David J. Brady
Michael J. Fitzpatrick Distinguished Professor of Photonics in the Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School of Engineering
David Brady leads the Duke Information Spaces Project (DISP). Historically, DISP has focused on computational imaging systems, with particular emphasis on smart cameras for security, consumer, transportation and broadcast applications. Currently DISP focuses primarily on the use of artificial intelligence in camera arrays for interactive broadcasting.
Appointments and Affiliations
- Michael J. Fitzpatrick Distinguished Professor of Photonics in the Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School of Engineering
- Professor Emeritus in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Core Faculty in Innovation & Entrepreneurship
- Bass Fellow
- Office Location: 400 Chesterfield Building, 701 West Main, Box 90291, Durham, NC 27708
- Office Phone: (919) 684-0898
- Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ph.D. California Institute of Technology, 1990
- M.S. California Institute of Technology, 1986
- B.A. Macalester College, 1984
Professor Brady's research focuses on "smart cameras" which use artificial intelligence to increase the amount of visual information captured and to render this information useful. In 2012 his group built the world's first gigapixel camera, his work today focuses on making gigapixel media and interactive virtual reality broadcasting ubiquitous.
Awards, Honors, and Distinctions
- Dennis Gabor Award. International Society for Optics and Photonics. 2013
- Fellows. Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 2009
- Fellow. International Society for Optics and Photonics. 2007
- Fellows. Optical Society of America. 2004
- Fellowships for Science and Engineering. David and Lucile Packard Foundation. 1990
- ECE 270DL: Fields and Waves: Fundamentals of Information Propagation
- ECE 270L9: Fields and Waves: Fundamentals of Information Propagation (Lab)
- ECE 590: Advanced Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering
- ECE 891: Internship
- ME 591: Research Independent Study in Mechanical Engineering or Material Science
In the News
- New Duke Kunshan Lab to Develop the Next Generation of Gigapixel Cameras (Jan 26, 2017)
- Duke Days in China Features Research Presentations by Faculty (Oct 21, 2015)
- Engineers Unlock Remarkable 3D Vision from Ordinary Digital Camera Technology (Sep 22, 2015)
- Engineers unlock remarkable 3-D vision from ordinary digital camera technology (Sep 18, 2015 | Science Daily)
- Gigapixel camera could help clinicians catch signs of melanoma earlier (Oct 29, 2014)
- Class of 2014! Tag Yourself (May 11, 2014)
- Duke University unveils airport safety research (Nov 7, 2013 | News 14)
- Duke technology could yield quicker airport security checks (Nov 7, 2013 | WUNC Radio)
- Duke Camera Captures America's Cup Races in Panoramic Photos (Oct 8, 2013)
- Yuan, X; Ji, M; Wu, J; Brady, DJ; Dai, Q; Fang, L, A modular hierarchical array camera, Light: Science and Applications, vol 10 no. 1 (2021) [10.1038/s41377-021-00485-x] [abs].
- Schulz, TJ; Brady, DJ; Wang, C, Photon-limited bounds for phase retrieval, Optics Express, vol 29 no. 11 (2021), pp. 16736-16748 [10.1364/OE.425796] [abs].
- Yuan, X; Brady, DJ; Katsaggelos, AK, Snapshot Compressive Imaging: Theory, Algorithms, and Applications, Ieee Signal Processing Magazine, vol 38 no. 2 (2021), pp. 65-88 [10.1109/MSP.2020.3023869] [abs].
- Wang, C; Huang, Q; Cheng, M; Ma, Z; Brady, DJ, Deep Learning for Camera Autofocus, Ieee Transactions on Computational Imaging, vol 7 (2021), pp. 258-271 [10.1109/TCI.2021.3059497] [abs].
- Zhang, W; Zhang, H; Cao, L; Gehm, M; Jiang, Q; Brady, DJ; Jin, G, Resolution and sampling analysis in digital in-line holography with spherical wave illumination, Optical Engineering, vol 59 no. 10 (2020) [10.1117/1.OE.59.10.102402] [abs].