Bahram Javidi, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been awarded the prestigious European Physical Society for Applied Aspects of Quantum Electronics and Optics.
These prizes, awarded only once every two years, recognize the highest level of achievements in fundamental and applied research in optical physics. Prof. Javidi’s prize was awarded specifically for his “pioneering contributions to information optics, including 3D imaging, 3D displays, and 3D imaging of photon starved scenes.”
Prof. Javidi’s interests are in a broad range of transformative imaging approaches that use optics and photonics, and he has made seminal contributions to passive and active multi-dimensional imaging from nano- to micro- and macroscales. His recent research activities include 3D visualization and recognition of objects in photon-starved environments using passive imaging; automated disease identification using biophotonics with low cost compact sensors to be used in developing countries; information security, encryption, and authentication using quantum imaging; non-planar flexible 3D image sensing, and bio-inspired imaging.
Prof. Javidi recently received international attention for his work with QR codes and their potential to increase the security of computer microchips.
Prof. Javidi has been recognized for his outstanding achievements in many other ways. He has been named Fellow of eight societies, including IEEE, OSA, SPIE, EOS, and IoP. Early in his career, the National Science Foundation named him a Presidential Young Investigator. Prof. Javidi has received the SPIE Dennis Gabor Award in Diffractive Wave Technologies (2005) and the SPIE Technology Achievement Award (2008). In 2008, he was awarded the IEEE Donald G. Fink Paper Prize (2008), and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellow Award. In 2007, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Germany) awarded Prof. Javidi the Humboldt Prize