David J. Brady Elected SPIE Fellow

June 1, 2007

David J. Brady, the Addy Family Professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE). Brady is one of 56 new Fellows chosen worldwide this year.

SPIE Fellows are members of distinction who have made significant scientific and technical contributions in the multidisciplinary fields of optics, photonics, and imaging. They are honored for their technical achievement, for their service to the general optics community, and to SPIE in particular. More than 480 SPIE members have become Fellows since the Society’s inception in 1955.

“The annual recognition of Fellows provides an opportunity for us to acknowledge outstanding members for their service to the general optics community,” says Brian Culshaw, SPIE President.

Brady was recognized for his achievements in novel methods for optical sensing, imaging, and spectroscopy.

Brady has developed novel imaging schemes that exploit emerging optical technology and signal processing power. Examples of Brady’s innovations include wavefront sensor using a sampling amplitude mask, tomographic 3D and 4D spatio-spectral imaging using the van Cittert-Zernike theorem and rotational shear interferometetry, static mask coded aperture spectroscopy and a thin camera (Applied Optics and has organized several SPIE and OSA conferences on imaging. He was the chair for Optics in Information Systems on OSA's Engineering Council, where he reorganized the technical working group around topics of current interest, such as imaging and immersive environments.