Keynote 2: Computational instrumentation and imaging for industrial and medical applications

    by Masayuki Fukuzawa, Associate Professor, Kyoto Institute of Technology 


    Instrumentation and imaging of physical and biological values are fundamental techniques both in scientific and technical fields. Especially in industrial and medical applications, these techniques are so-called ‘requisites’ for characterization of product performance and clinical diagnosis of patients. Most of these techniques are based on classical theories of physics, electronics, and/or optics. Therefore, their performances (sensitivity, dynamic-range, S/N ratio, etc.) were limited mainly by the quality of physical sensor devices. A promising approach to overcome these limitations is to combine computational processes with classic instrumentation techniques. This talk aims to share our recent and ongoing studies in industrial visual instrumentation and medical and biomedical imaging with such approaches. The concepts and experimental achievements are presented to demonstrate the potential of our approaches and their future prospects. 

    Short bio:

    Masayuki Fukuzawa received the B.S., M.S, and Ph.D. degrees in engineering from Kyoto Institute of Technology (KIT) in 1992, 1994 and 1997, respectively. He currently works at KIT as an Associate Professor. His specialty is image instrumentation and processing as multidimensional signal. His current research interests include image and video processing for clinical diagnosis, optical instrumentation of semiconductor crystals, and intelligent image sensors.