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Mark Neifeld is one of the most prolific contributing authors for Applied Optics, a publication focused on applications-centered research in optics. On its 50th anniversary website, Neifeld is ranked at 37, with 45 articles published in the highly regarded journal.
“Professor Neifeld is doing important work in the areas of optical processing systems and high-speed communications, with potential applications especially in aerospace and defense,” said Tamal Bose, head of the electrical and computer engineering (ECE) department.
Neifeld directs the ECE Optical Computing and Processing Lab. Optical computing uses light (photons) instead of electricity (electrons) to process information. His research is focused on nontraditional imaging, pattern recognition and neural networks, parallel coding and signal processing, volume optical storage, and multiple-quantum-well photonics.
He has co-authored more than 100 refereed journal publications on topics such as optical data storage, free-space and fiber-optic communication, computational imaging, cognitive radar, optical signal processing, VLSI design, slow and fast light, pattern recognition and neural networks, space radiation effects, and optoelectronic design and simulation.