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Min H. Kim

KAIST Endowed Chair Professor

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Min H. Kim (김민혁) is an associate professor and also appointed as the KAIST Endowed-Chair Professor of Computer Science at the KAIST School of Computing, leading the Visual Computing Lab (VCLAB). He teaches subjects related to computer graphics and computer vision in the school. Before joining KAIST, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Yale University. He holds a Ph.D. degree in computer science from University College London (UCL). His primary research areas include computational imaging, computational photography, and image-based modeling and rendering. He is the author of over 110 technical papers and patents on these topics and has won several awards for his research work in international conferences and industries. He has served as Technical Paper Chair at Eurographics 2022, Course Chair at SIGGRAPH Asia 2022, Technical Communications/Posters Co-Chair at SIGGRAPH Asia 2020, in addition to serving on many conference program committees, such as ACM SIGGRAPH/Asia, CVPR, ICCV, AAAI, Eurographics, Pacific Graphics, CASA, and CAD/Graphics. He has been an associate editor of the top-class graphics journal, ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG), in addition to being associate editors in several journal editorial boards such as IEEE Transactions on Computational Imaging, ACM Transactions on Applied Perception (TAP) and Elsevier Computers and Graphics (CAG). He has also supervised the masters' and Ph.D. research theses of students at KAIST since 2012. His full CV is [here].

 

Research Areas: Computer Graphics and Vision

 

  • Computational Imaging & Computational Photography

  • Image-Based Modeling and Rendering

  • Color & Visual Perception

 

     

Research Profiles

 

 

   

Awards/Fellowship

 

  • S-Oil Excellent Thesis Award (Grand Prize in IT division) by Korea Academy of Science and Technology, 2020
    - Awarded for both outstanding doctoral student and professor who educated his student

  • KAIST Academic Award 2020
    - Awarded for excellence in academic research career

  • KAIST Endowed Chair Professor
    - Appointed as KAIST Endowed Chair Professor for outstanding research career (KAIST, 2019--2022)

  • National R&D Excellence 100 by the Ministry of Science and ICT of Korea, 2018
    - High-performance image acquisition technology for creating photorealistic imagery

  • KAIST CORE Tech Transfer Day 2018
    - Compact hyperspectral imaging at low cost (also presented at ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2017) [link]

  • KAIST Breakthroughs 2016 and 2018
    - Compact hyperspectral imaging at low cost, 2018 [link]
    - Birefractive stereo imaging, 2016 [link]

  • KAIST’s Top 10 Research Accomplishments
    - Birefractive stereo imaging for single-shot depth acquisition (KAIST, 2016)

  • Best Paper Awards
    - Received Best Application Paper & Demo Awards for outstanding work on 3D imaging at ACCV 2014
    - Received a Best Paper Award for our work on open-source graphics software at VAST 2012

  • Ewon Assistant Professorship
    - Appointed as Ewon Endowed Professor for outstanding young faculty (KAIST, 2013–2016)

  • Naver Young Faculty Fellowship
    - Received a Naver Young Faculty Fellowship with a grant for outstanding new faculty, 2015

  • Microsoft New Faculty Award in Korea
    - Received a Microsoft New Faculty Award with a grant for outstanding new faculty in Korea, 2013

 

     

Professional Activities

 

  • Conference Chair/Co-Chair
    - Eurographics (EG), Technical Paper Chair 2022
    - ACM SIGGRAPH Asia, Technical Communications and Posters Co-Chair 2020
    - Pacific Graphics (PG), Work-in-Progress Co-Chair 2019
    - Computer Animation and Social Agents (CASA), Workshop Chair 2017

  • Technical Paper Committee/Area Chair
    - ACM SIGGRAPH 2021
    - ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2017, 2018, 2020
    - IEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2020
    - IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) 2019
    - Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) 2020, 2021
    - Eurographics (EG) 2018, 2019

    - Eurographics Symposium on Rendering (EGSR) 2021
    - Pacific Graphics (PG) 2013 -- 2020

  • Associate Editor
    - IEEE Transactions on Computational Imaging (TCI): 2020 -- Present
    - ACM Transactions on Applied Perception (TAP): 2016 -- Present
    - Elsevier Computers and Graphics (CAG): 2016 -- Present
    - ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG): 2014 -- 2017 (3 year term)

 

     

Representative Publications (Top Graphics and Vision Conferences)

   •  SIGGRAPH

 

