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Welcome to High-dimensional Optical Sensing Laboratory (HDOSL)!

The HDOSL lab is located at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, directed by Dr. Beiwen Li, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Our research focuses on the following areas:

  • Novel intelligent 3D optical sensing solutions

  • Superfast dynamic 3D optical sensing/shape measurements

  • Precision multi-scale 3D optical metrology

  • 3D point cloud/mesh data processing and analysis

  • In-situ 3D-vision-based monitoring for manufacturing processes

  • Applications of high-speed/real-time high-accuracy 3D imaging

Principal Investigator

Dr. Beiwen Li, Associate Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Virtual Reality Application Center
Iowa State University
Office: 2092 Black Engineering
Tel: (515)294-9226; Fax: (515)294-3261

Email: beiwen[AT]iastate[DOT]edu 

Laboratory Highlights

Cover feature of Applied Optics, 53(13), 2014

Cover feature of Optics Express, 25(22), 2017

Cover feature of Géotechnique Letters, 9(1), 2019

2019 SPIE Photonics West Conference Best Student Paper Award

Cover feature of Optics Express, 27(17), 2019

2021 IISE Best Track Paper Award

2020 SPIE Rising Researcher Award


Feature Paper of Transactions on Energy Systems and Engineering Applications, 2022


ISU College of Engineering Early Achievement in Research Award, 2023

ISU William and Virginia Binger Professorship (2021-2023)

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