Yu-Wing TAI my name in chinese characters

Associate Professor

Department of Electrical Engineering

KAIST, 373-1 Guseong-dong, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, 305-701, South Korea

Email: yuwing@gmail.com
Office: Rm 206, N1 IT Building
Phone: (+82)-42-350-7423


Yu-Wing TAI joined the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in July 2009. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2009. From Sept 2007 to June 2008, he worked as a full-time student internship in the Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA). He was awarded the Microsoft Research Asia Fellowship in 2007, and the KAIST 40th Anniversary Academic Award for Excellent Professor in 2011 respectively. He received a M.Phil and B.Eng (First Class Honors) degree in Computer Science from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in 2005 and 2003 respectively. He is a senior member of the IEEE.

His research interests include computer vision, and image/video processing.

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Course Teaching

Fall 2014: EE898: Optimization for Computer Vision
Spring 2014: EE535: Digital Image Processing
Fall 2013: EE488A: Introduction to Image Processing
Spring 2013: EE 838B: Special Topics in Image Engneering <Advanced Topics in Image Processing>
Fall 2012: CS 484: Introduction to Image Processing
Spring 2012: CS 101: Introduction to Programming
Spring 2012: CS 576: Computer Vision
Fall 2011: CS 484: Introduction to Image Processing
Spring 2011: CS 101: Introduction to Programming
Spring 2011: CS 576: Computer Vision
Spring 2010: CS 492B: Introduction to Image Processing
Spring 2010: CS 770: Advanced Image Processing and Computational Photography
Fall 2009: CS 770B: Topics in Computer Vision, (Image Processing and Computational Photography)


Computer Vision and Image Processing Lab

Current Students:

Sunyeong Kim (Ph.D.)
DongHyeon Cho (Ph.D.)
JaeHyuck Park (M.S.)
HyeokHyen Kwon (M.S.)
SeongRo Yoon (M.S.)
JinSun Park (M.S.)

Graduated Students:

Naejin Kong (Ph.D., Feb 2012, co-supervision with Prof. Sung Yong Shin)
    [Postdoctoral Researcher - MPI, Germany]
Inchang Choi (MS, Feb 2012)
    [Ph.D. candidate in KAIST under Prof. Min Hyuk Kim]
Sunyeong Kim (MS, Feb 2012)
Minhaeng Lee (MS, Feb 2013)
    [Ph.D. candidate in UC Irvine]
Hyunji Lee (MS, June 2013)

    [Joined Hyundai Mobis]


Awards/Scholarships:

Top 50 outstanding research projects supported by National Research Foundation (NRF), 2012 (Note: NRF is Korean NSF)
KAIST 40th Anniversary Academic Award for Excellent Professor, 2011
Outstanding Reviewer Award, CVPR 2009
Microsoft Research Asia Fellowship, 2007
NUS Graduate Student Fellowship
NTU Graduate Student Fellowship


Academic Professional Activity (Selected):

Area Chair, IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) 2011
Program Committee, IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Program Committee, IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) 2007, 2009, 2013
Program Committee, European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV) 2010, 2012, 2014
Reviewer, Siggraph 12, 13, 14 Siggraph Asia 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

Journal Reviewers:
IEEE Trans. On Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI);
International Journal on Computer Vision (IJCV);
IEEE Trans. on Image Processing (TIP);
IEEE Trans. on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG);
IEEE Senior Member
ACM Member

Publications:

Journal Papers:

Tae-Hyun Oh, Joon-Young Lee, Yu-Wing Tai, In So Kweon, Robust High Dynamic Range Imaging by Rank Minimization, IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI), Accepted. [pdf][bibtex][project page]

Jaesik Park, Hyeongwoo Kim, Yu-Wing Tai, Michael S. Brown, In So Kweon, High Quality Depth Map Upsampling and Completion for RGB-D cameras, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (TIP), Accepted [pdf][bibtex][project page]

Williem, Yu-Wing Tai, In Kyu Park, Accurate and real-time depth video acquisition using Kinect–stereo camera fusion, 53(4), 043110, 2014 [pdf][bibtex]

Sou-Young Jin, Ho-Jin Choi, Yu-Wing Tai, A Randomized Algorithm for Natural Object Colorization, Computer Graphics Forum (Special Issue on Eurographics 2014), 33(2), 2014 [pdf][bibtex][project page]

Naejin Kong, Yu-Wing Tai, Joseph S. Shin, A Physically-based Approach
to Reflection Separation: from Physical Modeling to Constrained Optimization, IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI), 36(2): 209-221, 2014. [pdf][bibtex]

