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?

Oct 2014, Four new papers
  1. A. Golts and Y. Y. Schechner, Cutoff due to pointwise degradations in color images, Accepted to JOSA A (2014)
  2. M. Mordechay and Y. Y. Schechner, Matrix Optimization for Poisson Compressed Sensing, Accepted to Proc. IEEE GlobalSIP (2014)
  3. D. Veikherman, A. Aides, Y. Y. Schechner and A. Levis, Clouds in The Cloud, To appear in Proc. ACCV (2014)
  4. M. Alterman, Y. Y. Schechner, M. Vo and S. G. Narasimhan, Passive Tomography of Turbulence Strength, Proc. ECCV (2014)
Apr 2014, A paper on a virtual periscope
  1. M. Alterman, Y. Swirski and Y. Y. Schechner, STELLA MARIS: Stellar Marine Refractive Imaging Sensor, Proc. IEEE ICCP (May 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