C. Richard Johnson, Jr.C. RICHARD JOHNSON, JR.

CURRENT APPOINTMENTS
 
Geoffrey S. M. Hedrick Senior Professor of Engineering, Cornell University
Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell University
Visiting Research Professor, Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
Senior Research Advisor, Frick Art Reference Library, New York
Scientific Researcher, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
 
 
CURRENT RESEARCH INTEREST
 
Computational Art History, specifically using digital signal processing to match manufactured patterns in art supports, principally weave patterns in canvas and inner structural features in antique laid paper
 
Featured in ``Magic Eye'', Cornell Alumni Magazine, vol. 121, no. 6, (May/June 2019), pp. 62-68.
``Professor Johnson taps his engineering acumen -- and a longtime passion for Dutch art -- to explore the materials used by Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Vermeer, and more''
 
 
RECENT FUNDING

National Endowment for the Humanities Digital Humanities Advancement Grant HAA-256123-17, ``Building a Decision Tree for Watermark Identification in Rembrandt's Etchings--The WIRE Project,'' October 2017--March 2020

National Science Foundation Early-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) Grant CCF-1822007, ``Automated Watermark and Moldmate Identification,'' March 2018-February 2020

Getty Foundation Digital Art History Initiative Grant ORG-201943572, ``Applying Digital Image Processing Algorithms to the Study of Prints and Drawings,'' May 2019-June 2021


RECENT TALKS

``Breaking New Ground: Computational Tools for Art Scholarship'' Signal Processing and Art Conservation Lecture, Lunder Conservation Center of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, July 20, 2017.

``Using Computed Weave Maps to Gain Art-Historical Insight from Vermeer's Canvases,'' Digital Art History Lab Lecture, Frick Collection, May 2, 2017.

``The Watermark Identification in Rembrandt's Etchings (WIRE) Project at Cornell,'', Digital Art History Lab Lecture, Frick Collection, December 6, 2018.

``Hunting for Paper Moldmates in Leonardo da Vinci's Codices,'' Digital Art History Lab Lecture, Frick Collection, February 18, 2021.


CURRICULUM VITA


updated April 3, 2021.