Advanced Programming for Holoscopic 3D Imaging

Thursday 10 March 2016, 6.00pm - 8.00pm

The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HA. The nearest underground stations are Covent Garden and Charing Cross.

Free, but pre-booking is required.

Dr Rafiq Swash, Brunel University


Holoscopic 3D imaging (H3D), also known as integral imaging, is a 3D imaging technology. It mimics the mechanisms of a fly’s eye to record and construct a 3D optical model of a real scene.

Although it uses a single aperture camera, the holoscopic 3D sensor consists of thousands of micro perspective lenses. The large number of lenses make it almost impossible to reproduce for real time computer graphics as every micro-lens image needs to be individually rendered and then interlaced to form a single holoscopic 3D image. A virtual 400 X200 micro-lens holoscopic 3D sensor requires 2400030 images to be rendered per second.

This talks covers the challenges of light field 3D computer graphics and the advanced programming techniques used to overcome them, as well as the future of light field 3D gaming engines.

About the speaker:

Dr Rafiq Swash is a seasoned professional with over 10 years of working experiences in industries and academia. A lecturer at Brunel University London in the Department of Computer System Engineering, College of Engineering Design and Physical Sciences, he teaches both UG and PG digital media and computer engineering courses which include MSc Advanced Multimedia Design and 3D Technologies, MSc Digital Design and Branding, BEng Computer System Engineering and BSc Digital Design.

Dr Swash also acts as a technical project mentor and academic advisor for industrial projects in the area of robotics, self-drive automotive and photonics. In the past, He has worked as a senior software engineer, implementation manager, technical lead, senior technology architect in gaming industries as well as research scientist in the field of multimedia search and retrieval, financial computing in risk operations, advanced 3D imaging and display technologies.  He has a PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and BEng in Computer Systems Engineering. He is a recipient of outstanding awards such as Prestigious VC’s doctoral research prize, Best Paper award of IEEE BTS 2013, Best final year project prize, Graham Hawkes prize, and the University Medal for overall excellent achievement.

Research interests include: Advanced 3D imaging and display systems, holoscopic 3D computer graphics, 3D video image processing, 3D VR/AR, computer vision, self-driven / co-driven vehicles, visual information search and retrieval, automatic video summarisation & annotation, serious game design, human-computer interaction, and big data visualisation.


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