A. Kimball Romney
Faculty – Emeritus

Ph.D., Harvard, 1956
color vision and color perception

SSPA 2139 | 949-824-6797

Professional Bio

Professor Romney’s recent research has focused on human color vision ranging from cross-cultural studies of color perception to representing physical reflectance spectra in low dimensional Euclidean space (selected items available in pdf format below). Other research interests include comparative cognitive studies of semantic structures, the measurement of cultural knowledge using culture consensus theory, and multidimensional scaling. He was a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in 1956-57. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Member of the National Academy of Sciences.

Functional computational model for optimal color coding
A. Kimball Romney and Chuan-Chin Chiao

In May 2011, Romney was awarded $5000 in an InnoCentive Challenge contest. InnoCentive is a web site that posts Prizes for solving a problem a company or organization is attempting to solve. The subject of the Challenge was Thresholds for Perception of Color Differences. The challenge was to devise a method to correlate quantitative physical measurements of surface reflectance with human perception of the color appearance of that surface.

For the text of the winning entry click on Solution.

Video interview

For a full list of citations, click here.