Research Interests

​My research interests lie in the multi-disciplinary area of computational imaging, which aims at designing next-generation imaging systems (photography, microscopy, etc.) with a joint optics/computation method. This research involves both hardware encoding design and software decoding design from a systematic view. My current research focuses on simplifying the optical system by state-of-the-art optical and computational techniques, ranging from macro scale, micro scale, to nanoscale. Specifically, I am working on diffractive optics, phase imaging, wavefront sensing, spectral imaging, and etc.

Selected Publications

  • Ultra-high resolution coded wavefront sensor
    C. Wang, X. Dun, Q. Fu, W. Heidrich.
    Optics Express, (2017 Jun )
  • Rainbow particle imaging velocimetry for dense 3D fluid velocity imaging
    J. Xiong, R. Idoughi, A. Aguirre-Pablo, A. Aljedaani, X. Dun, Q. Fu, S. Thoroddsen, W. Hei...
    ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc. SIGGRAPH), (2017)
  • Encoded diffractive optics for full-spectrum computational imaging
    F. Heide, Q. Fu, Y. Peng, W. Heidrich
    Scientific Reports, (2016)
  • The Diffractive achromat -- full spectrum computational imaging with diffractive optics
    Y. Peng, Q. Fu, W. Heidrich
    ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc. SIGGRAPH), (2016)
  • Computational imaging using lightweight diffractive-refractive optics
    Y. Peng, Q. Fu, H. Amata, S. Su, F. Heide, W. Heidrich
    Optics Express, (2015)
  • SAVE: Shared augmented virtual environments for real-time mixed reality applications
    Y. Zhu, K. Zhu, Q. Fu, X. Chen, H. Gong, J. Yu.
    Proceedings of the 15th ACM SIGGRAPH Conference on Virtual-Reality Continuum and..., (2016)
  • Image quality evaluation of light field photography
    Q. Fu, Z. Zhou, Y. Yuan, B. Xiangli
    IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging, (2011)

Education Profile

​Ph.D., Optical Engineering, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, 2012  

B.Sc., Mechanical Design, Manufacturing and Automation, University of Science and Technology of China, 2007

Professional Profile

2017-present: Research Scientist, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

2016-2017: Associate Research Professor, ShanghaiTech University, Shanghai, China

2014-2016: Postdoctoral Fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

2012-2014: Assistant research fellow, Academy of Opto-Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China