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Open postdoctoral researcher position in video quality assessment and enhancement

Open postdoctoral researcher position in video quality assessment and enhancement

A 100% postdoctoral researcher position is available at the Faculty of Computer Science and Media Technology (AIMT) at NTNU in Gjøvik. The position is hosted at the Norwegian Colour and Visual Computing Laboratory (Colourlab), and financed by the Research Council of Norway through the BIA-project “Meet easy” which is led by Kubicam AS in collaboration with SINTEF and NTNU. The duration of the appointment is 3 years. More information on http://colourlab.no/vacancies

Prof. Phil Green presents at NPES-ICC Color Management Conference 2016

Prof. Phil Green presents at NPES-ICC Color Management Conference 2016

Prof. Phil Green from the Colourlab gave the presentation "iccMAX: the Next Wave of ICC Color Management" at the NPES-ICC Color Management Conference 2016. The conference was themed "Making a Future with Color Management" and took place in Jakarta on March 17, 2016. The conference discussed the latest trends of ICC color management and their applications.

Open positions in the MUVApp project

Open positions in the MUVApp project

The MUVApp project aims at developing new knowledge on how humans perceive the visual appearance of materials, objects, and scenes, and to develop new methodologies for measuring and communicating visual appearance and appearance-related material and object properties. We are now having open positions for two post-doctoral postions, one PhD student, and one laboratory engineer. More information on http://www.colourlab.no/muvapp

Paper published in Journal of Print and Media Technology Research

Paper published in Journal of Print and Media Technology Research

The paper "Features contributing to the genuineness of portraits on banknotes" authored by Osamu Masuda, Marius Pedersen, and Jon Y. Hardeberg was recently published in the Journal of Print and Media Technology Research. In this work,
we investigated how important portraits actually are and what factors were contributing to the perceived genuineness of portraits on banknotes.

Print Business Outlook Conference 2016

Print Business Outlook Conference 2016

The Print Business Outlook Conference 2016 took place on march 15th 2016 in Mumbai, India. Prof Phil Green presented "iccMAX: the Next Wave of ICC Color Management", which gave an introduction to iccMAX; a new color management system developed in ICC Labs.

Shida Beigpour visits the Colourlab

Shida Beigpour visits the Colourlab

Dr. Shida Beigpour from the University of Siegen visited the Colourlab for a two weeks research visit through the project "Spectral and 3D Image Fusion for Enriched Visualization of Cultural Heritage Assets" funded by the Norwegian Research Council and the German Academic Exchange Service. During the visit she interacted with staff and students in the Colourlab, among them exchange students from the University of Burgundy, Karim Moulay and Alaric Cottin.

Colour vision week in Gjøvik

Colour vision week in Gjøvik

This week has full focus on colour vision - Colourlab is organizing a workshop and invites everyone to come and test your colour vision in the cafeteria on Thursday.

Colourlab members at Photographic workshop, Preus Museum Norway

Colourlab members at Photographic workshop, Preus Museum Norway

Colourlab members Peter Nussbaum and Sony George participated the workshop 'Identification and preservation of photographic collections' held in Horten, Norway during 16-17 March 2016. The workshop organised by Preus museum, Norway, was part of the project ‘Long life for photographs’ under the programme “Promotion of Diversity in Culture and Arts within European Cultural Heritage” supported by the EEA grants. This project responds to the genuine and widely signalled need, felt in both Poland and Norway, for preserving and making available the unique kind of heritage that is photography.

Colourlab at COSCH Task Force meeting

Colourlab at COSCH Task Force meeting

Colourlab members Dr.Sony George and Ruven Pillay participated the EU COST Action-COSCH (http://cosch.info) working group task force meeting held at IFAC-CNR, Florence Italy on 10th March 2016. Colourlab is an active participant in WG1 which is focused on research in Identification, characterization and testing of spectral imaging techniques in the visible, near IR and short wave IR.

Workshop on digitization of colour photographs

Workshop on digitization of colour photographs

The Norwegian Colour and Visual Computing Laboratory organized a workshop on digitization of colour photographs last week. Among the presenters were representatives from NTB Scanpix, to talk about how they digitized 30,000 photographs from five decades.

