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"Superresolution imaging systems" & “Electro-Optical System Laboratory (EOSL) at Georgia Tech Research Institute – an overview of an applied research lab” by Gisele Bennett, Ph.D.

Friday, May 17, 2013 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
CREOL Room 102


Gisele Bennett, Ph.D.
Regents’ Researcher
Director, Electro-Optical Systems Laboratory
Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Georgia Tech Research Institute / Georgia Tech

Summary:

"Superresolution imaging systems"
Superresolution imaging is a term that has been used for various meanings and has been under debate by the algorithm and optics communities. The debate even extends beyond the definition to the spelling of including the hyphen between super and resolution or not. I will review the approaches to superresolution from a coherence imaging approach to exceeding the classical diffraction limit. Of course with most systems, to gain in one parameter usually means a compromise in some other feature. I will show that coherence analysis to an optical system provides insights that would otherwise not be obvious.

“Electro-Optical System Laboratory (EOSL) at Georgia Tech Research Institute – an overview of an applied research lab”
The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is a nonprofit applied research organization that is an integral part of Georgia Tech. It was chartered by the Georgia General Assembly in 1919 and activated in 1934. GTRI plans and conducts focused programs of innovative research, education, and economic development that advance the global competitiveness of Georgia, the Southeast region, and the nation. Working closely with the academic colleges and interdisciplinary centers in areas of research, education, and service, GTRI plays a vital role in helping Georgia Tech reach its goals. GTRI conducts translational, applied, research that finds useful real world applications for breakthrough discoveries in a variety of research areas. As one of the eight laboratories within GTRI, EOSL conducts research in EO modeling, EO systems development, and microelectronics and nanotechnology research. I will provide an overview of GTRI and EOSL.

Biography:
Dr. Gisele Bennett is a Regents’ Researcher, the director of the Electro-Optical Systems Laboratory, Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. She founded the Logistics and Maintenance Applied Research Center (LandMARC), a multi-disciplinary center at the Georgia Institute of Technology. As a former member of the scientific cadré with Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique Laboratoire Optique (CNRS), she collaborated between researchers at CNRS and Georgia Tech Lorraine in the area of optical encryption.
     Her research interests include coherence theory applications to optical imaging systems, atmospheric turbulence and wave propagation, RFID and secure supply chain technologies. She has been a topical and feature editor for Applied Optics, a feature editor for Optical Engineering, and an associate editor for International Journal of RF Technologies: Research and Applications, and is a visiting lecturer for SPIE. She holds Patents on Integrated Sensor Radio Frequency Identification (ISRFID) with Location and container security devices, has numerous patents pending, and a Copyright on a computer model for Wave Propagation through the atmosphere.
     She has served as a reviewer for the National Institute of Health and National Science Foundation proposals and a reviewer for numerous referred journals. She is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the Optical Society of America (OSA), and a member of SPIE (International Society for Optics And Photonics), Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Eta kappa Nu and is currently on the Association for Automatic Identification and Mobility (AIM) RFID Experts Advisory Group (REG). She serves on the WCO e-seals committee and was the project editor, AIM REG ToR 5C, “RFID – Guidelines on data access security” which became ISO/IEC TR24729-4, Information technology — Radio frequency identification for item management. She is one of the first ten fellows chosen for Georgia Tech’s University Leadership program. She has over 90 publications in books or book chapters, refereed journals, technical reports, and workshops. She received her BSEE and MSEE from the University of Central Florida. She has a PhD in Electrical Engineering and a certificate in Management of Technology from Georgia Tech.

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