2011 I3A Achievement Award Goes to Kodak’s Senior Scientist

2011 I3A Achievement Award Goes to Kodak’s Senior Scientist


San Jose, CA—The International Imaging Industry Association (I3A), a global association for the imaging industry, announced that Jonathan Phillips, senior scientist at the Eastman Kodak Company, is the recipient of its 2011 Achievement Award.

 Phillips is a highly valued participant in I3A activities, especially in the Camera Phone Image Quality (CPIQ) Initiative. The award was presented on June 22 during the 6Sight Future of Imaging Summit in San Jose, California.

I3A’s Achievement Award was created to recognize, encourage and celebrate individuals who have contributed to the advancement of the imaging industry through their participation in I3A.  Each recipient has been nominated by others in the I3A community and selected by a committee of judges. I3A’s CPIQ Initiative is working to create a consumer-facing rating system for cameraphone image quality that will provide meaningful information to support product decisions for consumers and vendors alike.

“I am very pleased to have this opportunity to publicly acknowledge the important role Jonathan Phillips has played in the development of the CPIQ image quality test metrics, especially his groundbreaking work on the consumer-facing rating system,” said Lisa Walker, I3A president. “We have been very fortunate to have his participation in the CPIQ Initiative. His dedication and efforts have paved the way for publication of the first standardized psychophysical-based image evaluation system. Thanks, Jonathan, for your insights and hard work on behalf of I3A.”

Phillips has worked at Kodak since 1992; he is a senior scientist specializing in the optimization of digital consumer photography. He is also a recognized authority on photographic image quality and a frequent speaker at technical conferences on the subjects of systems design, color science and psychophysics. During his career at Kodak, Phillips has worked as an analytical chemist, a systems engineer and a color scientist. Most recently, he has led the efforts of Kodak’s World Wide Image Quality team.

Earlier this year, Phillips carried out an experiment that validated the CPIQ group’s proposed methods to extrapolate the perceived image quality of a mobile phone camera, based on objective results from a series of lab tests. i3a.org