Dr. Michael Holroyd is a researcher, full-stack engineer, and business owner experienced in commercializing scientific research including several large projects related to 3D reconstruction, interactive media, and geospatiotemporal search on web and mobile platforms.
Co-founder, CTO at Scenethink
|2015 – 2018||Lecturer at Northeastern University|
|2012 – 2017||Co-founder at Knollop & Learnstream|
|2011 – 2018||Co-founder, Chief Scientist at Arqball|
|2010 – 2012||Lab Associate at Disney Research Zürich|
|2006 – 2011||Ph.D. in Computer Science, UVA|
|2002 – 2006||B.S. in Math and Computer Science, W&M|
A modern web-based system for connecting event organizers to the influencers and organizations that drive attendence. Integrates event management, event promotion, editorial content, and ticketing.
Digitization, interactive multimedia, and iOS project in support of the Lillian Thomas Pratt Collection of Fabergé and Russian Decorative Arts.
Read more at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art
A system for indexing, searching, and visualizing large unstructured multimedia collections. Our horizontally scalable approach determines absolute position, direction of capture, and time for each piece of media. This metadata will facilitate navigation through map-based interfaces that support intuitive queries depending on time and location.
Read more at the National Science Foundation
Large media organizations are exposed to liability from accidental unauthorized use of photographs, or use of inauthentic digitally manipulated photographs. Some manipulation of photographs is required in practice such as converting RAW images to JPEG, or adjusting white balance, which makes establishing authenticity and verifying licensing difficult. Our system automatically verifies photograph licensing with an auditable chain of provenance based on user-defined "acceptable" digital modifications.
Open source project for visualization of 911 call data for the Charlottesville-Albemarle area.
Read more at the Albemarle County Fire Rescue System Map
Department of Transportation project to develop a non-contact portable geometry measurement system based on machine vision/image processing technology suitable for routine inspection and accident investigation activities.
Learnstream is a tool to help you navigate your online discoveries and organize them so you can continue to learn and even teach others. With learnstream, you can click and save webpages to your account using the bookmarklet button. From there, you can sort your pages into guides and share them with other learnstream users, and then explore other user-create guides.
Vinyet is an iOS app for creating, editing, and sharing social videos. Features creative color grading, time-lapse and stop-motion animation effects, and a variety of share options including animated GIF.
Learn more and download the app at http://vinyet.co
FocusTwist is an iOS app that lets you take refocusable images with your iPhone or iPad. It works by taking several images at different focus settings, and creating an interactive twist that you and your friends can interactively refocus later.
Learn more at http://www.focustwist.com
This NSF funded research develops tools for creating, displaying, and publishing interactive 3D content. The resulting technology has empowered educators, students, publishers, and businesses to easily produce interactive 3D illustrations for digital books and online education materials.
Arqspin is a 360° photography solution that works right from your phone or tablet. Simply place your object on a turntable and use the free iOS or Android app to capture, edit, and share an interactive 360° spin.
Learn more and download the app at http://arqspin.com
Created a method for automatically converting a digital 3D model into a multilayer model: a parallel stack of high-resolution 2D images embedded within a semi-transparent medium. Multilayer models can be produced quickly and cheaply and provide a strong sense of an object's 3D shape and texture over a wide range of viewing directions.
An extremely accurate system for measuring the shape and appearance of objects using computer controller cameras and lights. This allows recreating the appearance of that object under any lighting conditions and from any camera direction with photorealistic accuracy.
Interactive 3D visualizations of pottery and sculpture from the Ancient Mediterranean, Asia, Africa, and Ancient Americas. Each object in this catalog can be rotated and enlarged using simple touch gestures. A detailed description written by UVaM curators accompanies each piece and chronicles its history and cultural context.
Learn more and download the app at http://uvam.arqball.com
Bokeh is a new kind of book about cameras designed for the iPad that contains lessons on focus, depth of field, exposure, and zoom. Each lesson simulates the photographic process on a real scene as you interactively adjust a camera setting.
Learn more and download the app at http://arqball.com/bokeh
Research on using modulated lightsources for scanning translucent objects. Discovered equations explaining the effect of translucency and modulated lightsources on optical triangulation methods for measuring the shape of translucent objects.
Research into the synchronization of discrete complex systems. This topic is critical in applications such as communication and transportation networks, neuron respiratory systems, and other systems in which either congestion can occur at individual nodes, or system wide synchrony is of importance to proper functionality.
Learn more or read publications on the project website
Former Chair, Board of Directors, and Training Officer for the Blue Ridge Mountain Rescue Group
Most hours are in a Mooney 20F, Piper Arrow, or Cessna 172.
Co-founder and Treasurer of the Monticello Flying Club
Board member of the Rivanna Trails Foundation, a volunteer organization whose mission is to create and protect footpaths, trails, and greenways within the Rivanna River watershed.
5: Paul Erdös; Lee Rubel; Shreeram Abhyankar; Thomas Morin; Rex Kincaid; Michael Holroyd