Group members

Joseph Tang

Joseph received a B.S. in Optical Engineering from the the University of Arizona in 2015. His current research interests include wavefront sensing for space telescopes.

Matthias Banet

Matthias obtained a B.S. in Physics from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. During his undergraduate education he performed research on the detection of singlet oxygen emission from photosensitive compounds. Upon receiving his degree, he worked as a contractor for the Air Force Research Lab’s Directed Energy Directorate. His current interests are directed towards digital holography and imaging through turbulence, and his hobbies include playing music and graphic design.

Heriniaina Rajaoberison

Heri was an undergraduate student at the Institute of Optics and graduated in May 2022. During his junior year, he co-founded Advanced Growing Resources with his fellow Handler Scholars after winning Swarm Starter, the school’s biggest business competition. His current research is on wavefront sensing, using machine learning, for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. Heri is interested in computational imaging and phase retrieval. In the Fall of 2022, Heri is joining the PhD program at California Institute of Technology.

Yaocheng (Sparrow) Tian

Sparrow was an undergraduate student at the Institute of Optics and graduated in December 2021. He had worked at Aktiwave LLC as a research assistant on femtosecond laser optical fabrication and characterization, before joining here. He likes hiking, cooking, and automobiles. His current research interest is on comparison of phase retrieval algorithms for effective image reconstruction. In January 2022, he entered the MS program in The Institute of Optics