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 | Author | Instructor
Publications (34)

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

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

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

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

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

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 27, 2016
Proc. SPIE. 9946, Optics Education and Outreach IV
KEYWORDS: Optical simulations, Optics education, Computer simulations, Visualization, Computer programming languages, Computer programming, Computer programming, Diffraction, Geometrical optics, Ray tracing, Eye

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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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