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Dr. Matthew Colburn, Meta

Augmented Reality Foundational Technology

August 25 (Thursday), 2022
11:30 am to 12:30 pm (EDT)
Virtual via Zoom

Presentation to be made available soon

Abstract: Over the past half-century, the computational revolution has evolved from corporate mainframes to mobile compute, and most recently, edge-compute with interface based on keyboard, touch screen, and voice. Many consider augmented reality to be the next leap in this evolution that will leverage this computational foundation and enable new interface modalities with immersive augmented reality experiences across sight, sound, and touch. The first step to bringing augmented reality to life is creating a high-resolution, large field-of-view near-eye display. In this seminar, Dr. Colburn will survey a series of Augmented Reality display architectures and the underlying technologies behind several of the display components.

Biography: Dr. Matthew Colburn is a technology leader with >20 years of experience delivering innovative solutions at the intersection of materials, optics, and nanofabrication. In 2016, he joined Oculus Research (now Meta Reality Labs) to lead the Augmented Reality optics fabrication research. Currently, he is the R&D Director responsible for incubation and productization of combiner technology. The team he supports is responsible for computational optics and optimization, component level design and fabrication, customized material solution, and metrology solutions for physical optics. In 2001, he received his Ph.D. in Chemical Eng. from UT Austin developing imprint lithography technology. He then joined the IBM’s Watson Research Center where he developed integration strategies for ultra-low-k dielectrics, and explored novel patterning techniques. In 2005, he moved to the Advanced Lithography group, and later became the senior manager of IBM’s Strategic Patterning Research group with technology leadership for advanced device nodes. He has over 100 issued patents, co-authored over 80 publications, and 2 book chapters.