Yu-Wing Tai, Xiaogang Chen, Sunyeong Kim, Seon Joo Kim, Feng Li, Jie Yang, Jingyi Yu, Yasuyuki Matsushita, Michael S. Brown, Nonlinear Camera Response Functions and Image Deblurring: Theoretical Analysis and Practice, IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI), 35(10): 2498-2512, 2013. (Spotlight Paper for the October 2013 issue)  [pdf][bibtex]

Zheng Lu, Yu-Wing Tai, Fanbo Deng, Moshe Ben-Ezra, Michael S. Brown, A 3D Imaging Framework Based on High-Resolution Photometric-Stereo and Low-Resolution Depth. International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV), 102(1-3), 18-32, 2013.  [pdf][bibtex][project page]

Sunghyun Cho, Hojin Cho, Yu-Wing Tai, Seungyong Lee, Registration Based Non-uniform Motion Deblurring, Computer Graphics Forum (Special Issue on Pacific Graphics 2012), 31(7), 2183-2192, 2012.  [pdf][bibtex]

KunHo Kim, M. Hasan, Jae-Pil Heo, Yu-wing Tai, and Sung-eui Yoon, Probabilistic Cost Model for Nearest Neighbor Search in Image Retrieval, Computer Vision and Image Understanding (CVIU), 116, 991-998, 2012.  [pdf][bibtex]

Yong Sang Chia, Shaojie Zhuo, Raj Kumar Gupta, Yu-Wing Tai, Siu-Yeung Cho, Ping Tan, Stephen Lin, Semantic Colorization with Internet Images, ACM Transactions on Grapihcs (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH Asia), 30(6), 2011.  [pdf][bibtex][project page]

Naejin Kong, Yu-Wing Tai, Sung Yong Shin: High-quality Reflection Separation using Polarized Images. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (TIP), 20(12), 3393-3405, 2011. [pdf][bibtex]

Hai Ting Lin, Yu-Wing Tai, Michael S. Brown: Motion regularization for matting motion blurred objects. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI), 33(11): 2329-2336, 2011. [pdf][bibtex][project page]

Yu-Wing Tai, Ping Tan, Michael S. Brown: Richardson-Lucy Deblurring for Scenes under Projective Motion Path. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI), 33(8): 1603-1618, 2011. [pdf ][bibtex][project page][codes]

Yu-Wing Tai, Hao Du, Michael S. Brown, Stephen Lin: Correction of Spatially Varying Image and Video Motion Blur using a Hybrid Camera. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI), 32(6): 1012-1028, 2010.[pdf][bibtex][project page][slides]

Yu-Wing Tai, Huixuan Tang, Michael S. Brown, Stephen Lin: Detail Recovery for Single-image Defocus Blur. IPSJ Transactions on Computer Vision and Applications, vol. 1, pages 1-10, March 2009.(Invited Submission) [pdf][bibtex]

Yu-Wing Tai, Michael S. Brown, Chi-Keung Tang, Heung-Yeung Shum: Texture Amendment: Reducing Texture Distortion in Constrained Parameterizations. ACM Transactions on Grapihcs (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH Asia), 27(5): 136, 2008. [pdf][bibtex][project page][slides]

Yu-Wing Tai, Jiaya Jia, Chi-Keung Tang: Soft Color Segmentation and its Applications. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI), vol. 29, no. 9, 2007, pages 1520-1537. [pdf][bibtex][project page]

Jiaya Jia, Yu-Wing Tai, Tai-Pang Wu, Chi-Keung Tang: Video Repairing under Variable Illumination Using Cyclic Motions. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI), vol. 28, no. 5, 2006. [pdf][bibtex][project page]

 

Conference Papers:

Donghyeon Cho, Sunyeong Kim, Yu-Wing Tai, Consistent Matting for Light Field Images. European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2014. [pdf][bibtex][project page]

Minhaeng Lee, Myungjin Choi, Yu-Wing Tai, Robust Pan-Sharpening via Color Samples Relocation and Edge Aware Interpolation. IEEE Internationl Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) 2014. [pdf][bibtex]

Sunyeong Kim, Yu-Wing Tai, Hierarchical Nonrigid Model For 3D Medical Image Registration. IEEE Internationl Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) 2014. [pdf][bibtex]

Jaesik Park, Sudipta Sinha, Yasuyuki Matsushita, Yu-Wing Tai, In So Kweon, Calibrating a non-isotropic near point light source using a plane. IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2014. [pdf][bibtex][project page]

