Tutorial:Light-field Microscopy

Title: Light-field microscopy

Date&Time:14:00 – 16:00, November 26, 2021   Location: Prince Ballroom


Jiamin Wu (Tsinghua University)

Assistant Professor, Department of Automation



By measuring 4D spatial-angular distributions at high speed, light-field imaging can obtain high-dimensional dynamic information with an accurate imaging model. However, there are a series of technical limitations for current light-field methods, including the tradeoff between spatial and angular resolutions, different kind of reconstruction artefacts, substantial computational costs and optical aberrations, which greatly limit its performance in practical applications. Here in this talk, I will first give a brief introduction of current light-field imaging methods, and then talk about our recent advancements in addressing these limitations for broad applications in microscopy. Finally, I will show how we apply light-field microscopy to solving biological questions and the remaining challenges.



Jiamin Wu is an assistant professor in the department of automation at Tsinghua University. His current research interests focus on computational microscopy and optical computing, with a particular emphasis on developing computation-based optical setups for observing large-scale biological dynamics in vivo. He has published various papers in Cell, Nature Photonics, Nature Machine Intelligence, Physical Review Letters, and so on. He received his PhD degree (2019) and bachelor’s degree (2014) in the Department of Automation from Tsinghua University under the supervisor of Professor Qionghai Dai. He has served as the Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, and the reviewers in many journals such as Light: Science & Applications, Optica, Optics Express, and IEEE Signal Processing Letter.