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Open Postdoc Positions

Open Postdoc Positions

Two postdoc researcher positions in color imaging on (1) Gaze and quality based colour image compression, and (2) Colour and quality in mobile devices are open at the Colourlab. The positions are parts of the SHP project HyPerCept – Colour and Quality in Higher Dimensions. See http://colorlab.no/vacancies for more details.

More information on the HyPerCept project can be found here: http://colorlab.no/research_and_development/research_projects/hypercept

Workshops on Colour Deficiency, and Colour, Light and Imaging

Workshops on Colour Deficiency, and Colour, Light and Imaging

Colourlab recently organized the first two workshops of the year 2014. The first workshop was on Colour Deficiency, and was organized on 8th and 19th of May. The second workshop was on more broader topics: Colour, Light and Imaging, which was held on 20th. Distinguished external speakers from Tromsø and Paris as well as internal speakers gave interesting talks during these workshops. For more details see the Workshops page inside Events from the menu.

Presentation at Norwegian PDF & Colour management conference in Oslo

Presentation at Norwegian PDF & Colour management conference in Oslo

The Norwegian leading Center of Expertise in Digital Media and Visual Communication, IGM, hold their biennial PDF & Colour management conference at the Håndverkeren Kurs- og Konferansesenter Oslo, Thursday 15th May 2014. Dr. Peter Nussbaum, member of the Norwegian Colour and Visual Computing Laboratory in Gjøvik, Norway, has been invited to give a talk on "Research & development projects at The Norwegian Colour and Visual Computing Laboratory and how can the media industry benefit from the outcomes?"

Presentation by Marko Snikkers, PIXELTEQ

Presentation by Marko Snikkers, PIXELTEQ

Marko Snikkers from PIXELTEQ visited Colourlab and gave a presentation on "Combining spectroscopy and imaging, revealing hidden spectral characteristics" on 14.05 at GUC. It was an interesting presentation and very much relevant to many who are working with or interested in spectral imaging. Possible future cooperation and collaboration between the Colourlab and PIXELTEQ has been discussed. Abstract of Marko's presentation and his bio is given below.

Visit to Fujifilm, Netherlands

Visit to Fujifilm, Netherlands

As a part of the collaboration between the Colourlab and the Fujifilm Manufacturing Europe, Raju Shrestha from the Colourlab visited the latter in Tilburg, Netherlands recently. During his visit Raju helped setting up a customized LED illumination based multispectral imaging system, intended to be used for the quality evaluation of photographic papers manufactured there. It is a good example of an industrial application of spectral imaging which is one of the key research areas Colourlab is working with.

Colourlab at the Norwegian Electro-optics meeting 2014

Colourlab at the Norwegian Electro-optics meeting 2014

Raju Shrestha from the Colourlab attended the Norwegian Electro-optics meeting 2014 (EO2014) held in April 23-25 at Fevik. The meeting was organized for the NFS (Norwegian Physical Society) by SINTEF, FFI and UNIK. Raju presented a poster based on the paper 'Multispectral imaging in an uncontrolled environment' he co-authored with Jon Yngve Hardeberg.

Hyperspectral imaging at Lillehammer Museum

Hyperspectral imaging at Lillehammer Museum

Researchers from The Norwegian Colour and Visual Computing Laboratory has performed hyperspectral imaging of three paintings at Lillehammer museum on 27th March 2014. Prof. Jon Yngve Hardeberg and Dr. Sony George were involved in the acquisition Campaign. The paintings include Edvard Munch's "Utsikt fra Fossveien" (1881), Erik Theodor Werenskiold's "Minner" (1891) and Frits Thaulow's "Treschows bro" (1898). Ongoing analysis expect to find more details about the paining including hidden artifacts, pigment details etc.

Paper published in the Optics Express Journal

Paper published in the Optics Express Journal

Raju Shrestha and Jon Yngve Hardeberg have recently published an article "Spectrogenic imaging: A novel approach to multispectral imaging in an uncontrolled environment" in the Optics Express. Optics Express is a level-2 journal with high impact factor of above 3.5. The article presents a framework and methodology for multispectral imaging in an uncontrolled environment.


Colourlab at the 3rd COSCH Working group meetings

Colourlab at the 3rd COSCH Working group meetings

Jon Yngve Hardeberg, Sony George and Raju Shrestha from the Colourlab participated in the 3rd COSCH (European COST Action TD 1201) Working group (WG) meetings recently held in Joensuu, Finland. Jon also attended the management committee meeting. Sony and Raju participated in the COSCH Think Tank meeting as well. The Colourlab has been actively involved, particularly in the WG1, on spectral object documentation.

