Talk on “Future of Imaging”

The Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science
and The IEEE Signal Processing Society Bangalore Chapter
invite you to a talk on
“Future of Imaging”
Prof. Ramesh Raskar, MIT Media Lab
Venue: Multimedia Classroom, Department of Electrical Engineering, IISc.
Date and time: January 28, 2013; 3 PM. (Today!)
How will imaging change our world in 20 years? This presentation will
focus on technology behind future imaging, their applications and the
impact on society.
With more than a billion people now using networked, mobile cameras, we
are seeing a rapid evolution in activities based on visual exchange. The
capture and analysis of visual information plays an important role in
photography, art, medical imaging, tele-presence, worker safety, scene
understanding and robotics. But current computational approaches analyze
images from cameras that have only limited abilities. Our goal is to go
beyond post-capture software methods and exploit unusual optics, modern
sensors, programmable illumination, and bio-inspired processing to
decompose sensed values into perceptually critical elements. A significant
enhancement in the next billion cameras to support scene analysis, and
mechanisms for superior metadata tagging for effective sharing will bring
about a revolution in visual communication.
The presentation will look a series of questions.
What will a camera/display look like in 20 years? How will the next
billion cameras change the social culture? How can we augment the camera
to support best ‘image search’? How will  portable health diagnostics
impact healthcare? Will we live mostly in virtual/augmented reality,
telepresent? How will ultra-high-speed/resolution imaging  change us? How
can we improve ‘trust’ in imaging? Can we print anything .. Cars, food, ..
babies? What are the opportunities in pervasive recording? What will be in
Photoshop2030? What is the future of movie-making, news reporting, sports
viewing? The same questions are being addressed in detail during the
seminar of
‘Future Trends in Imaging’ taught by Prof. Raskar during the week.
Biography of the speaker:
Ramesh Raskar joined the Media Lab from Mitsubishi Electric Research
Laboratories in 2008 as head of the Lab’s Camera Culture research group.
His research interests span the fields of computational photography,
inverse problems in imaging and human-computer interaction.
Recent projects and inventions include transient imaging to look around a
corner, a next generation CAT-Scan machine, imperceptible markers for
motion capture (Prakash), long distance barcodes (Bokode), touch+hover 3D
interaction displays (BiDi screen), low-cost eye care devices
(Netra,Catra), new theoretical models to augment light fields (ALF) to
represent wave phenomena and algebraic rank constraints for 3D
In 2004, Raskar received the TR100 Award from Technology Review, which
recognizes top young innovators under the age of 35, and in 2003, the
Global Indus Technovator Award, instituted at MIT to recognize the top 20
Indian technology innovators worldwide. In 2009, he was awarded a Sloan
Research Fellowship. In 2010, he received the Darpa Young Faculty award.
Other awards include Marr Prize honorable mention 2009, LAUNCH Health
Innovation Award, presented by NASA, USAID, US State Dept and NIKE, 2010,
Vodafone Wireless Innovation Project Award (first place), 2011. He holds
over 40 US patents and has received four Mitsubishi Electric Invention
Awards. He is currently co-authoring a book on Computational Photography.
[Personal webpage]

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