VITA
 
Ethan D. Montag
 
Munsell Color Science Laboratory                        224 Vernon Place
Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science                    Rochester, NY 14618
Rochester Institute of Technology                        (585) 461-9597
54 Lomb Memorial Drive                        
Rochester, NY  14623-5604
(585) 475-5096
e-mail: montag@cis.rit.edu
 
EDUCATION
1985-1991     University of California, San Diego
        M.A., Experimental Psychology, 1986, "Rod Influence in Dichromatic Surface Color
            Perception"
        Ph. D., Experimental Psychology, 1991, "Dichromatic Color Perception"
1981-1985    College of Arts and Science, University of Pennsylvania
        B.A., cum laude, Psychology, 1985
RESEARCH AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2000 – Present    Assistant Professor
        Munsell Color Science Laboratory, Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science
        Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
1996- 2000    Research Assistant Professor
        Munsell Color Science Laboratory, Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science
        Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
1994-1996    Post-Doctoral Fellow
        Munsell Color Science Laboratory, Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science
        Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
1991-1994    Post-Doctoral Fellow
Center for Visual Science,
        University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
1985-1991    Teaching and Research Assistant
Department of Psychology,
        University of California, San Diego, CA
RESEARCH SUPPORT
2005-2006    Lexmark International, Inc., on Determination of Image Categories
2004-2005    Sharp Laboratories, America, on “Advanced LCD Image Quality Studies.”
2004-2006    DCI Postdoctoral Research Fellowsip Program for, “Development and Psychophysical Evaluation of the Application of Color Appearance Models to the Analysis of Multi-Sensor Visual Data”
2001-2001    NYSTAR-CAT Grant with Xerox Corp. for, “Contrast Sensitivity on Spatially Varying Backgrounds.”
2000-2001    NYSTAR-CAT Grant with Pixel Physics, Inc and Eastman Kodak Co. for, “Spectral Rendering.”
2000-2001    Grant Sponsored by Epson Seiko for, “Image Quality for Ink-Jet Printers.”
I999-2000    NYSSTF-CAT Grant with Pixel Physics, Inc. for, “Spectral Raytrace Simulation System.”
1998-1999    Dean’s Project Initiation Grant Program, RIT, for, “The Use of Color in Multidimensional Graphical Information Display.”
1991-1993    NIH grant EY06398 for "The Association of Color and Form in Object Perception"
1987-1990    Kollmorgen-Engel Fellow in Color Technology, sponsored by The Kollmorgen Corp. for study at UCSD
MEMBERSHIPS OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Optical Society of America
International Colour Vision Society
The Society for Imaging Science and Technology
Inter-Society Color Council
PUBLICATIONS
Refereed Journal Articles:
Montag, E. and Boynton, R. M. (1987) Rod influence in dichromatic surface color perception. Vision Research, 12, 2153-2162.
Weitz, C.J., Miyake, Y., Shinzato, K., Montag, E., Zrenner, E., Went, L.N. and Nathans, J. (1992) Human tritanopia associated with two amino acid substitutions in the blue-sensitive opsin. American Journal of Human Genetics, 50, 198-507.
Montag, E. (1994) Surface color naming in dichromats. Vision Research , 34, 2137-2151.
Montag, E. (1997) The influence of boundary information on the perception of color. Journal of the Optical Society, of America, A, 14, 997-1006.
Montag, E.D. and Fairchild, M. D. (1997) Psychophysical evaluation of gamut mapping techniques using simple rendered images and artificial gamut boundaries. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 6, 977-989.
Qiao, Y., Berns, R. S., Reniff, L. and Montag, E., (1998) Visual Determination of Hue Suprathreshold Color-Difference Tolerances, Color Res. and Appl. 23, 302-313.
Montag, E. D., Berns, R. S., (1999) Visual Determination of Hue Suprathreshold Color-Difference Tolerances Using CRT-Generated Stimuli, Color Res. and Appl. 24, 164-176.
Montag, E. D. and Berns, R. S., (2000) Lightness Dependencies and the Effect of Texture on Suprathreshold Lightness Tolerance, Color Res. and Appl. 25, 241-249.
Montag, E. D. and Wilber, D. C., (2003) A Comparison of Constant Stimuli and Gray Scale Methods of Color Difference Scaling, Color Res. and Appl., 28, 36-44.
Stockman, A, Plummer, D. J. and Montag, E. D. (2005) Spectrally-opponent inputs to the human luminance pathway (I): slow +M and –L inputs revealed by intense long-wavelength adaptation, Journal of Physiology, 566, 61-76.
