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Ozan Cakmakci

CREOL Alum: Ozan Cakmakci

2008 PhD in Optics, advisor: Jannick Rolland
2005 MS in Optics, advisor: Jannick Rolland
1999 B.S. in Electrical Engineering at Michigan State University

Current Position: Optics Hardware Engineer, Google X Research Lab
2010 - 2012: Optical Engineer, Synopsis
2009 - 2010: Optical Engineer, Optical Research Associates
2002 - 2009: Graduate Research Assistant, University of Central Florida, College of Optics & Photonics
Awards & Honors
2008 William H. Price Scholarship in Optical Engineering
2007 First Place in the 2nd Annual Fashion in Motion College Scholarship Program
2007 Link Fellows for 2007
2006 SPIE Educational Scholarship in Optical Science and Engineering
2005 Kidger Scholarship Award 2005
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Ozan Cakmakci received his bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Michigan State University in 1999. Ozan has worked at Synopsys (formerly Optical Research Associates), Canon Research Labs, Tokyo, Japan; BMW Research, Munich, Germany; Starlab Research in Brussels, Belgium and the human-computer interaction group at the University of Joseph Fourier in Grenoble, France.

Ozan is currently an optical engineer in the Project Glass team at Google.

Research Interests: Optical system design, freeform optics, gradient index optics, kernel methods. 
K.P. Thompson, T. Schmid, O. Cakmakci, and J.P. Rolland
"Real-ray-based method for locating individual surface aberration field centers in imaging optical systems without rotational symmetry"
Journal of the Optical Society of America A- Optics Image Science and Vision, vol. 26, no. 6, pp. 1503-1517
Rolland, J.P., O. Cakmakci, and S. Vo
"A Perspective on the Design of Head-Worn Displays"
Plenary Speaker. SPIE Europe Optical System Design (September 2008)
Cakmakci, O., S. Vo, K.P. Thompson, and J.P. Rolland
"Application of Radial Basis Functions to Shape Description in a Dual-Element Off-Axis Eyewear Display: Field of View Limit"
Journal of the Society of Information Display (To appear)
Cakmakci, O., S. Vo, H. Forroosh, and J.P. Rolland
"Application of Radial Basis Functions to Shape Description in a Dual-Element Off-Axis Magnifier"
Optics Letters 33(11), 1237-1239 (2008)
Ozan Cakmakci
"Meshfree Approximation Methods For Free-Form Optical Surfaces With Applications to Head-Word Displays"
PhD Thesis, CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics
Cakmakci, O., G.E. Fasshauer, H. Foroosh, K.P. Thompson, and J.P. Rolland
"Meshfree Approximation Methods for Free-form Surface Representation in Optical Design with Applications to Head-worn Displays"
ed.: R.J. Koshel, G.G. Gregory, J.D. Moore Jr., D.H. Krevor. Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization XI, Proceedings of SPIE 7061, 70610D; Annual SPIE Meeting 2008
Cakmakci, O., B. Moore, H. Foroosh, and J.P. Rolland
"Optimal Local Shape Description for Rotationally Non-symmetric Optical Surface Design and Analysis"
Optics Express 16(3), 1583-1589 (2008)
Rolland, J., O. Cakmakci, J. Covelli, C. Fidopiastis, F. Fournier, R. Martins, F. Hamza-Lup, and D. Nicholson
"Beyond the Desktop: Emerging Technologies for Supporting 3D Collaborative Teams"
International Journal on Interactive Design and Manufacturing, 1(4), p. 239-241
Cakmakci, O. and J.P. Rolland
"Design and Fabrication of a Dual-Element Off-Axis Near-Eye Optical Magnifier"
Optics Letters, (32)11, p. 1363-1365
Cakmakci, O., A. Oranchak, J.P. Rolland
"Dual-Element Off-Axis Eyeglass-Based Display"
International Optical Design Conference (IODC 2006), Vancouver, Canada, 4-8 June 2006; Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 6342
Cakmakci, O., and J. Rolland
"Head-Worn Displays: A Review"
IEEE/OSA Journal of Display Technology, Invited Paper, 2(3), p. 199-216
Rolland, Jannick, Andrei State, Ozan Cakmakci, Robert Patterson
"ISMAR 2006 Tutorial - Head-worn Displays: Fundamentals and Applications"
5th IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, 22-25 October 2006, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Cakmakci, O., Y. Ha and J. Rolland
"Design of a Compact Optical See-Through Head-Worn Display with Mutual Occlusion Capability"
Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization VIII, SPIE Symposium on Optics and Photonics, 31 July-4 August, San Diego, CA, Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 5875, 58750H
Cakmakci, O., Y. Ha, and J. Rolland
"A Compact Optical See-through Head-Worn Display with Occlusion Support"
Third IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR 04), 2-4 November, 2004, Arlington, VA, Proceedings of ISMAR 2004, p. 16-25
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