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David J. Brady, Michael J. Fitzpatrick Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering

David J. Brady

David Brady leads the Duke Imaging and Spectroscopy Program (DISP), which builds computational imaging systems. Current DISP projects focus on snapshot gigapixel photography using multiscale optics, gigapixel holography, x-ray scatter tomography and compressive spectral imaging.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  400 Chesterfield Building, 701 West Main
Office Phone:  (919) 660-5394, (919) 660-5595
Email Address: send me a message
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Teaching (Fall 2018):

    Hudson 218, MW 04:40 PM-05:55 PM
Teaching (Spring 2019):

  • ECE 590.06, ADVANCED TOPICS IN ECE Synopsis
    Hudson 224, MW 04:40 PM-05:55 PM

Ph.D.California Institute of Technology1990
M.S.California Institute of Technology1986
B.A.Macalester College1984

Optical imaging
Sensing and Sensor Systems
Homeland Security
Research Interests:

DISP uses joint design of physical sampling and digital processing strategies to develop high performance sensor systems. DISP builds instruments for visible, infrared, ultraviolet, x-ray, millimeter wave, terahertz, acoustic and ion imaging and spectroscopy. DISP has made particular contributions to the theory and practice of compressive measurement systems and to spectral imaging, holography and diffraction tomography, optical projection tomography and high pixel count cameras.


imaging • spectroscopy

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Pang, W; Brady, DJ, Field of view in monocentric multiscale cameras, Applied Optics, vol. 57 no. 24 (August, 2018), pp. 6999-7005 [doi]  [abs]
  2. Zhang, W; Cao, L; Brady, DJ; Zhang, H; Cang, J; Zhang, H; Jin, G, Twin-Image-Free Holography: A Compressive Sensing Approach., Physical Review Letters, vol. 121 no. 9 (August, 2018), pp. 093902 [doi]  [abs]
  3. Brady, DJ; Pang, W; Li, H; Ma, Z; Tao, Y; Cao, X, Parallel cameras, Optica, vol. 5 no. 2 (February, 2018), pp. 127-137 [doi]  [abs]
  4. Liu, Y; Yuan, X; Suo, J; Brady, D; Dai, Q, Rank Minimization for Snapshot Compressive Imaging, Ieee Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (January, 2018) [doi]  [abs]
  5. Zhang, W; Cao, L; Jin, G; Brady, D, Full field-of-view digital lens-free holography for weak-scattering objects based on grating modulation, Applied Optics, vol. 57 no. 1 (January, 2018), pp. A164-A171 [doi]  [abs]

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