Michael J. Fitzpatrick Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Photonics
David Brady leads the Duke Information Spaces Project (DISP). Historically, DISP has focused on computational imaging systems, with particular emphasis on smart cameras for security, consumer, transportation and broadcast applications. Currently DISP focuses primarily on the use of artificial intelligence in camera arrays for interactive broadcasting.
Appointments and Affiliations
- Michael J. Fitzpatrick Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Photonics
- Professor Emeritus in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Bass Fellow
- Office Location: 400 Chesterfield Building, 701 West Main, Box 90291, Durham, NC 27708
- Office Phone: (919) 684-0898
- Email Address: email@example.com
- B.A. Macalester College, 1984
- M.S. California Institute of Technology, 1986
- Ph.D. California Institute of Technology, 1990
Professor Brady's research focuses on "smart cameras" which use artificial intelligence to increase the amount of visual information captured and to render this information useful. In 2012 his group built the world's first gigapixel camera, his work today focuses on making gigapixel media and interactive virtual reality broadcasting ubiquitous.
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
- ECE 891: Internship
In the News
- New Duke Kunshan Lab to Develop the Next Generation of Gigapixel Cameras (Jan 26, 2017)
- Duke Days in China Features Research Presentations by Faculty (Oct 21, 2015)
- Engineers Unlock Remarkable 3D Vision from Ordinary Digital Camera Technology (Sep 22, 2015)
- Engineers unlock remarkable 3-D vision from ordinary digital camera technology (Sep 18, 2015 | Science Daily)
- Gigapixel camera could help clinicians catch signs of melanoma earlier (Oct 28, 2014 | Duke Today)
- Class of 2014! Tag Yourself (May 11, 2014 | Duke Today)
- Duke University unveils airport safety research (Nov 7, 2013 | News 14)
- Duke technology could yield quicker airport security checks (Nov 7, 2013 | WUNC Radio)
- Duke Camera Captures America's Cup Races in Panoramic Photos (Oct 8, 2013 | Duke Today)
- Guzmán, F., J. Skowronek, E. Vera, and D. J. Brady. “Compressive video via IR-pulsed illumination.” Optics Express 31, no. 23 (November 6, 2023): 39201–12. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.506011.
- Sarma, R., B. Redding, X. Wang, M. Hu, N. Karl, C. Long, D. B. Burckel, S. Pang, and D. Brady. “Silicon Photonics-Based All-Optical Image Compression.” In 2023 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2023, 2023.
- Zhang, Z., B. Zhang, X. Yuan, S. Zheng, X. Su, J. Suo, D. J. Brady, and Q. Dai. “From compressive sampling to compressive tasking: retrieving semantics in compressed domain with low bandwidth.” PhotoniX 3, no. 1 (December 1, 2022). https://doi.org/10.1186/s43074-022-00065-1.
- Wiley, L., J. Follansbee, P. Leslie, O. Furxhi, R. Pimpinella, D. Brady, and R. Driggers. “Target discrimination in the extended shortwave infrared band (2 to 2.5 μm) compared with visible, near-infrared, and SWIR in degraded visual environments.” Optical Engineering 61, no. 11 (November 1, 2022). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.61.11.113103.
- Huang, Q., M. Hu, and D. J. Brady. “Array Camera Image Fusion using Physics-Aware Transformers.” Journal of Imaging Science and Technology 66, no. 6 (November 1, 2022). https://doi.org/10.2352/J.ImagingSci.Technol.2022.66.6.060401.