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March 2021: Poincaré Webinar Series on Optical Polarization and Related Phenomena
Monthly speakers explore topics derived from Henri Poincaré’s work on optical polarization and demonstrate applications of polarization techniques. This month's title is Polarization Information Processing with presenter François Goudail.

Join the series’ chairs and moderators – Thomas A. Germer, National Institute of Standards and Technology (USA); Jessica C. Ramella-Roman, Florida International University (USA); and Tatiana Novikova, École Polytechnique (France) – and be part of the discussion.

Tuesday, 30 March 2021, 5:00 am PT (1300 UTC): Polarization information processing
Speaker: François Goudail
Institut d’Optique Graduate School (France)

Description: Polarization imagers can reveal information invisible to human eye or standard cameras. They are useful in remote sensing, biomedical imaging, and robotics. However, the information they provide is corrupted by such perturbations as noise or systematic errors. In practice, it is thus of prime importance to know the precision with which this information is estimated, and to be able to optimize it by mixing instrumental and signal processing improvements. Intermingling optical, technological, and information processing considerations, I will show through different examples how signal and image processing techniques can help design more efficient and/or cost-effective polarization imagers.

Mar 30, 2021 05:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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François Goudail
Tuesday, 30 March 2021, 5:00 am PT (1300 UTC): Polarization information processing @Institut d’Optique Graduate School (France)
François Goudail graduated from the École Supérieure d’Optique and obtained his PhD from the University of Aix-Marseille III. He was an associate professor at Fresnel Institute (Marseille) He is now professor at the Institut d’Optique Graduate School. His research topics include information extraction in polarization images, and “co-design” of optical systems and image processing algorithms for remote sensing and microscopy applications.