Global Experts in Image Quality Testing

Discover the Imatest Difference

Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, Imatest has been a leader in image quality testing for over 15 years. Imatest software, test charts, equipment and consulting services enable clients to develop the best products possible. We serve customers across many industries, including mobile electronics, security, automotive, aerospace, and medical imaging. We provide the tools, resources and knowledge to test all types of imaging systems, from satellites to camera phones, in visible light or infrared.
Imatest eliminates bias by providing independent, impartial image quality testing for both design and manufacturing. Our core technology is designed to simulate the human visual system, so clients can be confident they are testing the aspects of their systems that matter most to their customers. Imatest team members are experts in image quality testing so our customers can focus their expertise on creating great products for their core business.

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The Team

Your team focused on image quality testing

Norman Koren

Founder & CTO

Norman founded Imatest in 2004 after a career in magnetic recording technology that provided him with a strong background for developing image quality analysis software. He holds a B.A. in Physics from Brown University and an M.A. in Physics from Wayne State University. Norman has been a photography enthusiast since 1964 and maintains a photography web site, which features a portfolio of his work and a number of technical articles.

Rémi Lacombe

Vice Chairman

Rémi brings over 20 years of experience in general management, strategic deals, and marketing in the camera and software industries, including as SVP of Sentons. He designed DigiLens’ waveguide technologies into automotive HUD and AR smart glasses; was instrumental in the acquisition of InVisage by Apple as VP Sales & Marketing, and designed DxO Labs’ imaging technologies into many smartphone devices. Rémi received his master’s degree in Engineering Management from Stanford University and holds Applied Science and Engineering degrees from Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications, both in Paris, France.

Henry Koren

Director of Engineering

Henry loves to dissect every challenge that comes along with translating photons into pixels. He is chair of the IEEE p1858 Camera Phone Image Quality (CPIQ) working group which is focused on how the human visual system perceives the pixels. He earned a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of California San Diego. When he’s not working, Henry loves to explore the natural beauty of Colorado with his two daughters.

Louise Elliott Marks MS

Director of Human Resources

Louise has been with Imatest since its founding in 2004. She manages the delivery of payroll, health, welfare and retirement programs. She establishes and updates company policies and procedures and assists with employee recruitment. Louise has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, an M.S. in Occupational Therapy from Boston University and is currently taking financial planning courses through Boston University.

Rebecca Dickenson

COO

Rebecca has been with Imatest since 2014. She brings accounting and sales operations experience to the company after several years in the ski and outdoor industry. Rebecca received a B.S. in Marketing and Economics from Illinois State University, which launched a diverse career that now contributes to Imatest’s success.

Nicholas Mancuso

Imaging Science Engineer

Nick’s talents are in print quality and color accurate reproduction. With a B.S. in Biomedical Photographic Communications and a minor in Applied Imaging Systems from the Rochester Institute of Technology, he works on projects ranging from design and layout to print production and quality control. Outside of work, he can often be found doing photography through the lens of a microscope.

Ian Longton

Imaging Science Engineer

Ian brings a diverse background in traditional photographic techniques, digital imaging, and industries outside of the world of photography. He holds a B.F.A. in Photography from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, and a B.S. in Imaging and Photographic Technology from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He enjoys cooking, movies, mountain activities, and traveling whenever possible.

Rob Sumner

Imaging Science Manager

Rob brings a background in image processing and computer vision to the Imatest development team. He is delighted that his work at Imatest perfectly marries his two degrees: a B.S. in Cinema & Photography from Ithaca College and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Boston University. His interests beyond the office include computational photography, engineering communication, and deductive board games.

Ty Cumby, Ph.D.

Lead Software Engineer

Ty is the product lead for Imatest’s Image Sensor edition. He earned a B.S. in Physics from Washington State University and a Ph.D. in Physics from University of Colorado – Boulder, where he studied a mixture of ultracold atomic gases. His Ph.D. work required photography of an unusual sort: photographing ultracold atomic gas clouds in vacuum in order to measure the clouds’ densities and temperature.

Paul Romancyzk, Ph.D.

