Lei Tian


Boston University
Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering (07/2016 – present)
Member, Photonics Center
AffiliateBU Neurophotonics Center
Affiliate, BU Center for Information & System Engineering
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


Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ph.D.  (01/2010 – 06/2013)
Advisor: George Barbastathis
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)



Technical Committee:
Conference Chair:
  • 2018, OSA Imaging and Applied Optics Congress, Mathematics in Imaging
  • 2016 – present, SPIE Commercial+Scientific Sensing & Imaging Symposium, Computational Imaging
  • 2015 OSA/APS Annual Laser Science Conference, Computational Optical Imaging
Conference Area Chair:
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, Biomedical Optics Express, Applied Optics, Journal of the Optical Society of America A
  • AAAS: Science Advances
  • 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
  • ACS: ACS Photonics
  • Elsevier: Journal of Biophotonics, Optics Communications
  • AIP: Medical Physics
  • Wiley: Cytometry: Part A
  • De Gruyter: Nanophotonics
Conference Reviewer:
  • IEEE: International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), International Conference on Computational Photography (ICCP)