Research Seminar – Anamorphic Stretch Transform and its Application to Analog Optical Data Compression

The next School of Engineering and Digital Arts Research Seminar is entitled ‘Anamorphic Stretch Transform and its Application to Analog Optical Data Compression’ and will be delivered by Professor Bahram Jalali from the University of California, Los Angeles on Monday 13th January 2014 from 2 – 3 pm in JS2, Jennison Building.

Big data will emerge as the central challenge in data communication, medicine and scientific research applications. Communication signals and scientific phenomena of interest occur on time scales and at high throughputs that are too fast to be sampled and digitized in real time. Even after they are digitized, the massive volume of generated data will cause bottlenecks to appear in storage, transmission and processing. Professor Jalali’s group at UCLA develops high throughput real-time instruments for applications in science, medicine and engineering. These instruments include STEAM (serial time-encoded amplified microscopy), the world’s fastest continuous-running camera, and FIRE (fluorescence imaging using radio frequency-tagged emission), the world’s fastest fluorescent camera for biological imaging.

Prof. Jalali is the Northrop-Grumman Endowed Chair in Optoelectronics and Professor of Electrical Engineering at UCLA, the Director of Department’s Physical and Wave Electronics, with joint appointments in Biomedical Engineering, California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) and Department of Surgery at the UCLA School of Medicine.

All members of academic, technical and administrative staff are welcome to the seminar. RAs and postgraduates (PhD candidates and MSc students) are particularly encouraged to attend the event. For any further enquiries, please contact Dr Chao Wang, who will also chair the Seminar. (