David J. Brady

David J. Brady

Michael J. Fitzpatrick Professor of Photonics in the Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School of Engineering

David Brady leads the Duke Imaging and Spectroscopy Program (DISP) and the Camputer Lab at Duke Kunshan University. These laboratories focus on computational imaging systems, with particular emphasis on gigapixel-scale video for security, consumer, transportation and broadcast applications.  

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Michael J. Fitzpatrick Professor of Photonics in the Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School of Engineering
  • Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke Kunshan University
  • Bass Fellow

Contact Information

Education

  • Ph.D. California Institute of Technology, 1990
  • M.S. California Institute of Technology, 1986
  • B.A. Macalester College, 1984

Research Interests

DISP uses joint design of physical sampling and digital processing strategies to develop high performance sensor systems. DISP builds instruments for visible, infrared, ultraviolet, x-ray, millimeter wave, terahertz, acoustic and ion imaging and spectroscopy. DISP has made particular contributions to the theory and practice of compressive measurement systems and to spectral imaging, holography and diffraction tomography, optical projection tomography and high pixel count cameras.

Specialties

Optical imaging
Photonics
Sensing and Sensor Systems
Homeland Security

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Dennis Gabor Award. International Society for Optics and Photonics. 2013
  • Fellows. Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 2009
  • Fellow. International Society for Optics and Photonics. 2007
  • Fellows. Optical Society of America. 2004
  • Fellowships for Science and Engineering. David and Lucile Packard Foundation. 1990

Courses Taught

  • COMPSCI 281K: Computational Photography
  • ECE 675: Optical Imaging and Spectroscopy
  • PHYSICS 131K: Frontiers of 21st Century Physics

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Brady, DJ; Pang, W; Li, H; Ma, Z; Tao, Y; Cao, X, Parallel cameras, Optica, vol 5 no. 2 (2018), pp. 127-137 [10.1364/OPTICA.5.000127] [abs].
  • Zhang, W; Cao, L; Jin, G; Brady, D, Full field-of-view digital lens-free holography for weak-scattering objects based on grating modulation, Applied Optics, vol 57 no. 1 (2018), pp. A164-A171 [10.1364/AO.57.00A164] [abs].
  • Zhang, H; Cao, L; Zhang, H; Zhang, W; Jin, G; Brady, DJ, Efficient block-wise algorithm for compressive holography, Optics express, vol 25 no. 21 (2017), pp. 24991-24991 [10.1364/OE.25.024991] [abs].
  • Chen, L-S; Yue, T; Cao, X; Ma, Z; Brady, DJ, High-resolution spectral video acquisition, Frontiers of Information Technology and Electronic Engineering, vol 18 no. 9 (2017), pp. 1250-1260 [10.1631/FITEE.1700098] [abs].
  • Pang, W; Brady, DJ, Galilean monocentric multiscale optical systems, Optics express, vol 25 no. 17 (2017), pp. 20332-20332 [10.1364/OE.25.020332] [abs].