Research interests

In general, I work on topics that can be put into the fields of computer vision, computer graphics, machine learning and image processing. More concretely, I have previously worked upon:

Current projects

My current focus is on a project with Josef Sivic and Bryan Russel, where the goals are to develop a descriptor suited for paintings and to use it to register them with respect to a 3D model. It's an exciting project, because it really focuses the different ways we understand and represent the world. It is also potentially applicable to fields such as archeology.

I am also always working on 3D shapes with Daniel Cremers.

Short bio

Previously I have worked in several other areas of computer vision. During my master thesis, advised by Daniel Cremers at the Technical University of Munich in 2010, I first focused on variational methods for camera calibration. I then developed a new descriptor for 3D shapes, that we named the Wave Kernel Signature. As an intern at Adobe in 2011, I worked on image processing under the supervision of Sylvain Paris and Frédo Durand, where we developed a fast algorithm to make the Local Laplacian Filter real time, clarified its relation to the bilateral filter and applied it as a photographic style transfer.

Since September 2011, I am a PhD student co-advised by Josef Sivic and Daniel Cremers and I am currently working in the WILLOW research group which is a joint team of the INRIA, the École Normale Supérieure and the CNRS.

Selected Publications

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Seeing 3D chairs: exemplar part-based 2D-3D alignment using a large dataset of CAD models

M. Aubry, D. Maturana, A. Efros, B. Russell and J. Sivic

CVPR, 2014

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Painting-to-3D Model Alignment Via Discriminative Visual Elements

M. Aubry, B. Russell and J. Sivic

ACM Transactions on Graphics, 2014 (will be presented at SIGGRAPH 2014)

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Fast Local Laplacian Filters: Theory and Applications

M. Aubry, S. Paris, S. Hasinoff, J. Kautz, F. Durand

ACM Transactions on Graphics, 2014 (will be presented at SIGGRAPH 2014)

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The Wave Kernel Signature: A Quantum Mechanical
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The Wave Kernel Signature: A Quantum Mechanical Approach To Shape Analysis

M. Aubry, U. Schlickewei, D. Cremers

IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) - Workshop on Dynamic Shape Capture and Analysis (4DMOD), 2011

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Products and patents

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Image Adjustments in Photoshop CS6 (Camera Raw), Lightroom 4 and Revel

The new Highlights, Shadows and Clarity adjustments in CS6 are inspired from my work on local Laplacian filters. 2011

Link to Adobe Photoshop

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Wave kernel signature for feature description

Designated as inventor in the patent for the wave kernel signature descriptor (see publication). 2011

Link to European Patent Office