Dolby Research Chair in Computer Science
On October 20, 2008, Dolby Laboratories, and the University of British Columbia announced the establishment of the Dolby Research Chair in Computer Science for Dr. Wolfgang Heidrich. The Chair will support Dr. Heidrich's research program in high dynamic range (HDR) displays, cameras, and image processing algorithms, as well as perceptual studies in HDR and related technologies.
The relationship between Dr. Heidrich and Dolby dates back to 2003, when Dr. Heidrich developed image processing algorithms for HDR display technology developed by UBC Physics Professor Dr. Lorne Whitehead. In 2007, Dolby acquired Brightside Technologies, the UBC spinoff company founded to commercialize the HDR technologies from both labs. This acquisition also led to the establishment of a Dolby Canada research facility in Vancouver.
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