Zack Phillips

Zack Phillips 

PhD Candidate,
Waller Lab,
UC Berkeley
Berkeley, California, USA
email: zkphil [at] berkeley [dot] edu
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About me

I received the B.S. with Highest Honors in Applied Science and Engineering at UNC Chapel Hill in 2013. While at UNC, I was an undergraduate researcher in the Optical Coherence Imaging Lab. I then spent a year as an Associate in Research in the DISP Lab at Duke University. Since 2014, I have been a graduate student in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC Berkeley, where I work with Associate Prof. Laura Waller. I earned my M.S. in Applied Science and Technology from Berkeley in 2016. As part of Laura's group, I work with fellow graduate students and collaborators to explore new and novel ways of designing imaging hardware and reconstruction algorithms together, optimizing for performance, robustness, and price.

Outside of research, I enjoy surfing, camping, woodworking, running, kitesurfing, and volunteering. Since 2014 I have been a part of the Students for Environmental Energy Development (SEED) program, a weekly after-school program for 4th and 5th graders at La Esculeta Elementary in Oakland, CA.

Research Topics

  • Computational Imaging System Design

  • Low-cost computational imaging

  • High-Throughput Microscopy

  • Quantitative Phase Imaging


See my Github page for more information. Some of my work is featured on my lab group's Open-source page.

Recent Publications

  1. Single-shot quantitative phase microscopy with color-multiplexed differential phase contrast (cDPC) (With Michael Chen)

  2. Coded illumination techniques for phase imaging and motion blur

  3. Multi-contrast imaging and digital refocusing on a mobile microscope with a domed LED array

See Full list of publications and proceedings.