PhD seminar

PhD seminar

PhD students from the Norwegian Colour and Visual Computing Laboratory attended the yearly PhD seminar organized at NTNU in Trondheim by the faculty of Computer Science and Media Technology. The PhD students presented their research to the other PhD students and faculty staff. The seminar also included a visit to the daylight lab belonging the Light & Colour Group at NTNU.

Article published in PeerJ Computer Science

Article published in PeerJ Computer Science

Prof. Ivar Farup has published the journal paper "A computational framework for colour metrics and colour space transforms" in PeerJ Computer Science. The paper presents an object-oriented computational framework for the transformation of colour data and colour metric tensor. The code for the framework is is freely available at GitHub.

Colourlab Workshop #1/2016: Colour Photo Digitization

Colourlab Workshop #1/2016: Colour Photo Digitization

The Norwegian Colour and Visual Computing Laboratory is pleased to announce its first workshop of the year. Each day of the three day workshop is organized with specific focus on colour management theory and practice, colour photo digitization best practices, colour and imaging research. Participation in the first day programme limited to project participants. Day 2 and Day 3 is open to all and is free of charge.

Prof. Hardeberg presents at Juniorakademiet

Prof. Hardeberg presents at Juniorakademiet

Prof. Jon Yngve Hardeberg from the Norwegian Colour and Visual Computing Laboratory gave a presentation at Juniorakademiet in March 2016. Juniorakademiet gives children between the ages of 8 and 12 an introduction to research through a series of presentations by researchers. Prof. Hardeberg's presentation "Colour and images - can you count on that?" focused on color and images.

ERASMUS+ teaching staff mobility to the university of Burgundy

ERASMUS+ teaching staff mobility to the university of Burgundy

Colourlab member Dr. Steven Le Moan visited the University of Burgundy in Dijon, France, where he gave lectures in image processing and colour science courses. Thanks to Prof. Pierre Gouton and Dr. Jean-Baptiste Thomas from the Laboratoire d'Electronique, Informatique et Image for facilitating this exchange, which was supported by an ERASMUS+ teaching staff mobility grant from the European Union.

Colourlab at Forum Farge 2016

Colourlab at Forum Farge 2016

Several members of the Norwegian Colour and Visual Computing Laboratory (Colourlab) attended the annual conference of the Norwegian association on Colour; Forum Farge 2016. The conference took place in Kongsberg, Norway, on the 14th of March 2016. More information can be found on www.forumfarge.no

Colourlab at ESR2016

Colourlab at ESR2016

PhD student David Völgyes and associated member associate professor Dag Waaler of the Colourlab attended the European Society of Radiology (ESR) 2016 conference in Vienna in the beginning of March. David Völgyes was a co-author on the abstract "Comparison of different iterative and FBP reconstruction techniques with respect to image quality in chest CT examinations", a collaborative work with Oslo University Hospital.

Colourlab participation at Photographic workshop

Colourlab participation at Photographic workshop

Colourlab members Peter Nussbaum and Sony George participated the workshop 'Identification and preservation of photographic negative material' held in Warsaw, Poland in March 2016. The workshop organised by Archeology of Photography Foundation Poland, was part of the project ‘Long life for photographs’ under the programme “Promotion of Diversity in Culture and Arts within European Cultural Heritage” supported by the EEA grants. This project responds to the genuine and widely signalled need, felt in both Poland and Norway, for preserving and making available the unique kind of heritage that is photography.

Publication in Journal of Imaging Science and Technology

Publication in Journal of Imaging Science and Technology

Visiting researcher Bangyong Sun, Prof. Jon Hardeberg and Prof. Congjun Cao(Xi’an University of Technology) have published the journal paper "Developing Calibrating Curves for a Trilinear Interpolation Model During Display Characterization" in Journal of Imaging Science and Technology. They modify the traditional trilinear interpolation model for improved display characterization.

Colourlab at Electronic Imaging 2016

Colourlab at Electronic Imaging 2016

The Colourlab was represented 11 people at Electronic Imaging 2016 in San Francisco in February. A total of 9 papers from the Colourlab were presented, out of which 8 were oral presentations and one poster presentation. In addition, an invited presentation was given. The presence of the Colourlab was certainly noticed at Electronic Imaging.
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