009 and 2014, respectively. He is now a tenured associate professor at the Department of Precision Instruments, Tsinghua University. He is a research faculty at both the Institute of Opto-electronic Engineering and the State Key Laboratory of Precision Measurement Technology and Instruments. He has about 100 peer-reviewed journal papers published and holds about 20 patents. He has been awarded Santander Scholarship by Santander Bank, Outstanding Research Awards and Outstanding Teaching Awards for Young Faculty by Tsinghua University. His current research interests are holographic imaging and display. He is Fellow of the Optics Society (OSA) and Fellow of the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE).