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One thing we are interested in promoting, as a student chapter, is collaboration with researchers outside the School of Physical Sciences. The University of Kent conducts research in a broad range of imaging techniques not only at our Applied Optics Group, but also at the School of Engineering and Digital Arts and at the School of Computing. To foster interdisciplinary collaboration, a colloquium between these schools was organised to share the current topics being researched and build relations across the constituent groups.

Seven invited talks were scheduled in addition to a keynote presentation by Prof. Adrian Podoleanu, head of the Applied Optics Group. The talks covered a wide range of topics including optical coherence tomography, single pixel cameras, plenoptic imaging, high speed cameras, and image processing on field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and graphical processing units (GPUs).

The event had over 30 in attendance, with a lively Q&A session. This event would not have been possible without the collaborative effort involving the University of Kent student chapters for both the Optical Society of America (OSA) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

This colloquium was successful in sharing the wide breadth of imaging research going on at Kent and we look forward to many new research endeavours as we work together.

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