Research

  • Material perception, representation and acquisition
  • Scalable physically-based rendering
  • Perceptually-based rendering and modeling
  • Image-based rendering and texturing

Education

  • PhD, EECS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • SM, EECS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • BTech, CS & Eng., Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

Awards

  • CACM Research Highlight, 2012
  • CACM Research Highlight, 2009
  • James and Mary Tien Excellence in Teaching Award, College of Engineering, 2009
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2007
  • James and Mary Tien Excellence in Teaching Award, College of Engineering, 2006
  • Affinito-Stewart Award, PCCW, 2005
  • MIT EECS Masters Award

Recent Publications

Intrinsic Images in the Wild
SIGGRAPH '14

High-Order Similarity Relations in Radiative Transfer
SIGGRAPH '14

Computational Rim Illumination with Aerial Robots
Computational Aesthetics 2014 (Best Paper Award)

Reasoning about Photo Collections using Models of Outdoor Illumination
British Machine Vision Conference 2014

Reasoning about Photo Collections using Outdoor Illumination Models
Scene Understanding Workshop 2014

Photometric Ambient Occlusion
Special Issue of PAMI (to appear, extension of CVPR 2013 paper)

A Local Frequency Analysis of Light Scattering and Absorption
Transactions on Graphics '14 (to be presented at SIGGRAPH 2014)

Looking against the light: How perception of translucency depends on lighting direction
Journal of Vision '14

Modeling Cloth at Micron Resolution
Measuring, Modeling, and Reproducing Material Appearance '14 (Invited talk)

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Professional Activities

Courses

  • CS6644, Modeling the World (Fall 14)
  • CS5625, Cornell's Advanced Interactive Graphics (Spring 13, Spring 12)
  • CS4620/4621/5620/5621, Cornell's Introduction to Graphics and Practicum (Fall 12, Fall 11)
  • CS5620, Cornell's advanced interactive graphics course (Fall 09)
  • CS6620, Cornell's graduate advanced rendering graphics course (Spring 09)
  • CS 3410, Cornell's Computer System Organization and Programming Course (Spring 14, Fall 08)
  • CS 7690, Cornell's Graphics Seminar (Spring 13, Spring 12, Spring 09)
  • CS 316, Cornell's Systems Programming (Fall 07)
  • CS467/468, Cornell's Graphics II and Graphics Practicum (Spring 07, Spring 06, Spring 04)
  • CS665, Cornell's graduate advanced interactive graphics course (Spring 08, Fall 06, Fall 04, Fall 03)
  • ENGRG 150, Freshman advising (Fall 06)
  • CS 718, Computer Graphics Seminar (Spring 07, Fall 04, Fall 03, Spring 03)
  • Reusing Shading for Interactive Global Illumination (Game Developers Conference 04)
  • Advanced Global Illumination (SIGGRAPH 02, SIGGRAPH 01)
  • CS517, Cornell's graduate advanced graphics course (Fall 02, Fall 01)
  • CS417 and CS 418, Cornell's introductory graphics course and practicum (Spring 02, Spring 01, Spring 00)