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- Honorary Professor
- Dept of Civil, Environ &Geomatic Eng
- Faculty of Engineering Science
Lindsay MacDonald has degrees in Science (Physics and Pure
Maths) and Electrical Engineering (Electronics and Control) from the University
of Sydney, and is holding a PhD in photogrammetric imaging from
University College London (UCL).
He has worked in software and image science for
over 40 years. In the first half of his career Lindsay worked for 18 years
as a software engineer in industrial R&D for Crosfield Electronics, the
UK’s leading manufacturer of professional systems for the graphic arts. He
developed software and image processing algorithms for page composition and
image retouching systems, as is the holder of 15 patents in this field. During
this time the company won nine Queen’s Awards for Industry.
In 1995 he moved to academia and held chairs as Professor of
Multimedia Imaging successively at three UK universities, first at Cheltenham
& Gloucester College of Higher Education (now the University of
Gloucestershire), then at the Colour & Imaging Institute at the University
of Derby, then at London College of Communication.
Lindsay is now Research Fellow in the 3DIMPact research group at the UCL Department for Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, UCL Faculty of Engineering Sciences, and also Visiting Professor at the University of Westminster, Faculty of Science and Technology, Computational Vision and Imaging Technology (CVIT) research group.
Lindsay MacDonald has published over 120 papers in journals and the
proceedings of peer-reviewed conferences. He has edited eight books on image
science and its application to cultural heritage, the most recent being Digital
Heritage, published by Elsevier (Oxford) in 2006.
Lindsay has been a Fellow of five professional societies, including the British Computer Society (BCS), the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Royal Photographic Society (RPS).He has been involved in European collaborative research since 1991, active as both an evaluator of proposals and reviewer of projects in Framework Programmes FP3 to FP7. He was principal investigator of STREP project FP5-VITRA for 30 months (2002-2004) entitled Veridical Imaging of Transmissive and Reflective Artefacts.
His particular research interest is in colour, including the human visual system, colorimetry of imaging devices, spectral characterisation of illumination and materials, and colour image processing. He was Co-Chair of the 12th Congress of the International Colour Association (AIC), held in Newcastle in 2013, and is Editor of the AIC Annual Report. He is also Secretary/Treasurer of the International Colour Association (AIC).