Research Interests

Gladimir BaranoskiGladimir V. G. Baranoski is a researcher interested in the predictive simulation of light interactions with organic and inorganic materials. Although the main target of his work is the realistic modeling of material appearance for image synthesis purposes, his research efforts have also been directed toward the investigation of related problems in remote sensing and biomedical optics. Predictive models of material appearance have a wide scope of applications in these fields. For example, in remote sensing, they are used in the monitoring of the effects of adverse environmental conditions on crops and forests. In biomedical optics, they are used in the development of procedures and equipment for the prevention, screening and treatment of different medical conditions.

Degrees and Awards

BSc, BSc, MSc (UFRGS - Brazil), MSc (Indiana), PhD (Calgary)

Representative Publications

G.V.G. Baranoski and P.M. Varsa. Environmentally Induced Snow Transmittance Variations in the Photosynthetic Spectral Domain: Photobiological Implications for Subnivean Vegetation under Climate Warming Conditions. Remote Sensing, Volume 16, pp. 927:1-22, March, 2024.

P.M. Varsa and G.V.G. Baranoski. Rendering the bluish appearance of snow: When light transmission matters (Video)
IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, Volume 44, Number 1, pp. 50-61, January/February 2024.

Media coverage

P.M. Varsa, G.V.G. Baranoski and B.W. Kimmel. SPLITSnow: A Spectral Light Transport Model for SnowRemote Sensing of Environment, Volume 255, pp. 112272:1-20, March, 2021.

T. F. Chen and G.V.G. Baranoski. Physiologically-Based Framework for the Simulation of Skin Tanning Dynamics. Proc. of SPIE, Vol. 10877, Dynamics and Fluctuations in Biomedical Photonics XVI: Tissue and Cell Dynamics SPIE Photonics West - BiOS, San Francisco, USA. Eds. V.V. Tuchin, M.J. Leahy, R.W. Wang, March, 2019, pp. 108770H-1-20.

S.W. Askew and G.V.G. Baranoski. On the Dysfunctional Hemoglobins and Cyanosis Connection: Practical Implications for the Clinical Detection and Differentiation of Methemoglobinemia and SulfhemoglobinemiaBiomedical Optics Express, 9(1):3284-3305, 2018.

S.R. Van Leeuwen and G.V.G. Baranoski. Elucidating the Contribution of Rayleigh Scattering to the Bluish Appearance of Veins, Journal of Biomedical Optics, 23(2):025001:1-17, 2018.

G.V.G Baranoski and T.F. Chen. Optical Properties of Skin Surface In: Agache's Measuring the Skin, Volume 1, Chapter 9, pp. 85-98. Eds: P. Humbert, H. Maibach, F. Fanian and P. Agache, Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland, 2017.

T.F. Chen, G.V.G. Baranoski, B.W. Kimmel and E. Miranda, E. Hyperspectral Modeling of Skin Appearance, ACM Transactions on Graphics (Presented at ACM SIGGRAPH 2015), 34(3):31:1-31:14, 2015.

G.V.G. Baranoski, B.W. Kimmel, T.F. Chen and E. Miranda. Assessing the Spectral Sensitivity of Martian Terrains to Iron Oxide Variations Using the SPLITS Model. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 8(7):3404-3413, 2015.

G.V.G. Baranoski, T.F. Chen and A. Krishnaswamy. Multilayer Modeling of Skin Color and Translucency. In: Computational Biophysics of the Skin, Chapter 1, pp. 3-24, Ed. B. Querleux, Pan Stanford Publishing, July, 2014.

B.W.Kimmel, G.V.G. Baranoski, T.F. Chen, D. Yim and E. Miranda. Spectral Appearance Changes Induced by Light Exposure, ACM Transactions on Graphics (Presented at ACM SIGGRAPH 2013), 32(1):1-13, 2013.

D. Yim, G.V.G. Baranoski, B.W. Kimmel, T.F. Chen and E. Miranda. A Cell-Based Light Interaction Model with Human Blood. Computer Graphics Forum (Presented at EUROGRAPHICS 2012), 31(2):845-854, 2012.

G.V.G. Baranoski, B.W. Kimmel, T.F. Chen and D. Yim. In Silico Assessment of Environmental Factors Affecting the Spectral Signature of C4 Plants in the Visible Domain, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 33(4):1190-1213, 2012.

G.V.G. Baranoski, T.F. Chen, B.W. Kimmel, E. Miranda and D. Yim. On the Noninvasive Optical Monitoring and Differentiation of Methemoglobinemia and Sulfhemoglobinemia, Journal of Biomedical Optics, 17(9):097005-1-14, 2012.

G.V.G. Baranoski and A. Krishnaswamy. Light and Skin Interactions: Simulations for Computer Graphics Applications, Morgan Kaufmann, MA, USA, May, 2010.

V. Pamplona, M.M. Oliveira and G.V.G. Baranoski. Photorealistic Models for Pupil Light Reflex and Iridal Pattern Deformation. ACM Transactions on Graphics, (Presented at ACM SIGGRAPH 2010), 28(4):106-117, 2009.

G.V.G. Baranoski and M.W.Y. Lam. Qualitative Assessment of Undetectable Melanin Distribution in Lightly Pigmented Irides. Journal of Biomedical Optics, 12(3):030501:1-3, 2007.

B.W. Kimmel and G.V.G. Baranoski. A Novel Approach for Simulating Light Interaction with Particulate Materials: Application to the Modeling of Sand Spectral Properties. Optics Express, 15(15):9755-9777, 2007.

M.W.Y. Lam and G.V.G. Baranoski. A Predictive Light Transport Model for the Human Iris. Computer Graphics Forum (Presented at EUROGRAPHICS 2006), 23(3):359-368, 2006.

G.V.G. Baranoski. Modeling the Interaction of Infrared Radiation (750 to 2500 nm) with Bifacial and Unifacial Plant Leaves. Remote Sensing of Environment, 100(3):335-347, 2006.

G.V.G. Baranoski, J. Wan, J.G. Rokne and I. Bell. Simulating the Auroral Dynamics. ACM Transactions on Graphics, 24(1):37-59, 2005.

A. Krishnaswamy and G.V.G. Baranoski. A Biophysically-Based Spectral Model of Light Interaction with Human Skin. Computer Graphics Forum (Presented at EUROGRAPHICS 2004), 23(3):331-340, 2004.

G.V.G. Baranoski and J.G. Rokne. Light Interaction with Plants: A Computer Graphics Perspective. Horwood Publishing, Chichester, UK, 2004.

G.V.G. Baranoski and J.G. Rokne. An Algorithmic Reflectance and Transmittance Model for Plant Tissue. Computer Graphics Forum (Presented at EUROGRAPHICS 1997), 16(3):141-150, 1997.

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