Portrait of Sing Bing Kang

Sing Bing Kang

Principal Researcher

About

I’m a member of the Cognition Group at Microsoft Research. My main research interests are image and video enhancement, and image-based modeling and rendering.

I’ve co-edited two books: “Panoramic Vision: Sensors, Theory, and Applications” (with R. Benosman) and “Emerging Topics in Computer Vision” (with G. Medioni). I’ve also co-authored two books: “Image-Based Rendering” (with H.-Y. Shum and S.-C. Chan) and “Image-Based Modeling of Plants and Trees” (with L. Quan).

I’m proud to be involved with Microsoft Pix (shipped on iOS July 27, 2016). Pix is among TIME’s top 50 apps (#36) in 2016.

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Chairs

  • Workshop co-chair, Int’l Conf. on Computer Vision, Venice, Italy, Oct. 2017.
  • Area chair, IEEE Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, June 2017.
  • Area chair, Int’l Conf. on Computer Vision, Sydney, Australia, Dec. 2013.
  • Track chair (Computer & Robot Vision), Int’l Conf. on Pattern Recognition, Tsukuba Science City, Japan, Nov. 2012.
  • Area chair, European Conf. on Computer Vision, Florence, Italy, Oct. 2012.
  • Program board member, Int’l Conf. on Computer Vision, Barcelona, Spain, Nov. 2011.
  • Area chair, IEEE Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, San Francisco, CA, June 2010.
  • Program co-chair, IEEE Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Miami, FL, June 2009.
  • Program co-chair, Asian Conf. on Computer Vision, Tokyo, Japan, Nov. 2007.
  • Area chair, IEEE Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Minneapolis, MN, June 2007.
  • Area chair, European Conf. on Computer Vision, Graz, Austria, May 2006.
  • Area chair, IEEE Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Washington, DC, June-July 2004.
  • Area chair, European Conf. on Computer Vision, Prague, Czech Republic, May 2004.
  • Area chair, Int’l Conf. on Computer Vision, Nice, France, Oct. 2003.
  • Short courses co-chair, Int’l Conf. on Computer Vision, Nice, France, Oct. 2003.
  • Short courses chair, IEEE Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Kauai, HI, Dec. 2001.

SIGGRAPH/SIGGRAPH Asia Papers Committees

  • SIGGRAPH, Los Angeles, Aug. 2015.
  • SIGGRAPH Asia, Shenzhen, Dec. 2014.
  • SIGGRAPH Asia, Hong Kong, Nov. 2013.
  • SIGGRAPH, Los Angeles, Aug. 2012.
  • SIGGRAPH Asia, Hong Kong, Dec. 2011.
  • SIGGRAPH, Los Angeles, July 2010.
  • SIGGRAPH, New Orleans, Aug. 2009.
  • SIGGRAPH Asia, Singapore, Dec. 2008.
  • SIGGRAPH, San Diego, Aug. 2007.

