Rambus Fellow Dr. David G. Stork was recently elected “Life Fellow” by the Optical Society of America (OSA). OSA Fellows are selected based on their overall impact on optics, as gauged through factors such as specific scientific, engineering, and technological contributions, a record of significant publications or patents related to optics, technical leadership in the field, and service to OSA and the global optics community.
Stork was named a Life Fellow for his pioneering contributions to the theory and practice of computational imaging, computer vision and pattern recognition, including their application to the study of art.
“I deeply enjoy the task of identifying technical problems or opportunities, solving hard theoretical problems and translating those results into practical devices and real-world services that make a difference in the world,” he told Rambus Press. “Specific examples include pondering interdisciplinary problems and the intersections of apparently disparate disciplines, e.g. optics and computing, hardware and software, computer vision and art, speech recognition and computer vision, etc.”
Stork also noted that he is especially fascinated by artificial intelligence (AI), as well as vision in both humans and machines.
“This includes recognizing patterns—a general task of extraordinary complexity and depth but which humans take for granted,” he added.
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