The final program for APGV 2010 is here!
We already have our keynote speaker: Hany Farid will be speaking about Photo Forensics: Lighting and Shadows.
Abstract: In an attempt to quell rumors regarding the health of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Il, the North Korean government released a series of photographs showing a healthy and active Kim Jong-Il. Shortly after their release the BBC claimed that the photographs were doctored. The article pointed to purported inconsistent shadows which were claimed to be the result of photo tampering. The BBC was wrong. I will show that the human visual system can be remarkably inept at detecting inconsistencies in lighting and shadows. I will also describe computational techniques for estimating lighting direction and lighting environments from a single image and describe their use in the forensic analysis of the historic and controversial photo of Lee Harvey Oswald (the accused assassin of JFK).
Bio: Hany Farid received his undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from the University of Rochester in 1989. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1997. Following a two year post-doctoral position in Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT, he joined the Computer Science Department at Dartmouth in 1999. Hany is the William H. Neukom Distinguished Professor of Computational Science, and the Director of the Neukom Institute for Computational Science. Hany is the recipient of an NSF CAREER award, a Sloan Fellowship and a Guggenheim Fellowship.