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Michail A. Vorontsov

Director, Intelligent Optics Laboratory

University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742



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Mikhail A. Vorontsov received his Ph.D. in physics in 1977 and Doctor of Science in physics and mathematics in 1989, both from Moscow State University. Until 1993 he was a professor of physics in the Physics Department and at the International Laser Center of Moscow State University. From 1993 to 1997 Dr. Vorontsov was a professor of mechanical engineering at New Mexico State University and held a concurrent IPA appointment with the Army Research Laboratory. Currently he is a Research Professor at the Electrical Engineering Department of UMD (College Park), and a Research Fellow in the Computational and Information Sciences Directorate of the Army Research Laboratory. He has published over 230 papers and four books on the subjects of adaptive optics, nonlinear spatio-temporal dynamics, imaging through turbulence, parallel image processing and correction, optical synergetics, optimal control theory, and optical neural networks. He has supervised the dissertations of twelve Ph.D. students. Dr. Vorontsov is frequently requested as a speaker and guest lecturer and has chaired a number of international conferences. He is both an OSA and SPIE Fellow.


  1. Micro-Scale Adaptive Optical System for Long-Range Laser Communication
    Collaborators: UMD (Drs. Davis, Etienne-Cummings).
  2. Atmospheric Sensor Network for Laser Communication and Imaging Systems
    Collaborators: UMD (Drs. Etienne-Cummings, P. Abshire)
  3. Advanced Beam Control Techniques
  4. Self-Referencing Interferometer and the Nonlinear Zernike Filter Wavefront Sensors
    Collaborators (Drs. Krishnaprasad, Etienne-Cummings, Justh)
  5. High-Resolution (Secondary Loop) Wavefront Control
  6. Adaptive and Synthetic Imaging Techniques for Retina Imaging
  7. Micro-Scale On-Chip Optical Wavefront Correction
  8. Nonlinear Spatio-Temporal Dynamics of Large Array of Opto-Electronic Feedback Circuits
  9. On-the-Fly Image Processing for Anisoplanatic Imaging Through the Atmospheric Turbulence.
  10. Hypervision: Adaptive Vision Techniques Based on Fusion of Electrophysiological and Adaptive Optics Paradigms

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