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Meeting Number:   3

March 2, 2006


Topic

A Biologically Motivated "In-Situ" Digital Image Formation


Speaker

Damon Tull, Ph.D
CEO
DVIP Multimedia, Inc.


Date

Thursday, March 2, 2006


Time

5:45 PM:   Refreshments
6:00 PM:   Presentation


Location

Historical Electronics Museum (HEM)
1745 W. Nursery Road, Linthicum, MD 21090
410-765-0230


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Abstract

In this talk we describe the need to reform the image formation strategies of present day digital imaging systems. The current digital image formation strategies, inherited from film photography, allow image distortions to corrupt the final image and to limit the utility of the image after capture.

Recent discoveries in biological image formation reveal mechanisms that predict and prevent image distortions. These mechanisms are expected to have a significant impact on digital image processing.

DVIP Multimedia, Inc. has begun to capture these mechanisms in a class of adaptive algorithms and, in this talk, the impact of these algorithms in the area of image restoration is demonstrated. We will conclude with a discussion of future directions.

Keywords: Image Formation, Biological Imaging Mechanisms


Biography

Dr. Damon Tull is co-founder and President of DVIP Multimedia Inc., an early stage digital imaging company that produces advanced imaging software technology targeted for mission critical digital imaging systems. He is the author of a number of publications, patents, and standards contributions in digital video and image processing. He has experience at some of the nation's premier academic and corporate research centers. He holds the BSEE degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the MSEE and PhD (EE) degrees from Northwestern University.



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