News from the Chair
Professor Sudhakar Prasad Elected Fellow of the Optical Society of America
Each year the Optical Society of America (OSA) recognizes a few of its member scientists in the field of optical sciences whose research contributions have had a noteworthy impact in advancing the field, by electing them Fellows of the OSA. Professor Prasad joins a distinguished group of OSA Fellows this year. He is being recognized for his scholarly work in “the elucidation of fundamental concepts in quantum optics, optical imaging, and applications of information theory to imaging.”
Professor Prasad has worked in a number of research areas spanning fields as diverse as quantum optics, quantum field theory, and astronomical imaging and image processing. His recent research work has involved seminal applications of information theory to characterize fundamental limits to the performance of modern imaging systems and to advance the emerging new paradigm of integrated, computational imaging systems. His outstanding scientific contributions have been recognized and supported by grants from several federal funding agencies over the past 20 years. He has also served on important national scientific review panels.
He is currently the Director of the Center for Advanced Studies, a Category I research center of the College of Arts and Sciences, with the mission to promote interdisciplinary studies in the natural sciences and mathematics. He has been a member of the UNM faculty since 1985, and is presently a Professor of Physics and Astronomy.
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