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James Ferwerda

Associate Professor

Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science
College of Science

585-475-4923
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James Ferwerda

Associate Professor

Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science
College of Science

Education

BA, MS, Ph.D., Cornell University

Bio

James A. Ferwerda is an Associate Professor in the Chester F. Carlson 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 imaging systems based on these models. He is an Associate Editor of the ACM Transactions on Applied Perception and the Journal of Perceptual Imaging, and serves on the Program Committee of the IS&T Human Vision and Electronic Imaging conference.

585-475-4923

Areas of Expertise

Currently Teaching

IMGS-503
3 Credits
Students perform the independent research project under the advising of a faculty member in imaging science. The research effort is expected to require 9-12 hours per week. The research outcomes are presented in written and oral form.
IMGS-502
3 Credits
Part of this course is designed to develop skills in technical communication and scientific research practices. Each student is required to research, write, and present a proposal for an independent research project. Students initiate the research project defined in the proposal developed in the course. The project is supervised by a faculty member in imaging science and is expected to require 9-12 hours per week.
IMGS-351
3 Credits
This course will introduce students to the field of Color Science. Students will learn about the physical sources of color, the visual mechanisms that provide our experience of color, and the descriptive systems that have been developed for relating the physical and visual properties. Through hands-on projects, students will learn practical methods for measuring, modeling, and controlling color in digital imaging systems.
IMGS-221
3 Credits
This course presents an overview of the organization and function of the human visual system and some of the psychophysical techniques used to study visual perception.