Andreas Velten, PhD
Credentials: Biostatistics & Medical Informatics (School of Medicine and Public Health)
Electrical & Computer Engineering (College of Engineering)
Position title: Associate Professor
Phone: (608) 262-4241
Medical Sciences Center
1300 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706
Keywords: Computational optics, optical engineering, optical imaging
Vordiplom 2002, Physics, University of Wuerzburg, Germany
MS 2008, Physics, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
PhD 2009, Physics, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Postdoc 2010-2012, Computational Photography, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Andreas Velten is building a research program in computational optics that combines optical engineering and computation to develop new kinds of optical imaging and probing. He is developing integrated cyber-physical imaging systems combining illumination, data collection, image formation, and image processing into one integrated unit. This allows him to build imaging systems that detect specific application relevant information in the huge amount of accessible optical data with the best possible signal to noise ratio. His work spans research in photonic devices, optical systems engineering, optimization, computer vision, and biomedical applications.
Dr. Velten is also developing remote sensing and biomedical imaging technologies that are based on non-traditional time-of-flight based image formation methods. Being able to create images from multiply reflected indirect light, these systems can see around corners and into inaccessible spaces. This makes it possible to locate and diagnose individuals in disaster areas and to image the inside of lunar caves. It also has applications in endoscopy and robotic surgery.