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Roy Berns

Richard S Hunter Professor
Color Science Program
College of Science

585-475-2230
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Roy Berns

Richard S Hunter Professor
Color Science Program
College of Science

Education

BS, MS, University of California; Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

585-475-2230

Areas of Expertise

Currently Teaching

CLRS-790
1 - 6 Credits
Masters-level research by the candidate on an appropriate topic as arranged between the candidate and the research advisor.
CLRS-890
1 - 6 Credits
Masters-level research by the candidate on an appropriate topic as arranged between the candidate and the research advisor.
CLRS-601
3 Credits
This course covers the principles of color science including theory, application, and hands-on experience incorporated into the lectures. Topics include color appearance (hue, lightness, brightness, chroma, saturation, colorfulness), colorimetry (spectral, XYZ, xyY, L*a*b*, L*C*abhab, ∆E*ab, ∆E00), the use of linear algebra in color science and color imaging, metamerism, chromatic adaptation, color inconstancy, color rendering, color appearance models (CIECAM02), and image appearance models (S-CIELAB, iCAM).

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Published Conference Proceedings
Cox, B. D. and R. S. Berns. "Using Maya® to Create a Virtual Museum." Proceedings of the IS&T Archiving Conference. Ed. ?. ?, ?: n.p., 2015. Print.
Cox, B. D. and R. S. Berns. "Imaging Artwork in a Studio Environment for Computer Graphics Rendering." Proceedings of the IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging. Ed. IST. VA, VA: n.p., 2015. Print.
Witwer, J. and R. S. Berns. "Increasing the Versatility of Digitizations Through Post-camera Flat-fielding." Proceedings of the IS&T Archiving Conference. Ed. S. Grinnan. Alexandria, VA: n.p., 2015. Print.
Berns, R. S. and M. Derhak. "ETRGB: An Encoding Space for Artwork Imaging." Proceedings of the IS&T Archiving Conference. Ed. S. Grinnan. Alexandria, VA: n.p., 2015. Print.
Abed, Farhad M., Roy S. Berns, and Kenichiro Masaoka. "Improvement of Camera Characterization Process for Different Capturing Geometries Using Saunderson Surface Correction." Proceedings of the 20th Color Imaging Conference. Los Angeles, California: n.p., 2012. Print.
Derhak, Maxim W. and Roy S. Berns. "Analysis and Correction of the Joensuu Munsell Glossy Spectral Database." Proceedings of the 20th Color Imaging Conference. Los Angeles, California: n.p., 2012. Print.
Masaoka, Kenichiro, et al. "The Number of Discernible Object Colors is Unknown." Proceedings of the 20th Color Imaging Conference. Los Angeles, California: n.p., 2012. Print.
Berns, Roy S. and Tongbo Chen. "Updated Practical Total Appearance Imaging of Paintings." Proceedings of the Archiving Conference. Copenhagen, Denmark: n.p., 2012. Print.
Berns, Roy S. and Stanley Smith. "Analysis of Color Management Default Camera Profiles for Museum Imaging Applications." Proceedings of the Archiving Conference. Copenhagen, Denmark: n.p., 2012. Print.
Berns, Roy S. and Tongbo Chen. "Practical Total Appearance Imaging of Paintings." Proceedings of the Archiving Conference. Copenhagen, Denmark: n.p., 2012. Print.
Journal Paper
Berns, R. S., F. M. Abed, and B. D. Cox. "Wavelength-dependent Spatial Correction and Spectral Calibration of a Liquid Crystal Tunable Filter System." Applied Optics 54. (2015): 3687-3693. Print.
Derhak, M. and R. S. Berns. "Introducing Wpt (Waypoint)–A Color Equivalency Representation for Defining a Material Adjustment Transform." Color Research Application 40. (2015): 535—549. Print.
Derhak, M. and R. S. Berns. "Introducing WLab–Going from Wpt (Waypoint) to a uniform material color equivalency space." Color Research Application 40. (2015): 550—563. Print.
Urban, Philipp and Roy S. Berns. "Paramer Mismatch-based Spectral Gamut Mapping." IEEE Transactions on Image Processing 20. 6 (2011): 1599-1610. Print.
Shen, Shizhe and Roy S. Berns. "Color Difference Formula Performance for Several Datasets of Small Color Differences Based on Visual Uncertainty." Color Research and Application 36. 1 (2011): 118-126. Print.
Berns, Roy. "Designing White LED Lighting for the Display of Art: A Feasibility Study." Color Research and Application 36. 5 (2011): 324-334. Print.
Book Chapter
Berns, Roy S. "Image Simulation of the Blue Background in Pacino di Bonaguida's Chiarito Tabernacle Using Color and Imaging Sciences." Florence At the Dawn of the Renaissance Painting and Illumination 1300-1350. Los Angeles, California: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2012. Print.
Published Article
Berns, R.S., “Designing white LED lighting for the display of art: A feasibility study.” Color Research and Application, (2010). 1-11. Web. £
Berns, R.S., and B. Hou.“RIT-DuPong supra-threshold color-tolerance individual color-difference pair dataset.” Color Research and Application, 35.1 (2010): 274-283. Web. " £
Berns, R.S., and S. Shen. “Modeling lightness dependenciesin color-difference formulas.” 11th Congress of the International Colour Association (AIC 2009), AIC, AIC 2009, 2010. n.p. Print.
Berns, R.S., and M.I. Haddock. “A color target for museum applications.” 18th Color Imaging Conference, IS&T/SID, 2010. 27-32. Print. " 
Heckaman, R.L., and R.S. Berns. “GO Colorants.” IST 2010, IS&T/SID, 18th Color Imaging Conference, 2010. 260-265. Print. " 
Derhak, M.W., and R.S. Berns. “Comparing LabPQR and the spectral gamut mapping framework.” IS&T/SID, 18th Color Imaging Conference, 2010. 206-212. Print. " 
Chen, P. , M.D. Fairchild, and R.S. Berns. “Scaling lightness perception and differences above and below diffuse white.” IS&T/SID, 18th Color Imaging Conference, 2010. 42-48. Print. "