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2 - 4 February 2020
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2020 Student Optical Design Challenge

2020 Student Optical Design Challenge

Pitches, Networking, Awards
Join in and watch this exciting competition to see the latest research and see who wins the cash. The challenge provides a unique opportunity for students to demonstrate their design and creativity to top AR, VR companies.

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Winners

1st Prize Winner ($5,000): Tao Zhan, CREOL, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
2nd Prize Winner ($2,500): Wei-Lun Huang, Johns Hopkins University (United States)
3rd Prize Winner ($1,500): Praneeth Kumar Chakravarthula, Univ. of North Carolina (United States)

Finalists

Jie Chen, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
Lantian Mi, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
Megan M. Arlt, Michigan State Univ. (United States)
Praneeth Kumar Chakravarthula, Univ. of North Carolina (United States)
Shuya Liu, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Tao Zhan, CREOL, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Nuno Alão, Univ. de Lisboa (Portugal)
Wei-Lun Huang, Johns Hopkins University (United States)

Judges

Bernard Kress Christophe Peroz Andreas Georgiou
Bernard Kress
Microsoft HoloLens
Christophe Peroz 
Magic Leap
Andreas Georgiou
Microsoft
Jerry Carollo Zhujun Shi Kaan Akşit
Jerry Carollo
Google
Zhujun Shi
Harvard
Kaan Akşit
Nvidia
Jannick P. Rolland Weichuan Gao Frank-Oliver Karutz
Jannick Rolland Thompson
Institute of Optics
Weichuan Gao
Facebook Technologies
Frank-Oliver Karutz
tooz technologies
Sanjay Gangadhara Jessica DeGroote Nelson JinxinFu
Sanjay Gangadhara
Zemax
Jessica DeGroote Nelson
Optimax
Jinxin Fu
Applied Materials
Katsumoto Ikeda Hong Hua Bharathwaj Narasimhan
Katsumoto Ikeda
Zemax
Hong Hua 
Univ. of Arizona
Bharathwaj Narasimhan
Agilent Technologies

2020 Optical Design Challenge Sponsors

Microsoft Hololens Applied Materials Amazon Optimax
Synopsys Zemax LightTrans