Ramesh Raskar is a Senior Research Scientist at MERL. His research interests include projector-based graphics, computational photography and non-photorealistic rendering. His published articles in imaging and photography include topics in multi-flash photography for depth edge detection, image fusion, gradient-domain imaging and projector-camera systems.
Dr. Raskar received the TR100 Award in 2004 which recognizes top 100 innovators under 35 worldwide, Global Indus Technovator Award at MIT in 2003 which recognizes the top 20 Indian technology innovators worldwide, Mitsubishi Electric Valuable Invention Award in 2004 and Mitsubishi Electric Information Technology R&D Award in 2003.
He is the co-organizer of a course on Computational Photography at Siggraph
2005, and teaching a course on Computational Photography at Northeastern University
in Fall 2005. He is the co-chair of the PROCAMS (Projector-camera systems) workshop
at CVPR 2005.
He is a member of the ACM and IEEE.
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I grew up in Rochester, NY, not far from the George Eastman House, whose technical and artistic exhibits made a deep and lasting impression. I received an AB in physics from Brown University and an MA in physics from Wayne State University, then pursued a career in magnetic recording technology at Honeywell, Univac, Kodak, and Storagetek. In 2000 I launched my website, normankoren.com, devoted to technical and artisticaspects of digital photography. In 2004 I launched Imatest, a program for measuring lens sharpness and digital image quality. My current activities consist of developing Imatest and consulting on digital image quality.
Vladimir Brajovic is the CEO & Founder of Intrigue Technologies, Inc. a university spin-off that specializes in the next generation of adaptive image sensors for robotic and unmanned systems (www.intriguetek.com). Prior to founding Intrigue, Vladimir served on the research faculty of the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University where he led the research effort in computational sensors for robot vision (www.cs.cmu.edu/~brajovic). His research interests include analog and mixed-signal VLSI design, robotics, machine vision, biologically motivated robot perception and computation, image sensors, range sensors, real-time embedded vision systems, and optics. In 1996 he received Anton Philips Award for the best paper at the 1996 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation for his early work on VLSI sensors for low-latency adaptive vision. Vladimir holds 2 patents, 2 pending patents and 7 Carnegie Mellon invention disclosures. He is the author of more than 20 technical publications. Vladimir holds Ph.D. in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon, M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rutgers University, M.B.A. from Carnegie Mellon, and B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro
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After earning a degree in Professional Photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology and accumulating some valuable on-the-job experience during a 10-year stint in commercial photography and photo retail, Chuck Westfall began his corporate career with Canon U.S.A. in 1982 as a Technical Representative. He has steadily advanced through the ranks to achieve his present position as Director of Media & Customer Relationship for the company's Consumer Imaging Group, working out of Canon U.S.A.'s headquarters office in Lake Success, NY. Among his many assignments, Chuck Westfall is currently Canon USA’s main media spokesman for new camera products. He also provides a unique insider’s perspective to financial analysts who follow the company’s CIG sales and marketing activities.
Chuck’s involvement with digital cameras began in 1994, when he assisted Canon and Kodak engineers in developing the EOS-DCS series of professional SLRs. Since then, his responsibilities have expanded to include participation in the development and launching of many other Camera Division products including Canon's professional and consumer-oriented digital cameras. Over the last 10 years, Chuck has continued to participate in the design, development, introduction and marketing support of camera products. Most recently, he supervised the launch of a comprehensive on-line and on-site dealer training initiative for the Camera Division.
On the personal side, Chuck married his beautiful wife Ying in 2000 and they have been blessed with a wonderful 2-year old daughter, Anna. As Chuck says, “Bringing up the baby is a blast, and we’re enjoying every minute of it.”
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Edward ("Ted") Adelson is a Professor of Vision Science in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT, and a member of MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. He has a BA in Physics and Philosophy from Yale, and a PhD in Experimental Psychology from the University of Michigan. He has published numerous articles in human perception, neuroscience, computer vision, image processing, and computer graphics, and holds a dozen patents on image processing and digital video. He has helped develop such areas as multiscale representations, plenoptic imaging, steerable filters, layered motion analysis, and methods for intrinsic image decomposition. One of his current interests is "stuff perception," including the perception of properties such as lightness, gloss, and translucency. His involvement in digital photography has recently surged, due to the birth of his daughter Sarah.
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Jack Tumblin joined the Department of Computer Science at Northwestern University as an Assistant Professor in September 2001, after two years as a Post-Doctoral Associate at the Program of Computer Graphics at Cornell University. He received his PhD in Computer Science in December, 1999 from the Georgia Institute of Technology in the College of Computing advised by Dr. Jessica Hodgins and Dr. Greg Turk at the Graphics, Visualization, and Usability Center, His MS in Electrical Engineering (December 1990) and BSEE (1978), also from Georgia Tech, bracketed his work as co-founder of IVEX Corp., (>45 people as of 1990) where his flight simulator design work was granted 5 US Patents. He is an Associate Editor of ACM Transactions on Graphics, a member of the SIGGRAPH Papers Committee (2003, 2004), and in 2001 was a Guest Editor of IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications.