The Norwegian Colour and Visual Computing Laboratory is a research group within the Media Technology Laboratory and Faculty of Computer Science and Media Technology at Gjøvik University College . It was founded in spring 2001 to serve the rising needs for colour management solutions in the graphic arts industry.
Since its foundation the scope of interest has grown to cover colour science, colour imaging, image processing, and video processing in a broader sense, and our vision is to be one of the best research groups in this field. To achieve this vision the group employs a number of researchers with a broad competence basis in fields such as graphic arts, colour imaging science, media technology, computer science, signal processing, physics, image processing, video processing. We also maintain an interactive open environment with strong national and international collaborators both in academia and industry. This has resulted in a wide range of fundamental and applied research projects which the group is actively involved in. Further, the group has a large number of well-equipped laboratories and conference facilities.
Peter Nussbaum has had the great opportunity to visit three different colour research institutions in Iran. With respect to colour science and research activities the three institutions are very well recognised in the middle East.
Ludovic Gustafsson Coppel has started at the Norwegian Colour and Visual Computing Laboratory as a post doctoral candidate. He will work on the CP7.0 project, where he will be responsible for devising implementation strategies for models developed in this programme, testing within colour reproduction workflows, advising on the selection of test images and on coding of implementations and prototype end-use applications. He has a background in Physics. He received his MSc. in Physics from the University of Provence, France, in 1997 and his PhD in Engineering Physics at the Örnsköldsvik Digital Printing Center, Mid Sweden University in 2013.
The national Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) has made a radio news cast on the work done by two of our master students, Hilda Deborah and Ailin Chen, on Munch's Scream. Read more on www.nrk.no (in Norwegian) or listen to the broadcast on www.nrk.no (in Norwegian).
From the 23rd to the 29th of April Océ Norway's Business week took place in Océ showroom in Oslo. The Norwegian Colour and Visual Computing Laboratory had a day dedicated to practial colour management, giving a workshop on colour management and presenations of their research to Norwegian graphic arts industry.
A Research Professor/Postdoctoral Researcher position is open at the Colourlab in the area of Vision Science and Image Quality. The recruited researcher will be a key contributor to the SHP project HyPerCept – Colour and Quality in Higher Dimensions. The core concepts of the HyPerCept project are colour and quality, both complex perceptual attributes that are currently not fully understood. We will investigate in dimensions beyond what is common, concerning both the attributes themselves and their domain of application.
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A paper has been presented by Jon Hardeberg at the 4th Computational Color Imaging Workshop ( CCIW2013 ), held recently in Chiba, Japan. The paper CFA based simultaneous multispectral imaging and illuminant estimation was co-authored by Raju Shrestha and Jon Yngve Hardeberg.
Three papers from the Norwegian Colour and Visual Computing Laboratory were presented at Electronic Imaging 2013 in San Francisco, USA, in the beginning of February. One of the presentations were given by PhD student Xingbo Wang, where he presented the paper "Median filtering in multispectral filter array demosaicking".
We are very happy to announce that the Colour and Visual Computing Symposium 2013 (CVCS 2013) will take place in Gjøvik, Norway, on 5-6 September 2013. This will be the seventh time that the Norwegian Colour and Visual Computing Laboratory organizes such an event. The CVCS 2013 will contain a rich program of tutorials, keynotes, invited, and regular talks on a wide variety of colour imaging and visual computing topics given by young researchers and well-known international experts in the field. Read more on our symposium pages or download the call for papers .
Several presentations were made by the current and the former students at the Norwegian National Conference on Image Processing and Pattern Recognition ( NOBIM 2013 ) last week, based on the works done at the Colourlab.
The Norwegian Colour and Visual Computing Laboratory at Gjøvik University College invites applications for the 6 PhD positions available in the SHP project HyPerCept – Colour and Quality in Higher Dimensions. The core concepts of the project are colour and quality, both complex perceptual attributes that are currently not fully understood. We will investigate in dimensions beyond what is common, concerning both the attributes themselves and their domain of application.
For more details, see here .
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The Norwegian Colour and Visual Computing Laboratory invites applications for a 2-year full-time Experienced Researcher (ER) position within the CP7.0 project.
The recruited researcher will work in a dynamic high-level international research environment within the Colourlab, at the premises of Gjøvik University College, and in close collaboration with other researchers from the CP7.0 network. The ideal candidate should have extensive experience with colour imaging and printing workflows, a strong scientific background, and be a habile programmer. For more details and to apply for the position please follow the link http://hig.easycruit.com/vacancy/901367/42360?iso=no
Vamsidhar Gaddam, a former CIMET student presented a paper A fast method for global depth-map extraction from natural images co-authored by Vamsidhar Reddy Gaddam, Alexander Eichhorn, Jon Yngve Hardeberg and Raju Shrestha, at the 9th European Conference on Visual Media Production (CVMP), 2012, held in London recently. The paper was based on the Master thesis work done by Vamsidhar at the Colourlab.
During the fall semester the Norwegian Colour and Visual Computing Laboratory have had several visting researchers. A total of eight scholars have visited Gjøvik, five of them through the CIMET master programme. Their visit have extended and strengthen our network, started new and strengthened existing research collaborations, and given our students a great opportunity to interact with experts in core areas of the Colourlab's research field.
The Norwegian Colour and Visual Computing Laboratory has been given a Strategic University College research grant from the Research Council of Norway . The project was one of eight projects funded. The project, HyPerCept - Color and quality in higher dimensions, builds on the core strengths of the Colourlab and broadens our scope into new application areas. The grant will fund 7 PhD positions, several post-doc positions, as well as a large number of visiting researchers. The project will start in 2013, and the vacancies will be posted soon.