PhD Candidate Yu Gan Wins 2014 Optics and Photonics Education SPIE Scholarship

Yu GanThe Electrical Engineering Department is happy to announce that our graduate student Yu Gan has been awarded a 2014 Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, for his potential contributions to the field of optics and photonics.

Yu Gan is a second year PhD candidate in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University. He is a research assistant in the Structure Function Imaging Laboratory, under the supervision of Dr. Christine P. Hendon. His research interest involves image processing. He is working towards development of a new analysis tool for Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) images. His objective is to develop automated tissue classification algorithms for diagnosis of cardiac disease by extraction of depth dependent optical properties and characterization of the ultra-structure of biological tissues.

SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies. The Society serves nearly 256,000 constituents from approximately 155 countries, offering conferences, continuing education, books, journals, and a digital library in support of interdisciplinary information exchange, professional networking, and patent precedent. SPIE provided $3.2 million in support of education and outreach programs in 2013

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