Helge Seetzen

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Helge Seetzen
Born (1978-06-23) June 23, 1978 (age 35)
Nationality German
Alma mater University of British Columbia
Occupation Technologist and Entrepreneur
Known for HDR
Spouse(s) fr:Dominique Anglade
Children 3

Helge Seetzen is an award-winning [1] German technologist, businessman and entrepreneur, known for imaging & multimedia research and commercialization. He holds a series of patents in the display and multimedia spaces.[2] [3] [4] [5] [6] and has launched e start-up companies to bring his own and others inventions to market.[7]

Seetzen was active in the development of high dynamic range imaging (HDR) technology [8] and several of his patents cover aspects of this technology.

Seetzen left his native Germany to study physics at the University of British Columbia in 1998.[9]

In 2004, he became co-founder and Chief Technical Officer of BrightSide Technologies, a Vancouver-based developer of High dynamic range imaging-based electronic display technologies. After Brightside was purchased by Dolby Laboratories in 2007,[9] he joined Dolby Canada Corp., becoming director of HDR Technology at Dolby from 2008 to 2010.

Seetzen is the Chair of the Publications committee of the Society for Information Display,[10] where he is responsible for the society’s publications including The Journal of the SID,,[11] Information Display magazine, and related publications. He also served as the 2010 Program Chair and 2012 General Chair of Display Week,[11] a technical symposium on displays.

Seetzen’s work includes contributions to published research on high dynamic range display systems,[12][13] High-Luminance HDR,[14] and photometric image processing,.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Awards 2009", 2009". Retrieved 18 Dec 2011. 
  2. ^ "U.S.Patent7,616,256, November, 2009". Retrieved 14 Dec 2011. 
  3. ^ "U.S.Patent6,891,672, May, 2005". Retrieved 14 Dec 2011. 
  4. ^ "P.R.C.Patent200710005841, 2007". Retrieved 14 Dec 2011. 
  5. ^ "P.R.C.Patent200780049962, 2010". Retrieved 14 Dec 2011. 
  6. ^ "P.R.C.Patent200810097081, 2008". Retrieved 14 Dec 2011. 
  7. ^ "NextMontreal Seetzen Interview, 2010". Retrieved 18 Dec 2011. 
  8. ^ "Display Brighter Than Film". Technology Research News. 2003-09-10. Retrieved 2011-12-17. 
  9. ^ a b "Businessman’s success helps launch startups". The Montreal Gazette. 2010-02-28. Retrieved 2011-12-18. 
  10. ^ "SIDGovernance". 2012. 
  11. ^ a b "SIDJournal". 2012. 
  12. ^ "SID03Digest". 2003. 
  13. ^ "SIGGRAPH2004". 2003. 
  14. ^ "IEEE Journal of Display Technologies". Dec 2008. 
  15. ^ "Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation". 2007.