Gyeongmin Choe, Jaesik Park, Yu-Wing Tai, In So Kweon, Exploiting Shading Cues in Kinect IR Images for Geometry Refinement. IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2014. [pdf][bibtex][project page]
Received Silver Prize, 20th HumanTech Paper Award, Samsung Electronics Corp

Jiwhan Kim, Dongyoon Han, Yu-Wing Tai, Junmo Kim, Salient Region Detection via High-Dimensional Color Transform. IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2014. [pdf][bibtex]

Donghyeon Cho, Minhaeng Lee, Sunyeong Kim, Yu-Wing Tai, Modeling the calibration pipeline of the Lytro camera for high quality light-field image reconstruction, IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) 2013. [pdf][bibtex][project page]

Inchang Choi, Sunyeong Kim, Michael S. Brown, Yu-Wing Tai, A Learning-Based Approach to Reduce JPEG Artifacts in Image Matting, IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) 2013. [pdf][bibtex]

Taehyun Oh, Hyeongwoo Kim, Yu-Wing Tai, Jean-Charles Bazin, In So Kweon, Partial Sum Minimization of Singular Values in RPCA for Low-Level Vision, IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) 2013. [pdf][bibtex]

Jaesik Park, Sudipta Sinha, Yasuyuki Matsushita, Yu-Wing Tai, In So Kweon, Multiview Photometric Stereo using Planar Mesh Parameterization, IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) 2013. [pdf][bibtex][project page]
Received Silver Prize, 19th HumanTech Paper Award, Samsung Electronics Corp

Lap-Fai Yu, Sai-Kit Yeung, Yu-Wing Tai, Stephen Lin : Shading-based Shape Refinement of RGB-D Images. IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2013. [pdf][bibtex][video][Technical Report]

Lap-Fai Yu, Sai-Kit Yeung, Yu-Wing Tai, Demetri Terzopoulos, Tony F. Chan: Outdoor Photometric Stereo. IEEE International Conference on Computational Photography (ICCP) 2013. [pdf][bibtex][video]

Fanbo Deng, Seon Joo Kim, Yu-Wing Tai, Michael S. Brown: Color-aware Regularization for Gradient Domain Image Manipulation.Asian Conference on Computer Vision (ACCV) 2012. [pdf][bibtex]

Inchang Choi, Minhaeng Lee, Yu-Wing Tai : Video Matting Using Multi-Frame Nonlocal Matting Laplacain.European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV) 2012. [pdf][bibtex]

Jaesik Park, Tae Hyun Oh, Jiyoung Jung, Yu-Wing Tai, In So Kweon : A Tensor Voting Approach to Multi-view 3D scene flow estimation and refinement. European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV) 2012. [pdf][bibtex]

Jaesik Park, Joon-Young Lee, Yu-Wing Tai, In So Kweon : Modeling Photo Composition and its Application to Photo Re-arrangement. IEEE Internationl Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) 2012. [pdf][bibtex]

Jaesik Park, Yu-Wing Tai, In So Kweon : Identigram/Watermark removal using cross-channel correlation. IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2012. [pdf][bibtex][project page]
Received Best Paper Award, 25th Workshop on Image Processing and Image Understanding (IPIU 2013)

Naejin Kong, Yu-Wing Tai, Sung Yong Shin : A Physically-based Approach to Reflection Separation. IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2012. [pdf][bibtex][supplemental materials]

Sunyeong Kim, Yu-Wing Tai, Seon Joo Kim, Michael S. Brown, Yasuyuki Matsushita : Nonlinear Camera Response Functions and Image Deblurring. IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2012. [pdf][bibtex][project page]

Yu-Wing Tai, Stephen Lin : Motion-aware noise filtering for deblurring of noisy and blurry image. IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2012. [pdf][bibtex]

Jaesik Park, Hyeongwoo Kim, Yu-Wing Tai, Michael S. Brown, In So Kweon : High Quality Depth Map Upsampling for 3D-TOF Cameras. IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision(ICCV) 2011. [pdf][bibtex][project page]

Sungheum Kim, Yu-Wing Tai, Yunsu Bok, Hyeongwoo Kim, Inso Kweon : Two-phase approach for multi-view object extraction. IEEE Internationl Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) 2011. [pdf][bibtex]

