James Ferwerda

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Research Details

Research Interests
  • High dynamic range imaging
  • Perceptually-based rendering
  • Material appearance
  • Display systems
  • Low vision and assistive technologies

Personal Information

Contact Information
Room: 18-1087
Phone: (585)475-4923
Fax: (585)475-4444
Email: jaf cis rit edu

54 Lomb Memorial Dr.
Rochester, NY 14623
Title and Degrees
Associate Professor

Ph.D., Experimental Psychology, Cornell University.
M.S., Computer Graphics, Cornell University.
B.A., Psychology with Honors, Cornell University.
Personal Web Page
http://www.cis.rit.edu/people/faculty/ferwerda/

Scholarships/Awards

  • IS&T Color Imaging Conference - Best Paper Award (2013)
  • SID International Symposium - Distinguished Paper Award (2013)
  • Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science - Xerox Chair (2011)
  • National Academies - Keck Futures Initiative Program (2010)

Publications

REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES

    Ferwerda, J.A., Tangible Images: bridging the real and virtual worlds., Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 7786, pp. 13-24 (2013)

    Ferwerda, J.A., Comparing auditory and tactile representations of surface graphs for the visually impaired, ACM Transactions on Applied Perception, Submitted for review (2012)

    Ferwerda, J.A., Tangible Imaging, Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Accepted for publica (2012)

    Krivanek, J.J.; Ferwerda, J.A.; Bala, K., Effects of global illumination approximations on material appearance, ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH) (2010)

    Bala, K.; Ferwerda, J.A.; Walter, B.J., Information-preserving imaging for heterogeneous networked displays, Workshop on Information Visualization and Interaction Techniques across Multiple Displays (2008)

    Ramanarayanan, G.; Ferwerda, J.A.; Walter, B.J.; Bala, K., Visual Equivalence: towards a new standard for image fidelity., ACM Transactions on Graphics, 26, 3, pp. 1-11 (2007)

    Irawan, P.; Ferwerda, J.A.; Marschner, S.R., Perceptually-based tone mapping of high dynamic range image streams., Eurographics Symposium on Rendering, pp. 231-242 (2005)

    Stokes, W.A.; Ferwerda, J.A.; Walter, B.J.; Greenberg, D.P., Perceptual Illumination Compone high quality global illumination rendering., ACM Transactions on Graphics, 23, 3, pp. 742-749 (2004)

    Ferwerda, J.A.; Westin, S.H.; Smith, R.C.; Pawlicki, R., Effects of rendering on shape perception in automobile design, First ACM Symposium on Applied Perception in Graphics and Visualization, pp. 107-114 (2004)

    Dumont, R.; Pellacini, F.; Ferwerda, J.A., Perceptually-driven decision theory for interactive realistic rendering, ACM Transactions on Graphics, 22, 2, pp. 152-181 (2003)

    Ferwerda, J.A.; Pellacini, F., Functional difference predictors (FDPs): measuring meaningful image differences, Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, pp. 1388-1392 (2003)

    Reinhard, E.; Stark, M.; Shirley, P.; Ferwerda, J.A., Photographic tone reproduction for digital images, ACM Transactions on Graphics, 21, 3, pp. 267-276 (2002)

    Thompson, W.B.; Shirley, P.; Ferwerda, J.A., A spatial post-processing algorithm for images of night scenes, Journal of Graphics Tools, 7, 1, pp. 1-12 (2002)

    Ferwerda, J.A., Elements of early vision for computer graphics, IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, 21, 5, pp. 22-33 (2001)

    Dumont, R.; Pellacini, F.; Ferwerda, J.A., Perceptually-based texture caching for hardware rendering., Proceedings 12th Eurographics Workshop on Rendering, pp. 246-256 (2001)

    Ferwerda, J.A.; Pellacini, F.; Greenberg, D.P., A psychophysically-based model of surface gloss perception, Proceedings SPIE Human Vision and Electronic Imaging, pp. 291-301 (2001)

    Pellacini, F.; Ferwerda, J.A.; Greenberg, D.P., Toward a psychophysically-based light reflection model for image synthesis, Proceedings SIGGRAPH, pp. 55-64 (2000)

    Pattanaik, S.N.; Ferwerda, J.A.; Fairchild, M.D.; Greenberg, D.P., A multiscale model of adaptation and spatial vision for image display, Proceedings of SIGGRAPH, pp. 287-298 (1998)

    Greenberg, D.P.; Torrance, K.E.; Shirley, P.; Arvo, J.; Ferwerda, J.A.; Pattanaik, S.N.; Lafortune, E.; Walter, B.J.; Trumbore, B., A framework for realistic image synthesis., ACM TOG (SIGGRAPH) (1997)

    Ferwerda, J.A.; Pattanaik, S.N.; Shirley, P.; Greenberg, D.P., A model of visual masking for computer graphics, Proceedings SIGGRAPH, pp. 143-152 (1997)

    Pattanaik, S.N.; Ferwerda, J.A.; Torrance, K.E.; Greenberg, D.P., Validation of global illumination simulations through CCD camera measurements, Proceedings IS&T 5th Color Imaging Conference, pp. 250-253 (1997)

    Ferwerda, J.A.; Pattanaik, S.N.; Shirley, P.; Greenberg, D.P., A model of visual adaptation for realistic image synthesis, Proceedings SIGGRAPH, pp. 249-258 (1996)

    Wanger, L.C.; Ferwerda, J.A.; Greenberg, D.P., Perceiving spatial relationships in computer-generated images, IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, 12, 3, pp. 44-58 (1992)

    Ferwerda, J.A.; Greenberg, D.P., A psychophysical approach to assessing the quality of antialiased images, IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, 8, 5, pp. 85-95 (1988)


