Yasutaka Furukawa

Assistant Professor
Simon Fraser University

Principal Research Scientist
Zillow Group

Email: furukawa-atmark-sfu.ca
Office: TASC I 8023
Phone: 778-782-4619
Fax: 778-782-3045
Mail address: click here
Bio (CV, Google scholar)
I am an assistant professor of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University. I am also a principal research scientist at Zillow Group. Prior to SFU, I was an assistant professor at Washington University in St. Louis. Before WUSTL, I was a software engineer at Google. Before Google, I was a post-doctoral research associate at University of Washington. I worked with Prof. Seitz and Prof. Curless at University of Washington, and Rick Szeliski at Facebook (was at Microsoft Research). I completed my Ph.D. under the supervision of Prof. Ponce at Computer Science Department of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in May 2008.

SFU Visual Computing Groups

(Ranked 13th in the world in Computer Vision and Graphics as of 2017.10)

Greg Mori

Ping Tan

Mark Drew

Ze-Nian Li

KangKang Yin

Richard Zhang

Eugene Fiume

Financial supporters

Recent Projects


News
  • Talks at IROS (9/28), Tsinghua (10/12), MSRA (10/12), ICCV (10/28).
  • