Philip Saponaro

PhD Student
Email: saponaro 'at' udel 'dot' edu

I am a PhD student in the VIMS lab at the University of Delaware. I successfully completed the preliminary examination and proposal for the PhD program.

My PhD advisor is Dr.Chandra Kambhamettu. My research interests include topics in stereo systems, augmented reality, and multi-modal systems using thermal infrared.

I have interned at the U.S. Army Research Lab (ARL) in Adelphi, MD, where I worked on a project for a real time augmented reality system with the SIRE radar system and GPS/IMU, which resulted in an SPIE publication. I am currently working at ARL on improving the system by adding much more information with stereo cameras, and two thermal long-wave-infrared cameras. These will allow us to get accurate, metric depth information, while spotting concealed targets with anomalous heat and depth signatures.


  • P. Saponaro, S. Sorensen, A. Kolagunda, S. Rhein, C. Kambhamettu. Material Classification with Thermal Imagery. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2015 IEEE Conference on , June 2015
  • P. Saponaro, C. Kambhamettu. Concealed Target Detection with Fusion of Visible and Infrared. Springer 10th International Symposium on Visual Computing, ISVC, 2014.
  • P. Saponaro, S. Sorensen, S. Rhein, Andrew R. Mahoney, and Chandra Kambhamettu. Reconstruction of Textureless Regions Using Structure From Motion and Image-Based Interpolation. IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP, 2014.
  • P. Saponaro, C. Kambhamettu. Towards Auto-calibration of Smart Phones Using Orientation Sensors. In Third IEEE International Workshop on Mobile Vision, CVPRW, 2013.
  • P. Saponaro, C. Kambhamettu, K. Ranney, A. Sullivan: Concealed Target Detection Using Augmented Reality with SIRE Radar. SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing: Radar Sensor Technology XVII, Baltimore, Maryland, 29 April - 3 May 2013.