  1. Shinyoung Yi, Donggun Kim, Kiseok Choi, Adrian Jarabo, Diego Gutierrez, Min H. Kim (2021), “Differentiable Transient Rendering,” ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG), presented at SIGGRAPH Asia 2021, 40(6)
  2. Mustafa B. Yaldiz, Andreas Meuleman, Hyeonjoong Jang, Hyunho Ha, Min H. Kim (2021), “DeepFormableTag: End-to-end Generation and Recognition of Deformable Fiducial Markers,” ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG), presented at SIGGRAPH 2021, 40(4)
  3. Seung-Hwan Baek, Tizian Zeltner, Hyun Jin Ku, Inseung Hwang, Xin Tong, Wenzel Jakob, Min H. Kim (2020), “Image-Based Acquisition and Modeling of Polarimetric Reflectance,” ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG), presented at SIGGRAPH 2020, 39(4)
  4. Daniel S. Jeon, Seung-Hwan Baek, Shinyoung Yi, Qiang Fu, Xiong Dun, Wolfgang Heidrich, Min H. Kim (2019), “Compact Snapshot Hyperspectral Imaging with Diffracted Rotation,” ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG), presented at SIGGRAPH 2019, 38(4), pp. 117:1--13
  5. Giljoo Nam, Joo Ho Lee, Diego Gutierrez, Min H. Kim (2018), “Practical SVBRDF Acquisition of 3D Objects with Unstructured Flash Photography,” ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG), presented at SIGGRAPH Asia 2018, 37(6), pp. 267:1--12
  6. Seung-Hwan Baek, Daniel S. Jeon, Xin Tong, Min H. Kim (2018), “Simultaneous Acquisition of Polarimetric SVBRDF and Normals,” ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG), presented at SIGGRAPH Asia 2018, 37(6), pp. 268:1--15
  7. Joo Ho Lee, Adrian Jarabo, Daniel S. Jeon, Diego Gutierrez, Min H. Kim (2018), “Practical Multiple Scattering for Rough Surfaces,” ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG), presented at SIGGRAPH Asia 2018, 37(6), pp. 275:1--12
  8. Inchang Choi, Daniel S. Jeon, Giljoo Nam, Diego Gutierrez, Min H. Kim (2017), “High-Quality Hyperspectral Reconstruction Using a Spectral Prior,” ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG), presented at SIGGRAPH Asia 2017, 36(6), pp. 218:1--13
  9. Seung-Hwan Baek, Incheol Kim, Diego Gutierrez, Min H. Kim (2017), “Compact Single-Shot Hyperspectral Imaging Using a Prism,” ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG), presented at SIGGRAPH Asia 2017, 36(6), pp. 217:1--12
  10. Julio Marco, Quercus Hernandez, Adolfo Munoz, Yue Dong, Adrian Jarabo, Min H. Kim, Xin Tong, Diego Gutierrez (2017), “DeepToF: Off-the-Shelf Real-Time Correction of Multipath Interference in Time-of-Flight Imaging,” ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG), to be presented at SIGGRAPH Asia 2017, 36(6), pp. 219:1--12
  11. Giljoo Nam, Joo Ho Lee, Hongzhi Wu, Diego Gutierrez, Min H. Kim (2016), “Simultaneous Acquisition of Microscale Reflectance and Normals,” ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG), presented at SIGGRAPH Asia 2016, 35(6), pp. 185:1–11
  12. Seung-Hwan Baek, Diego Gutierrez, Min H. Kim (2016), “Birefractive Stereo: Single-Shot Depth Imaging using a Birefringent Material,” ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG), presented at SIGGRAPH Asia 2016, 35(6), pp. 194:1–11
  13. Min H. Kim, Todd Alan Harvey, David S. Kittle, Holly Rushmeier, Julie Dorsey, Richard O. Prum, David J. Brady (2012), “3D Imaging Spectroscopy for Measuring Hyperspectral Patterns on Solid Objects,” ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG), presented at SIGGRAPH 2012, 31(4), pp. 38:1–11
  14. Min H. Kim, Tobias Ritschel, Jan Kautz (2011), “Edge-Aware Color Appearance,” ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG), presented at SIGGRAPH 2011, 30(2), pp. 13:1–9
  15. Min H. Kim, Tim Weyrich, Jan Kautz (2009), “Modeling Human Color Perception under Extended Luminance Levels,” ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG), presented at SIGGRAPH 2009, 28(3), pp. 27:1–9
  16. Patrick Paczkowski, Min H. Kim, Yann Morvan, Julie Dorsey, Holly Rushmeier, Carol O’Sullivan (2011), “Insitu: Sketching Architectural Designs in Context,” ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG), presented at SIGGRAPH Asia 2011, 30(6), pp. 182:1–10
  17. Tobias Ritschel, Thorsten Grosch, Min H. Kim, Hans-Peter Seidel, Carsten Dachsbacher, Jan Kautz (2008), “Imperfect Shadow Maps for Efficient Computation of Indirect Illumination,” ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG), presented at SIGGRAPH Asia 2008, 27(5), pp. 129:1–8

