Rubinstein and Wadhwa honored for ‘Revealing Invisible Changes’


March 8, 2013

Revealing Invisible Changes

The National Science Foundation (NSF), along with the journal Science, honored a team of researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) for their video “Revealing Invisible Changes In The World,” where they used an algorithm to reveal subtle motions unseen by the naked eye. The CSAIL team — graduate students Michael Rubinstein and Neal Wadhwa, alumni Eugene Shih SM ’01, PhD ’10 and Hao-Yu Wu MNG ’12, associate professor Frédo Durand, and professors William T. Freeman and John Guttag — earned honorable mention for their video at the 10th annual International Science & Technology Visualization Challenge, a highly competitive international contest.

In the video, the researchers demonstrated an algorithm they developed that amplifies and allows for analysis of subtle movements and variations in color in ordinary videos. “Imagine you had special glasses that allowed you to see subtle changes that cannot be seen with the naked eye,” says Freeman, the video’s narrator. Continue reading the article on MIT news.

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