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

Fitting Procedural Yarn Models for Realistic Cloth Rendering
SIGGRAPH '16
Inside-Outside Net: Detecting Objects in Context with Skip Pooling and Recurrent Neural Networks
CVPR '16 (Best Student Entry in the 2015 MS COCO Challenge)
Do-It-Yourself Lighting Design for Product Videography
ICCP '16
Matching Micro-Appearance Models to Real Fabrics
TOG '15 (presented at SIGGRAPH 2016)
Band-Sifting Decomposition for Image Based Material Editing
TOG '15 (presented at SIGGRAPH 2016)
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