 

 

   •  CVPR/ICCV/ECCV

 
  1. Seung-Hwan Baek, Hayato Ikoma, Daniel S. Jeon, Yuqi Li, Wolfgang Heidrich, Gordon Wetzstein, Min H. Kim (2021) “Single-shot Hyperspectral-Depth Imaging with Learned Diffractive Optics,” Proc. IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV 2021), Montreal, Canada & Virtual, Oct. 11, 2021 – Oct. 17, 2021
  2. Andreas Meuleman, Hyeonjoong Jang, Daniel S. Jeon, Min H. Kim (2021) “Real-Time Sphere Sweeping Stereo from Multiview Fisheye Images,” Proc. IEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR Oral 2021), Nashville, Tennessee, USA, June 19–25, 2021
  3. Hakyeong Kim, Andreas Meuleman, Daniel S. Jeon, Min H. Kim (2021) “High-Quality Stereo Image Restoration from Double Refraction,” Proc. IEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2021), Nashville, Tennessee, USA, June 19–25, 2021
  4. Hyunho Ha, Joo Ho Lee, Andreas Meuleman, Min H. Kim (2021) “NormalFusion: Real-Time Acquisition of Surface Normals for High-Resolution RGB-D Scanning,” Proc. IEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2021), Nashville, Tennessee, USA, June 19–25, 2021
  5. Numair Khan, Min H. Kim, James Tompkin (2021) “Differentiable Diffusion for Dense Depth Estimation from Multi-view Images,” Proc. IEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2021), Nashville, Tennessee, USA, June 19–25, 2021
  6. Joo Ho Lee, Hyunho Ha, Yue Dong, Xin Tong, Min H. Kim (2020) “TextureFusion: High-Quality Texture Acquisition for Real-Time RGB-D Scanning,” Proc. IEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR Oral 2020), Seattle, WA, USA, June 14–19, 2020
  7. Andreas Meuleman, Seung-Hwan Baek, Felix Heide, Min H. Kim (2020) “Single-shot Monocular RGB-D Imaging using Uneven Double Refraction,” Proc. IEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR Oral 2020), Seattle, WA, USA, June 14–19, 2020
  8. Inchang Choi, Orazio Gallo, Alejandro Troccoli, Min H. Kim, Jan Kautz (2019) “Extreme View Synthesis,” Proc. IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV Oral 2019), Seoul, Korea, Oct. 27–Nov. 2, 2019
  9. Numair Khan, Qian Zhang, Lucas Kasser, Henry Stone, Min H. Kim, James Tompkin (2019) “View-consistent 4D Light Field Superpixel Segmentation,” Proc. IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV Oral 2019), Seoul, Korea, Oct. 27–Nov. 2, 2019
  10. Giljoo Nam, Chenglei Wu, Min H. Kim, Yaser Sheik (2019) “Strand-accurate Multi-view Hair Capture,” Proc. IEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR Oral 2019), Long Beach, CA, USA, June 16–20, 2019
  11. Lizhi Wang, Chen Sun, Ying Fu, Min H. Kim, Huang Hua (2019) “Hyperspectral Image Reconstruction Using a Deep Spatial-Spectral Prior,” Proc. IEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2019), Long Beach, CA, USA, June 16–20, 2019
  12. Daniel S. Jeon, Seung-Hwan Baek, Inchang Choi, Min H. Kim (2018) “Enhancing the Spatial Resolution of Stereo Images using a Parallax Prior,” Proc. IEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2018), Salt Lake City, USA, June 18, 2018
  13. Joo Ho Lee, Inchang Choi, Min H. Kim (2016) “Laplacian Patch-Based Image Synthesis,” Proc. IEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2016), Las Vegas, USA, June 26, 2016, pp. 2727–2735
  14. Seung-Hwan Baek, Inchang Choi, Min H. Kim (2016) “Multiview Image Completion with Space Structure Propagation,” Proc. IEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2016), Las Vegas, USA, June 26, 2016, pp. 488–496
 
     

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