David H Foster

Professor of Vision Systems
Sensing, Imaging, and Signal Processing Research Group


Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK

bio Biography
Education, appointments, fellowships, journal editorships

levada_3Hz Time-Lapse Hyperspectral Radiance Images 2015
4 time-lapse sequences of 7-9 calibrated hyperspectral images of natural scenes, spectra at 10-nm intervals
publications Publications
About 200 articles, with PDFs and manuscript versions for individual use

Ruivaes Ruin Hyperspectral Images for Light Distributions 2015
30 hyperspectral radiance images of natural scenes with embedded probe spheres for local illumination estimates
current_research Current Research
Hyperspectral imaging methods, information-theoretic applications, engineering approaches to biological vision

modelfree Model-Free Psychometric Function Software
Fit a stimulus-response curve and estimate a threshold and SD without a parametric model
other_research  Other Research
Color vision and hyperspectral imaging, fuzzy geometry, pattern recognition, statistical and clinical applications

HSI_2002 Hyperspectral Images of Natural Scenes 2002
8 calibrated hyperspectral reflectance images of rural and urban scenes with spectra at 10-nm intervals
survey Survey of Author Ordering 
Role of contribution and seniority in determining the order of authors of vision articles

HSI 2004 Hyperspectral Images of Natural Scenes 2004
8 calibrated hyperspectral reflectance images of rural and urban scenes with spectra at 10-nm intervals
mondrians Colour Constancy
Definition of color constancy and a table of 80 colour constancy indices derived from published reports

tutorial_HSI Tutorial on Transforming Hyperspectral Images
How to obtain radiance and RGB colour images from hyperspectral image reflectance data
fixation Automatic Eye-Fixation Software
Identify fixations and saccades from gaze data without parametric assumptions or expert judgement

haggadah Hyperspectral Images of Illustrated Manuscripts
Calibrated hyperspectral images from the Rylands Haggadah, St Christopher Woodcut, and Persian Koran
bootstrap Bootstrap Threshold Software
Estimate a threshold and robust SD from stimulus- response data with a normal cumulative distribution

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Tutorial on Information from Image Colours
How to estimate Shannon differential entropy and mutual information from colour images, with supporting software
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50 Reduced Hyperspectral Reflectance Images
50 downsampled hyperspectral reflectance images of outdoor scenes with spectra at 10-nm intervals.
Related publication: "Colour constancy failures"

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Short-Interval Hyperspectral Radiance Image Pairs
Pairs of registered hyperspectral radiance images separated by 1-15 min from 18 natural scenes.
Related publication: "Fluctuating environmental light"

I, We, or It?
OUP Blog Posts
Posts on academic and scientific writing: passive voice, abstracts, titles, hedging, contrasts, boosterism, ...

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Vision Research
An international journal for functional aspects of vision

Cover Concise Guide

A Concise Guide to Communication in Science & Engineering
Hardback, paperback, ebook; OUP, 2017/18
How to write papers, dissertations, reviews; analyse and graph data; give talks; publish and promote research. Advice from around 400 sources.

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(c) D. H. Foster 2023

d.h.foster@manchester.ac.uk | School of Engineering, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK