If a picture is worth 1,000 words, then what is the worth of a 1,000 pixels?


My world, in 10 kilopixels or less:


60x90 pixels (5.4 kilopixels)

My (imaging) publications:

Noise at the Systems Level(2/2007)

A Model for Dark Current Characterization and Simulation (1/2006)

Cyclops: In Situ Image Sensing and Interpretation in Wireless Sensor Networks (11/2005)

ISO Speed (1/2004)

The Circular-edge Spatial Frequency Response Test (1/2002)

CCD Requirements for Digital Photography (6/1999)

My (imaging) patents and published applications:

Precisely adjusting a local clock

Self-calibrating and/or self-testing camera module

Imaging serial interface ROM

Imaging parallel interface RAM

System and method for subtracting dark noise from an image using an estimated dark noise scale factor

Spectral normalization using illuminant exposure estimation

Method and apparatus for distributed analysis of images

System and method for focussing a digital camera

CMOS stereo imaging system and method

Exposure control in a digital camera

Optical inspection system, apparatus and method for constructing 3D images for printed circuit board and electronics manufacturing inspection

Method and apparatus for removing flicker from images

System and method for reducing trapped charge effects in a CMOS photodetector

Method and apparatus for improving image quality in digital cameras

Apparatus and method for reducing smear in digital images captured using frame-transfer CCD sensor

Efficient dark current subtraction in an image sensor

Contrast focus figure-of-merit method that is insensitive to scene illumination level

The Cyclops Camera site


What does this license plate mean?

CO TH G      (or CO27 TH90 G)

"Cobalt thorium G has a radioactive halflife of ninety three years. If you take, say, fifty H-bombs in the hundred megaton range and jacket them with cobalt thorium G, when they are exploded they will produce a doomsday shroud. A lethal cloud of radioactivity which will encircle the earth for ninety three years!" - DeSadeski (the Soviet ambassador)

(from Stanley Kubrik's Dr. Strangelove)