Rei Kawakami, John Wright, Yu-Wing Tai, Yasuyuki Matsushita, Moshe Ben-Ezra, Katsushi Ikeuchi : High-resolution Hyperspectral Imaging via Matrix Factorization. IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2011. [pdf][bibtex][slides] [video][project page]

Shuaicheng Liu, Michael S. Brown, Seon Joo Kim, Yu-Wing TaiColorization for Image Super Resolution. European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV) 2010. [pdf][bibtex][project page]

Yu-Wing Tai, Shuaicheng Liu, Michael S. Brown, Stephen Lin: Super Resolution using Edge Prior and Single Image Detail Synthesis. IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2010. [pdf][bibtex][project page]

Zheng Lu, Yu-Wing Tai, Moshe Ben-Ezra, Michael S. Brown: A Framework for Ultra High Resolution 3D Imaging. IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2010. [pdf][bibtex][project page]

Yu-Wing Tai, Naejin Kong, Stephen Lin, Sung Yong Shin: Coded Exposure Imaging for Projective Motion Deblurring. IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2010. [pdf][bibtex][project page]

Pierre-Yves Laffont, Jong Y. Jun, Christian Wolf, Yu-Wing Tai, Khalid Idrissi, George Drettakis, and Sung-Eui Yoon, Interactive Content Aware Zooming, Graphics Interface (GI), 2010. [pdf][bibtex][project page]

Yu-Wing Tai, Michael S. Brown: Single Image Defocus Map Estimation Using Local Contrast Prior. IEEE Internationl Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) 2009. [pdf][bibtex]

Yu-Wing Tai, Hao Du, Michael S. Brown, Stephen Lin: Image/Video Deblurring using a Hybrid Camera. IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2008. [pdf][bibtex][project page][slides]
Received PREMIA(Singapore) Best Student Paper (Second Prize) Award

Yu-Wing Tai, Michael S. Brown, Chi-Keung Tang: Robust Estimation of Texture Flow Distortion via Dense Feature Sampling. IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2007. [pdf][bibtex]

Yu-Wing Tai, Wai-Shun Tong, Chi-Keung Tang: Perceptually-Inspired and Edge-Directed Color Image Super-Resolution. IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2006: 1948-1955. [pdf][bibtex]

Yu-Wing Tai, Wai-Shun Tong, Chi-Keung Tang: Simultaneous Image Denoising and Compression by Multiscale 2D Tensor Voting. International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR) 2006: 818 -821. [pdf][bibtex]

Yu-Wing Tai, Jiaya Jia, Chi-Keung Tang: Local Color Transfer via Probabilistic Segmentation by Expectation-Maximization IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2005: 747-754. [pdf][bibtex][project page]

Jiaya Jia, Tai-Pang Wu, Yu-Wing Tai, Chi-Keung Tang: Video Repairing: Inference of Foreground and Background under Severe Occlusion. IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2004: 364-371. [pdf][bibtex][project page]

 

Other Publications:

Jean-Charles Bazin, Alexandre Richard, Yu-Wing Tai, In So Kweon: Around the World in 80 Seconds. SIGGRAPH Asia Poster 2011. [pdf]

Sunghyun Cho, Hojin Cho, Yu-Wing Tai, Seungyong Lee: Non-uniform Motion Deblurring for Camera Shakes using Image Registration. SIGGRAPH Talks 2011. [pdf]

Hai Ting Lin, Yu-Wing Tai, Michael S. Brown: Motion regularization for matting motion blurred objects. SIGGRAPH Talks 2010. [pdf]


Book Chapters:

Chapter 3 - Hybrid-imaging for motion deblurring
Authors: Moshe Ben-Ezra, Yu-Wing Tai, Michael. Brown and Shree Nayar
Chapter 8 - Richardson–Lucy deblurring for scenes under a projective motion path
Authors: Yu-Wing Tai and Michael. Brown

Book: Motion Deblurring: Algorithms and Systems
Series: Image processing and machine vision
Published: May, 2014 by Cambridge University Press
Editors: A.N. Rajagopalan and Rama Chellappa
http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/engineering/image-processing-and-machine-vision/motion-deblurring-algorithms-and-systems

Chapter 11 - Correction of Spatially Varying Image and Video Motion Blur Using a Hybrid Camera, pages 311 - 340
Authors: Yu-Wing Tai and Michael. Brown

Book: Image Restoration: Fundamentals and Advances
Series: Digital Imaging and Computer Vision
Published: September 04, 2012 by CRC Press
Editors: Bahadir Kursat Gunturk and Xin Li

http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781439869550