Laura Waller

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
Research Description

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

In the News

April 30, 2018

Editing brain activity with holography

What if we could edit the sensations we feel; paste in our brain pictures that we never saw, cut out unwanted pain or insert non-existent scents into memory?
February 16, 2015

The Invisible Comes to Light

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

Funding for big-data projects in ecology, astronomy & microscopy

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.