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Computational Photography: Going Forward from an Historical Perspective
Prof Brian A Barsky, Professor of the Graduate School, University of California, Berkeley
Date : 13 Jul 2018 (Friday)
Time : 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Venue : Room 4334 (4/F via Lift 3), HKUST


Computational photography is a nascent field that is rapidly gaining interest in various scientific and engineering research communities. This research is occurring in a context of a democratization of photography where the capability to take photographs is reaching more broadly than ever before. Historically, this is reminiscent of George Eastman's invention of the first camera for the general public in 1888 which was launched with the advertising slogan “You press the button, we do the rest.” In this lecture, the speaker will present some of the history of photography, including some of the important artistic movements that fueled its evolution.


About the speaker

Prof Brian A Barsky is Professor of the Graduate School at the University of California, Berkeley. He is affiliated with the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Department, Computer Science Division, School of Optometry, Vision Science Graduate Group, UCSF/UCB Graduate Program in Bioengineering, Berkeley Center for New Media, Berkeley Institute of Design, and Arts Research Center. He received his BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science from McGill University, MS in Architectural Science and Computer Science from Cornell University, and PhD in Computer Science from University of Utah.

He was selected as Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, UC Berkeley Presidential Chair Fellow, and Warren and Marjorie Minner Faculty Fellow in Engineering Ethics and Professional/Social Responsibility. He was also a recipient of the IBM Faculty Development Award and the US National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award.

Prof Barsky’s research interests include interactive and realistic three-dimensional computer graphics, image synthesis, computational photography, computational aesthetics, display technology, computer methods for optometry and ophthalmology, computer aided cornea modeling and visualization, corneal topographic mapping, videokeratography techniques, medical imaging, methods for the design and fabrication

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  The lecture is free and open to all. Seating is on a first come, first served basis.



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