SPIE Fellow Bahram Javidi has been awarded the 2015 Prize for Applied Aspects of Quantum Electronics and Optics by the European Physical Society. Javidi, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor at the University of Connecticut, was recognized for his pioneering contributions to information optics, including 3D imaging, 3D displays, and 3D imaging of photon-starved scenes.
Javidi's research interests span a broad range of transformative imaging approaches using optics and photonics. He has made seminal contributions to passive and active multi-dimensional imaging from nano- to micro- and macroscales. His recent research activities include 3D visualization and recognition of objects in photon-starved environments using passive imaging; automated disease identification using biophotonics with low cost compact sensors for use in developing countries; information security, encryption, and authentication using quantum imaging; non-planar flexible 3D image sensing, and bio-inspired imaging.
Javidi is a Fellow of eight societies, and early in his career was named a Presidential Young Investigator by the National Science Foundation. He is the recipient of the SPIE Dennis Gabor Award in Diffractive Wave Technologies (2005) and the SPIE Technology Achievement Award (2008), in addition to others.
He is a member of the program committee for several conferences at SPIE Defense and Commerical Sensing, is a short course instructor in imaging, displays, and other topics, and has published more than 300 papers with SPIE.
He received the B.S. degree from George Washington University and the Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University in electrical engineering.