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Video for "Local Laplacian Filters: Edge-aware Image Processing with a Laplacian Pyramid"

Adobe researcher Sylvain Paris explains how a new method of combining Gaussian and Laplacian pyramids results in image filters that can enhance details without distorting edges.

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Date of publication: 
Mon, 02/23/2015

Video for "Hacking Nondeterminism with Induction and Coinduction"

Videojournalism about a new method for comparing the processes called "finite-state machines" that underlie much of computer science.

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Date of publication: 
Wed, 01/28/2015

Video for "Distributed Information Processing in Biological and Computational Systems"

Videojournalism introducing a paper that outlines how both computers and members of natural communities (such as ants, birds, and cells) cooperate.

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Date of publication: 
Tue, 12/23/2014

Video for "Computationally Modeling Human Emotion"

Videojournalism about how researchers are teaching computers to understand the processes that create human emotion, possibly leading to better decisions and human-computer interfaces.

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Date of publication: 
Wed, 11/26/2014

Video for "Scene Understanding by Labeling Pixels"

Videojournalism about algorithms that help computers recognize objects within an image, and undestand the scene itself.

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Date of publication: 
Mon, 10/27/2014

Video for "Moving Portraits"

Videojournalism about turning photo collections into movie-like "Face Movies", via a system that's been incorporated into Google's Picasa photo program. (Many thanks to guest interviewer Teresa Meek.)

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Date of publication: 
Fri, 08/22/2014

Appearance on "Authored Content" show, talking about Bitcoin

I talk off the cuff about the popular cryptocurrency with fellow lynda.com authors Morten Rand-Hendriksen and Ray Villalobos on their Google Hangout show, "Authored Content".

Screenshot taken during my presentation
Date of publication: 
Fri, 07/18/2014

Video for "Efficient Maximum Flow Algorithms"

Videojournalism about the applications of, and solutions to, the "maximum-flow/minimum-cut" problem, which affects surprisingly diverse fields. As before, I did most of this, with the help of two shooters.

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Date of publication: 
Thu, 07/24/2014

Up and Running with Bitcoin

Description by lynda.com: "Understand the basics of bitcoin, the popular virtual currency, and then learn the nuances of bitcoin transactions and security issues that can be difficult to navigate on your own. Tom Geller addresses both the big and small issues swirling around bitcoin right now, and prepares you to use or accept bitcoin as a currency for your transactions. Discover how bitcoin compares to US dollars and other forms of money; how to send, receive, and "mine" it; and how to protect and track your bitcoin transactions.

Screenshot from Up and Running with Bitcoin
Date of publication: 
Tue, 06/24/2014

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