Conference/Workshop Technical Committees

  • International Conf. on 3D Imaging (IC3D), Liege, Belgium, December 2012.
  • IEEE Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Providence, RI, June 2012.
  • International Conf. on 3D Imaging (IC3D), Liege, Belgium, December 2011.
  • International Conf. on Computational Photography, Pittsburgh, April 2011.
  • IEEE Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Colorado Springs, June 2011.
  • Digital Image Processing and Analysis (DIPA), Tucson, AZ, June 2010.
  • IEEE Workshop on Applications of Computer Vision, Snowbird, UT, Dec. 2009.
  • European Conf. on Computer Vision, Marseille, France, Oct. 2008.
  • IEEE Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Anchorage, AK, June 2008.
  • European Conf. on Visual Media Production (CVMP), London, UK, Nov. 2007.
  • Pacific Graphics, Maui, HI, Oct.-Nov. 2007.
  • 3-D Digital Imaging and Modeling (3DIM), Montreal, Canada, Aug. 2007.
  • Int’l Conf. on 3D Digital Imaging and Modeling, Montreal, Canada, Aug. 2007.
  • European Conf. on Visual Media Production, London, UK, Nov. 2006.
  • Pacific Graphics, Taipei, Taiwan, Oct. 2006.
  • Symp. on 3D Data Processing, Visualization, and Transmission, Chapel Hill, NC, June 2006.
  • IEEE Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, New York, NY, June 2006.
  • Computer Graphics International, Hangzhou, China, June 2006.
  • Asian Conf. on Computer Vision, Hyderabad, India, Jan. 2006.
  • OMNIVIS, Beijing, China, Oct. 2005.
  • Int’l Conf. on Computer Vision, Beijing, China, Oct. 2005.
  • European Conf. on Visual Media Production, London, UK, Nov. 2005.
  • IEEE Workshop on Vision for Human-Computer Interaction (in conjunction with CVPR’05), San Diego, CA, June 2005.
  • IEEE Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, San Diego, CA, June 2005.
  • Int’l Conf. on 3D Digital Imaging and Modeling, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, June 2005.
  • IAPR Conf. on Machine Vision Applications, Tsukuba Science City, Japan, May 2005.
  • Workshop on Applications of Computer Vision, Breckenridge, CO, Jan. 2005.
  • Int’l Conf. on Pattern Recognition, Cambridge, UK, Aug. 2004.
  • Int’l Conf. on Visual Media Production, London, UK, Mar. 2004.
  • Asian Conf. on Computer Vision, Jeju Island, Korea, Jan. 2004.
  • Int’l Conf. on 3D Digital Imaging and Modeling, Banff, Alberta, Canada, Oct. 2003.
  • IEEE Int’l Conf. on Image Processing, Barcelona, Spain, Sept. 2003.
  • IEEE Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Madison, WI, June 2003.
  • SPIE Videometrics VIII, Santa Clara, CA, Jan. 2003.
  • IAPR Workshop on Machine Vision Applications, Nara, Japan, Dec. 2002.
  • AAAI-02, Edmonton, Canada, July 2002.
  • Workshop on Omnidirectional Vision, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 2, 2002.
  • European Conf. on Computer Vision, Copenhagen, Denmark, May/June 2002.
  • IEEE Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Kauai, Hawaii, Dec. 2001.
  • Int’l Conf. on 3D Digital Imaging and Modeling, Quebec City, Canada, May 2001.
  • SPIE Videometrics and Optical Methods for 3D Shape Measurement VII, San Jose, Jan. 2001.
  • IAPR Workshop on Machine Vision Applications, Univ. of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, Nov. 2000.
  • IEEE Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Hilton Head Island, NC, June 2000.
  • Workshop on Omnidirectional Vision, Hilton Head Island, NC, June 2000.
  • IEEE Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, San Francisco, June 1996.

Editorial Boards/Workshops/Tutorials/Miscellaneous

  • IEEE Trans. On Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, Associate Editor-in-Chief, 2010-2014.
  • IPSJ Trans. On Computer Vision and Applications, Advisory Board member, 2012-present.
  • Series editor, Advances in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Springer-Verlag, 2011-present.
  • Award Committee Chair, ACCV 2012.
  • Guest co-editor, special section on award-winning papers from CVPR 2009, IEEE Trans. On Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, Dec. 2011 (vol. 33, no. 2).
  • Guest co-editor-in-chief, special MIRU2010 issue, IPSJ Trans. On Computer Vision and Applications, 2011.
  • IEEE Trans. On Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (CVPR 2009 special issue), Associate Editor, 2009-present.
  • IEEE Trans. On Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, Associate Editor, 2007-2010.
  • Co-organizer of IEEE International Workshop on Fundamental Advances in Computer Vision, Sept. 2009 (in conjunction with ICCV09).
  • Papers Advisory Board member, SIGGRAPH Asia 2009.
  • IPSJ Trans. On Computer Vision and Applications, Associate co-Editor-in-Chief, 2008-2012.
  • Co-editor of International Journal of Computer Vision (ACCV07 special issue), 2008.
  • Papers Advisory Board member, SIGGRAPH Asia 2008.
  • Organizing committee member, MIRU International Workshop on Computer Vision, Hiroshima, Japan, July 29, 2007.
  • Co-instructor, Vision for Graphics, in conjunction with Int’l Conf. on Computer Vision, Beijing, China, Oct. 2005.
  • Co-organizer, Workshop on Higher-Level Knowledge in 3D Modeling and Motion Analysis, in conjunction with Int’l Conf. on Computer Vision, Nice, France, Oct. 2003.

