Joshua Rapp

jrapp@bu.edu


Education

PhD, Electrical Engineering, 2014-2019 (anticipated)

Boston University, Boston, MA

Advisor: Vivek Goyal

Thesis: Computational Methods for Single-Photon Lidar Imaging

BS, Electrical Engineering, 2010-2014

Tufts University, Medford, MA, summa cum laude

Awards/Fellowships

Publications

Journal Papers

  1. J. Rapp and V. K. Goyal, “A Few Photons Among Many: Unmixing Signal and Noise for Photon-Efficient Active Imaging,” IEEE Transactions on Computational Imaging, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 445-459, September 2017. [paper+code]

Papers in preparation

  1. J. Rapp, R. M. A. Dawson, and V. K. Goyal, “Estimation from Quantized Gaussian Measurements: When and How to Use Dither,” submitted to IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Oct. 2018. [arXiv]
  2. J. Rapp*, Y. Ma*, R. M. A. Dawson, and V. K. Goyal, “Dead Time Compensation for High-Flux Ranging,” submitted to IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Sept. 2018. (*equal contribution) [arXiv]

Presentations

Conference Papers

  1. J. Rapp, Y. Ma, R. M. A. Dawson, and V. K. Goyal, “Dead Time Compensation for High-Flux Imaging,” accepted to Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. Acoust., Speech, and Signal Process. (ICASSP), May 2019. (Oral)
  2. J. Rapp, R. M. A. Dawson, and V. K. Goyal, “Improving Lidar Depth Resolution With Dither,” Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. Image Process. (ICIP), October 2018. (Poster) Best Student Paper Award, Third Place [paper]
  3. J. Rapp, R. M. A. Dawson, and V. K. Goyal, “Dither-enhanced lidar,” Computational Optical Sensing and Imaging. Optical Society of America, June 2018. (Poster)

Meeting presentations with no proceedings

  1. “Single Photon Detection with Dead Time,” BU CISE Graduate Student Workshop, January 2019, Boston, MA, USA. (Oral)
  2. “Improving Lidar Depth Resolution With Dither,” New England Computer Vision Workshop, November 2018, Cambridge, MA, USA. (Poster)
  3. “Dither-Enhanced Lidar Imaging,” Gordon Research Conference on Image Science, June 2018, Easton, MA, USA. (Poster)
  4. “Dither-Enhanced Lidar Imaging,” International Conference on Computational Photography (ICCP), May 2018, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. (Poster)
  5. “Dither-Enhanced Lidar Imaging,” Boston Photonics Conference, February 2018, Boston, MA, USA. (Oral)
  6. “A Few Photons Among Many: Unmixing Signal and Noise for Photon-Efficient Active Imaging,” IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), September 2017, Beijing, China. (Oral)
  7. “Unmixing Signal and Noise for Photon-Efficient Active Imaging,” Single Photon Workshop (SPW), August 2017, Boulder, CO, USA. (Oral) [recording]
  8. “A Few Photons Among Many: Unmixing Signal and Noise for Photon-Efficient Active Imaging,” International Conference on Computational Photography (ICCP), May 2017, Stanford, CA, USA. (Poster)
  9. “Unmixing Signal and Background Noise for Photon-Efficient Active Imaging,” BU Graduate Research Symposium, April 2016, Boston, MA, USA. (Poster) CISE Award Honorable Mention.
  10. “Spatially-Adaptive Noise Censoring for Photon-Efficient Active Imaging,” BU CISE Graduate Student Workshop, January 2016, Boston, MA, USA. (Oral) Best Presenter Award.

Professional Service

Professional Affiliations

Journal Review

Reviewer for SIAM Journal on Imaging Sciences, IEEE Transactions on Computational Imaging, Optics Express, Optical Engineering, IEEE Radar Conference 2019