Kaan Akşit is an associate professor in the computer science department at University College London, where he leads the Computational Light Laboratory.

Holographic displays have long been debated as the display technology that could bring true three-dimensionality, accurate color production, and retinal resolutions to our screens, including augmented reality glasses and virtual reality headsets. However, these promises of holographic displays have yet to be proven and delivered. In this talk, Akşit will introduce his group’s work in attempt to deliver on these promises and describe how they aim to provide life-like images by bridging the gap between Human-Visual Perception (HVS) and Computer-Generated Holography (CGH).

The research he will describe in this context spans from their open-source toolkit and new rendering algorithms to novel types of display hardware.

This talk is co-presented by Mary Ann Mavrinac Studio X, Goergen Institute for Data Science, and the Institute of Optics. For more information on Kaan Akşit, visit his Voices of XR page. Please register to attend his talk. 

A Zoom link will be emailed to participants closer to the event. 

The Voices of XR speaker series is made possible by University Life Trustee Kathy McMorran Murray ʼ74 and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Traineeship (NRT) program as part of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Training in the Science, Technology, and Applications of Augmented and Virtual Reality at the University of Rochester (#1922591).

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