Montag, E. D. (2006) Empirical formula for creating error bars for the method of paired comparison, Journal of Electronic Imaging, 15, 1, 010502-1-3.
Laird, J. and Montag, E. D. (2006) EOTF preferences for LCD televisions: The effect of display brightness and surround illumination on preferred gamma, Journal of the Society for Information Display, 14, 9.
Stockman, A., Montag, E. D., and Plummer, D. J. (2006) Paradoxical shifts in human colour sensitivity caused by constructive and destructive interference between signals from the same cone class, Visual Neuroscience, 23, 471-478.
Zhang, H. and Montag, E. D. (2006) How well can people use different color attributes?, Color Research and Application, 31, 445-457.
Park, S. H. and Montag, E. D., Evaluating Tone Mapping Algorithms for Rendering Non-Pictorial (Scientific) High-Dynamic-Range Images, (submitted to Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation).
Book chapter:
Montag, E. D. and Fairchild, M. D. (2005) Fundamentals of Human Vision and Vision Modeling, in Digital Video Image Quality and Perceptual Encoding, H. R. Wu & K. R. Rao, Eds. CRC Press.
Conference Papers (Refereed)
Montag, E. D. and Fairchild, M. D. (1996) Simulated color gamut mapping using simple rendered images. IS&T/SPIE Symposium on Electronic Imaging: Science and Technology, SPIE Vol. 2658..
Montag, E. D. and Fairchild, M. D. (1998) Gamut mapping: Evaluation of chroma clipping techniques for three destination gamuts. IS&T/SID Sixth Color Imaging Conference, Scottsdale, 57-61.
Montag, E. D. (1999) The Use of Color in Multidimensional Graphical Information Display. IS&T/SID Seventh Color Imaging Conference, Scottsdale.
Montag, E. D. & H. Kasahara (2001) Multidimensional Analysis Reveals Importance of Color for Image Quality. IS&T/SID Ninth Color Imaging Conference, Scottsdale.
Kasahara, H., Montag, E. & Hattenberger, E. (2002) Image Quality Analysis Using Multidimensional Scaling. International Congress of Imaging Science, Tokyo.
Montag, E. D. (2003) The Color Between Two Others, IS&T/SID Eleventh Color Imaging Conference, Scottsdale.
Park, S. H. & Montag, E. D. (2004) Rendering Non-Pictorial (Scientific) High Dynamic Range Images, IS&T/SID Twelfth Color Imaging Conference, Scottsdale.
Zhang, H. & Montag, E. D. (2004) How Well Can People Use Different Color Attributes? IS&T/SID Twelth Color Imaging Conference, Scottsdale.
Montag, E. D. (2004) Louis Leon Thurstone in Monte Carlo: Creating Error Bars for the Method of Paired Comparison, IS&T/SPIE Symposium on Electronic Imaging: Science and Technology, SPIE Vol. 5294, 222-230.
Johnson, G. M., Patil, R. A., Montag, E. D., & Fairchild, M. D. (2004) Image Quality Scaling of Electrophotographic Prints, IS&T/SPIE Symposium on Electronic Imaging: Science and Technology, SPIE Vol. 5294, 165-175.
Laird, J., Rosen, M., Montag, E. & Pelz, J. (2005) Characterization Methods for LCD Devices with Crosstalk Issues, SID Symposium Digest of Technical Papers, Vol 36, 550-554.
Laird, J., Montag, E., Rosen, M., & Pelz, J (2005). EOTF Preference for LCD Televisions. IS&T/SID 13th Color Imaging Conference, Scottsdale, 228-233.
Johnson, G. & Montag, E. (2005) Size Matters: The Influence of Viewing Distance on Perceived Spatial Frequency and Contrast. IS&T/SID 13th Color Imaging Conference, Scottsdale, 339-343.
Laird, J., Rosen, M., Pelz, J., Montag, E., & Daly, S. (2006) Spatio-velocity CSF as a function of retinal velocity using unstabilized stimuli. IS&T/SPIE Symposium on Electronic Imaging: Science and Technology, Jan. 16-19. SPIE Vol. 6057, 32-43.
Zhang, H., Messinger, D. & Montag, E. (2006) Perceptual display strategies of hyperspectral imagery based on PCA and ICA. Algorithms and Technologies for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery XII, Proceedings of SPIE vol. 6233, April 17-21, Orlando, FL.
