UCF Researchers Develop Technology for AI that Mimics the Human Eye

June 20, 2022 by
University of Central Florida researchers have developed a device for artificial intelligence that mimics the retina of the eye. The development could lead to advanced AI that can instantly recognize what it sees, like automatic descriptions of pictures taken by a camera or phone. The technology also has applications in self-driving vehicles and robotics. The […]

Ph.D. Candidate Details Academic Path in LIA Spotlight

March 18, 2022 by
Ruitao Wu was selected recently for the student spotlight in LIA Today. The feature in the November/December 2021 issue includes an interview with Wu. Click here to view the original article. (Reprinted with permission.) When you were you first introduced to photonics/electro-optics? “I was first introduced to the field of photonics by Prof. Guiyao Zhou […]

Improving Military Vehicles is the Target for Retired Army Officer Pursuing Ph.D.

January 24, 2022 by
A retired Army officer and Ph.D. candidate within UCF CREOL is using his unique experience with the military to further advance the future of military combat vehicles. Robert Grimming, a full-time graduate student studying under Professor Ron Driggers, Ph.D., earned his degree in electrical engineering from West Point Military Academy prior to attending UCF. Grimming […]

Plans For Defense Career Lead Ph.D. Candidate to CREOL

November 16, 2021 by
A childhood growing up in the shadow of the Pentagon led Jennifer Hewitt, a Ph.D. candidate at CREOL, the College of Optics and Photonics, to pursue a path that will lead her back to her roots. The Maryland native has strong family ties to her motivation for working for the U.S. Department of Defense. “A […]

Fellowship Opens Travel Opportunities For CREOL Students

June 28, 2021 by
Two students from CREOL, the College of Optics and Photonics, will accomplish their dreams while traveling the world through the Imaging and Light in Extended Reality (IMLEX) Fellowship program. Teodor Malendevych ’20 and Ilina Sunkara, a third-year undergraduate student, will pursue their master’s degrees in extended and augmented reality at three international universities in Finland, […]

Ph.D. Student Pursues Spectroscopy Improvements In Tandem With NASA

June 28, 2021 by
A graduate of CREOL’s Photonic Science and Engineering (PSE) program is reaching for the stars while pursuing doctoral research at Princeton University. Nicholas Kosan ’19 will have his research in laser spectroscopy systems supported by NASA through the NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Opportunities. Throughout the process of attaining his Ph.D, Kosan will work with […]

Doctoral Candidate’s Virtual Reality Work Earns International Scholarship

June 15, 2021 by
An international scholarship that recognizes outstanding scholars in optics and photonic research was recently awarded to a graduate student in CREOL, College of Optics and Photonics. Kun Yin, a doctorate candidate studying virtual and augmented reality displays, is the recipient of the 2021 SPIE Optics and Photonics Scholarship. “This scholarship awards students from all over […]

Ambitious Ph.D. Student Earns ‘2021 Student of the Year’

March 12, 2021 by
A broad vision for scientific progress and the growing experience to bring that vision to life recently earned Ricardo Bustos-Ramirez the honor of CREOL’s 2021 Student of the Year. The Ph.D. candidate’s research focuses on chip-scale optical frequency combs. Potential applications include LIDAR measurements and the search for exoplanets. Bustos-Ramirez has co-authored and published over […]

Abouraddy Lab Notches Another Breakthrough With Acceleration Experiment

January 28, 2021 by
The boundaries of basic physics continue to be tested in the laboratory of Professor Ayman Abouraddy, Ph.D., with newly published research demonstrating the feasibility of accelerating light packets. The experimental realizations of accelerating optical pulses conducted by graduate student Murat Yessenov build on previous experiments that tuned the speed of light packets in free space […]

Laser Speed Research Enters Application Phase

November 17, 2020 by
The speed of pulses of light are not as fixed you might think — and that’s good news for your weekend movie streaming. New research published last week in Nature Communications builds on a previous proof of concept that showed it was possible to speed up, slow down and even direct a pulse of light […]