Qualcomm Institute Joins World Cultural Leaders at Digital Heritage International Congress
A half dozen researchers from UC San Diego’s Center of Interdisciplinary Science for Art, Architecture and Archaeology (CISA3) were invited to present their work recently at what was billed as the largest scientific event on digital heritage ever hosted: Digital Heritage International Congress 2013. The event was held in Marseille, France from Oct. 28 to Nov. 1 and was organized under the patronage of UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. The presenters from UCSD were all graduate students in the IGERT program for culture heritage engineering and diagnostics, including computer science Ph.D. student Vid Petrovic, who presented work on “Airborne Imaging Systems, Deployments, Practices, and Capabilities,” which described the evolution of airborne imaging for cultural heritage, the combination of off-the-shelf and specifically designed platforms as the most economically efficient solution and CISA3 work designing stabilization platforms (see paper below). Other participants from CISA3 and the IGERT program included archaeology’s Matthew Vincent, who talked about an in-field data recording system for archaeology and cultural heritage; computer science Ph.D. student David Srour, with a paper on “Temporal Terrestrial Laser Scanning to Visualize the Archaeological Process”; fellow CSE students John Mangan, David Vanoni and Andrew Huynh (the latter with a presentation on “Mobile Analysis of Large Temporal Datasets for Exploration and Discovery”).