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J A Stephen Viggiano

Assistant Professor
School of Photographic Arts and Sciences
College of Art and Design

585-475-2778
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70 Lomb Memorial Drive Rochester, NY 14623

J A Stephen Viggiano

Assistant Professor
School of Photographic Arts and Sciences
College of Art and Design

Education

AB, Thomas Edison State College; MS, Ph.D., Rochester Institute of Technology

585-475-2778

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PHMS-746
3 Credits
This is the first of two courses designed to advance a student towards completion of their capstone. This course will guide students from their capstone proposal toward the completion of a capstone project. Students will learn project management skills required to successfully propose and begin a meaningful, relevant and feasible capstone project.
PHPS-336
3 Credits
This course provides students with immersive experiences investigating the design of imaging systems and related technology with an emphasis on device characterization and image quality metrics and standards. Input and output standards including photographic and video systems will be covered in detail. Additionally, the course will explore measurable and subjective evaluations required for image quality.
PHPS-211
3 Credits
This required course will investigate advanced photographic technology, with an emphasis on the study of the components of photographic imaging systems. Geometrical optics, color management, printing technologies and video standards will also be studied. Working in a lab environment, students will evaluate how technology can be optimized and where its limitations might be found.
PHPS-599
1 - 3 Credits
Photography independent study will provide students with the ability to study in a specialized area with an individual faculty member. Students, with the assistance of a faculty adviser will propose a course of study. Photography Independent Study students must obtain permission of an instructor and complete the Independent Study Permission Form to enroll. **Note: Students can only earn up to 6 credits of independent study towards completion of their degree**
PHPS-331
3 Credits
This course will introduce students to programming as a data visualization tool and a programming language (Python). Students will learn the various capabilities of the language and how it can be used to rapidly prototype solutions to various imaging-related problems. As these solutions are developed, fundamental concepts of programming and data structures will be introduced.
PHPS-332
3 Credits
This course covers the principles and fundamental techniques in writing digital image processing algorithms and computer programming techniques that are used in implementing said algorithms. Topics covered will include color space transformations, basic image manipulation, and spatial and frequency manipulations.

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Published Game, Application or Software
Viggiano, J A Stephen. FiboSearch. Software. sourceforge.net. 2020.
Journal Paper
Viggiano, J A Stephen. "Calculation of Scalars in Neugebauer-Like Models. II: Final Scalar Function is Copula." Journal of Imaging Science & Technology 62. 5 (2018): 050403-1 through 050403-8. Print.
Published Conference Proceedings
Viggiano, J A Stephen, Nanette Salvaggio, and Nitin Sampat. "Chromaticity Matrix to Tristimulus Matrix Conversion for RGB Color Spaces - Even In the Dark." Proceedings of the IS&T International Symposium on Electronic Imaging Science and Technology, Burlingame, CA, 8 January - 2 February 2018. Ed. Reiner Eschbach, Gabriel G. Marcu, and Alessandro Rizzi. Burlingame, CA: IS&T: the Society for Imaging Science and Technology, 2018. Web.
Pfund, Nora, Nitin Sampat, and J A Stephen Viggiano. "Relative Impact of Key Rendering Parameters on Perceived Quality of VR Imagery Captured by the Facebook Surround 360 Camera." Proceedings of the IS&T International Symposium on Electronic Imaging Science and Technology, Burlingame, CA, 8 January - 2 February 2018. Ed. Zhen He, et al. Burlingame, CA: IS&T: the Society for Imaging Science and Technology, 2018. Web.
Viggiano, J A Stephen. "Calculation of Scalars in Neugebauer-Like Models. II: Final Scalar Function is Copula." Proceedings of the IS&T\'s 26th Color and Imaging Conference. Ed. N/A. Vancouver, BC: IS&T: The Society for Imaging Science and Technology, 2018. Print.
Viggiano, J A Stephen. "Calculation of Scalars in Neugebauer-Like Models. I: Refactoring the Calculations." Proceedings of the Twenty-fifth Color and Imaging Conference, Lillehammer, Norway, 11-15 September 2017. Ed. IS&T. Lillehammer, Norway: IS&T: The Society for Imaging Science and Technology, 2017. Web.
Borrino, Keith, et al. "Sensitivity Analysis Applied to ISO Recommended Camera Color Calibration Methods to Determine How Much of an Advantage, if any, Does Spectral Characterization of the Camera Offer Over the Chart-based Approach." Proceedings of the Digital Photography and Mobile Imaging XIII, IS&T International Symposium on Electronic Imaging Science and Technology. Ed. N/A. Burlingame, CA: IS&T: The Society for Imaging Science and Technology, 2017. Web.
Spooner, Amelia, et al. "Assessing the Ability of Simulated Laboratory Scenes to Predict the Image Quality Performance of HDR Captures (and Rendering) of Exterior Scenes Using Mobile Phone Cameras." Proceedings of the Electronic Imaging, Image Quality and System Performance XIV. Ed. N/A. Burlingame, CA: IS&T: The Society for Imaging Science and Technology, 2017. Web.
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Viggiano, J A Stephen. "Minimal Knowledge Techniques for Camera Characterization: A Review." 22nd Color and Imaging Conference. IS&T: The Society for Imaging Science and Technology. Boston, MA. 7 Nov. 2014. Conference Presentation.