DATE: Wednesday, November 20, 2013
TIME: 1900 hrs
LOCATION: S.J. Carew Building, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 4th FlooR, Room EN4000 (Engineering Faculty / Staff Lounge)

Reconstructing 3D models from video, laser and/or sonar data is a very active domain in the machine vision community. The general objective is to produce metrically-correct 3D models of objects directly from sensor data, preferably with minimal post-processing intervention.

In this presentation, Dr. Richard Charron will describe recent techniques and trends which, together with sensor developments, are showing good promise for generation of photo-realistic models of large environments. He will describe results from a recent demonstration project that highlights the promise and some of the technical challenges when modelling from data collected underwater.


Dr. Charron is co-founder and Chief Science Officer at Whitecap Scientific Corporation, St. John’s, NL. Since 2011, he as been engaged on behalf of the company¬† in developing vision-based technologies with special focus on marine applications. He received the BSc degree in Mathematics from the University of New Brunswick, MMath in Applied Mathematics from the University of Waterloo, and PhD degree in Mathematics from the University of New Brunswick. He held academic appointments at the University of New Brunswick and Memorial University of Newfoundland from 1984-2000.¬† Dr. Charron was Director of Sonar Signal Processing at Guigne International from 2000 to 2006, and continued on as Director of Research and Development at PanGeo Subsea from 2006 to 2011.


This event is sponsored by the Oceanic Engineering Society (OES), Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), NL Section and the Marine Technology Society (MTS), NL Chapter as part of their Technical Lecture Program.