Gabriela Oana Cula

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A bidirectional texture function (BTF) describes image texture as it varies with viewing and illumination direction. Many real world surfaces such as skin, fur, gravel, etc. exhibit fine-scale geometric surface detail. Accordingly, variations in appearance with viewing and illumination direction may be quite complex due to local foreshortening, masking and(More)
Textured surfaces are an inherent constituent of the natural surroundings, therefore efficient real-world applications of computer vision algorithms require precise surface descriptors. Often textured surfaces present not only variations of color or reflectance, but also local height variations. This type of surface is referred to as a 3D texture. As the(More)
Texture as a surface representation is the subject of a wide body of computer vision and computer graphics literature. While texture is always associated with a form of repetition in the image, the repeating quantity may vary. The texture may be a color or albedo variation as in a checkerboard, a paisley print or zebra stripes. Very often in real-world(More)
BACKGROUND As people mature, their skin gradually presents lines, wrinkles, and folds that become more pronounced with time. Skin wrinkles are perceived as important cues in communicating information about the age of the person. Nowadays, documenting the facial appearance through imaging is prevalent in skin research, therefore detection and quantitative(More)
BACKGROUND Retinol, a precursor of retinoic acid, has great potentials as a topical anti-aging molecule; however, only a handful of clinical investigations have been published to date. OBJECTIVE This study aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of 0.1% stabilized retinol on photodamaged skin during a one-year treatment. METHODS The investigation(More)
Quantitative characterization of skin appearance is an important but difficult task. The skin surface is a detailed landscape, with complex geometry and local optical properties. In addition, skin features depend on many variables such as body location (e.g. forehead, cheek), subject parameters (age, gender) and imaging parameters (lighting, camera). As(More)
Polarization has been used in numerous prior studies for separating diffuse and specular reflectance components, but in this work we show that it also can be used to separate surface reflectance contributions from individual light sources. Our approach is called polarization multiplexing and it has a significant impact in appearance modeling where the image(More)
Reflectance Confocal Microscopy (RCM) is used for evaluation of human skin disorders and the effects of skin treatments by imaging the skin layers at different depths. Traditionally, clinical experts manually categorize the images captured into different skin layers. This time-consuming labeling task impedes the convenient analysis of skin image datasets.(More)
The objective of this study was to compare facial skin of adolescent males with (acne) and without acne (non-acne) over the course of 1 year. At study entry, presence of acne was determined by clinical image analysis (acne n=7, non-acne n=10). Monthly evaluations of skin condition were made using standard and fluorescent imaging, fluorescence spectroscopic(More)