Zhang, H., Montag, E. D. (2006) Perceptual color scales for univariate and bivariate data display. International Congress of Imaging Science 2006, May 7-12, Rochester, NY, 115-118.
Nezamabadi, M., Berns, R. S. & Montag, E. D. (2006) An investigation of the effect of image size on the color appearance of softcopy reproductions. International Congress of Imaging Science 2006, May 7-12, Rochester, NY, 126-129.
Baum, K., Helguera, M., Hornak, J., Kerekes, J., Montag, E., Unlu, M., Feiglin, D., & Krol, A. (2006) Techniques for fusion of multimodal images: Application to breast imaging. International Conference on Image Processing, Oct. 8-11, Atlanta, GA.
Nezamabadi, M., Montag, E. D. & Berns, R. S. (accepted, 2007) An investigation of the effect of image size on the color appearance of softcopy reproductions using a contrast matching technique, IS&T/SPIE Symposium on Electronic Imaging: Science and Technology, Jan. 28 - Feb. 1. SPIE Vol. 6493.
Abstracts and Presentations:
Montag, E. and Boynton, R. M. (1986) Rod influence in dichromatic surface color perception. OSA Annual Meeting Technical Digest, 11, 45.
Boynton, R. M. and Montag, E. (1988) Categorical color names. Proceedings of the International Society for Eye Research, Vol. V, 8th International Congress of Eye Research.
Montag, E. and Boynton, R. M. (1988) Categorical color perception in dichromats. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. (Suppl.), 29, 302
Weitz, C.J., Miyake, Y., Shinzato, K., Montag, E. and Nathans, J. (1990) Studies on the molecular genetics of tritanopia. OSA Annual Meeting Technical Digest, 15, 244.
Montag, E. (1991) Multidimensional scaling of dichromatic judgments of similarity. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. (Suppl.), 32, 1214.
Stockman A, Montag ED & MacLeod DIA (1991). Large changes in phase delay on intense bleaching backgrounds. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci (suppl.) 32, 841.
Stockman, A., Montag, E. and MacLeod, D. (1991) Self-canceling M-cone flicker signals. OSA Annual Meeting Technical Digest, 17, 41.
Bailey, J. E. and Montag, E. (1992) Short wavelength sensitive cone system function in hereditary tritanopia. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. (Suppl.), 33, 701.
Montag, E. (1994) The Perception of color is influenced by the addition of boundary information. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. (Suppl.), 34, 4220.
Singer, B, Montag, E. & D’Zmura M. (1995) Spatial opponency at isoluminance. Invest. Ophthal. & Vis. Sci. (Suppl.), 36, 664.
Montag, E. and Berns, R. S. (1998) “The Use of CRT-Generated stimuli for the visual determination of hue-suprathreshold color-difference tolerances,” Joint ISCC/OSA Symposium on Color Discrimination and Color Difference, OSA Annual Meeting , 73.
Montag, E. D. (2000) (Conference review) Inter-society Color Council's 2nd Panchromatic Conference: Color in its surround. Color Research & Application, 25, 5, 387-389.
Montag, E. D. (2000) The Effect of Encoding Scheme on the Interpretation of Data Maps. ISCC 2nd Panchromatic Conference, Savannah, GA.
Krasnoselsky, A. L., Montag, E. D., and Berns, R. S. (2000) Effects of texture on color difference evaluation of surface color. ISCC 69th Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC.
Montag, E. (2001) Invited: Distance Learning: A Discussion of the Implementation of a Graduate Course of Study Using Various Online Technologies, 9th Congress of the International Colour Association, Rochester.
Montag, E. D. (2002) Psychophysical Evaluation of Encoding Schemes and Spectral Imaging at the Munsell Color Science Laboratory, 2nd Annual Regional Western NY Medical Visualization Conference, September 20, 2002, Buffalo, NY.
Montag, E & Wilber, D. (2003) Invited: The Same Stimuli Lead to Different Results: A Comparison of Constant Stimuli and Gray Scale Methods of Color Difference Scaling, ISCC Annual Meeting, Chicago.
Park, S. H. & Montag, E. (2004) Rendering non-pictorial (scientific) high dynamic range images, IEEE Signal Processing Society’s 2004 Western New York Image Processing Workshop, September 24, 2004, Rochester, NY.
Zhang, H., & Montag, E. (2004). How well can people use different color attributes? [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 4(11), 95a, http://journalofvision.org/4/11/95/, doi:10.1167/4.11.95.