Mission and Vision

The main objectives of the Image Processing and Vision Modeling (PIMOD) Group are the study and new developments at the convergence of signal, image processing and biological inspired visual models. Work involves theoretical studies and complementary psychophysical evaluation with human observers. Currently the theoretical effort is concentrated on two broad groups of studies. The first set is concerned with the study and analysis of the visual models, with special emphasis on the roles of joint, wavelet and sparse representations in visual information processing. The second set of studies focuses on image processing applications, in particular image fusion, microscopy, deconvolution, superresolution and 3D imaging.


Joint representations, vision models, quality assessment, image compression, image enhancement, image restoration, superresolution, motion estimation, medical Imaging, wavelets, visual psychophysics, image forensics, microscopy, image reconstruction, image statistics, sparse representations.
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“Optical and Digital Image Processing—Fundamentals and Applications”, G. Cristóbal, P. Schelkens and H. Thienpont (Eds.), Wiley VCH Verlag, Berlin, 2011, 988 pages, ISBN: 978-3-527-40956-3. Book’s online Wiley library.
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Toward computer-assisted diagnosis and telemedicine in ophthalmology” (A. Marrugo, M.S. Millán, G. Cristóbal, S. Gabarda, M. Sorel and F. Sroubek, SPIE Newsroom, DOI: 10.1117/2.1201205.004256, 2012).
“Anisotropy robust focus measure for non mydriatic retinal imaging”, A. Marrugo, M.S. Millán, G. Cristóbal, S. Gabarda, H.Abril, J. Biomedical Optics, 2012 (in press)