Principal Investigator

Sanjeev Koppal

Dr. Sanjeev Koppal

Sanjeev J. Koppal is an assistant professor at the University of Florida ECE department. Prior to joining UF, he was a researcher at the Texas Instruments Imaging R&D lab. Sanjeev obtained his Master’s and Ph.D. degrees from the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. After CMU, he was a postdoctoral research associate in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University. He received his B.S. degree from the University of Southern California in 2003. His interests span computer vision, computational photography and optics, novel cameras and sensors, 3D reconstruction, physics-based vision and active illumination.

Dr. Koppal’s CV

Contact Information
Sanjeev J. Koppal
Assistant Professor
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Francesco Pittaluga

Francesco Pittaluga is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at the FOCUS Lab at the University of Florida. Prior to joining UF, he attended Tufts University where he received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering with a second major in Computer Science. His interests span computer vision, machine learning, and computational photography.




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Xiaomeng Liu

Xiaomeng Liu

Xiaomeng Liu is currently working as a research assistant in the FOCUS Lab at UF. Before working with the FOCUS Lab, she obtained an M.S. Degree in Computer Engineering from the ECE department at the University of Florida. Her research interests span thermal sensors, optics, image processing, and computational photography.



Justin Folden

Justin Folden

Justin Folden is a first year Ph.D student at the University of Florida, and a research assistant at the FOCUS Lab. Before joining the Gator Nation, Justin obtained a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Florida Polytechnic University. His interests include material science, image processing, electro-magnetics, and computational photography.









Alumni (First Appointment After Graduation)

Lisa Butler, Masters, 2015, Lockheed Martin
Ishwarya Iyengar Thirunarayanan, Masters, 2016, Siemens Imaging
Phillip Riley, Undergraduate, 2016, Harris Corporation
Xiaoyang Zhang, Ph.D. (co-advised with Dr. Huikai Xie), 2016, MagicLeap
Junior Metayer, Undergraduate, 2016, Florida Power & Light
Aleksandar Zivkovic, Masters, 2016, Magic and Company
Aashik Nagadikeri Harish, Masters, 2017, STRIVR Labs
Tatiana Luna, Undergraduate, 2017, Ph.D. candidate at Colombia University, NYC
Nahien Chowdhury, Undergraduate, 2017, Boeing
Zaid Tasneem, Masters, 2018