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

  • 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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Professional Activities

Courses

  • CS6644, Modeling the World (Fall 14)
  • CS4670/5670, Cornell's Introduction to Computer Vision (Spring 15)
  • 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 15, 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)