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What is VQA?

Some related QoX-terms: VQA research is a highly interdisciplinary topic involving Generally speaking, there are two domains of VQA study: subjective and objective. We are more interested in objective VQA algorithms that can evaluate quality of digital images and videos, and also the performance of digital imaging devices and displays via digital images and videos they produce or display.

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Visual Quality Assessment

General Web Resources: Annotated Computer Vision Bibliography 5.3.9 Image Quality Evaluation, Quality Assessment, and Imaging Models (5.3.9.1 Motion Coding Evaluation, Video Image Quality Evaluations) Stefan Winkler's Image and Video Quality Resources

Organizations: VQEG (Video Quality Research @ ITS.NTIA) VSF's Quality of Experience (QoE) Metrics Activity Group Camera Phone Image Quality (CPIQ) @ i3a IEEE Conformity Assessment Program (ICAP) Camera Phone Image Quality (CPIQ) Conformity Assessment Steering Committee (CASC) (IEEE Standard Association Working Group 1858, IEEE Project P1858 - Standard for CPIQ)

People and Algorithms: QUALINET (European Network on Quality of Experience in Multimedia Systems and Services) - COST IC 1003 (Qualinet WG2 Taskforce "Crowdsourcing", crowdlib mailing list) 3D-ConTourNet (3D Content Creation, Coding and Transmission over Future Media Networks) - ICT COST Action IC1105 emotion icon Laboratory for Image & Video Engineering (LIVE) @ UTAustin SSIM Dr. Stefan Winkler Cornell Visual Communications Lab (VSNR) PSNR-HVS-M FSIM DCTune 2.0: Perceptual Optimization of JPEG Images and Perceptual Error Metric Image, Video, and Usability (IVU) Lab @ Arizona State University Multimedia Signal Processing Group @ EPFL Q2S - Centre for Quantifiable Quality of Service in Communication Systems @ NTNU.no Prof. Thrasyvoulos N. Pappas @ Northwestern University Image Coding and Analysis Lab @ OSU emotion icon MeTriX MuX Visual Quality Assessment Package Visual Quality Index Implementations @ Salzburg VBQUEST: Visual Blur QUality Evaluation SofTware MSU Video Quality Measurement Tools MSU Perceptual Video Quality tool (VI(S)TA) Image Quality Toolbox (VistaQualityTools) EvalVid - A Video Quality Evaluation Tool-set Perceptual Image Diff

Digital Imaging Devices and Displays: Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T) SPIE camcorderinfo.com Camcorders Reviews @ CNET Camcorder HQ™ dpreview.com toothwalker.org emotion icon SID = Society For Information Display DisplayMate® Technologies Corporation emotion icon oled-display.info oled-display.net oled-info.com tvoled.co.uk oledtvzone.com 中国OLED网 laser-tv.org Mitsubishi LasserVue TV Necsel™ Laser Color LED TV @ ledtele.co.uk

Commercial Products and Services: Imatest OPTICOM (OPTICOM's PEVQ™) Nikon's VQ-1000 Analytical Image Quality Evaluation Tool Symmetricom - QoE Assurance: V-Factor Tektronix PQA500 Sarnoff - Video Test and Measurement AccepTV Agama videoclarity.com Semaca VQLab eInfochips Video Quality Inspector VISUALmpeg (VISUALmpegVQA, VISUALmpegQUALIFY) R&S® DVQ Digital Video Quality Analyzer DxO Labs (DxO Analyzer, DxO Analyzer Demokit; DxOMark)

Color Science

General Web Resources: ColorWiki ColorPro colorbasics.com: Science of Color in Non-Technical Terms EasyRGB emotion icon Bruce Lindbloom's Web Site on Colorimetry (CIE Color Calculator, CIE Spectral Display, ColorChecker Calculator, Color Difference Calculator, Chromatic Adaptation Calculator, Lab Gamut Display, Munsell Calculator) Charles Poynton's Color Technology Page (Color FAQ, Gamma FAQ) James M. Palmer's Radiometry and Photometry FAQ Norwegian Color Research Laboratory Computational Vision Laboratory @ Simon Fraser University Color Constancy: Research Website on Illuminant Estimation

Organizations: CIE - International Commission on Illumination OSA = Optical Society of America ICC - International Color Consortium ICA = International Colour Association ISCC = Inter-Society Color Council AATCC = American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists SDC = Society of Dyers and Colourists Colour Index International CAUS = The Color Association of the United States EOS = European Optical Society

Companies: X-Rite

Color Blindness: Colour Blind Resource Centre colorvisiontesting.com Colors for the Color Blind Vischeck IBM aDesigner What do colour-blind people see? (by Hans Brettel @ ENST.fr)

