Lee Wei Zheng Benedict and Willy Teo Way Yang, both final year students from the Diploma in Computer Engineering, co-developed, under the Polytechnic Student Research Programme (PSRP) with Nanyang Technological University (NTU), an effective algorithm for enhancing underwater images taken in various environments. The algorithm is useful for various applications including the study of underwater terrain and marine life, investigation of underwater artefacts and underwater photography. The proposed research work automatically performs colour correction on images taken at varying depths and environments, while removing the hazy effect caused by suspended dirt particles underwater. The project, titled "Underwater Image Enhancement," was among the 10 projects that clinched the PSRP Award at the ceremony on 23 March 2017.
Publish on 12 April 2017