Cherry Zhang

Research Interests

Color plays a vitally important role in the world we live in. Life with only black, white and grey would be extremely dull and possibly unbearable. Color fascinates artists, for it adds enormously to aesthetic appreciation. Artists manipulate color in their design to provoke thoughts, convey emotions and induce feelings. Color also fascinates scientists. For decades, scientists in color imaging, printing and digital photography strive to satisfy people's increasing demands for accuracy in color reproduction. I am interested in all aspects of color: history, theory and applications. In particular, I study

- Color Theory and Design: color theory and design principles in arts, computer vision and graphics

- Color and Image Reproduction: accurately reproduce color under different illumination conditions

- Display Technology: building displays that adapts to viewing conditions

- Color Appearance Models: use of mathematical models to take into consideration the effect of illumination and

chromatic adaptation on image appearance

- Fluorescence and Composite Objects: predict the color of fluorescent objects under different illumination


Related work can be found in Projects.


Education

Undergraduate Institution: University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario
Department/Major Field: Faculty of Mathematics
Degree: Bachelor of Mathematics, Honours Computer Science with Minor in Chemistry
Graduated with Distinction
Graduate Institution: University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario
Department/Major Field: Computer Graphics
Degree Program: Master's of Mathematics
Expected Graduation: October 2010

Publications

- Jingyuan Huang, Alex Pytel, Cherry Zhang, Stephen Mann, Elodie Fourquet, Marshall Hahn, Kate Kinnear, and William

Cowan, "An Evaluation of Shape/Split Grammars for Architecture." Research Report CS-2009-23, David R. Cheriton School

of Computer Science, University of Waterloo, August 2009

- Cherry Zhang, William Cowan, "Surrounding-Illumination-Adaptive Displays." Poster, David R. Cheriton School of Computer

Science, University of Waterloo, September 2009


Awards

- Cheriton Graduate Scholarship, University of Waterloo, September 2008 - present

- Queen Elizabeth II Aiming for the Top Scholarship, Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, September 2003 - April 2008

- Dean's Honours List for Students with Excellent Academic Standing, University of Waterloo, September 2003 - April 2006