Khan M. Iftekharuddin is a professor of electrical and computer engineering, and director of the Vision Lab at Old Dominion University; he holds a joint appointment with the biomedical engineering program. Previously, he worked in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Memphis, where he received the Herff Outstanding Researcher Award in 2011. He is the principal author of more than 120 refereed journal and conference proceedings papers, and multiple book chapters on biomedical image processing, image post-processing and distribution, and optical interconnection networks. Dr. Iftekharuddin currently serves as an associate editor for several journals, including Optical Engineering, International Journal of Imaging, The Open Cybernetics and Systemics Journal, and International Journal of Tomography and Statistics. He is a fellow of SPIE, a senior member of IEEE, and a member of IEEE CIS and OSA.
Abdul A. Awwal is a technical staff member with the Laser Science Engineering and Operations division of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), working in the National Ignition Facility. He received the R&D 100 Award in 2003 for the adaptive optics phoropter and in 2008 for automatic alignment for laser fusion. Before joining LLNL in 2002, he taught at Wright State University, where he received the Excellence in Teaching Award in 1996. His research interests are pattern recognition, adaptive optics, optoelectronic computing, and optical/digital image processing. Dr. Awwal is the author of 188 published articles, including 74 articles in refereed journals and a text book on optical computing; he also edited the book Adaptive Optics for Vision Science (Wiley 2006). Currently, he is a topical editor (information processing area) for Applied Optics. He is a fellow of SPIE and OSA.