Research Interests:

My research interests span computer vision, computer graphics, deep learning, and human perception, including:
  • Recognition: material recognition, visual search and detection using deep learning
  • Modeling: material and shape acquisition; fabric modeling; material representation and editing
  • Rendering: realistic, physically-based rendering; scalable rendering
  • Perception: translucency perception; material and lighting perception
I co-founded GrokStyle, and serve as its Chief Scientist.

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 Material-Aware Local Descriptors
3DV 2018
Deep Painterly Harmonization
EGSR 2018
Context-Aware Asset Search for Graphic Design
TVCG 2018
Does geometric sharpness affect the perception of translucent materials?
VSS 2018
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