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Dr. Donald G. Dansereau | Honorary Research Fellow | ARC Centre of Excellence for Robotic Vision

Science and Engineering Faculty | Queensland University of Technology

Phone: + 61 7 3138 2285 | email: donald.dansereau at gmail dot com

Gardens Point, S Block 1130-05 | 2 George Street, Brisbane, QLD 4000

 

My work concerns the use of computational imaging in robotics. Light field cameras in particular offer improved imaging performance and algorithmic simplifications over a broad range of vision problems.

Bio

I completed B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical and computer engineering at the University of Calgary, Canada in 2001 and 2004, receiving the Governor General’s Gold Medal for my Master's work. Following some time in industry, I returned to research with an eye to simplicity and robustness as enabled by plenoptic imaging. I completing my doctoral thesis on light field imaging in challenging environments at the Australian Centre for Field Robotics at the University of Sydney in 2014. My field work included modelling a submerged Bronze Age city in Greece, hydrothermal vent exploration near Sicily, and mapping marine habitats off the coast of Tasmania. 

I joined the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision in October 2014, focusing on light fields, computational imaging, and interactive techniques for robotic vision.

In Sept 2016 I joined the Stanford Computational Imaging Lab, and I remain active with the ACRV as an Honorary Research Fellow.  My current work is focused on robust vision through the application and extension of computational imaging techniques. By treating visual sensing as a communication problem, I am exploring the information-theoretic limits of visual perception, tackling distributed active visual perception under limited bandwidth and computational resources, and designing new kinds of cameras to help robots see and do.

Projects

I am looking for enthusiastic, motivated people to take on undergraduate and PhD-level research projects.

My ongoing work at the ACFR concerns underwater computational imaging.

Tools

I've been working on a toolbox for processing light fields in Matlab, available here Features include decoding, calibration, rectification, colour correction, basic filtering and visualization of light field images. Follow the link for sample light fields.

Further Info

Pardon the mess as I build up a new website at dgd.vision.

 

 

 

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