In alphabetical order, we are pleased to have talks by:
Mekides Assefa Abebe (NTNU)
I am a permanent researcher at the color and visual computing laboratory, NTNU. I have pursued my PhD in signal and image processing, at Technicolor and University of Poitiers, in 2016. My thesis was mainly focused on adaptation of SDR contents for new HDR displays. My master's study was also in color in informatics and media technology. After the completion of my PhD, I have been working on several research projects such as enhancement of video conferencing quality, image retargeting, image quality enhancement with deep learning, mobile phone camera characterization for accurate skin color correction, and related others. Generally, my area of expertise include HDR imaging, color imaging and perceptual modeling, as well as computer vision.
Chris Bai (BenQ)
Vice Chair of ICC Display Working Group
Senior Color Expert of BenQ Corporation
Founder of BenQ Color Technology Lab
Mike Bremford (BFO)
Mike Bremford is technical director at bfo.com. He has been working with PDF and CSS for 20 years.
Christopher Cameron (Google)
Christopher Cameron works for Google on the Chrome Browser, with an emphasis on computer graphics.
Zachary Cava (Disney)
Zachary Cava is a Media Platform Architect for the Media Engineering team that powers the streaming experiences of Disney+, Hulu, and many other Disney services. He focuses on optimizing current generation streaming solutions to achieve new levels of scale and next generation streaming solutions to enable new experiences that excite and delight users across the full spectrum of devices that these services are available on. He is also an active member of numerous standards bodies working to advance the interoperability of solutions across the streaming industry and bring attention to areas of streaming that have traditionally been a secondary focus of standardization
Andrew Cotton (BBC)
Andrew is a Principal Technologist within BBC R&D’s Broadcast & Connected Systems Section. He has a background in video compression and image processing. Andrew and his team work across the entire television acquisition, production, delivery and distribution chains, ensuring the technical integrity of BBC systems. Most recently their work has focused on high dynamic range TV, as Andrew is one of the developers of the Hybrid Log-Gamma HDR system.
Max Derhak (Onyx Graphics)
Max Derhak has worked for Onyx Graphics Inc. since 1990 where he currently functions in the role of Principal Scientist. Max has a Bachelors in Computer Science from the University of Utah, a Masters in Imaging Science at The Rochester Institute of Technology, and a PhD. in Color Science from RIT. He serves as a Co-Chair of the ICC as well as the Chair of the ICC Architecture Working Group. Dr. Derhak has been a driving force behind the standardization of iccMAX, and was the initial contributor and maintainer of the iccMAX demonstration implementation - DemoIccMAX
Felipe Erias (Igalia)
I am a software engineer and interaction designer, part of the Web Platform team at Igalia. Previously, I worked on the development of different Free SW platforms for mobile and desktop from 2007 to 2014, and then for several years as a R&D designer/engineer.
For over a year now, I have been implementing new CSS features in Chromium. This included an initial attempt at implementing the lab() and lch() CSS functions to describe colors in the CIE l*a*b color space. Even though this project proved too broad for a single contributor, it gave me the opportunity to research the Chromium platform as well as the relevant literature, current state of the art, and related standards.
Jeff Gilbert (Mozilla)
Dmitry Kazakov (Krita)
My name is Dmitry Kazakov. I am a developer of Krita painting application (https://krita.org). In 2019 I implemented HDR hardware support in Krita, so I have a bit of experience from the technical side.
Timo Kunkel (Dolby)
I've been working with HDR imaging concepts and technologies over the past 15 years. My background is in color science and imaging in general. I've been with Dolby since 2007 and have been involved since then in researching and developing the core concepts of what is now Dolby Vision. Over the last year, I have been looking into how HDR can be facilitated with canvas based rendering pipelines such as the ones facilitated by the w3c, and how we can use the learnings from linear HDR approaches with web and GUI rendering.
I hold a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Bristol, UK and a MSc from the University of Freiburg, Germany.
LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/in/timo-kunkel
Chris Lilley (W3C)
Chris Lilley is a Technical Director at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
and is the W3C representative to the International Color Consortium (ICC). Considered “the father of SVG”, he also co-authored PNG, was co-editor of CSS2, chaired the group that developed @font-face, and co-developed WOFF. He is co-editor of CSS Color levels 3, 4 and 5.Ex Technical Architecture Group. Chris is still trying to get Color Management on the Web, sigh. Currently working on Color, CSS, Web Audio, and Web Fonts.
Kenneth Russell (Google)
Ken Russell works as a software engineer on the Chrome team at Google and is the chair of Khronos' WebGL working group. His work on 3D graphics and the web ecosystem has involved WebGL, Java applets using OpenGL, and SGI's Cosmo Player web plugin for VRML scenes.
Lea Verou (MIT)
Lea is passionate about improving the Web, a goal that she has been working towards for over a decade, from many different angles. She is heavily involved in web standards, as an elected W3C Technical Architecture Group (TAG) member, as a longtime CSS Working Group Invited Expert, and in the past as W3C staff. She currently works at MIT, doing research at the intersection of HCI and programming languages. She is a well known speaker and author, having written several articles, book chapters, and the bestselling advanced CSS book CSS Secrets. Lea has also started several open source projects and web applications, such as Prism, Mavo, and Awesomplete. Some of her open source work is used on millions of websites. She tweets @leaverou and blogs at lea.verou.me. She holds a MSc in Computer Science from MIT. Despite her technical pursuits, Lea is one of the few misfits who love code and design equally.
Sam Weining (Apple)
Long time WebKit contributor and W3C member.