Jasper Tan's Bio

I am currently a fourth-year Electrical Engineering PhD student at Rice University working in the Rice Digital Signal Processing group under Dr. Richard G Baraniuk and Dr. Ashok Veeraraghavan. My research interests are in lensless imaging, computational photography, and machine learning. In particluar, I have worked very closely with the FlatCam, an ultra-thin (< 1mm) and cheap (≅ $5 in mass production) lensless camera.

Currently, my research dream 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.

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.