Video and Image Processing (VIP) Lab, founded in 1988, is engaged in research related to theories, algorithms, and applications of signal, image and video processing.
Of particular emphasis in recent years is
- Multimedia Networking, both wireless and wireline
- 3D model construction for large scale environments: indoor and outdoor modeling, visualization, rendering
- Applications of image processing techniques to semiconductor manufacturing: optical proximity correction; direct write maskless lithography
For more information about our current research projects, see our Research page.
The VIP Lab is located in 307 Cory Hall.
In the News
KQED feature on the 3D mapping project
Berkeley engineering discuss our energy audit research.
June 4, 2015 - BBC Arabic: "Backpack Device Performs Three-Dimensional Scanning for any Building Design"
Our lab was visited by BBC Arabic to look at our backpack scanning system.
Voice of America shows off our latest backpack hardware at the ARPA-E summit.
Indoor Reality was among three winners of a start-up pitch competition to a panel of four investors.
February 28, 2014 - U.C. Berkeley NewsCenter: "Berkeley Team Takes its Energy Innovation to Capitol Hill"
A public affairs story of our visit to a Capitol Tech Showcase, held by ARPA-E.
Energy Manager today ran a story about our latest backpack system.
EnergyWire article by David Ferris, E&E reporter
December 10, 2013 - FierceWirelessTech: "UC Berkeley Pursues Indoor Positioning Via Smartphone Photos"
This article showcases our research in positioning systems using just smartphone cameras.
GeoDataPoint report by Christine Grahl
Technology Review interviewed Professor Zakhor for an article on augmented reality. For more about our image-based localization for augmented reality project, click here.
October 8, 2010 - North Gate Radio (KALX) Interview: "Laser Backpack: One-on-One with Avideh Zakhor"
Lab alum Christian Frueh writes about the highly detailed 3D building facades added to select cities in Google Earth. This technology is based off research performed in our lab for the City Modeling project.
Google has licensed the 3D city modeling software we developed with the City Modeling project, which provides a fully automated, fast, scalable data acquisition system and post-processing package for building photo-realistic 3D models of urban environments.
Professor Zakhor is interviewed by the American Public Media radio program, Future Tense, discussing urban mapping and its uses. For more information about our work, see our City Modeling project page.