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Katherine Louise Bouman

Nationality American
Known for CHIRP algorithm
Scientific career
Thesis Extreme Imaging via Physical Model Inversion: Seeing Around Corners and Imaging Black Holes
Doctoral advisor William T. Freeman

Katherine Louise Bouman ( born 1989) is an American engineer and computer scientist working in the field of computer imagery. She led the development of an algorithm for imaging black holes, known as Continuous High-resolution Image Reconstruction using Patch priors (CHIRP), and was a member of the Event Horizon Telescope team that captured the first image of a black hole.

The California Institute of Technology, which hired Bouman as an assistant professor in June 2019, awarded her a named professorship in 2020. In 2021, asteroid 291387 Katiebouman was named after her.

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