REFEREED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

    Fores, A.; Ferwerda, J.A.; Tastl, I.; Recker, J., Perceiving gloss in surfaces and images., Proceedings IS&T/SID 21st Color Imaging Conference, 21st Color Imaging Conference, pp. 1-8 (2013)

    Hensley, B.; Ferwerda, J.A., Colorimetric characterization of a 3D printer with a spectral model, Proceedings IS&T/SID 21st Color Imaging Conference, 21st Color Imaging Conference, pp. 1-7 (2013)

    Stillwell, A; Ferwerda, J.A.; Hovagimian, H; Kosik Williams, E, Perception of sparkle in anti-glare display screens, Proceedings of the Society for Information Display, Society for Information Display, Society for Information Display, pp. 1-3 (2013)

    Fores, A.; Ferwerda, J.A.; Gu, J., Toward a Perceptually Based Metric for BRDF Modeling, Proceedings IS&T/SID 20th Color Imaging Conference, November (2012)

    Darling, B.A.; Ferwerda, J.A., Seeing virtual objects: simulating reflective surfaces on emissive displays, IS&T, 20th Color Imaging Conference (2012)

    Ferwerda, J.A., Through a glass brightly: material appearance and image quality, Predicting Perceptions: 3rd International Conference on Material Appearance (2012)

    Ferwerda, J.A., High dynamic range displays and low vision, Proceedings IS&T/SID 19th Color Imaging Conference, November (2011)

    Blatner, A.M.; Ferwerda, J.A.; Darling, B.A.; Bailey, R.J., TangiPaint: a tangible digital painting system, Proceedings IS&T/SID 19th Color Imaging Conference., November (2011)

    Darling, B.A.; Ferwerda, J.A.; Chen, T.; Berns, R.S., Real-time multi-spectral rendering with complex illumination., Proceedings IS&T/SID 19th Color Imaging Conference., pp. 345-351 (2011)

    Ferwerda, J.A.; Kalghatgi, S; Darling, B.A., A psychophysical analysis of the touch-up problem, Proceedings IS&T/SID 18th Color Imaging Conference (2010)

    Zhang, D.; Ferwerda, J.A., Appearance-based image splitting for HDR displays, Proceedings IS&T/SID 18th Color Imaging Conference (2010)

    Ferwerda, J.A.; Selens, J.; Pellacini, F., Perception of lighting errors in image compositing, Proceedings IS&T/SID 18th Color Imaging Conference (2010)

    Ferwerda, J.A., Three varieties of realism in computer graphics, Proceedings SPIE Human Vision and Electronic Imaging, pp. 290-297 (2003)

    Pattanaik, S.N.; Fairchild, M.D.; Ferwerda, J.A.; Greenberg, D.P., Multiscale model of adaptation, spatial vision and color appearance., Proceedings IS&T 6th Color Imaging Conference (1998)


CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

    Ferwerda, J.A., Tangible imaging systems, Proceedings SPIE Electronic Imaging ’13, , SPIE Electronic Imaging, , , , pp. 1-8 (2013)

    Ferwerda, J.A.; Stillwell, A; Hovagimian, H; Kosik Williams, E, Visibility of artifacts in flat panel displays, Center for Electronic Imaging Systems (CEIS) Annual Meeting, , Center for Electronic Imaging Systems (CEIS) Annual Meeting, , , (2013)

    Ferwerda, J.A., Through a glass brightly: seeing through the surface in image quality, Vision Sciences Society, Annual Meeting, Naples, FL, US (2012)

    Ferwerda, J.A., Tangible display systems: bringing virtual surfaces into the real world, SPIE, Electronic Imaging, Human Vision and Electronic Imaging XVII, 8291, San Jose, CA, US, pp. 1-10 (2012)

    Ferwerda, J.A., The medium and the message: a revisionist view of image quality, Proceedings SPIE Electronic Imaging ’10 (Human Vision and Electronic Imaging XV), SPIE, HVEI, 7257 0J, San Jose, California, United States (2010)

    Darling, B.A.; Ferwerda, J.A., Tangible Display Systems: direct interfaces for computer-based studies of surface appearance, Proceedings SPIE Electronic Imaging ’10 (Human Vision and Electronic Imaging XV), SPIE, HVEI, 7257 0Z, San Jose, California, United States, pp. 1-12 (2010)

    Phillips, J; Ferwerda, J.A.; Nunziata, A, Gloss discrimination and eye movements, Proceedings SPIE Electronic Imaging ’10 (Human Vision and Electronic Imaging, SPIE, HVEI, 7257 0Z, San Jose, California, United States, pp. 1-12 (2010)

    Ramanarayanan, G.; Ferwerda, J.A.; Bala, K.; Walter, B.J., Dimensionality of visual complexity in computer graphics scenes, Proceedings of the SPIE, SPIE Electronic Imaging, Vision and Graphics, Human Vision and Electronic Imaging XIII, 6806, 68060E; DOI:10.1117/12.767029, San Jose, California, United States, January (2008)


SEMINAR ABSTRACTS

    Ferwerda, J.A., Envisioning the Material World, Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science Seminar Series, March (2009)

    Ferwerda, J.A., Visual Models for Realistic Image Synthesis, Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science Seminar Series (2007)


CONFERENCE PRESENTATION (NO PROCEEDINGS)

    Ferwerda, J.A.; Phillips, J, Effects of image dynamic range on perceived surface gloss, Vision Sciences Society, VSS 2010, Naples, Florida, United States (2010)

    Zhang, D.; Ferwerda, J.A., A low-cost, color-calibrated, reflective high dynamic range display, Vision Sciences Society, VSS 2010, Naples, Florida, United States (2010)