James A. Ferwerda

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Most Recent Affiliation(s):

  • Cornell University, Associate Professor

Other Affiliation(s):

  • Rochester Institute of Technology


  • SIGGRAPH 2008

    James A. Ferwerda is an Associate Professor in the Munsell Color Science Laboratory in the Center for Imaging Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He received a B.A. in Psychology, M.S. in Computer Graphics, and a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology, all from Cornell University. The focus of his research is on building computational models of human vision from psychophysical experiments, and developing advanced graphics algorithms based  on these models. Current research interests include: high dynamic range imaging; perceptually- based rendering; perception of material properties; and low vision and assistive technologies.  Prior to joining the Faculty at RIT he was a Research Associate in the Program of Computer Graphics at Cornell. In 1992 he received the IEEE Computer Society Paper of the Year Award, and in 2003 he was selected for the National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering Program. He is an Associate Editor of ACM Transactions on Applied Perception, was Guest Editor for a special edition of IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications on Applied Perception, and serves as a member of CIE Technical Committee TC8-08 on High Dynamic Range Imaging.  

    SIGGRAPH 1998

    James A. Ferwerda is a senior member of the research staff at the Program of Computer Graphics at Cornell University. His academic background is in human experimental psychology and computer graphics. He currently leads a research group on perceptual issues in image synthesis at the Program of Computer Graphics. His research interests include image quality, color appearance, visual models for realistic image synthesis, 3d user interface design, and computer supported communication systems. He is a member of ACM SIGGRAPH, the IEEE, and the Society for Imaging Science and Technology.  

    SIGGRAPH 1991

    James A. Ferwerda is a Senior Project Leader at the Program of Computer Graphics at Cornell University. He received a B.A. in experimental psychology in 1980 and an M.S. in computer graphics in 1987, both from Cornell University. He is currently a candidate for the Ph.D. in experimental psychology. His research interests include: realistic image synthesis; ecological  approaches to visual perception; and methodologies for human-computer interactions. He currently leads a research group investigating perceptual issues in three-dimensional interactive computer graphics. He is a member of ACM SIGGRAPH, IEEE, and SMPTE.  

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