Research Interests:

My research interests span computer vision, computer graphics, and human perception, including:
  • Recognition: material recognition, visual search and detection
  • 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

Education

  • PhD, EECS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • SM, EECS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • BTech, CS & Eng., Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

Awards and Recognition

  • ACM SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics Achievement Award, 2020 [citation]
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Academy, 2020
  • ACM Fellow, 2019
  • 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
  • James and Mary Tien Excellence in Teaching Award, College of Engineering, 2006
  • Affinito-Stewart Award, PCCW, 2005
  • MIT EECS Masters Award, 1995

Recent Publications

Effect of geometric sharpness on translucent material perception
JOV 2020
Machine Learning (ML) for Tracking Fashion Trends: Documenting the Frequency of the Baseball Cap on Social Media and the Runway
Clothing and Textiles Research Journal 2020
Scene Summarization via Motion Normalization
TVCG 2020
Langevin Monte Carlo Rendering with Gradient-based Adaptation
SIGGRAPH 2020
DeepSemanticHPPC: Hypothesis-based Planning over Uncertain Semantic Point Clouds
ICRA 2020
Towards Learning-based Inverse Subsurface Scattering
ICCP 2020
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