Noah Snavely

Noah Snavely

Department of Computer Science
Cornell University
307 Gates Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

e:, p: (607) 255-4280

Currently on leave at Google.

@GitHub  New! Scene Chronology  Intrinsic Images in the Wild  NYC3DCars  BigSFM

Videos: Uris Hall, Cornell  Dubrovnik  Dubrovnik Time-Lapse  Roman Forum

  About me

I am an associate professor in the Computer Science Department at Cornell University, working in the Cornell Graphics and Vision Group. My research interests are in computer vision and computer graphics, in particular in recovering 3D structure from large community photo collections for use in graphics and visualization. I am the recipient of a PECASE, a Microsoft New Faculty Fellowship, an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, and the SIGGRAPH Significant New Researcher Award.

For a quick overview of my interests, see my TR35 talk. View my CV.

  Code and Data

Code: My software can now be found on my github page, including the bundler structure from motion toolkit and code for image matching using vocabulary trees. Or visit the bundler homepage for more information.

Datasets: Structure-from-Motion and Location Recognition datasets are now centralized on the BigSFM page.


See my full list of publications.


Material Recognition in the Wild Material Recognition in the Wild
Sean Bell, Paul Upchurch, Kavita Bala, Noah Snavely
CVPR 2015
[www (with CNN models and data)]
Outdoor Illumination Models Reasoning about Photos under Outdoor Illumination
Hauagge, Wehrwein, Upchurch, Bala, Snavely
BMVC 2014
Scene Chronology Scene Chronology
Kevin Matzen, Noah Snavely
ECCV 2014.
Best Paper Award winner!
[pdf, www]
Kyle Wilson, Noah Snavely
ECCV 2014
[pdf, www+data, code]
Intrinsic images in the Wild Intrinsic Images in the Wild
Sean Bell, Kavita Bala, Noah Snavely
Minimal Scene Descriptions Minimal Scene Descriptions
Song Cao, Noah Snavely
CVPR 2014
[pdf, www]
Kevin Matzen, Noah Snavely
ICCV 2013
[pdf, www+data, label UI code]
Disambiguating SfM Disambiguating SfM
Kyle Wilson, Noah Snavely
ICCV 2013
[pdf, www, code]
OpenSurfaces OpenSurfaces
Sean Bell, Paul Upchurch, Noah Snavely, Kavita Bala
[publication page] [data] [segmentation UI]

Photometric Ambient Occlusion Photometric Ambient Occlusion
Daniel Hauagge, Scott Wehrwein, Kavita Bala, Noah Snavely
CVPR 2013 [www]
Graph-Based Discriminative Learning for Location Recognition Representing Places with Graphs
Song Cao, Noah Snavely
CVPR 2013 [www]
Worldwide Pose Estimation Worldwide Pose Estimation
Yunpeng Li, Noah Snavely, Dan Huttenlocher, Pascal Fua
ECCV 2012 [www]
Mining Structure in Large Image Collections Mining Structure in Large Image Collections
Yin Lou, Noah Snavely, Johannes Gehrke
ECCV 2012 [www]
Learning to Match Images Learning to Match Images
Cao Song, Noah Snavely
ECCV 2012 Workshop on Web-scale Vision and Social Media [www]
Image Matching using Local Symmetry Features Local Symmetry Features
Daniel Hauagge, Noah Snavely
CVPR 2012 [pdf] [www+code]
Image Description with a Goal Image Description with a Goal
Amir Sadovnik, Yi-I Chiu, Noah Snavely, Shimon Edelman, Tsuhan Chen
CVPR 2012 [pdf]
SfM with MRFs: Discrete-Continuous SfM SfM with MRFs
D. Crandall, A. Owens, N. Snavely, D. Huttenlocher
CVPR 2011, Best paper runner-up. [www] [pdf]
dualrough Dual-Scale Surface Appearance
Chun-Po Wang, Noah Snavely, Steve Marschner
SIGGRAPH Asia 2011
Where's Waldo Where's Waldo? Matching People in Crowds
Rahul Garg, Deva Ramanan Steve Seitz, Noah Snavely
CVPR 2011
PhotoCity PhotoCity
K. Tuite, N. Snavely, D-Y. Hsaio, N. Tabing, Z. Popovic
CHI 2011
Location Recognition using
          2D-to-3D Matching Location Recognition using Prioritized 2D-to-3D Feature Matching
Yunpeng Li, Noah Snavely, Dan Huttenlocher
ECCV 2010
Bundle Adjustment in the Large Bundle Adjustment in the Large
S. Agarwal, N. Snavely, S. Seitz, R. Szeliski
ECCV 2010
Building Rome in a Day Building Rome in a Day
Sameer Agarwal, Noah Snavely, Ian Simon, Steve Seitz, Richard Szeliski
ICCV 2009
The Dimensionality of Scene Appearance The Dimensionality of Scene Appearance
Rahul Garg, Hao Du, Steve Seitz, Noah Snavely
ICCV 2009
Finding Paths Through the World's Photos Finding Paths through the World's Photos
Noah Snavely, Rahul Garg, Steve Seitz, Richard Szeliski
Skeletal sets for efficient
                                  structure from motion Skeletal Sets for Efficient SfM
Noah Snavely, Steve Seitz, Richard Szeliski
CVPR 2008
Photo Tourism Photo Tourism
Noah Snavely, Steve Seitz, Richard Szeliski
Scene summarization for online image
                                  collections Scene Summarization for Online Image Collections
Ian Simon, Noah Snavely, and Steven M. Seitz
ICCV 2007
Multi-view stereo for community photo collections Multi-View Stereo for Community Photo Collections
M. Goesele, N. Snavely, B. Curless, S. Seitz, H. Hoppe
ICCV 2007
Stylizing 2.5D video Stylizing 2.5D Video
Noah Snavely, C. Lawrence Zitnick, Sing Bing Kang, Michael Cohen
NPAR 2006
Spacetime Faces Spacetime Faces
Li Zhang, Noah Snavely, Brian Curless, Steve Seitz
SOLAR project Itanium Binary Optimization
with Saumya Debray and Greg Andrews
Visit the SOLAR page at the University of Arizona