|Present||Professor of Computer Science, Cedarville University ‐ School of Engineering and Computer Science|
Professional Service and Affiliations
|2007 - Present||Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers||2006 - Present||Member, IAPR-TC-19 Computer Vision for Cultural Heritage Applications||2002 - Present||Member, Association for Computing Machinery|
Honors and Awards
- Promoter of the Arts Award, Kentucky Arts Council - 2016
- Golden Duct Tape Award, Burn the Keyboard, Alternative Control Workshop - 2016
|B.S. in Computer Science, University of Kentucky|
|Ph.D., University of Kentucky|
School of Engineering and Computer Science
Refereed Journal Articles (3)
A Pipeline for Digital Restoration of Deteriorating Photographic Negatives International Journal on Digital Libraries (2015)
Extending work presented at the second International Workshop on Historical Document Imaging and Processing, we demonstrate a digitization pipeline to capture and restore negatives in low-dynamic range file formats. The majority of early photographs were ...
A New Technique for the Digitization and Restoration of Deteriorated Photographic Negatives EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing (2009)
This work describes the development and analysis of a new image-based photonegative restoration system. Deteriorated acetate-based safety negatives are complex objects due to the separation and channeling of their multiple layers that has often occurred ...
Petroglyph Digitization: Enabling Cultural Heritage Scholarship Machine Vision and Applications (2007)
The digitization of antiquities is facilitating a renaissance for scholars who have unprecedented access to rich representations of objects. Cultural Heritage digitization is a central challenge, and its subtleties are intertwined with object properties and ...
Refereed Proceedings/Transactions (7)
A New Perspective on Material Classification and Ink Identification 2014 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (2014)
The surface bi-directional reflectance distribution function (BRDF) can be used to distinguish different materials. The BRDFs of many real materials are near isotropic and can be approximated well by a 2D function. When the camera ...
A Geospatial Narrative Framework: Breathing New Data into Historical Manuscripts Proceedings of the Second Workshop on eHeritage and Digital Art Preservation (2010)
This project has developed a novel framework for online multimedia editions of geospatial narratives with specific support for translated texts. The framework user interface presents textually and geospatially synchronized multilingual manuscripts with audio-narration augmented by ...
A New System to Acquire and Restore Document Shape and Content Proceedings of the 5th ACM/IEEE International Workshop on Projector Camera Systems (2008)
We have developed a system that can acquire and restore not only a distorted single-page document, but also more complicated multilayer film negatives. In this work, we demonstrate a new imagebased document acquisition system, based ...
Towards Automatic Photometric Correction of Casually Illuminated Documents IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (2007)
Creating uniform lighting for archival-quality document acquisition remains a non-trivial problem. We propose a novel method for automatic photometric correction of non-planar documents by estimating a single, point light-source using a simple light probe. By ...
Geometric and Photometric Restoration of Distorted Documents Proceedings of the 10th IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (2005)
We present a system to restore the 2D content printed on distorted documents. Our system works by acquiring a 3D scan of the document's surface together with a high-resolution image. Using the 3D surface information ...
Non-Refereed Chapters in Books (1)
Non-Refereed Journal Articles (2)
Toward Digitizing All Forms of Documentation D-Lib Magazine (2009)
Large-scale book scanning projects are delivering unprecedented access to the majority of library holdings by giving users unparalleled access to vast collections of books. However, these efforts have focused on typical bound books, which leaves ...
The Museum and the Media Divide D-Lib Magazine (2005)
By digitizing physical holdings, museums have an important opportunity to provide patrons unprecedented access to manifold media. Digitization of existing collections, which is the museum's form of the content creation problem, is a crucial and ...
Other Published Works (1)
Method and Apparatus for 3D Imaging a Workpiece Engineering and Computer Science Faculty Patents (2017)
To obtain a three-dimensional virtual reconstruction of a workpiece the workpiece is positioned on a display screen between the display screen and at least one imager wherein the imager acquires multiple images of the workpiece ...