September 5, 2008
Up Close With Van Gogh
Beware, art forgers. Museums will soon be armed with a new tool to detect your fake paintings: a sharp-eyed computer program.
An international team of experts in image processing is developing tools to help art historians tell originals from counterfeits. The researchers published their results in the July issue of IEEE Signal Processing Magazine.
C. Richard Johnson Jr., a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Cornell University, persuaded officials at the Van Gogh