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About Me

I am an Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science at McGill University. I am also a Member of McGill's Center for Intelligent Machines.

Research Area(s): I am interested in computer vision and human vision. Specifically, how can vision systems estimate 3D scene properties such as shape, scene layout, materials, and lighting? My research has explored a variety of visual cues, including shading and shadows, specular reflection and highlights, defocus blur, motion parallax, binocular disparity, visibility and occlusions.

Background: I received a B.Sc. (Mathematics Major) from McGill U. (1986), an M.Sc. in Computer Science from U. of Toronto (1988), and a Ph.D. from McGill (1994). I was a postdoctoral researcher at the NEC Research Institute (1995-1998), and at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics (1999-2000) where I was a Humboldt Research Fellow. I returned to McGill as a professor in 2000. For more details, please see my CV.