Joshua Rapp

jrapp@stanford.edu


Education

PhD, Electrical Engineering, 2014-2020

Boston University, Boston, MA

Advisor: Vivek Goyal

Thesis: Probabilistic Modeling for Single-Photon Lidar

BS, Electrical Engineering, 2010-2014

Tufts University, Medford, MA, summa cum laude

Awards/Fellowships

Publications

Journal Papers

  1. J. Rapp*, Y. Ma*, R. M. A. Dawson, and V. K. Goyal, “Dead Time Compensation for High-Flux Ranging,” IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 67, no. 13, pp. 3471-3486, July 2019. (*equal contribution) [paper]

  2. J. Rapp, R. M. A. Dawson, and V. K. Goyal, “Estimation from Quantized Gaussian Measurements: When and How to Use Dither,” IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 67, no. 13, pp. 3424-3438, July 2019. [paper]

  3. 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*, Charles Saunders*, Julián Tachella*, John Murray-Bruce, Yoann Altmann, Jean-Yves Tourneret, Stephen McLaughlin, Robin M. A. Dawson, Franco N. C. Wong, and V. K. Goyal, “Seeing Around Corners with Edge-Resolved Transient Imaging,” submitted, January 2020. (*equal contribution) [arXiv]

Presentations

Conference Papers

  1. J. Rapp, Y. Ma, R. M. A. Dawson, and V. K. Goyal, “Markov Chain Modeling for High-Flux Single-Photon Detection with Dead Times,” Mathematics in Imaging. OSA Imaging and Applied Optics Congress, June 2019. (Oral)
  2. 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)
  3. 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]
  4. J. Rapp, R. M. A. Dawson, and V. K. Goyal, “Dither-enhanced lidar,” Computational Optical Sensing and Imaging. OSA Imaging and Applied Optics Congress, 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, Applied Optics, Optics Express, Optical Engineering, IEEE Radar Conference 2019, ICIP 2019