Jasper Tan's Bio

I am currently an Electrical Engineering PhD student at Rice University working in both the Rice Digital Signal Processing group and the Rice Computational Imaging Lab under Prof. Richard G Baraniuk and Prof. Ashok Veeraraghavan. My research interests are in the intersection of computational imaging and machine learning. Currently, my research goal is to build a privacy-preserving inferential sensor (or camera): a sensor that can perform inferential tasks (such as face detection, gesture recognition, etc.) without leaking secure information (such as identity or the image itself). This will allow us to benefit from the treasures of computer vision without compromising privacy.

I have also worked very closely with the FlatCam, an ultra-thin (< 1mm) and inexpensive (< $1 in mass production) lensless camera.

Before coming to Rice, I graduated from Santa Clara University with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science & Engineering double major (summa cum laude) in 2015. Over there, I worked with the Frugal Innovation Lab to develop a point-of-care monitoring device to detect arsenic in water.

You may find links to code and datasets associated with my research under the Research page.


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