Thesis Committees

  • Can Chen, Light Field Stereo: Theory, Algorithm and Application, U Delaware, to defend 2016.
  • Kevin Karsch, Inverse Rendering Techniques for Physically Grounded Image Editing, UIUC, Feb. 2015.
  • Matthias Grundmann, Computational Video: Post-processing Methods for Stabilization, Retargeting and Segmentation, Georgia Tech., defended Feb. 2013.
  • Matt Flagg, Capture, Analysis and Synthesis of Photorealistic Crowds, Georgia Tech., defended Aug. 2010.
  • Grant Schindler, Unlocking the Urban Photographic Record through 4D Scene Modeling, Georgia Tech., defended Apr. 2010.
  • Youngbae Hwang, Statistical Image Noise Modeling for Computer Vision Applications, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), defended Dec. 2008.
  • Eric Bennett, Computational Video Enhancement, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, defended Mar. 2007.
  • Antonio Haro, Example Based Processing for Image and Video Synthesis, Georgia Institute of Technology, defended Sept. 2003.
  • Huong Quynh Dinh, Applications of Variational Implicit Surface Reconstruction, Georgia Institute of Technology, defended May 2002.
  • George Paul, Kinematics of Objects in Contact Using Dual Vectors and its Applications, Carnegie Mellon University, defended Nov. 1997.
  • Joao P. Felix da Silva, Computer Based Three-Dimensional Facial Character Animation: A Comparison of Two Fundamental Techniques, The University of the Arts, Graduate Industrial Design Dept., defended June 1997 (Master’s).

Interns Supervised/Co-supervised

  • Tae-Hyun Oh, KAIST, 2016.
  • Wei-Sheng (Jason) Lai, UC Merced, 2016.
  • Rasool Fakoor, University of Texas at Arlington, 2016.
  • Utkarsh Sinha, CMU (Masters), 2016.
  • Eric Huang, CMU (Masters), 2016.
  • Zhile Ren, Brown, 2015.
  • Nikhil Naik, MIT, 2014.
  • Feng Zhou, CMU, 2013.
  • Armand Joulin, ENS/INRIA, 2012.
  • Eduardo Gastal, UFRGS, Brazil, 2012.
  • Jia-Bin Huang, UIUC, 2012.
  • Yong Seok Heo, Seoul National University, 2012.
  • Kevin Karsch, UIUC, 2011.
  • Sung Ju Hwang, University of Texas at Austin, 2011.
  • Priyam Chatterjee, UC Santa Cruz, 2010.
  • Juan Caicedo Rueda, National University of Colombia, Bogota, Colombia, 2010.
  • Yunpeng Li, Cornell, 2009.
  • Kalyan Sunkavalli, Harvard, 2009.
  • Taeg Sang Cho, MIT, 2009.
  • Sanjeev Jagannatha Koppal, CMU, 2008.
  • Ben Ward, University of Adelaide, 2008.
  • Sashi Kumar Penta, UNC, 2007.
  • Jiading Gai, Notre Dame, 2007.
  • Shengyang Dai, Northwestern University, 2007.
  • Pravin Bhat, University of Washington, 2006.
  • Ce Liu, MIT, 2005.
  • Alejandro Troccoli, Columbia University, 2005.
  • Vaibhav Vaish, Stanford, 2004.
  • Noah Snavely, University of Washington, 2004.
  • Sam Hasinoff, University of Toronto, 2003.
  • Yanghai Tsin, Carnegie Mellon University, 2002.
  • Rahul Swaminathan, Columbia University, 2001.
  • Hiroshi Kawasaki, University of Tokyo, 2000.
  • Jinxiang Chai, Carnegie Mellon University, 2000.
  • Huong Quynh Dinh, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1998.
  • Pavan Desikan, Duke University, 1997.
  • David DiFranco, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997, 1998.
  • Behzad Dariush, Ohio State University, 1996.
  • Andrew Johnson, Carnegie Mellon University, 1995, 1996.

Awards/Honors

  • IEEE Fellow, class of 2012.
  • Most influential paper over the decade” award, MVA 2011.
  • Outstanding reviewer award, CVPR 2008.
  • King-Sun Fu Memorial Best IEEE Transaction on Robotics and Automation Paper award, 1998.
  • IEEE Computer Society Outstanding Paper Award, CVPR 1991.

3D Video Dataset

This data includes a sequence of 100 images captured from 8 cameras showing the breakdancing and ballet scenes from the paper “High-quality video view interpolation using a layered representation”, Zitnick et al., SIGGRAPH 2004.