- Allows you to understand and predict the qualitative and quantitative behavior of complex natural systems
- A general background on tissue optics clarifies several confusing conceptual issues, saving you valuable time in the early stages of research
- Includes complete code and data sources for the BioSpec model
Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Light, Optics and Appearance Chapter 3: Image Synthesis Context Chapter 4: Bio-Optical Properties of Human Skin Chapter 5: Simulations in Health and Life Sciences Chapter 6: Biophysically Inspired Approach Chapter 7: First Principles Approach Chapter 8: Diffusion Approximation Approach Chapter 9: Simulation Challenges Chapter 10: Beyond Computer Graphics Applications
Gladimir V. G. Baranoski received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Calgary in 1998. He is currently an Associate Professor at the School of Computer Science and the leader of the Natural Phenomena Simulation Group at the University of Waterloo, Canada. He is also a senior member of IEEE and a member of the editorial board of the Elsevier journal Computers & Graphics.
Aravind Krishnaswamy received his BMath and MMath in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo. He is currently a Senior Computer Scientist with the Visual Computing Lab at Adobe Systems Inc. During his time there, he has been involved in the research and development of real-time photo realistic image synthesis technology (incorporated into Adobe Photoshop®, Bridge®, and After Effects®) as well as the development of new material models.