Tools: ICC Profile Inspector Microsoft Color Control Panel Applet for Windows XP Argyll Color Management System emotion icon COLORLAB Colorlab Toolbox @ UJoensuu OptProp - a color properties toolbox (Jerker Wagberg) (demo) Gerbil Kobus Barnard's source code for computational color constancy Retinex in Matlab emotion icon Python-Colormath emotion icon QualityCrowd (QualityCrowd 2 @ GitHub)

Databases

Image Quality Assessment Test Databases: Qualinet Databases emotion icon LIVE Image Quality Assessment Database LIVE In the Wild Image Quality Challenge Database IRCCyN/IVC Image Quality Database IRCCyN/IVC LAR-Coded Art Image Quality Database MICT Image Quality Evaluation Database (Toyama Database) TAMPERE IMAGE DATABASE (TID) 2013 TAMPERE IMAGE DATABASE (TID) 2008 Categorical Subjective Image Quality (CSIQ) Database @ OSU Vision Lab BTH WIQ (Wireless Imaging Quality) Database ACQUINE: Automatic Rating of Photo Aesthetics TUD Image Quality Database: Perceived Ringing emotion icon EPFL-MMSP 3D Image Quality Database

Video Quality Assessment Test Databases: Consumer Digital Video Library (CDVL) VQEG FR-TV Phase 1 Test Scenes @ CRC VQEG FTP Site VQEG Test Sequences @ vqeg.its.bldrdoc.gov LIVE Video Quality Database LIVE Wireless Video Quality Assessment Database USC MCL-V Database EPFL-PoliMI Video Quality Assessment Database IRCCyN IVC 1080i Database IRCCyN/IVC SD RoI (Region-of-Interest) Database Poly@NYU Video Quality Database Poly@NYU Packet Loss Database EPFL-MMSP Scalable Video Database IRCCyN/IVC Eyetracker SD 2009_12 Database Video Subjective Test Database @ Uni-Plymouth.UK TUM HDTV Video Quality Data Sets MOBILE◦3DTV - Database of impaired videos emotion icon EPFL-MMSP 3D Video Quality Database Ausiovisual Quality Database for Video Calls in Wireless Applications @ Uni-Plymouth.UK

Eyetracking Databases: IRCCyN/IVC Eyetracker Data for the Berkeley Segmentation Dataset IRCCyN/IVC Eyetracker Database 1 (200605) IRCCyN/IVC Eyetracker SD Database (200811) IRCCyN/IVC Eyetracker SD Database (200912) LIVE DOVES (a Database Of Visual Eye movementS) BTH VAIQ (Visual Attention for Image Quality) Database TUD Eye Tracking Database 1 (on LIVE Database) TUD Eye Tracking Database 2: Task Effect on Saliency TUD Eye Tracking Database: Interactions MIT CSAIL Eyetracking Dataset Gert Kootstra's Eye-Tracking |Data NUSEF (NUS Eye-Fixation Database) emotion icon USC CRCNS eye-1 Dataset USC iLab Eyetracking Video Dataset UniLuebeck-INB Video Eyetracking Dataset DIEM Dataset

Color Spectral Databases: Spectra Database @ Lappeenranta University of Technology Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) USGS Digital Spectral Library Floral Reflectance Database (FReD) The Vrhel Spectral Data Set Simon Fraser University's Data for Computer Vision and Computational Colour Science Joensuu Spectral Database Joensuu Spectral Image Database Nascimento et al.'s Hyperspectral Images of Natural Scenes 2002

Imaging Devices and Displays: Camera Response Functions: Database (DoRF) and Model (EMOR) @ ColumbiaU

Other Databases: The Barcelona Calibrated Images Database Test Images for Computational Colour Constancy @ Simon Fraser University Multi-Illuminant Dataset @ University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Your Opportunities

We are offering UG/master's and PhD projects on this topic. If you are interested, please contact Shujun Li.

You can choose to work on any topic related to VQA, such as implementation of objective image and video quality assessment algorithms, comparison of different algorithms, and/or collection of subjective quality evaluation of human observers (based on some software supporting such data collection), and so forth. For color fidelity assessment, you need to work with some special devices (spectrometers, monochromators, digital still cameras, digital camcorders, displays, scanners, printers, mobile phones, etc.).

If you choose to implement objective image and video quality assessment algorithms, they should be implemented in MATLAB. Some efficient sensitive algorithms may need to be implemented as C-MEX files. The following is a list of qualifications we require and expect:

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