Discover Ashok Veeraraghavan: Texas Award-winning scientist of Indian descent.

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Indian-origin scientist, Ashok Veeraraghavan, receives prestigious Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award in engineering for revolutionary imaging technology. His research focuses on making imperceptible visible through computational imaging.


Ashok Veeraraghavan, a computer engineer and professor of Indian origin, has been honored with the prestigious Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award in engineering in Texas. The award recognizes his groundbreaking imaging technology that aims to make imperceptible objects visible.

Veeraraghavan’s research at Rice University’s George R. Brown School of Engineering focuses on developing imaging solutions that address challenges beyond current technologies’ capabilities. His computational imaging lab combines optics, sensor design, and machine learning processing algorithms to tackle imaging scenarios where the target remains inaccessible due to light scattering in participating media.

By employing a co-design approach that integrates optics, sensor design, and processing algorithms, Veeraraghavan’s research aims to overcome the limitations imposed by traditional imaging systems. His work has made significant advancements in imaging through scattering media, addressing challenges in various contexts such as foggy driving conditions, satellite imaging, and biological imaging.

Veeraraghavan’s innovative research has been recognized with the Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award in Engineering, highlighting his contributions to the field of computational imaging. The award, presented annually by TAMEST, emphasizes researchers’ significant strides in fields like medicine, engineering, biological sciences, and technological innovation, positioning Veeraraghavan as a pioneer in the realm of imaging technology.

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