Computational photography

Monday, August 20, 2012 to Tuesday, August 21, 2012


Infotech Oulu Doctoral Program

Computational Photography

Lecturer: Senior Director, Dr. Kari Pulli, NVIDIA Research

Date: August 20-21, 2012
Time: 9:30-16:00, including breaks
Room: TS101


In this course we present an increasingly popular field of research, computational photography. The course is an abridged version of a course given at Stanford University in winter 2012 ( Computational photography can be defined as a set of computational techniques that enhance or extend the capabilities of digital photography, and produce an output that may be an ordinary photograph, but one that could not have been taken by a traditional camera. It is an interdisciplinary field that encompasses elements from computer graphics, computer vision, image and signal processing, optics, and embedded systems. In this course we explain the modern digital camera imaging pipeline and many computational photography algorithms and applications.


Kari Pulli is a Senior Director at NVIDIA Research where he heads the Mobile Visual Computing Research team and works on topics related to cameras, imaging, and vision on mobile devices.  Previously he was at Nokia (first in Oulu, Finland, then as a visiting scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology [MIT CSAIL], finally at Nokia Research Center Palo Alto) where he was one of the three Nokia Fellow and a Member of CEO's Technology Council.  Kari has worked on standardizing mobile media APIs at Khronos and JCP and wrote a book on Mobile 3D Graphics.  Before Nokia Kari worked at Stanford University as the technical lead of the Digital Michelangelo Project.  Kari is a docent at University of Oulu where he used to teach computer graphics, he has also co-taught several courses at Stanford University and at many scientific conferences and workshops.  He is a member of editorial board at IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications as well as Elsevier's Computers and Graphics.  Kari has a B.Sc. from the University of Minnesota, M.Sc. and Lic. Tech. from University of Oulu, and Ph.D. from University of Washington (Seattle), all in Computer Science / Engineering; and an MBA from University of Oulu.

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