Jonathan Phillips obtained his B.S. in chemistry and minor in
music from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois
and his M.S. in color science from the Rochester
Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. He worked with advisor Mark Fairchild on his M.S. project which was on evaluating visual perception of halftone inkjet dots and correlating that to a visual model, S-CIELAB, established by Brian Wandell's group at Stanford. He is currently working on his Ph.D. in color science with advisor James Ferwerda on topic of perception of High Dynamic Range imaging.
He has worked at the Eastman Kodak Company since 1992 where he is a principal scientist, specializing in optimization of digital consumer photography. As a company spokesperson on consumer image quality, he has educated editors of publications such as PC Magazine, Popular Photography, and Kiplinger. He is a frequent speaker at technical conferences on the subjects of systems design, color science, and psychophysics. Mr. Phillips has worked as an analytical chemist in the Health and Environmental Labs, a systems engineer in the Research Labs on photographic film and magnetics, and a lead image scientist on inkjet and dye transfer printers, displays, digital cameras, and camera phones. Currently, he is representing Kodak on international technical standards committees while pursuing his Ph.D. in color science at RIT. Mr. Phillips holds a U.S. Patent on color gamut mapping technology for output devices. His article, "A Survey of Environmental Conditions Relative to the Storage and Display of Photographs in Consumer Homes," was a feature article in the Journal of Imaging Science and Technology.
Jonathan Phillips began
Suzuki violin studies in
He is involved in chamber music, playing with the Saelig Trio and the Ontario Ensemble as well as frequent evenings of reading through chamber works with close friends. He has performed in the Cooperstown Chamber Music Festival with musicians such as Linda Chesis, David Geber, and Mark Ptashne and has attended the Chamber Music Conference at