I am a transdisciplinary optimist interested in quantifying, exploring, and understanding light wave and object interactions through a combination of hardware and software, with a focus on computational 3D/4D optical imaging and display. I achieve this by incorporating computations into existing acquisition/processing pipelines, either genetically by new hardware and designs, or computationally by advanced algorithms, or both.

To this end, I develop general tools in computations that enable us to solve fundamental issues in existing 3D optical imaging techniques, span four different yet connected aspects in a progressive strategy: (i) Fundamental theory behind the physical phenomenon; (ii) Forward system modeling that establishes a numerical relationship between the theoretical formulations and optical measurements; (iii) Computational inverse solving of the forward modeling to estimate object internal states from optical measurements; and (iv) Interdisciplinary applications based on the pipeline.