Computational Optics Beyond Imaging:

We design task-optimized photonic instrumentation for applications in Biology and Neurosciences

MISSION:The UNC-Chapel Hill Computational Biophotonics Laboratory develops advanced optical instrumentation for applications in biology, neuroscience, and medicine.
Our group specializes in custom optical hardware and computational methods optimized to best execute tasks with optically encoded signals.
Our research strategy moves away from traditional microscopy and computational imaging systems that primarily aim to reconstruct visual renderings of samples. Instead, we utilize sculpted light and process optically encoded signals with innovative designs that monitor and manipulate biological samples with light and maximize the flow of information being exchanged between the sample and the computer.
We currently offer interdisciplinary research opportunities at the intersection between optics, biology, and computer science and we welcome applications from motivated students and researchers at all levels. Please do not hesitate to contact us.