Can We Make Blurry Images Sharp?

Speaker: Radka Tezaur, Nikon Research Corporation of America

Date & Time:

Monday, March 4, 2013
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM


O'Shaughnessy Science Hall (OSS 313)

Abstract: Removing blur from digital images is a very difficult problem. It has been the subject of intensive research for many years, but only recently the quality of results and processing speed became high enough to allow the first effective deblurring technologies to appear in commercial products used by general public. We will use the mathematical model of blurring process and analyze the inverse problem (that is, the problem of removing blur) by using linear algebra and Fourier analysis to demonstrate the key challenges that need to be overcome. We will discuss various solutions to these problems, both computational and in hardware, including some novel technologies proposed in the emerging field of computational photography.

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