Lei Tian


RESEARCH INTERESTS

Computational imaging and sensing, High throughput and high sensitivity microscopy, Imaging through complex media, Phase retrieval, Compressive imaging


APPOINTMENTS

Boston University
Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering (07/2016 – present)
Member, Photonics Center
AffiliateRafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering
Affiliate, BU Nanotechnology Innovation Center

University of California, Berkeley
Postdoc, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (07/2013 – 06/2016)
Advisor: Laura Waller


EDUCATION

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ph.D.  (01/2010 – 06/2013)
Committee: George Barbastathis, Ramesh Raskar, Peter So, Colin Sheppard
Thesis: Compressive phase retrieval

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M.S. (08/2008 – 01/2010)
Advisor: George Barbastathis
Thesis: Phase-space representation of digital holographic and light field imaging with application to two-phase flows

Tsinghua University 
B.S. (09/2004 – 06/2008)


HONORS & AWARDS

  • Best Paper Award, OSA Imaging Systems and Applications, Seattle, WA, 2014
  • Emil Wolf Outstanding Student Paper Award, OSA Frontier in Optics, San Jose, CA, 2011
  • Golden Prize Project for Undergraduate Student Research Training,Tsinghua University, 2007
  • The 3rd Prize Scholarship,Tsinghua University, 2006
  • Daimler Chrysler Scholarship,Tsinghua University, 2005


PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Editorial:
Professional Membership:
  • OSA, Member
  • IEEE, Member & serve on Computational Imaging Special Interest Group
  • SPIE, Member
Conference Chair:
  • 2016 – present, SPIE Commercial+Scientific Sensing & Imaging Symposium, Computational Imaging
Program Session Chair:
  • 2015 OSA/APS Annual Laser Science Conference, Computational Optical Imaging
Program Committee Member:
  • 2016 – present, OSA Digital Holography & 3D Imaging conference
  • 2016 – present, SPIE Defense + Security Symposium, Anomaly Detection and Imaging with X-Rays
  • 2017 – present, SPIE Defense + Security Symposium, Dimensional Optical Metrology and Inspection for Practical Applications
  • 2016 – present, SPIE Photonics West BiOS, High-Speed Biomedical Imaging and Spectroscopy: Instrumentation and Big Data Management
  • 2016 – present, IEEE International Conference on Computational Photography (ICCP)
  • 2016 – present, SPIE Photonics Asia, Optoelectronic Imaging and Multimedia Technology
Journal Reviewer:
  • OSA: Optica, Optics Letters, Optics Express, Biomed. Optics Express, Applied Optics, JOSA A
  • NPG: Nature Physics, Scientific Reports, Light: Science & Applications
  • SPIE: Journal of Biomedical Optics, Optical Engineering
  • IEEE: Transactions on Computational Imaging, Transactions on Signal Processing, Photonics Journal, International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), International Conference on Computational Photography (ICCP)
  • ACS: ACS Photonics
  • Elsevier: Journal of Biophotonics, Optics Communications
  • AIP: Medical Physics
  • Wiley: Cytometry: Part A
  • De Gruyter: Nanophotonics
Official Panelist:
  • OSA Spotlight on Optics
Outreach:
  • OSA Traveling Lecturer, 08/2016 – present