Current and Recent Projects

Members of the VIP lab conduct research in the general area of capture, transmission, processing, and display of visual information. This research has been supported to date by the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense and by various funds from Boston University. Research projects pursued by group members are oriented along the following four research axes:
  • VSNs: video analytics methods for Visual Sensor Networks (VSNs),
  • Video: advanced video processing and compression for next-generation visual communication systems,
  • HCIs: next-generation Human-Computer Interfaces (HCIs),
  • 3-D: capture, processing, compression and display of 3-D video on stereoscopic and multiview screens,
  • BioMed: analysis and visualization of biological and medical imaging data.
The “lookaround” video below (click the Play button to start) mimics the capture by a camera that undergoes a 3-inch track and a few-degree pan. It contains 9 frames with 7 middle frames computed from the first and last frames by means of intermediate view reconstruction. The most reliable playback is obtained in Windows Internet Exlporer.