Yoav Y. Schechner

Prof. Yoav Y. Schechner
Viterbi Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Haifa 32000, Israel

Phone: +972-4-8293236
Fax: +972-4-8295757
E-mail: yoav@ee.technion.ac.il

Research interests

Computer vision, imaging and cross-modal analysis. Influencing the sensing process to extract enhanced information about scenes (computational photography). Computational analysis of the acquired data by accounting for optical and other physical processes of image formation.

Resulting studies include:

Tomographic atmospheric recovery; refractive distortions (virtual periscope); imaging through turbid (scattering) media e.g., overcoming haze and underwater imaging; Spaceborne multiview recovery; illumination multiplexing; 3D shape estimation based on defocus and diffracted-rotated PSFs; separation and reconstruction of semireflections and transparent layers; polarization and multispectral imaging; radiometric self-calibration; overcoming and exploiting lens-flare and random illumination caustics; recovery limits under pointwise degradations; audio-visual analysis.

Some of the studies involve statistical frameworks to achieve blind estimation. Here is a Wordl based on the research page:

What's new?

Apr 2017, Award
    M. Alterman and Y. Y. Schechner, The Fumio Okano Best 3D Paper Award, For an Outstanding Paper on 3D in natural random refractive distortions, presented in SPIE Conf. Three-Dimensional Imaging, Visualization and Display (2016).
Mar+Apr 2017, Five new papers
  1. L. Arbel, Y. Y. Schechner and N. Amir, Wine glass sound excitation by mechanical coupling to plucked strings. Applied Acoustics 124:1-10 (2017).
  2. B. Heese, J. Hofer, H. Baars, R. Engelmann, D. Althausen and Y. Y. Schechner, Wild fire aerosol optical properties measured by lidar at Haifa, Israel. To appear in Proc. 28th International Laser-Radar Conf. (2017).
  3. A. Schwartzman, M. Alterman, R. Zamir and Y. Y. Schechner, Turbulence-induced 2D correlated image distortion. To appear in Proc. IEEE ICCP (2017).
  4. M. Sheinin, Y. Y. Schechner and K. N. Kutulakos, Computational imaging on the electric grid. To appear in Proc. IEEE CVPR (2017) Oral.
  5. A. Levis, Y. Y. Schechner and A. B. Davis, Multiple-scattering microphysics tomography. To appear in Proc IEEE CVPR (2017).
Feb 2017, Two invited talks
  1. Y. Y. Schechner, Opportunities in distributed imaging through scatter. Marine Imaging Work-shop (2017).
  2. Y. Y. Schechner, Distributed views across media: From space to ocean-depths. EarthVision Workshop at CVPR (2017).
Oct 2016, Award
    M. Sheinin and Y. Y. Schechner, Best Lecture Award in IAAS 2016 Underwater multi-platform visual observation paths

Brief bio

B.A. in Physics '90
MSc in Physics '94
PhD in Electrical Eng. '99
All my degrees are from the Technion.
Then, Research Scientist in Columbia U. '00-'02. I was a Visiting Associate in Caltech and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) '10-'11.
Now a Professor in the Technion's Viterbi Faculty of Elect. Eng. More details are in my CV.

Virtual Periscope Cross-Modal Denoising Multiplexed Unmixing Geometry by Deflaring Aerosol Tomography Flat Refractive Geometry Rotating Beams Harmony in Motion Multiplexed Illumination Generalized Mosaicing Clear Underwater Vision Spectral and Dynamic Range Modulation Imaging Instant Dehazing Active Illumination De-scattering
Hybrid Imaging Lab