Research

  • Material perception, recognition, representation and acquisition
  • Realistic rendering
  • Perception
  • 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

  • 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

Recent Publications

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 (to appear; Invited Paper)

Building Volumetric Appearance Models of Fabric Using Micro CT Imaging
CACM '14
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