Ashok Veeraraghavan, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering (ECE), has received a Charles Duncan Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, given annually by the Rice academic deans on the recommendation of senior faculty.
The award honors tenured/tenure-track faculty members with less than 10 years of experience. Veeraraghavan joined the Rice faculty in 2011. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in ECE from the University of Maryland in 2004 and 2008, respectively, and won a National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2017.
Veeraraghavan’s areas of research include computational imaging, computer vision, bio-behavioral sensing and bio-imaging. He is co-developer of FlatCam, a thin sensor chip with a mask that replaces lenses in a traditional camera, and part of the team that developed FlatScope, a light-weight inexpensive microscope that can image extremely large fields of view at high resolution.
His lab is an active member of several large collaborative projects, including NSF Expeditions in Computing, devoted to seeing through the skin; the DARPA REVEAL program on seeing around corners; the DARPA Neural Engineering System Design program to build an implantable microscope for the brain; the DARPA N3 program on imaging through the skull; and others.