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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:  2537 CIEMAS
Office Phone:  (919) 660-5394
Email Address: send me a message
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Teaching (Fall 2015):

  • ECE 590.08, ADVANCED TOPICS IN ECE Synopsis
    FITZPATRK A1613, MW 04:40 PM-05:55 PM

BAMacalester 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. A. Mahalanobis and M. Neifeld and V. K. Bhagavatula and T. Haberfelde and D. Brady, Off-axis sparse aperture imaging using phase optimization techniques for application in wide-area imaging systems, Applied Optics, vol. 48 no. 28 (October, 2009), pp. 5212 -- 5224, ISSN 0003-6935  [abs]
  2. A. Portnoy and N. Pitsianis and X. Sun and D. Brady and R. Gibbons and A. Silver and R. T. Kolste and C. Chen and T. Dillon and D. Prather, Design and characterization of thin multiple aperture infrared cameras, Applied Optics, vol. 48 no. 11 (April, 2009), pp. 2115 -- 2126, ISSN 0003-6935  [abs]
  3. S. Uttam and N. A. Goodman and M. A. Neifeld and C. Kim and R. John and J. Kim and D. Brady, Optically multiplexed imaging with superposition space tracking, Optics Express, vol. 17 no. 3 (February, 2009), pp. 1691 -- 1713, ISSN 1094-4087  [abs]
  4. A. Wagadarikar and R. John and R. Willett and D. Brady, Single disperser design for coded aperture snapshot spectral imaging, Applied Optics, vol. 47 no. 10 (April, 2008), pp. B44 -- B51, ISSN 0003-6935  [abs]
  5. M. Shankar and R. Willett and N. Pitsianis and T. Schulz and R. Gibbons and R. T. Kolste and J. Carriere and C. Chen and D. Prather and D. Brady, Thin infrared imaging systems through multichannel sampling, Applied Optics, vol. 47 no. 10 (April, 2008), pp. B1 -- B10, ISSN 0003-6935  [abs]

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