Research in Computational Aesthetics

14 May, 2012

Research in Computational Aesthetics

Brian A. Barsky, Professor of Computer Science and Vision Science, UC Berkeley

Computational Aesthetics is the science and art of trying to define what is deemed aesthetically pleasing to the human eye. In our research, we seek to understand the fundamental aspects that influence our aesthetic preferences. We attempt to quantify these fundamental aspects and build a computational model that mimics the aesthetic choices made by humans.

Brian A. Barsky is Professor of Computer Science and Affiliate Professor of Optometry and Vision Science at the UC Berkeley. He attended McGill University, Montréal, received a D.C.S. in engineering and a B.Sc. in mathematics and computer science. He studied computer graphics and computer science at Cornell University, Ithaca, where he earned an M.S. degree. His Ph.D. degree is in computer science from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. His research interests include computer aided geometric design and modeling, interactive three-dimensional computer graphics, visualization in scientific computing, computer aided cornea modeling and visualization, medical imaging, and virtual environments for surgical simulation.