August 30, 2023
12:00 p.m., Kresge Room, Meliora 269
BCS Event: Yuhao Zhu, UR Computer Science, 2023/24 BCS Bridging Fellow
Harvesting Computer Science-Vision Science Symbiosis: A Case Study on Color Vision
Emerging platforms such as Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and autonomous machines all intimately interact with humans. They must be built, from the ground up, with principled considerations of human perception. This talk will discuss some of our recent work on exploiting the symbiosis between Computer Science and color vision.
I will first describe our recent work on exploiting the eccentricity-contingent human color discrimination to reduce the energy consumption of head-mounted displays such as AR/VR. I will then discuss our on-going work (joint with Prof. Gaurav Sharma) on computational trichromacy restoration, a novel signal encoding scheme to restore trichromatic vision for dichromates without gene therapy.
Bio: Yuhao Zhu is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at University of Rochester. He will be doing a sabbatical at BCS during the 2023-2024 academic year. He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and was a visiting researcher at Harvard University and Arm Research. His research group focuses on visual computing, spanning imaging, computer systems, and perception. More about his research can be found at: https://horizon-lab.org/.