Research

  • Material perception, recognition, representation and acquisition
  • Realistic rendering
  • Computational lighting design

Education

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

Awards

  • Fiona Ip Li '78 and Donald Li '75 Excellence in Teaching Award, College of Engineering, 2015
  • Best Paper Award, Computational Aesthetics, 2014
  • CACM Research Highlight, 2014
  • 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, 1995

Recent Publications

Learning Visual Clothing Style with Heterogeneous Dyadic Co-occurrences
ICCV '15
Matching Micro-Appearance Models to Real Fabrics
TOG '15
Band-Sifting Decomposition for Image Based Material Editing
TOG '15
Shadow Detection and Sun Direction in Photo Collections
3DV '15
Learning visual similarity for product design with convolutional neural networks
SIGGRAPH '15
Material Recognition in the Wild with the Materials in Context Database
CVPR '15
On the Appearance of Translucent Edges
CVPR '15
Computational Rim Illumination of Dynamic Subjects using Aerial Robots
Computers and Graphics 2015 (Invited Paper)

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