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Our eyes capture one trillionth of all possible light rays, one trillionth of our visual world. But to a scientist designing self-driving cars that keep us safe, the human eye seems like a sub-optimal design. Why should we restrict machine vision to an ordinary camera? Achuta Kadambi builds artificial eyes for self-driving cars that capture as many dimensions of light as possible. These technologies enable self-driving cars to see in totally new dimensions. As humans we may not perceive these dimensions, but rest assured, self-driving cars will take full advantage. Achuta Kadambi studies computer science as well as optics. This joint approach will become necessary as the interaction between billions of light paths, millions of pixels, and thousands of materials becomes increasingly high-dimensional and data-intensive. Achuta’s work has been recognized in the form of 15 US patents (all filed as a PhD student) and a few awards.

Website: http://web.media.mit.edu/~achoo/


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Achuta Kadambi

Achuta Kadambi

Bio: Achuta Kadambi studies computer science and optics together. This joint approach will become necessary, as the interaction between billions of light paths, millions of pixels, and thousands of materials becomes increasingly high-dimensional and data-intensive. Achuta’s work has been recognized in the form of 15 US patents (all filed as a PhD student), and a few awards.

Website: http://web.media.mit.edu/~achoo/