Dr. Joseph N. Mait
Consultant at
SPIE Involvement:
Fellows Committee | Publications Committee | Fellow status | Conference Program Committee | Author
Area of Expertise:
computational imaging , optical signal processing , diffractive optical design
Profile Summary

Dr. Mait received his BSEE from the University of Virginia in 1979 and received his graduate degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology; his MSEE in 1980 and Ph.D. in 1985.

From 1988 until 2018, Dr. Mait was with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (formerly Harry Diamond Laboratories), where among other responsibilities, he was the lab's Chief Scientist. Early in his career Dr. Mait was an assistant professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Virginia. He was also an adjunct associate professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, and an adjunct professor at Duke University. He has held visiting positions at the Lehrstuhl für Angewandte Optik, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany, the Center for Technology and National Security Policy at the National Defense University in Washington DC, and the Leibniz Institute for Photonic Technologies.

Dr. Mait's research interests include sensors and the application of optics, photonics, and electro-magnetics to sensing and sensor signal processing. Particular research areas include graded-index optical design, diffractive optic design, and computational imaging. He also had an unexpected sojourn into autonomous systems, where for six years he led ARL’s program on micro-autonomous systems and technology.

He was Editor-in-Chief of Applied Optics from 2009-2014. He is a Fellow of SPIE and OSA, and a senior member of IEEE. He is also a member of Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, and Eta Kappa Nu, and is a Raven from the University of Virginia.
Publications (33)

Proc. SPIE. 10181, Advanced Optics for Defense Applications: UV through LWIR II
KEYWORDS: Gradient-index optics, GRIN lenses, Chromatic aberrations, Zemax, Optical design, Fluctuations and noise, Glasses, Lens design, Optics manufacturing

Proc. SPIE. 9822, Advanced Optics for Defense Applications: UV through LWIR
KEYWORDS: Gradient-index optics, GRIN lenses, Fluctuations and noise, Optical properties, Glasses, Lens design, Colorimetry, Aspheric lenses, Analytical research, Optics manufacturing

SPIE Journal Paper | June 11, 2012
OE Vol. 51 Issue 9
KEYWORDS: Imaging systems, Passive millimeter wave imaging, Focus stacking, Point spread functions, Millimeter wave imaging, Extremely high frequency, Signal processing, Optical engineering, Error analysis, Reconstruction algorithms

SPIE Journal Paper | May 15, 2012
OE Vol. 51 Issue 9
KEYWORDS: Point spread functions, Imaging systems, Millimeter wave imaging, Image processing, Bandpass filters, Optical engineering, Filtering (signal processing), Image filtering, Analog electronics, Antennas

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | November 23, 2011
Proc. SPIE. 8338, Tenth International Conference on Correlation Optics
KEYWORDS: Signal to noise ratio, Point spread functions, Optical design, Computational imaging, Imaging systems, Cameras, Sensors, Image processing, Computing systems, Signal processing

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | February 21, 2011
Proc. SPIE. 7936, RF and Millimeter-Wave Photonics
KEYWORDS: Point spread functions, Extremely high frequency, Millimeter wave imaging, Imaging systems, Image processing, Image resolution, Image filtering, Antennas, Analog electronics, Bandpass filters

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Conference Committee Involvement (11)
Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications IV
23 April 2012 | Baltimore, Maryland, United States
RF and Millimeter-Wave Photonics II
22 January 2012 | San Francisco, California, United States
Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications III
25 April 2011 | Orlando, Florida, United States
RF and Millimeter-Wave Photonics
23 January 2011 | San Francisco, California, United States
Visual Information Processing XV
18 April 2006 | Orlando (Kissimmee), Florida, United States
Showing 5 of 11 published special sections
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