Prof. Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan
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SPIE Involvement:
Awards Committee | Education Committee | Scholarship Committee | Strategic Planning Committee | Fellow status | Conference Chair | Conference Program Committee | Symposium Chair | Editor | Author | Instructor
Publications (35)

SPIE Conference Volume | December 11, 2017

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 6, 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10367, Light in Nature VI
KEYWORDS: Colorimetry, Human vision and color perception, Color vision

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | August 16, 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10452, 14th Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics: ETOP 2017
KEYWORDS: Computing systems, Physics, Numerical simulations, Computer programming, Computer simulations, Numerical analysis, Optical simulations, Computer programming languages

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | March 13, 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10138, Medical Imaging 2017: Imaging Informatics for Healthcare, Research, and Applications
KEYWORDS: Image processing algorithms and systems, Biomedical optics, Blood vessels, Image segmentation, Image processing, Diffusion, Image analysis, Image quality, Diagnostics and therapeutics, Optic nerve, Algorithm development, Imaging informatics

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | February 24, 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10133, Medical Imaging 2017: Image Processing
KEYWORDS: Gold, Surface plasmons, Lithium, Convolutional neural networks, Databases, Image segmentation, Feature extraction, Image analysis, Image classification, Convolution

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | February 16, 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10068, Imaging, Manipulation, and Analysis of Biomolecules, Cells, and Tissues XV
KEYWORDS: Surface plasmons, Biometrics, Convolutional neural networks, Surgery, Databases, Image segmentation, Image processing, Retina, Pathology, Image registration, Image filtering, Neural networks, Image classification, Convolution, Retinal scanning, Algorithm development, Network architectures

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Conference Committee Involvement (6)
Light in Nature VII
19 August 2018 | San Diego, California, United States
Light in Nature VI
7 August 2017 | San Diego, California, United States
14th Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics, ETOP 2017
28 May 2017 | Hangzhou, China
Education and Training in Optics and Photonics
29 March 2012 | Tunis, Tunisia
SPIE Eco-Photonics 2011: Sustainable Design, Manufacturing, and Engineering Workforce Education for a Green Future
28 March 2011 | Strasbourg, France
Showing 5 of 6 published special sections
Course Instructor
SC1221: Physiological Optics of the Eye for Engineers
Given the prevalence and potential impact of visual displays, head mounted, virtual reality and assisted reality devices, it is important for the optical engineer working in these areas to know about how the human eye works and how auxiliary devices can be interfaced to the eye. Devices vary by their relationship to the user’s eyes. Various visual factors, both perceptual and optical, will have to be taken into account. These factors include accommodation, aging, color, contrast, eye relief distance, field of view, flicker, glare, resolution, stereopsis, motion and aberrations of the eye. Design of such optical systems requires knowledge of the metrics of visual performance in spatial, temporal and color domains. These factors are important when selecting head-mounted displays for specific applications. These optical and human factors performance metrics constrain the design and use of such devices. I will describe and discuss these various factors.
SC1200: Special Functions in Optics
Special functions are used extensively in optics and photonics. These functions (such as Bessel, Airy, Legendre, Hankel, Zernike, etc.) arise as solutions to certain second order differential equations which populate optical science. The type of special function depends upon the co-ordinate system. In this short course I will describe the various functions, under what conditions they arise and some applications. The course will be introductory and requires a knowledge of calculus, introductory second order linear differential equations (power series solution) and vectors. We will cover the gamut of special functions, and discuss their use in various optical situations.
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