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Michael Henry Brill, American physicist, editor. Achievements include development of a retina model with adaptive contrast sensitivity and resolution; development of volumetric theory of color constancy; development of broken-mirror model of acoustic rough-surface scattering; development of formulation of theories of perspective invariance in images; development of algorithms for addressing colors in multi-primary displays; patents in field.

Background

Brill, Michael Henry was born on January 26, 1949 in Bay Shore, New York, United States. Son of Henry and Wenonah (Beale) Brill.

Education

Bachelor in English and Physics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, 1965—1969. Master of Science in Physics, Syracuse University, 1969—1971. Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, Syracuse University, 1971—1976.

Career

Postdoctoral fellow Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1974—1977. Physicist Perception Technology Corporation, Winchester, Massachusetts, 1977—1979. Chief scientist Solotest Corporation, Framingham, 1979.

Senior scientist Jaycor, Alexandria, Virginia, 1980—1983. Senior staff scientist Science Applications International Corporation, McLean and Falls Church, 1983—1994. Member technical staff Sarnoff Corporation, Princeton, New Jersey, 1994—2001.

Independent consultant, 2001—2003. Book-review editor Physics Today, College Park, Maryland, 2002—2003. Principal color scientist Datacolor, Lawrenceville, New Jersey, 2003—2007, manager science and technical, since 2007.

President Inter-Society Color Council, 1998-2000. Chairman technical committee 1-56 improved color matching functions International Illumination Commission, 1999—2010. Chairman color appearance analysis subcommittee American Society Testing and Materials International, since 2005.

Second lieutenant United States Air Force, 1972.

Achievements

  • Achievements include development of a retina model with adaptive contrast sensitivity and resolution. Development of volumetric theory of color constancy. Development of broken-mirror model of acoustic rough-surface scattering.

    Development of formulation of theories of perspective invariance in images. Development of algorithms for addressing colors in multi-primary displays. Patents in field.

Works

Membership

Member American Society for Testing and Materials International, Optical Society of America, Society for Information Display, Society for Imaging Science and Technology, Inter-Society Color Council (Macbeth award 1996), Phi Beta Kappa.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Poetry writing, ping pong/table tennis, recreational mathematics.

Connections

father:
Henry Brill

mother:
Wenonah (Beale) Brill