The next generation of sensors research + applications

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Review the session topics to see the research that aligns with your work.

Primary conference topics for the 2021 event

Next Generation Technology

  • Optical wireless power transfer
  • AR/VR
  • Photonics
  • Optical communications
  • Space-based missions

Imaging and Sensing

  • Cameras and systems
  • RADAR systems
  • Hyperspectral
  • Computational methods
  • LIDAR technology and applications
  • Polarization sensing and imaging
  • EO/IR/SWIR sensing

Application Areas

  • UAV applications
  • Environmental remote and proximal sensing
  • Food/water/waste safety and inspection
  • Sensing for safety and security
  • Autonomous vehicle sensing
  • Sensor-based sorting & quality control


  • Artificial intelligence
  • Machine learning
  • Signal and image processing
  • Data fusion
  • Sensor information processing

Inspired by the global sensing community

This event is a chance to network with colleagues and hear from expert invited speakers.

Thank you to organizations that support this event

Optronics: A supporting organization

Science Photonics Fair: A supporting organization

Hear from world-class speakers

Keynote speaker: Shoji Kawahito-Shoji

Shoji Kawahito, Shizuoka Univ. (Japan)

Present and future of time-of-flight 3D image sensors

Keynote speaker: Tomasz S. Tkaczyk, Rice Univ.

Tomasz S. Tkaczyk, Rice Univ. (USA)

Compact, high performance, snapshot imaging spectrometers for environmental imaging

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