Movements in Digital Imaging

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Monday, Nov 2
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm

Cofrin Auditorium (ATLS 100), Roser ATLAS Building

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Étienne-Jules_Marey_-_Movements_in_Pole_Vaulting500pxPhotography began in stillness, then came motion, but what lies in between? Cinematography and photography have evolved in relative isolation from one another, leaving the space in between these disciplines unexplored. But that is about to change. Come hear Ramkumar Narayanswamy, leader of Intel’s Computational Imaging Lab, discuss partially animated still images, trails and traces of motion captured from the moments prior to a still image, glasses-free 3D, virtual reality and other exciting innovations that he and his colleagues are working on.

Ram NarayanswamyAbout the speaker: Currently heading up Intel Lab’s Computational Imaging Lab, Ram Narayanswamy has helped pioneer digital imaging. Beginning his career at NASA’s Langley Research Center in the Visual Image Processing lab, Narayanswamy worked on imaging system design and optimization, helping to established a benchmark test for optics commonly knows as the “slanted-edge test.” He was one of the early members of CDM Optics, a Boulder startup that pioneered computational imaging, and he has played an important role in the development of mobile phone cameras, specifically with regard to improving depth of field. Ram has a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder, an MS from the University of Virginia, and a BS from India’s National Institute of Technology–Trichy.