We recieved the presetigous Donald G. Fink award for best paper published in IEEE.
Representing an integration of work in biology, mathematics, optics, materials science, and electronics, Prof. Gruev's lab and collaborators presented recent developments in bioinspired polarization imaging sensors and their applications to biomedicine in their paper “Bioinspired Polarization Imaging Sensors: From Circuits and Optics to Signal Processing Algorithms and Biomedical Applications.” To emulate the highly efficient sensory systems found in biology to better detect features that are hard to see with the human eye, the paper, which appeared in the October 2014 issue of the Proceedings of the IEEE (vol. 102, no. 10, pp. 1450–1469), presents a bioinspired CMOS current-mode polarization imaging sensor based on the compound eye of the mantis shrimp. The work presented in the paper has important implications for applications such as noninvasive neural recording, tissue evaluation, and tumor detection.