ImageSense 2008 Keynote Details
Abstract: An imaging system is a complex collection of devices and algorithms, each component evolving rapidly in today’s technological wonderland. What will the future of imaging be like? What are the trends that shape imaging? Barrus will review of a number of recent technological advances related to embedded and distributed imaging. He will also demonstrate some imaging technologies developed at Ricoh Innovations’ California Research Center for enhancing image quality, sharing multi-media and tracking down electronic documents.
Bio: John Barrus' formal education is in mechanical engineering-—product design, embedded systems, and mechanical CAD. He started his first company while he was a Ph.D. student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and, after graduating, became a research scientist at Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs and a lecturer at MIT. At MERL he led a team that built one of the early predecessors to MMORPG's—a large-scale, extensible, distributed virtual environment called Diamond Park. After MERL, he moved to California where he started two more companies (3D content management, wireless digital photography) before returning to basic research at Ricoh Innovations, Inc. in 1999. His initial work at RII was on multimedia communication tools and hardware. In 2008, he became the director of Ricoh's California Research Center.