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B. Keith Jenkins

B. Keith Jenkins received his B.S. degree in Applied Physics (with honors) from the California Institute of Technology in 1977, the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California in 1979 and 1984.
Research Interests

• Optics in information processing and computing

• Diffractive optical elements and computer-generated holography

• Machine learning and machine perception

• Pattern recognition and object recognition

• Early vision algorithms and sparse image representation

• 3-D photonic multichip modules for neurobiologically inspired computation

• Multiplexed volume holography

• 3-D Displays and human perception


Selected Technical Activities

• Program chair and general chair, OSA Topical Meeting on Optical Computing, March 1991 and March 1993, respectively.

• Guest Editor, Special Issue on Optical Computing, Applied Optics, 1991-1992.

• Various advisory panels on optical computing and interconnections, photonics, and neural networks, for U.S. and E.C. government agencies and industrial associations.

• Program Committee, Imaging Science and Technology’s Electronic Imaging Conference, Image Processing: Machine Vision Applications, 2014-2016.


Selected Publications

• A. Alkan Gülses and B. Keith Jenkins, “Effects of Spatial Extensions in Computer Generated Holograms on Reconstruction Quality in Multi-Focal Imaging Systems,” Digital Holography and Three-Dimensional Imaging, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2014).

• A. Alkan Gülses and B. Keith Jenkins, “Cascaded diffractive optical elements for improved multiplane image reconstruction”, Applied Optics, Vol. 52, No. 15, pp. 3608-3616, 20 May 2013.

• Deniz Kumlu and B. Keith Jenkins, “Autonomous Ship Classification Using Synthetic and Real Color Images,” Proceedings of the IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging Conference, Jan. 2013.

• Pankaj Mishra and B. Keith Jenkins, “Fusion of Biologically Inspired and Visual Perception Based Feature Sets for Object Recognition,” Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on Image Processing, Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CSREA Press 2010, pp. 667-673, July 2010.

• Mishra, P., Jenkins, B. K. “Hierarchical Model for Object Recognition Based on Natural-Stimuli Adapted Filters,” Proceedings of the IEEE Intl. Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, paper 1759, IEEE, pp. 950-953, March 2010.

• Yunsong Huang and B. Keith Jenkins, “Non-iterative Estimation with Perturbed Gaussian Markov Processes,” Neural Information Processing Systems, Vancouver, B.C., December 2005, paper 621; in Yair Weiss, Bernhard Schölkopf, and John Platt, Eds., Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 18, MIT Press, 2006.

• A. R. Tanguay, Jr., B. K. Jenkins, C. von der Malsburg, B. Mel, G. Holt, J. O’Brien, I. Biederman, A. Madhukar, P. Nasiatka, and Y. Huang, “Vertically Integrated Photonic Multichip Module Architecture for Vision Applications,” in Optics in Computing 2000, R. A. Lessared, T. Galstian, Eds., SPIE Vol. 4089, pp. 584-600, June 2000.

• S. Piazzolla and B. K. Jenkins, “First-Harmonic Diffusion Model for Holographic Grating Formation in Photopolymers,” Journal of the Optical Society of America B, Vol.  17, No.  7, pp.  1147-1157 (July 2000).

• C. Huang, B. K. Jenkins, and C. B. Kuznia, “Space-Variant Interconnections Based on Diffractive Optical Elements for Neural Networks: Architectures and Crosstalk Reduction,” Applied Optics, Vol. 37, No. 5, pp. 889-911, 10 February 1998.

• G. C. Petrisor, A. A. Goldstein, B. K. Jenkins, E. J. Herbulock, and A. R. Tanguay, Jr., “Convergence of Backward-Error-Propagation Learning in Photorefractive Crystals,” Applied Optics, Vol. 35, No. 8, pp. 1328-1343, 10 March 1996.

• A. A. Goldstein, G. C. Petrisor and B. K. Jenkins, “Gain and Exposure Scheduling to Compensate for Photorefractive Neural-Network Weight Decay,” Optics Letters, Vol. 20, No. 6, pp. 611-613, 15 March 1995.

• K.-Y. Li and B. K. Jenkins, “Optical Parallel Access Shared Memory (OPASM) System: Analysis and Experimental Demonstration,” Applied Optics, Vol. 34, No. 2, pp. 358-369, 10 Jan. 1995.

