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?

Mar 2016, Two new papers
  1. M. Sheinin and Y. Y. Schechner, The next best underwater view. Accepted to IEEE CVPR 2016.
  2. V Holodovski and Y. Y. Schechner, A. Levin, A. Levis, A. Aides In-Situ Multi-View Multi-Scattering Stochastic Tomography Accepted to IEEE ICCP 2016.
Feb 2016, Presentation at NASA's MISR event
  1. Y. Y. Schechner, Multiscatter and refractive atmospheric tomography using multiangular images. MISR Science Team Meeting (2016).
Feb 2016, Three upcoming invited talks
  1. M. Alterman and Y. Y. Schechner, 3D in natural random refractive distortions. SPIE 3D Imaging, Visualization, and Display Conference (2016).
  2. Y. Y. Schechner, Revealing the polarization analyzer angles, and the unknown target. SPIE Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing XII (2016).
  3. Y. Y. Schechner, Atmospheric 3D volumetric recovery. Royal Society International Scientific Seminar - Imaging in Graphics, Vision and Beyond (2016).
Dec 2015, ICCV
  1. Oral paper in IEEE ICCV 2015: A. Levis, Y. Y. Schechner, A. Aides, A. B. Davis, Airborne three-dimensional cloud tomography,
  2. Oral presentation in 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

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