Friday, March 24th, 2017

April 2015 – At NAB 2015, Carl Dempsey CEO of Wohler introduced several new hardware products including the most unique product of the show. As streaming media and file based workflows are the state of the industry and will soon be the dominant formats, they introduce a new line of monitoring and analysis tools called [...]

February 10, 2015, Electronic Imaging Conference, San Francisco—James Rehg from Georgia Tech talked about developing new tools to use the many available video analysis capabilities to evaluate social interactions in younger children. The growing capabilities of vision tools and other sensors provides an ability to measure and analyze behavior. In the recent past, some of [...]

February 9 2015, Electronic Imaging Conference, San Francisco—Peter Nugent from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory described the efforts in incorporating big data techniques to detecting and observing super nova phenomena. The two major conflicting problems are in observing the whole sky for changes and the need for higher power telescopes, which have smaller field of view, [...]

December 16, 2014, IEDM, San Francisco—Anette Grot from Pacific BioSciences defined the requirements and possible roadmap for the image sensors that will be used in high-throughput, massively-parallel DNA sequencing. The technology trends and improvements in capabilities related to Moore’s Law have enabled tremendous increases in DNA processing. First, a background on gene sequencing. A sample [...]

December 16, 2014, IEDM, San Francisco—Edoardo Charbon from Delft University of Technology presented a paper on SPAD photo-detectors. Changes in device topology and processing help improve performance while reducing parametric variations. The basic operating mode for the detector is to have a charge build-up cycle, followed by a quench upon detection, then a recharge. The [...]

May 8, 2014, Neurogaming Conference, San Francisco—Chris Berka from Advanced Brain Monitoring talked about the changing requirements for sensors and their integration into fully functional diagnostic and brain interfaces. The need for platform-independent hardware and software is growing as more detailed analyses and studies emerge. Now, human subject studies need to go to multi-phase tests [...]

February 25, 2014, RSA Conference, San Francisco—Dwayne Melancon from Tripwire presented the concept of games as the framework for security. Many of the user interfaces can use Diablo as the pattern for the UI. Game players depend upon various de facto standards for game interfaces. The games have methods and models that provide the elements [...]

February 3, 2014, Electronic Imaging Conference, San Francisco—Shih-Fu Chang from Columbia University evaluated the various types of images appearing in social media. These images and collections of images are used to create metadata for further valuation. People take and share pictures because of their emotional and sentimental value. Increasingly, the number of pictures going into [...]

July 2, 2013, Siggraph, Anaheim, CA—In a series of small-scale presentations, Asian researchers displayed their efforts. Yoon Chung Han, studying at UC, Santa Barbara presented Digiti Sonus, a software application that transforms a fingerprint into a collections of sounds. The selection of fingerprints is due to the relative uniqueness of fingerprint patterns among the various [...]

March 19, 2013, GPU Technology Conference, San Jose, CA—David Kasik and Christopher J Senesac from Boeing described the changing nature of computer graphics at their company. Boeing has had substantial influence on the fields of computer graphics, interactive techniques, and computational geometry since 1960. Boeing is involved in a wide range of technologies from basic [...]