Monday, February 24, 2020,
Davis Science Building / 301

How to make your photos POP with calculus
Refreshments 3:30 PM, Davis 2nd floor

Just five or ten years ago, phone manufacturers were touting the number of megapixels in their smartphones to attract buyers. Today's cell phones are taking better and better photos, but progress is no longer due to more megapixels but rather to algorithms, AI, and sensors that are working together to create professional-level photos. Some of these algorithms are, in fact, based on calculus concepts. In this talk, we'll attempt to emulate the popular "Portrait Mode" found on current iPhones using discrete derivatives and discrete integrals of functions of two variables. The talk will be accessible to students in calculus and beyond!


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