[first initial][last name]@[cs].[school name].[school domain]
Rm. 360, 353 Serra Mall, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305
As of December 2008, I am a first-year As of January 2013, I am a fifth-year Ph.D. student at Stanford University, advised by Marc Levoy. Prior to this, I completed at MIT my undergraduate degrees in theoretical mathematics and in computer science (advised by Tomasz Mrowka and Scott Cyphers, respectively) and an M. Eng degree in computer science (advised by Fredo Durand, with thesis on multi-channel coded aperture).
Institution I am currently associated with: (2008 - 2013: 5 years)
Department of Computer Science, Stanford University
Stanford Computer Graphics Laboratory
Bodies I had been previously affiliated with: (2004 - 2008: 4 years)
Department of Mathematics, MIT
Department of EECS, MIT
Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
Computer Graphics Group (under Fredo Durand)
Software Design Group (under Daniel Jackson)
Places at which I have worked before:
NVIDIA (2012, 2013)
Palo Alto Research Center (2007)
The Media Lab, MIT (2007-2008)
Fujitsu-Siemens Computers (2005)
Even before: (2000 - 2004: 4 years)
Cupertino High School
I had resided in Seoul, Korea till 1999 since birth.
I am probably graduating at the end of 2013, and will be looking for a job. :)
My research interest lies in computational photography, computer vision, and graphics. In particular, I love the mathematical aspects of imaging and image processing. Below is a list of papers published or to appear:
- Jacobs, D. E., Baek, J., Levoy, M., Focal Stack Compositing for Depth of Field Control. Stanford Computer Science Tech Report CSTR 2012-01.
- Baek, J., Adams, A. B., Dolson, J., Lattice-Based High-Dimensional Gaussian Filtering and the Permutohedral Lattice. Journal of Mathematical Imaging and Vision.
- Baek, J., Jacobs, D. E., Accelerating Spatially Varying Gaussian Filters. Proc. ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2010.
- Adams, A. B., Talvala, E., Park, S. H., Jacobs, D. E., Ajdin, B., Gelfand, N., Dolson, J., Vaquero, D., Baek, J., Tico, M., Lensch, H. P. A., Matusik, W., Pulli, K., Horowitz, M. and Levoy, M. The Frankencamera: an Experimental Platform for Computational Photography. Proc. ACM SIGGRAPH 2010.
- Dolson, J., Baek, J., Plagemann, C. and Thrun, S.. Upsampling Range Data in Dynamic Environments. Proc. IEEE CVPR 2010.
- Baek, J.. Transfer Efficiency and Depth Invariance in Computational Cameras. Proc. IEEE ICCP 2010.
- Adams, A. B., Baek, J. and Davis, M. A. Fast High-Dimensional Filtering using the Permutohedral Lattice. Proc. Eurographics 2010. Best Paper Runner-Up!
- Check out Philipp Krähenbühl's recent work that uses the permutohedral lattice for inference in CRFs, one of the Outstanding Student Paper awardees in NIPS 2011!
- Baek, J.. Multi-channel coded-aperture photography. Master of Engineering Thesis, MIT, 2008. PDF.
My Erdős number is 4. (Paul Erdős > Endre Szemerédi > Leo Guibas > Natasha Gelfand > Jongmin Baek) My Bacon number is undefined, but if you would like to help me get one, let me know. :-)
Here is a sampling of my current and past projects:
- Image editing on mobile platforms
- Novel theory and/or applications of high-dimensional filtering
- Frequency domain analysis of images and computational cameras
- Denoising and deblurring
- General reconstruction problem in the context of bursts of images.
- Camera 2.0
- Image processing for high-framerate cameras
I have served as a reviewer for the following venues:
- Computer Graphics Forum (2011, 2013)
- Optics Express (2010)
- ACM Siggraph Asia (2010, 2011)
- ACM Siggraph (2009, 2010, 2012)
- IEEE ICCP (2010)
- Candidate for Ph.D. in Computer Science; Stanford (December 2013?)
- Received M.S. in Computer Science; Stanford (June 2011)
- Received M.Eng. in Computer Science and Engineering; MIT (September 2008)
- Received B.S. in Mathematics, theoretical; MIT (June 2008)
- Received B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering; MIT (June 2008)
- Graduated with Valedictorian honors; Cupertino High School (June 2004)
I do enjoy teaching very much, whether the topic be computer science or others. I served as a graduate teaching assistant for 6.005: Elements of Software Construction for the spring term of 2008 at MIT (rated 6.8/7.0 overall by students in HKN-run evaluation) for Daniel Jackson and Saman Amarasinghe. I also taught an 8-week summer course called Paradox for Educational Studies Program at MIT, in 2006 and 2008, on paradoxes, logic and philosophy of language.
At Stanford I have served as a teaching assistant for CS148: Introduction to Computer Graphics and Imaging , Fall 2009, under Pat Hanrahan; for CS448A: Computational Photography, Winter 2010, under Marc Levoy.
I will be teaching CS478: Computational Photography for the winter quarter of 2012, with Dave Jacobs, in Marc Levoy's absence.
It looks like I am done for good with taking classes...
Spring, 2009: Check out Glacier Cave, for CS348B: Image Synthesis rendering competition (grand prize winner; joint work with Dave Jacobs and Abe Davis.) - UPDATE: a 2048x2048 render will be featured in the second edition of Physically Based Rendering, to be available this summer!
Winter, 2008: Dave Jacobs and I worked on a project titled High dynamic range imaging in the presence of motion for CS223B: Introduction to Computer Vision, but the project is currently shelved till later.
Fall, 2008: Also check out Hazard for CS248: Introduction to Computer Graphics video game competition (finalist.)
Fall, 2007: There are two papers from 18.821: Project Laboratory in Mathematics, respectively titled Points on conics modulo p and Finding geodesics on surfaces (joint work with Katherine Redfield and Anand Deopurkar.)
Spring, 2007: I wrote an exposition titled Introduction to infinite Ramsey theory for 18.504: Seminar in Logic.
Spring, 2006: A report on a new prototype of vegetation clipper for demining, from SP.776: Design for Demining is available here (joint work with Aaron Doody.) There are also pictures from a field blast test in 2007.
My main interest is in the philosophy of language, the philosophy of mathematics, epistemology and logic. I have taken classes from Sally Haslanger, Agustin Rayo, Vann McGee and Richard Holton, and try to keep up by finding things to read.
I do not have much wisdom to share (yet). I can nonetheless offer advice on the courses that I took during my four years at MIT.
In my spare time, I root for, though not with fervor, the Boston Red Sox, the San Jose Sharks and the San Francisco 49ers. Now that I am no longer an undergraduate, I find myself following the seasons somewhat more loosely than before.
I am a novice rock climber and soccer player.