Dani Lischinski

The Rachel and Selim Benin School of Computer Science and Engineering
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Edmond J. Safra Campus, Givat Ram, Jerusalem 91904, Israel 

 
E-mail: danix at mail.huji.ac.il
URL: http://www.cs.huji.ac.il/~danix 
Phone: +972-2-549-4549 
Fax: +972-2-549-4549 
Office: B505, Rothberg Family Building, Edmond J. Safra Campus (Givat Ram) 

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Personal Information
I am a Professor at the School of Computer Science and Engineering at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, where I run the Computer Graphics Lab. I received my PhD from the Department of Computer Science and the Program of Computer Graphics at Cornell University in 1994, and I was a post-doctoral research associate at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington until 1996. In 2002/3, I spent a sabbatical year at Pixar Animation Studios. In 2012 I received the Eurographics Outstanding Technical Contributions Award. For more information about me see my full cv.
 
Research

My areas of interest span a wide variety of topics in the fields of computer graphics, visualization, virtual reality, and image and video processing. In the past, I have worked on algorithms for photorealistic image synthesis, simulation of global illumination, interactive visualization of complex virtual scenes, computer-generated illustration, facial animation, image-based modeling and rendering, medical visualization, and physically-based animation. Most of my recent work falls in the area of Computational Photography. More specifically, I am intersted in various tasks related to editing of images and video (filtering, detail manipulation, shadow removal, matting, tonal adjustment), and in particular tone mapping of HDR images. Another ongoing area of interest is texture synthesis.

Students: I am always happy to supervise motivated MSc and PhD students. Take a look at my recent projects (below) and then come and talk to me. Ideally, you should have taken either computer graphics or image processing (or better yet, both). Machine learning and scientific computing are also very handy.

Links to selected recent publications and project pages:

Slippage-free Background Replacement Slippage-free background replacement for hand-held video.
Fan Zhong, Song Yang, Xueying Qin, Dani Lischinski, Daniel Cohen-Or, and Baoquan Chen. ACM Transactions on Graphics 33(6) (Proc. ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2014), Dec. 2014.
Illuminant Chromaticity

Illuminant chromaticity from image sequences. Veronique Prinet, Dani Lischinski, and Michael Werman. Proc. ICCV 2013, Dec. 2013.

Deblurring by Example Deblurring by example using dense correspondence. Yoav HaCohen, Eli Shechtman, and Dani Lischinski. Proc. ICCV 2013, Dec. 2013.
Mind the Gap "Mind the Gap": Tele-registration for structure driven image completion.
Hui Huang, Kangxue Yin, Minglun Gong, Dani Lischinski, Daniel Cohen-Or, Uri Ascher, and Baoquan Chen. ACM Transactions on Graphics 32(6) (Proc. ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2013), Nov. 2013.
Optimizing Color Consistency in Photo Collections Optimizing Color Consistency in Photo Collections.
Yoav HaCohen, Eli Shechtman, Dan B Goldman, and Dani Lischinski, ACM Transactions on Graphics 32(4) (Proc. ACM SIGGRAPH 2013), July 2013.
Locally Adaptive Products for All-Frequency Relighting

Locally Adaptive Products for All-Frequency Relighting.
Yaron Inger, Zeev Farbman, Dani Lischinski. Computer Graphics Forum 32(2) (Proc. Eurographics 2013), May 2013.

This paper received a Honorable Mention from the EG 2013 Best Paper Award Committee, and selected as one of Computing Reviews' Notable Computing Books and Articles of 2013

Content-aware Automatic Photo Enhancement

Content-aware Automatic Photo Enhancement.
Liad Kaufman, Dani Lischinski, Michael Werman. Computer Graphics Forum 31(8), Dec. 2012.

Information regarding licensing of this technology may be found here.

Digital Reconstruction of Halftoned Color Comics Digital Reconstruction of Halftoned Color Comics.
Johannes Kopf and Dani Lischinski, ACM Transactions on Graphics 31(6) (Proc. ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2012), Nov. 2012.
Convolution pyramids Convolution pyramids.
Zeev Farbman, Raanan Fattal, and Dani Lischinski, ACM Transactions on Graphics 30(5) (Proc. ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2011), Dec. 2011.

Depixelizing pixel art.
Johannes Kopf and Dani Lischinski, ACM Transactions on Graphics 30(4) (Proc. ACM SIGGRAPH 2011), Aug. 2011.
(This project page and paper were recently slashdotted...)

Tonal stabilization of video.
Zeev Farbman and Dani Lischinski, ACM Transactions on Graphics 30(4) (Proc. ACM SIGGRAPH 2011), Aug. 2011.

Information regarding licensing of this technology may be found here.