Conference about color

Conference about color

The International Color Day was duly marked by GuC the 21st of March with a multitude of lectures on color in architecture, art, universal design and color blindness.

Short courses for industry in colour imaging topics

Short courses for industry in colour imaging topics

The Norwegian Colour & Visual Computing Laboratory is offering a programme of professional short courses for industry in colour imaging topics from May 2014. The courses cover colour management, colour measurement, process control and PSO certification. The programme is led by Dr Phil Green, Professor of Colour Imaging at HIG.

Presentations at Forum Farge 2014

Presentations at Forum Farge 2014

Several presentation were given by members of the Colourlab at Forum Farge 2014, a conference hosted by the norwegian association for color (Forum Farge). Jon Yngve Hardeberg talked about our research on cultural heritage, Marius Pedersen presented the Colourplay project, Ivar Farup about the problem of Euclidean geometry, and Thomas Simon about color deficiencies. More information on the conference can be found at http://www.forumfarge.no/

PhD dissertation by Fahad Fazal Elahi Guraya

PhD dissertation by Fahad Fazal Elahi Guraya

Fahad Fazal Elahi Guraya defended his doctoral thesis «Visual saliency models for video surveillance applications» at University of Oslo at March the 19th.

Colourlab at EI and SCIEN

Colourlab at EI and SCIEN

Several Colurlab members attended and presented papers in the Electronic Imaging (EI), 2014 conference, recently held in San Francisco. A special session for the CP7.0 project was organised at the Measuring, Modeling and Reproducing Material Appearance (MMRMA) conference at EI. Prof. Jon Yngve Hardeberg gave an invited talk on "CP7.0 Project: Goals, challenges and accomplishments".

As part of outreach and dissemination, CP7.0 group also visited the Stanford Center for Image Systems Engineering (SCIEN).

PhD Position: Optimising visual and diagnostic quality in radiography

PhD Position: Optimising visual and diagnostic quality in radiography

The Norwegian Colour and Visual Computing Laboratory at Gjøvik University College invites applications for a PhD position available in the SHP project HyPerCept – Colour and Quality in Higher Dimensions. The motive of this work is to develop new models, and re-use established models, for optimizing and predicting the diagnostic quality of images in terms of the sensitivity and specificity of diagnostic imaging protocols.

COSCH WG1 Meeting

COSCH WG1 Meeting

Dr. Sony George participated the COSCH Working Group 1 Task-Force meeting held at University of Minho, Braga (Portugal) January 27-28, 2014. This WG has dedicated research focus to application of spectral imaging in cultural heritage sector. Sony has presented the CH research activities at Norwegian Colour and Visual Computing Laboratory in Gjøvik, Norway.

Master thesis presentations autumn 2013

Master thesis presentations autumn 2013

On the 12th of December 2013 Xinwei Liu and Parinaz Azarijafari successfully defended their master thesis, that have been carried out in the Colourlab. Parinaz Azarijafari presented her work titled "A mobile application proposed to provide foundation recommendation to women based on their face skin color employing color science", supervised by Simon McCallum and Jon Yngve Hardeberg. Xinwei Liu presented "CID:IQ - A new image quality database", supervised by Marius Pedersen and Jon Yngve Hardeberg. We congratulate them on their achievement.

HdM Stuttgart - International Day 2013

HdM Stuttgart - International Day 2013

Hochschule der Medien, University of Applied Sciences in Stuttgart has invited over 30 international partner institutions for the 4. International Day, to present their study programs and research activities, Tuesday, 26 and Wednesday 27. November 2013. PhD student Thomas Simon and Dr. Peter Nussbaum, members of the Norwegian Colour and Visual Computing Laboratory in Gjøvik, Norway, presented Gjøvik University College and the Norwegian Colour and Visual Computing Laboratory.

Colourlab at a COSCH Training School

Colourlab at a COSCH Training School

Raju Shrestha, Ferdinand Deger and Sony George from the Colourlab recently attended a training school, jointly organized by the Warsaw University of Technology and Wilanów Palace Museum. The school was organized as an event under the COSCH (Colour and Space in Cultural Heritage) project, a European COST action. The training school was on "Automated 3D documentation of culture and heritage artefacts with robotized structured light system".

Professor Phil Green leads ISO project on gamut mapping

Professor Phil Green leads ISO project on gamut mapping

Colour gamut is a hot research topic in the colour research community these days. Phil Green, Professor of Colour Imaging at HIG, has recently been appointed Project Leader for a new project on colour gamut analysis in the ISO Technical Committee on Graphic Technology. The goal of this project is to define standard methods for analyzing colour gamuts, as part of a new international standard on assessing the quality of digital prints.
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