• K.-S. Huang, C. B. Kuznia, B. K. Jenkins and A. A. Sawchuk, “Parallel Architectures for Digital Optical Cellular Image Processing,” Proceedings of the IEEE, Vol. 82, No. 11, pp. 1711-1723, Nov. 1994.

• C. Waterson and B. K. Jenkins, “Shared-Memory Optical/Electronic Computer: Architecture and Control,” Applied Optics, Vol. 33, No. 8, pp. 1559-1574, 10 March 1994.

• C. H. Wang, B. K. Jenkins and J. M. Wang, “Visual Cortex Operations and Their Implementation Using the Incoherent Optical Neuron Model,” Applied Optics, Vol. 32, No. 11, pp. 1876-1887, 10 April 1993.

• P. Asthana, G. P. Nordin, A. R. Tanguay, Jr.  and B.K. Jenkins, “Analysis of Weighted Fan-out/Fan-in Volume Holographic Optical Interconnections,” Applied Optics, Vol.  32, No.  8, pp.  1441-1469 (10 March 1993).

• S. Piazzolla, B. K. Jenkins, and A. R. Tanguay, Jr., “Single Step Copying Process for Multiplexed Volume Holograms,” Optics Letters, Vol. 17, No. 9, pp. 676-678, 1 May 1992.

• B.K. Jenkins and A.R. Tanguay, Jr., “Photonic Implementations of Neural Networks,” in B. Kosko, Ed., Neural Networks for Signal Processing, Prentice-Hall, 1992, pp. 287-382.

• H. Sano and B.K. Jenkins, “A Neural Network Model for Pitch Perception,” Computer Music Journal, pp.  41-48 (Fall 1989).

• Y.T. Zhou, R. Chellappa, A. Vaid, and B.K. Jenkins, “Image Restoration Using a Neural Network,” IEEE Trans. ASSP, special issue on neural networks, pp.  1141-1151 (July 1988).

• A. A. Sawchuk, B. K. Jenkins, C. S. Raghavendra, A. Varma, “Optical Crossbar Networks,” Computer, special issue on interconnection networks, Vol.  20, No.  6, pp.  50-60 (June 1987).

• B.K. Jenkins, P. Chavel, R. Forchheimer, A.A. Sawchuk, and T.C. Strand, “Architectural Implications of a Digital Optical Processor,” Applied Optics, vol.  23, pp.  3465-3474 (1984).


Dissertations of Recent Graduates

• A. Alkan Gulses, A Treatise on Cascaded Computer Generated Holograms (Ph.D. Thesis, SIPI Technical Report No. 421, May 2014).  [USC digital library]

• Deniz Kumlu, Autonomous Ship Recognition from Color Images (M.S. Thesis, SIPI Technical Report No. 422, August 2012)  [USC digital library]

• Pankaj Mishra, Biologically Inspired Overcomplete Representation, Feature Extraction, and Object Classification(Ph.D. Thesis, SIPI Technical Report No. 418, Aug. 2011). [USC digital library]

Dissertations (in pdf) can also be downloaded from the SIPI Technical Report List .


Selected Patents

• B. K. Jenkins and A. R. Tanguay, Jr., “Incoherent/Coherent Double Angularly Multiplexed Volume Holographic Optical Elements,” assigned to University of Southern California, U.S. Patent No.  5,661,577, file date 15 May 1995 (divisional of U. S. Pat.  No.  5,416,616), issued 26 Aug.  1997.

• A. R. Tanguay, Jr.  and B. K. Jenkins, “Modulator-Based Photonic Chip-to-Chip Interconnections for Dense Three-Dimensional Multichip Module Integration,” assigned to University of Southern California, U. S. Patent No.  5,568,574, file date 12 June 1995, issued 22 Oct.  1996.

• B. K. Jenkins and A. R. Tanguay, Jr., “Incoherent/Coherent Source Array for Multiplexed Holographic Recording and Readout,” assigned to University of Southern California, U. S. Patent No.  5,339,177, file date 13 Feb.  1992 (divisional of U. S. Pat.  No.  5,121,231), issued 16 Aug.  1994.

• B. K. Jenkins and A. R. Tanguay, Jr., “Incoherent/Coherent Multiplexed Holographic Recording for Photonic Interconnections and Holographic Optical Elements,” assigned to University of Southern California, U. S. Pat.  No.  5,121,231, file date 6 April 1990, issued 9 June 1992.