Non-Rigid Dense Correspondence with Applications for Image Enhancement.
Yoav HaCohen, Eli Shechtman, Dan B Goldman, and Dani Lischinski, ACM Transactions on Graphics 30(4) (Proc. ACM SIGGRAPH 2011), Aug. 2011.

Information regarding licensing of this technology may be found here.

Diffusion maps for edge-aware image editing.
Zeev Farbman, Raanan Fattal, and Dani Lischinski, ACM Transactions on Graphics 29(5) (Proc. ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2010), Dec. 2010.

Layered Shape Synthesis: automatic generation of control maps for non-stationary textures.
Amir Rosenberger, Daniel Cohen-Or, and Dani Lischinski, ACM Transactions on Graphics 28(5) (Proc. ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2009), Dec. 2009.
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Coordinates for instant image cloning.
Zeev Farbman, Gil Hoffer, Yaron Lipman, Daniel Cohen-Or, and Dani Lischinski, ACM Transactions on Graphics 28(3) (Proc. ACM SIGGRAPH 2009), Aug. 2009.

New: cloning demo available (Mac OS X and Windows XP/Vista)
pano

Locally adapted projections to reduce panorama distortions.
Johannes Kopf, Dani Lischinski, Oliver Deussen, Daniel Cohen-Or, Michael Cohen, Eurographics Symposium on Rendering 2009, Computer Graphics Forum 28(4).

Deep Photo: model-based photograph enhancement nd viewing.
Johannes Kopf, Boris Neubert, Billy Chen, Michael F. Cohen, Daniel Cohen-Or, Oliver Deussen, Matt Uyttendaele, and Dani Lischinski, ACM Transactions on Graphics 27(5) (Proc. ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2008), Dec. 2008.
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Edge-preserving decompositions for multi-scale tone and detail manipulation.
Zeev Farbman, Raanan Fattal, Dani Lischinski, and Richard Szeliski, ACM Transactions on Graphics 27(3) (Proc. ACM SIGGRAPH 2008), Aug. 2008.

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Data-driven enhancement of facial attractiveness.
Tommer Leyvand, Daniel Cohen-Or, Gideon Dror, and Dani Lischinski; ACM Transactions on Graphics 27(3) (Proc. ACM SIGGRAPH 2008), Aug. 2008.
shadowno shadow The Shadow meets the Mask: Pyramid-based shadow removal.
Yael Shor and Dani Lischinski; Computer Graphics Forum 27(2) (Proc. Eurographics 2008), April 2008.
Solid texture synthesis

Solid texture synthesis from 2D exemplars.
Johannes Kopf, Chi-Wing Fu, Daniel Cohen-Or, Oliver Deussen, Dani Lischinski, Tien-Tsin Wong; ACM Transactions on Graphics, 26(3) (Proc. ACM SIGGRAPH 2007), Aug. 2007.

Joint bilateral upsampling Joint bilateral upsampling.
Johannes Kopf, Michael F. Cohen, Dani Lischinski, Matt Uyttendaele; ACM Transactions on Graphics, 26(3) (Proc. ACM SIGGRAPH 2007), Aug. 2007.
Spectral matting.
Anat Levin, Alex Rav-Acha, and Dani Lischinski; Proc. CVPR 2007.
Interactive local manipulation of tonal values.
Dani Lischinski, Zeev Farbman, Matt Uyttendaele, Richard Szeliski; ACM Transactions on Graphics, 25(3) (Proc. ACM SIGGRAPH 2006), July 2006.
Recursive Wang tiles for real-time blue noise.
Johannes Kopf, Daniel Cohen-Or, Oliver Deussen, and Dani Lischinski; ACM Transactions on Graphics, 25(3) (Proc. ACM SIGGRAPH 2006), July 2006.

A closed-form solution to natural image matting.
Anat Levin, Dani Lischinski, and Yair Weiss.
IEEE Trans. PAMI, 30(2), February 2008.
(earlier version: Proc. CVPR 2006)

Information regarding licensing of this technology may be found here.

Target-driven smoke animation.
Raanan Fattal and Dani Lischinski; ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc. ACM SIGGRAPH 2004), 23(3):441-448, Aug. 2004.

Information regarding licensing of this technology may be found here.

colorization

Colorization using optimization.
Anat Levin, Dani Lischinski, and Yair Weiss; ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc. ACM SIGGRAPH 2004), 23(3):689-694, Aug. 2004.

Information regarding licensing of this technology may be found here.

ltca Constrained synthesis of textural motion for articulated characters.
Shmuel Moradoff and Dani Lischinski; The Visual Computer, 20:253-265, June 2004.
hdrc Gradient Domain High Dynamic Range Compression.
Raanan Fattal, Dani Lischinski, and Michael Werman; ACM Transactions on Graphics, (Proc. ACM SIGGRAPH 2002), 21(3):249-256, July 2002.
  Other (older) online publications.
 
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Personal
Some photo albums.
 
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