Friday, November 28th, 2014

February 5, 2014, Electronic Imaging Conference, San Francisco—Charles Bouman from Purdue discussed integrated imaging that takes advantage of the optimizations possible with different imaging techniques that integrate algorithms, computation, and sensors. Unlike current systems that just extract data from the sensors, an integrated design system could have better performance at lower power. Today’s sensors are [...]

February 4, 2014, Electronic Imaging Conference, San Francisco—Gordon Wetzstein from MIT talked about the conjunction of optical fabrication, computational processing, and perceptual tricks to build the displays of the future. Between 1923 in the present, different electronics and optics have gone into TVs over time. One problem, is that the user experience is still the [...]

February 4, 2014, Electronic Imaging Conference, San Francisco—Al Bovik from the University of Texas at Austin detailed the efforts in developing automated tools for assessing video quality in video networks. The volume of digital videos is doubling every year, and the computational and network capabilities for the image processing and delivery is struggling to keep [...]

February 4, 2014, Electronic Imaging Conference, San Francisco—Jack Gallant from the University of California, Berkeley described his research into the human vision system. These efforts are important because computer vision and human vision are similar in some ways and very different in most others. One quarter of our brain is associated with vision. Comparing brains [...]

February 3, 2014, Electronic Imaging Conference, San Francisco—Harry Matthias from San Jose State University talked about mythologies and their effect on digital cinema. This summer, there will be no more film deliveries to theaters, and all projected films will be digital. Standards from SMPTE and ISO exist to define all facets of these movies from [...]

February 3, 2014, Electronic Imaging Conference, San Francisco—Nick Holliman from the University of York and Jonathan Berry from Durham University talked about enhancing 3-D depth perception with audible cues. This work reflects the relative lack of depth, about +/-20 cm from the surface of the screen on a television. Although people are known to respond [...]

February 3, 2014, Electronic Imaging Conference, San Francisco—Pak Chung Wong from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory talked about the need for new visualization tools for cyber security work. These tools differ from other visualization tools due to the requirements for rapid response and minimization of false positives and negatives. To identify a requirements for cyber [...]

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 [...]

February 7, 2013, Electronic Imaging Conference, Burlingame, CA—Marti Hearst from UC Berkeley described the requirements for future search user interfaces for multimedia. The growing volume of non-text entries on the Web demands a different search UI. Many of the search principles for non-text search are highlighted in the website http://searchuserinterfaces.com/book/, which identifies the issues associated [...]

February 4, 2013, Electronic Imaging Conference, Burlingame, CA—Vikas Ramachandra from Qualcomm explained the requirements for making HDR images with mobile devices. There is a great need for editing iHDR work, but tools like PhotoShop are too heavy for mobile devices. HDR techniques use multiple images with different exposures to accomplish the High Dynamic Range. the [...]