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SCIEN & EE 292E: Advances in automotive image sensors

Advances in automotive image sensors
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 4:30pm
Packard 101
Dr. Boyd Fowler (CTO of Omnivision)
Abstract / Description: 

In this talk I present recent advances in 2D and 3D image sensors for automotive applications such as rear view cameras, surround view cameras, ADAS cameras and in cabin driver monitoring cameras. This includes developments in high dynamic range image capture, LED flicker mitigation, high frame rate capture, global shutter, near infrared sensitivity and range imaging. I will also describe sensor developments for short range and long range LIDAR systems.


Boyd Fowler joined OmniVision in December 2015 and is the CTO. Prior to joining OmniVision he was a founder and VP of Engineering at Pixel Devices where he focused on developing high performance CMOS image sensors. After Pixel Devices was acquired by Agilent Technologies, Dr. Fowler was responsible for advanced development of their commercial CMOS image sensors products. In 2005 Dr. Fowler joined Fairchild Imaging as the CTO and VP of technology, where he developed SCMOS image sensors for high performance scientific applications. After Fairchild Imaging was acquired by BAE Systems, Dr. Fowler was appointed the technology directory of the CCD/CMOS image sensor business. He has authored numerous technical papers, book chapters and patents. Dr. Fowler received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1990 and 1995 respectively.