“Algorithms for Artistic Stylization & Rendering”

Aaron Hertzmann, Adobe Research
Monday, April 30, 2018, 3:30pm
Networking reception, 3:30-4:00pm; Seminar 4:00-5:00pm
Kilachand Center, 610 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Algorithms for Artistic Stylization & Rendering

Abstract: I will describe my work in artistic image rendering and stylization, also called Non-Photorealistic Rendering. This begins with procedurally-defined painting and drawing algorithms. Then, I’ll review example-based stylization algorithms, particularly Image Analogies. Gatys’ recent Neural Style Transfer method has breathed new life into the field; I’ll discuss our recent work in this area, along with assessments of how the methods compare and where computer-assisted visual art is going.

Bio: Aaron Hertzmann is a Principal Scientist at Adobe and an ACM Distinguished Scientist. He received a BA in Computer Science and Art/Art History from Rice University in 1996, and a PhD in Computer Science from New York University in 2001. He was a Professor at University of Toronto from 2003 to 2013, and has also worked at Pixar Animation Studios, University of Washington, Microsoft Research, Mitsubishi Electric Research Lab, Interval Research Corporation and NEC Research. He is an Associate Editor for ACM Transactions on Graphics, and has served as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. His awards include the MIT TR100 (2004), a Sloan Foundation Fellowship (2006), a Microsoft New Faculty Fellowship (2006), the CACS/AIC Outstanding Young CS Researcher Award (2010), and the Steacie Prize for Natural Sciences (2010), as well as several conference best paper awards. 

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