Ni Chen

Associate Research Professor
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Meinel 645
Wyant College of Optical Sciences
The University of Arizona
1630 E. University Blvd.
P.O. Box 210094
Tucson, AZ 85721-0094



  • University of Arizona:
    Wyant College of Optical Sciences, Associate Research Professor, 2023 - present
  • King Abdullah University of Science and Technology:
    Researcher, 2019 - 2023
  • Seoul National University
    Brain Korea Research Assistant Professor, 2017 - 2019
  • Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Assistant, Associate Professor, 2016 - 2017
  • The University of Hong Kong
    Research Scientist, 2014 - 2016

Specific Research Interests 

  • Interactive Imaging: Differential optical system
  • Three-dimensional/Four-dimensional imaging: Holographic imaging, Light field imaging, Phase imaging
  • Three-dimensional display: Light field display, Holographic display, Holographic Optical Elements (HOE virtual reality display)


  • Ph.D., electrical and computer engineering, Seoul National University, 2014
  • M.E., computer and communications engineering, Chungbuk National University, 2010
  • B.E., software engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology (Weihai), 2008