Laura Waller
Assistant Professor
Division of Electrical Engineering/EECS
(510) 642-2753

Research Expertise and Interest

computational optical imaging, digital holography, light field cameras, metrology and inspection, phase retrieval, inverse problems in imaging, phase-space optics, optical coherence theory, nonlinear optics, 3D imaging and display


Optics and computational imaging – specifically, phase retrieval, coherence measurement, phase-space optics and nonlinear dynamics for imaging.

In Research News

Markita del Carpio Landry and Michel Maharbiz
February 8, 2017

Thirteen UC Berkeley faculty have been chosen by the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub to receive up to $1.5 million each over the next five years to conduct cutting-edge biomedical research — with no strings attached.

October 14, 2016

Four UC Berkeley research teams will share $1.7 million from the federal government’s BRAIN initiative, part of $70 million in new grants announced Thursday, Oct. 13, by the National Institutes of Health.

Laura Waller is working on computational imaging methods
February 16, 2015

Laura Waller is working on computational imaging methods for quantitative phase microscopy, which enables one to map the shape and/or density of invisible samples in a non-invasive way.  Her group is developing simple experimental architectures and efficient post-processing algorithms for phase recovery, applied in a variety of scientific and industrial settings.

October 2, 2014

Three professors at UC Berkeley will receive $1.5 million over the next five years from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation as part of the foundation’s Data-Driven Discovery Initiative. The initiative, one of the largest privately funded data scientist programs of its kind, is committed to enabling new types of scientific breakthroughs by supporting interdisciplinary, data-driven researchers.

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