[talks] Yiming Liu will present his Pre FPO on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015 at 1:30pm in CS 301

Nicki Gotsis ngotsis at CS.Princeton.EDU
Mon Feb 2 14:08:20 EST 2015

Yiming Liu will present his Pre FPO on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015 at 1:30pm in CS 301.

The members of his committee are as follows:  His advisor is Szymon Rusinkiewicz; his readers are Adam Finkelstein and Aseem Agarwala (Adobe); and his non readers are Thomas Funkhouser and Jianxiong Xiao.

His abstract is below.

Traditional systems for image design and enhancement are completely reliant on user input, either to generate content directly or to evaluate and tune algorithms. The input must be generated by talented artists, and it is applicable only to the image for which it was originally intended. This poses scalability challenges for such traditional image generation and editing systems.

An alternative paradigm, which is being researched in a variety of content-generation domains, is to exploit the large amount of data made available by users over the Internet. This data may take many forms: images, image keywords, and even judgments about image quality. Although the data is noisy and was not originally intended for the task at hand, it nevertheless serves as a useful source of "prior information".  These priors make it possible to build image design and enhancement systems that require only a small amount of user input, and do not require the users to be professional artists or designers. 

This thesis describes three such systems, including low-level image-processing (motion deblurring), high-level editing (keyword-based image stylization), and image design (sketch-driven iconification). First, by learning based on a massive online user study, we develop a metric for automatically predicting the perceptual quality of images produced by motion deblurring algorithms, without access to the original images. Second, by leveraging online image search engines, we investigate an approach to photo filtering that only requires the user to provide one or more keywords. Third, we develop a system that converts a rough user-provided sketch into an attractive customized pictogram by remixing portions of icons retrieved from a large online repository. 

The projects in this talk are joint work with Aseem Agarwala, Sunghyun Cho, Michael Cohen, Adam Finkelstein, Cynthia Lu, Szymon Rusinkiewicz, Matt Uyttendaele, and Jue Wang.

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