László Neumann

Universitat de Girona

Engineering Sciences

I was born in 1955 in Budapest, Hungary. MSc. in Engineering and Mathematics, 1978 TU Budapest, Mechanical Engineering: computer tomography. PhD 1982, Applied Mathematics: economical modeling. Publications: conference proceedings 53, journals 32, 3 books, chapters in books 20, others 55. As a head of industrial departments and projects, I led research and software development in architectural CAD, cartography, medical imaging, 3D face modeling, color harmony design, and numerical methods. Between 1995-2007: visiting lecturer at TU Vienna. Since 2002 ICREA Research Professor. My strengths are the interdisciplinary approach, mathematical modeling and motivating people. I am member of over a dozen IPC and other committees.

Research interests

My research has an interdisciplinary character in the common focus of computer imagery and applied mathematics. This wide field covers image processing, color science, computer graphics, computational photography and numerical methods. My profile in VICOROB at Universitat de Girona encompasses underwater and medical color image enhancement and visualization, efficient gradient domain solvers, illumination fusion, de-hazing and HDRI techniques. My most important results have been achieved here in the field of high quality large-area undersea image mosaicing. In this challenging field we computed the largest ever seamless deep-water gigamosaic images. After twelf years of thorough research, I am going to accomplish development of the Coloroid Renotation system and their applications, based on a huge amount of observations. On the other hand, in color research I am currently focusing on high-precision color calibration techniques of digital cameras with noise analysis. 

Selected publications

- Quintana J, Garcia R, Campos R, Neumann L, Weiss T, Köser K, Mohrmann J & Greinert J 2018, 'Towards automatic recognition of mining targets using an autonomous robot', MTS/IEEE OCEANS, Charleston, USA.

- Neumann L, Garcia R, Jánosik J & Gracias N 2018, 'Fast Underwater Color Correction using Integral Images', Marine Technology Workshop, 10-11th December. Porto, Portugal.