Optics in information processing, computing, and medicine; diffractive optical elements and volume holography; use of negative index metamaterials. Pattern recognition and object recognition; early vision algorithms and image representation; neural networks and machine learning. 3-D photonic multichip modules for computation and vision; multidimensional displays.
B. Keith Jenkins received the B.S. degree with honors in Applied Physics from the California Institute of Technology (1977), and the M.S. (1979) and Ph.D. (1984) degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California. He received the NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award (1988-1993) for work applying photonics to computing systems. He has chaired conferences on Optics in Computing, and has served on many program committees for conferences in optics and neural networks. He has also served on U.S. and European advisory boards to recommend policy and future directions in photonics, optics, and computing. His publications include conference articles, journal papers, book chapters, and U.S. patents. He is currently a Professor of Electrical Engineering at USC.
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