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Light Field Vision
Date: 2016/3/18             Browse: 293

Light Field Vision

Speaker: Hajime Nagahara

Time: Mar 18, 4:00pm - 5:00pm.

Location: Lecture hall, Administration Center


Light field is group of rays coming from an environment. Light field imaging is getting popular, since some light field cameras are available in a market. However, Light field is usually for visualization application, such as refocusing or viewpoint free displaying. We propose light field vision, a new approach that uses light field cameras in research of visual recognition. Light field has rich 4D function I(x, y, u, v), while regular camera only captures to 2D sub-dimensional image (x, y) of it.  We try to solve the problems that have been difficult to solve in the area of computer vision based on normal images.

In this talk, we propose the light field vision concept and show some examples; transparent object classification, segmentation, and dynamic object segmentation etc.

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He is an associate professor in faculty of information science and electrical engineering at Kyushu University, since 2010. He received PhD degree in system engineering from Osaka University in 2001 (Yasushi Yagi’s Group). He was a research associate of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (2001- 2003). He was an assistant professor at the Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University, Japan(2003-2010). He was a visiting associate professor at CREA University of Picardie Jules Verns, France, in 2005. He was a visiting researcher at Columbia University (Shree Nayar’s group) in 2007-2008. His Computational photography, computer vision are his research areas and he has been developed to unique camera systems as well as their processing. He received an ACM VRST2003 Honorable Mention Award in 2003 and IPSJ Nagao Special Researcher Award in 2012.


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