Newly Endowed Chair Underscores Value of Computational Journalism | College of Computing

November 1st, 2019 Irfan Essa Posted in CnJ No Comments »

It is great to see someone who has done so much for Computational Journalism, continue to support it this way. Thanks Krishna Bharat.

Friday, November 1, 2019

The creator of Google News has endowed a new faculty chair position in computational journalism at Georgia Tech’s College of Computing. Krishna Bharat – Georgia Tech alumnus (MS CS 1993, Ph.D. CS 1996) and Distinguished Research Scientist at Google – announced his donation during a reception at the College, held Oct. 31.

“Given the relative maturity of the field and the promise ahead, I felt this was the right time to create an endowed chair in computational journalism. This is a way for me to give back to Georgia Tech, and also to help the College of Computing expand its research portfolio, and show leadership in this important area,” said Bharat.

President Ángel Cabrera, Dean of Computing Charles Isbell, and members of the College’s Advisory Board, along with dozens of faculty, staff, and students, attended the reception held in the Klaus Advanced Computing Building.

The Krishna A. Bharat Chair in Computational Journalism recognizes the College’s contributions to the field, which Georgia Tech is credited with creating in 2006. A nationwide search to fill the newly endowed chair position will begin in the coming months.

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Fall 2016 Teaching

August 10th, 2016 Irfan Essa Posted in Computational Photography, Computer Vision No Comments »

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Spring 2016 Teaching

January 10th, 2016 Irfan Essa Posted in Computational Photography, Computational Photography and Video, Computer Vision, Computer Vision No Comments »

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Fall 2015 Teaching: Computer Vision and Computational Photography for Online MSCS.

August 15th, 2015 Irfan Essa Posted in Aaron Bobick, Computational Photography, Computer Vision No Comments »

In fall 2015 fall term, I am teaching two classes. Both for the Georgia Tech’s Online MSCS program.Cursor_and_CS6475___Computational_Photography___Georgia_Tech

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Computational Photography (CS 6475) for Georgia Tech’s Online MSCS Program (via Udacity)

January 5th, 2015 Irfan Essa Posted in Computational Photography, Computational Photography and Video No Comments »

Today, the Inaugural Offering of the Computational Photography (CS 6475) was launched for the Georgia Tech’s Online MSCS Program using the Udacity platform.

Course Description

CS 6475* (3-0-3): Computational Photography – (Instructor: Irfan Essa) – This class explores how computation impacts the entire workflow of photography, which is traditionally aimed at capturing light from a (3D) scene to form an (2D) image. A detailed study of the perceptual, technical and computational aspects of forming pictures, and more precisely the capture and depiction of reality on a (mostly 2D) medium of images is undertaken over the entire term. The scientific, perceptual, and artistic principles behind image-making will be emphasized, especially as impacted and changed by computation. Topics include the relationship between pictorial techniques and the human visual system; intrinsic limitations of 2D representations and their possible compensations; and technical issues involving capturing light to form images. Technical aspects of image capture and rendering, and exploration of how such a medium can be used to its maximum potential, will be examined. New forms of cameras and imaging paradigms will be introduced. Students will undertake a hand-on approach over the entire term using computation techniques, merged with digital imaging processes to produce photographic artifacts.

DO NOTE that there are programming assignments in this class, and working knowledge of Linear Algebra, Calculus, Probability, and Programming in C++/Python/Matlab/Java will be required. OpenCV OR Matlab are used in this class as appropriate. More information on this class at Computational Photography Class Website.

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