Research Summary

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Research Summary

Dr. Jae-Hyun Jung’s research focuses on the interface between optical/electrical systems and human vision. He proposes to uncover the principles underlying human visual perception, and apply them to improve low vision aids, from prism glasses to visual prostheses. He is studying three-dimensional (3D) imaging and display systems and image processing methods to restore vision and rehabilitate people with visual impairments. He has applied this novel light-field imaging system to improve visual prostheses for people with visual impairments, such as retinal/cortical implant and sensory substitution devices (SSDs). He has developed visual field expansion devices for patients with homonymous and bitemporal hemianopia, and for patients with acquired monocular vision using various prism devices. He has also developed real-time light-field microscopy that captures and then simultaneously represents entire 3D volumetric information of live specimens.

Selected Publications

Kim J, Jung J-H, Jang C, Lee B. Real-time capturing and 3D visualization method based on integral imaging. Optics Express 2013;21:18742–18753.

Jung J-H, Kim J, Lee B. Solution of pseudoscopic problem in integral imaging for real-time processing. Optics Letters 2013; 38: 76-78.

Jung J-H, Peli E. Impact of high power and angle of incidence on prism corrections for visual field loss. Optical Engineering 2014;53:061707-1-13.

Kim J, Jung J-H, Jeong Y, Hong K, Lee B. Real-time integral imaging system for light field microscopy. Optics Express 2014;22:10210–10220.

Jung J-H, Aloni D, Yitzhaky Y, Peli E. Active confocal imaging for visual prostheses. Vision Research 2015; 111:182-196.

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2007: B.Sc., magna cum laude, Pusan National University, Busan, Korea
2012: Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

Postgraduate Training

Seoul National University, Fellow (09/2012-11/2012)
Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass. Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School, Fellow (12/2012-10/2015)


2009 - Merck Young Scientist Award, International Meeting on Information Display (IMID) 2009, Society for Information Display (SID)
2011 - Best Researcher of the Year by PhD Student Award, School of Electrical Engineering, Brain Korea 21, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
2012 - Student Travel Grant, Society for Information Display (SID) Display Week 2012, SID
2012 - National Research Foundation (NRF) of Korea Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Research Foundation of Korea
2015 - Best Paper of the Year by a Trainee, Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass. Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School