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; 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?

Oct 2015, two interesting talks
  1. Invited talk at SPIE 3D Imaging, Visualization, and Display Conference (2016), M. Alterman and Y. Y. Schechner, 3D in natural random refractive distortions.
  2. Oral at ICCV'15 Int. Workshop on Extreme Imaging, D. Rosenfeld, A. Levis, I. Bibi, Y. Y. Schechner, A. Rosenfeld, D. Fischer and J.Woytach, Globe imaging of 3D motion: Microphysics to centuries of change
Sept 2015, new Oral paper in ICCV'15
  1. A. Levis, Y. Y. Schechner, A. Aides, A. B. Davis, Airborne three-dimensional cloud tomography, Proc. IEEE ICCV (2015)
May 2015, Three papers
  1. Y. Y. Schechner, Self-Calibrating Imaging Polarimetry, Proc. ICCP (2015)
  2. A. Deleforge, R. Horaud, Y. Y. Schechner and L. Girin, Co-Localization of audio sources in images using binaural features and locally-linear regression, IEEE Trans. Audio, Speech and Language Processing 23, 718-731 (2015)
  3. Y. Bahat, Y. Y. Schechner and M. Elad, Self-content-based audio inpainting, Signal Processing 111, 61-72 (2015)
May 2015, Presentations at Challenges for Three-Dimensional Radiative Transfer in the Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, AGU-GAC-MAC-CGU Joint Assembly
  1. A. Aides, D. Veikherman, A. Levis and Y. Y. Schechner, Ground-based multi-angle imaging network for 3D atmospheric sensing
  2. Levis, A. Aides, V. Holodovsky, Y. Y. Schechner, A. Levin and A. B. Davis, Efficient 3D atmospheric tomography of scatter distribution

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