Research Interests

​Development of research prototypes in the field of computational photography.

Selected Publications

  • Computational imaging using lightweightdiffractive-refractive optics
    Y. Peng, Q. Fu, H. Amata, S. Su, F. Heide, W Heidrich
    Optics Express, 23(24), pp. 31393-31407, (2015)
  • Theoretical investigations on optical properties of magneto-optical thin film on ion-exchanged glass waveguide
    A. Hocini, A. Hadi
    Optical Materials, Vol.35, 1315-1498, (2013)
  • Magneto-optical mode conversion in a hybrid glass waveguide made by sol-gel and ion-exchange techniques
    F. Royer, H. Amata, et al.
    Proc. SPIE, 8264, 826403, (2012)
  • Fully compatible magneto-optical sol-gel material with glass waveguides technologies: application to mode converte...
    F. Royer, D. Jamon, J-E Broquin, H. Amata, et al.
    Proc. SPIE 7941, 794106, , (2011)
  • Hybrid magneto-optical mode converter made with a magnetic nanoparticles-doped SiO2/ZrO2 layer coated on an ion-exc...
    H. Amata, F. Royer, D. Jamon, et al.
    Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 99, 25, 251108, (2011)
  • Magnetic nanoparticles-doped silica layer reported on ion-exchanged glass waveguide: a novel integrated magneto-opt...
    H. Amata, F. Royer, F. Choueikani, D. Jamon, et al.
    Proc. SPIE 7719, 77191G, (2010)

Education Profile

  • M.Sc. Electronics/Microelectronics, Provence University (2008), France

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering “Optics and Photonics”, Jean Monnet University of Saint Etienne (2012), France              

Professional Profile

  • ​May 2014 - present: Research Scientist, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, KSA.
  • 2013-2014: Assistant professor, CPE of Lyon.
  • 2011-2013: Assistant professor, Telecoms Saint-Etienne Engineering School / CNRS-Laboratory Hubert Curien.           
  • 2009-2011: Teaching Assistant professor, Telecom Saint-Etienne (School of Engineers).
  • 2010-2011: Teaching Assistant, Saint-Étienne Institute of Technology IUT.


  • ​Highest Honors PhD, Jean Monnet University, France, 2012

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Visual Computing Center (VCC)

  • Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences (CEMSE)