Zongfu Yu, PhD

Credentials: Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Email: zyu54@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-1643

3535 Engineering Hall
1415 Engineering Dr

BS 2004, Physics, University of Science and Technology of China
MS 2008, Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
PhD 2009, Applied Physics, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

Dr. Yu’s research combines nanotechnology, machine learning, and advanced modeling of light waves to enhance visual perception for machines. One example of his lab’s recent work shows how a nanostructured glass can achieve visual perception that is equivalent to a vision system. This passive medium does not consume energy and can process visual images extremely efficiently.  Another example is their work on directional visual sensing based on Si nanowires, which draws inspiration from animal directional hearing.  Additional information can be found at https://photonics.engr.wisc.edu/.