p.s.: I'm also interested in one of the last year's project, the one called "Unpaper". Has it became obsolete?
Rafael On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 10:27 PM, Rafael Henrique Castanheira de Souza < rafaelh.so...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hello. > My name is Rafael. I would like to take part this Google Summer of Code, > and I got really interested in some Gimp project ideas related to my area of > research. Here I send the application I am planning to submit. If it is > possible, I wold be very glad if someone could tell me what he/she thinks > about this document. > I give more details in the proposal. > > Thank you very much > Rafael > > > Rafael Henrique Castanheira de SouzaProject: "Highlights/Shadow > compression"Me > > My name is Rafael. I am a Brazilian, currently a PhD student at Tokyo > Institute of Technology. I took my undergraduate and master course at State > University of Campinas (Unicamp), both in computer science. Besides, my > master course was focused on computer vision and image processing. During > the last year I have being studying in Tokyo Tech as a research student, > working with computer vision and image processing. > > So, my major is computer science with emphasis on image processing and > computer vision. However, I also have great interest in artificial > intelligence and graph theory. > > Finally, my irc nick is rafaelh and my native language are Portuguese and > Spanish. > Software Development Skills > During my undergraduate course I developed many small software related to > my area of research. As my undergraduate research, I developed a tracking > system for the Morris water maze. It was a system designed to deal of > tracking in videos digitalized from VHS tapes, with low quality and heavy > noise. To deal with this, the system used mathematical morphology > algorithms. During my master course, I developed an extension of this > system, with several new features. The most important one was the ability of > tracking multiple targets, since occlusion is an important issue in this > situation. To deal with it I created a graph representation of the > occlusions during the tracking process and used an ant colony heuristic to > find the occlusion solution. > I developed this programs in both Linux and Windows, keeping the code > compatible with both platforms. I developed both programs using C++ under > E-macs (for Linux) and DevCpp (Windows). I used the LTI library for the > basic image processing operations. During my research student period, I > implemented in Matlab a prototype for a system for image alignment using > local deformation. This system is meant to be applied in the removal of > color artifacts in endoscopic images through non-rigid registration of color > channels. > I have a basic knowledge of GTK+, enough for the project I intend to apply. > I have never been involved in other Free Software projects before. > > Image Manipulation Skills > I only use image manipulation software for basic tasks, without artistic > purposes. However, I have a wide knowledge of image processing problems and > algorithms to solve them, since this is my area of research. > GIMP and GEGL Skills > I used GIMP in a user level. I have heard about GEGL, but I have never used > it yet. I have not contributed to GIMP or GEGL either. I use the GIMP > version in my distro's packages. > SoC Project > I have never participated in Summer of Code. I have got very interested in > the project "Highlights/Shadow compression". Its content is related to my > area of research, is a very useful operator and it would be very nice to see > it added to the GEGL library and used in GIMP. > So, my goal is to implement a fast and robust version of this operator. Now > I am a graduate student and I do not work, since I receive a scholarship. I > would have no problem to dedicate 5 hours/day (or more, during summer > vacations) in this project. Since I am a PhD student, I do not have to take > any class, so it would not interfere with the project. >
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