Jaclyn Pytlarz, Dolby’s senior engineer for applied vision science, will be recognized by TVNewsCheck for developing color mapping and display management algorithms on a wide variety of displays, including HDR and wide color gamut displays.
TVNewsCheck.com will present one of its sixth annual Technology Women to Watch Award to Jaclyn Pytlarz, senior engineer for applied vision science at .
The award will be presented during the NAB Show on April 10 at 6 p.m. in the Las Vegas Convention Center. She will be honored alongside Deborah Adeogba, director of news technology at KIRO-TV and Cox Media Group Seattle.
Pytlarz has had a significant impact on developing the display mapping technology at the core of Dolby Vision HDR. She was also instrumental in having a new color representation included in the international specification for high dynamic range (HDR) systems.
More recently, Pytlarz has proposed a new objective color difference metric that she has demonstrated will provide objective results that better match human perception.
“Although early in her career, Jaclyn Pytlarz has emerged as a technologist with great promise and the courage to advance new ideas,” said TVNewsCheck Co-founder and Publisher Kathy Haley. “Pytlarz has also given well-regarded presentations to the HPA Tech Retreat, SMPTE and NAB. We are extremely pleased to be able to turn a spotlight on this young scientist’s accomplishments.”
Pytlarz has worked at Dolby Laboratories since 2014, the same year in which she earned a BS in motion picture science from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Her research includes vision science surrounding technologies for HDR and wide color gamut displays.
Her main focus lies in developing color mapping and display management algorithms in a wide variety of displays.
TVNewsCheck’s Technology Women to Watch Award recognizes women who show significant promise of advancing their industry technologically. It supports the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation’s Technology Apprenticeship Program, which places young engineers, who are women or people of color, in broadcast industry internships.
Previous Technology Women to Watch Award honorees are Alison Neplokh, chief engineer, FCC Media Bureau; Tania Paz, VP digital media operations and technology, Telemundo Network; Ann Marie Rohaly, director, accessibility policy and standards, Microsoft Corporate Accessibility Group; Sara Kudrle, now product marketing manager for Imagine Communications; Jennifer Leung, then director of product for the National Football League and Yvonne Thomas, product manager, Arvato Systems.