Yoav Y. Schechner

Prof. Yoav Y. Schechner
Dept. 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; imaging through refractive distortions (virtual periscope); imaging through turbid (scattering) media e.g., overcoming haze and underwater imaging; Spaceborne multiview recovery; illumination multiplexing; synthesis of unconventional propagation modes of light waves; 3D shape estimation based on defocus PSF's; separation and reconstruction of semireflections and transparent layers; high dynamic range imaging; 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 these studies involve statistical frameworks to achieve blind estimation.

What's new?

Apr 2014, New paper on a virtual periscope
  1. M. Alterman, Y. Swirski and Y. Y. Schechner, STELLA MARIS: Stellar Marine Refractive Imaging Sensor, To be published in Proc. IEEE ICCP (May 2014)
Oct/Nov 2013
  1. A. Aides, Y. Y. Schechner, V. Holodovsky, M. J. Garay and A. B. Davis, Multi sky-view 3D aerosol distribution recovery, Optics Express 21, 25820-25833 (2013)
  2. Y. Y. Schechner, A view through the waves, Marine Technology Society Journal 47, 148-150 (2013)
Best Paper Award
  1. Y. Swirski and Y. Y. Schechner, 3Deflicker from motion Proc. IEEE International Conference on Computational Photography (ICCP 2013)
May 2014
IEEE International Conference on Computational Photography 2014

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 an Associate Professor in the Technion's Elect. Eng. Dept. 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