Senior Imaging Scientist

Paul is part of the development team focused on developing Imatest testing methodologies and expanding software capabilities. He brings diverse professional and academic knowledge in systems engineering to the team. Paul obtained a B.S. and Ph.D. in Imaging Science from Rochester Institute of Technology completing his dissertation on simulating laser interactions (LIDAR) with a forest canopy. Out of the office, Paul enjoys astronomy, astrophotography, attending concerts, hiking, and skiing.

Amanda Pruden

Software Engineer

Amanda recently joined the Imatest software team and enjoys combining creativity and problem solving on a daily basis. She graduated from Wheaton College in Illinois with a B.S. in Physics before moving to Colorado. Outside of work, Amanda loves horseback riding, drawing, and exploring in the mountains.

Christian Taylor

Hardware Engineering Manager

Christian has been with Imatest since 2016. He oversees the development and production of hardware and charts. He has a B.S. in Imaging Science with a concentration in Remote Sensing and Camera Calibration from Rochester Institute of Technology. Outside of Imatest, he enjoys hiking, graphic design, and DIY Raspberry Pi projects.

Amelia Spooner

Imaging Science Engineer

Amelia is an integral part of our chart production process designing custom charts, providing chart recommendations, and ensuring our customer’s charts meet our quality standards. She has a B.F.A in Photography with a minor in English from Virginia Intermont College as well as a B.S. in Photographic and Imaging Science with a minor in Imaging Systems from Rochester Institute of Technology. When she is not designing or producing charts, she spends her time reading or hiking, biking, and skiing in the Rocky Mountains.

Alex Schwartz

Mechanical Engineer

Alex wears many hats at Imatest; he leads hardware projects, designs new test lab solutions, and uses his passion for graphic design to create videos, web content, and marketing collateral. He is a graduate of the Engineering Plus program at the University of Colorado Boulder, earning a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, a certificate in Engineering Management, and a minor in Technology Arts & Media. In his free time, he writes original music and composes acoustic guitar covers. He is a regular open mic performer and enjoys staying active in the Rocky Mountains.

Moe Badawi

Imaging Science Engineer

Moe is passionate about employing machine vision concepts in image Engineering. He likes challenging problems and thrives on applying research concepts into products that can make a big impact. At Imatest, Moe is part of the development team and is deeply involved in technical support to our customers all around the world. At SD State University, where he earned his B.S. and MS in EE/CS, he was part of the Image Processing research team. As part of his final research thesis, he validated the Landsat 8 satellite for NASA and USGS.

Jackson Knappen

Imaging Scientist

Jackson is a member of Imatest’s development team, recently focused on advancing geometric calibration capabilities. He brings hands-on experience with camera testing development and systems engineering for aircraft remote sensing. Jackson graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Imaging Science. Outside work, Jackson’s interests include music composition and staying active with his dog.

Laurie Dotter

Software Product Manager

As Project Manager for the Imatest software development team, Laurie combines her background in software engineering and Agile project management. She enjoys working with the Imatest development team to create innovative features that best fit Imatest customers’ needs. Laurie has an MS in Computer Science from Stanford University and over 20 years software development experience. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, skiing and travel.

Vitaly Umansky

Senior Software Engineer

Vitaly is part of the development team and brings background in phone camera image processing and computer vision. His focus is in performance optimization of Imatest products. Vitaly got his B.S. and M.S. degree in computer science from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine. In free time he enjoys flying paragliding competitions and mountain hiking. 

Sebin Xavier

Software Testing Engineer

Sebin is part of Imatest’s Testing team, focused on automating user scenarios and GUI functional testing. He brings Quality assurance and software testing experience after working with Finance and banking domain several years. He graduated from Mahatma Gandhi University, India with B.Tech in Electronics & Communication and completed a certified automation testing course. Outside work, likes to travel and enjoy time with family and friends.

Lauren Laurenti

Business Operations Associate

 
Lauren recently joined the Imatest sales team and comes from a legal and non profit background. She graduated with a BA in Social Action Advocacy with a minor in Communications from Endicott College in Massachusetts. She is excited to expand her horizons by immersing herself in the technology industry and working for a rapidly expanding and influential company like Imatest. Outside of the office, you can find Lauren hiking with her dog, biking or reading.

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