Joel Alter Greenberg

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Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Performs research in the area of computational imaging with a focus on physics-based modeling and system-level design from fundamental science through algorithm implementation.

Appointments and Affiliations
  • Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Contact Information:
  • Office Phone: (919) 660-2500
  • Email Address:

  • Ph.D. Duke University, 2012

Curriculum Vitae

Atomic, molecular, and optical physics
Nonlinear dynamics and complex systems

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions:

  • Fritz London Fellowship, Duke University Physics Department, September, 2010
  • Physics Graduate Teaching Fellowship, Duke University Physics Department, 2009
  • Preparing Future Faculty Fellow, Duke University Graduate School, 2009
  • John Chambers Fellowship, Fitzpatrick Institute of Photonics (Duke University), September, 2007
  • James B. Duke Fellowship, Duke University, September, 2005

Courses Taught:
  • BME 552: Advanced Optics
  • ECE 541: Advanced Optics
  • PHYSICS 621: Advanced Optics

Representative Publications: (More Publications)
    • Greenberg, JA, X-ray scatter imaging applications in medicine (2015) [abs].
    • Greenberg, JA, Practical tabletop X-ray scatter tomography (2014) [abs].
    • Pang, S; Hassan, M; Greenberg, J; Holmgren, A; Krishnamurthy, K; Brady, D, Complementary coded apertures for 4-dimensional x-ray coherent scatter imaging., Optics express, vol 22 no. 19 (2014), pp. 22925-22936 [10.1364/oe.22.022925] [abs].
    • Zhu, Y; Greenberg, JA; Husein, NA; Gauthier, DJ, Giant all-optical tunable group velocity dispersion in an optical fiber., Optics express, vol 22 no. 12 (2014), pp. 14382-14391 [10.1364/oe.22.014382] [abs].
    • Greenberg, JA; Hassan, M; Krishnamurthy, K; Brady, D, Structured illumination for tomographic X-ray diffraction imaging., The Analyst, vol 139 no. 4 (2014), pp. 709-713 [10.1039/c3an01641b] [abs].
Lectures and Invited Talks:
  • Practical tabletop X-ray scatter tomography, Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics Seminar, Duke University,
  • X-ray scatter imaging applications in medicine, Medical Physics seminar series, Duke University,
  • Steady-state superradiance via emergent order in a cold atomic vapor, Physics of Quantum Electronics (Salt Lake City, UT),
  • Structured illumination for compressive x-ray diffraction tomography, SPIE/IS&T Electronic Imaging: Computational Imaging XII (San Francisco, CA),
  • Coding and sampling for compressive tomography, SPIE Optics + Photonics (San Diego, CA),
  • Real-time volumetric molecular imaging using coded apertures, Aviation Security Technology Industry Day (Washington, DC),
  • Super-charging nonlinear optical processes via cooperative effects., International Laser Physics Workshop, Foz do Iguazu, Brazil,
  • Self-phase matched four-wave mixing in cold vapor, Frontiers in Optics/Division of Laser Science annual meeting (Rochester, NY),
  • Superradiance in an ultracold thermal vapor, OSA NLO (Honolulu, HI),
  • Transient enhancement of the nonlinear atom-photon coupling via recoil-induced resonances, APS DAMOP meeting (UVA, Charlottesville, VA),
  • Investigation of the Saturation Mechanism of Recoil-induced Resonances, APS DAMOP meeting (State College, PA),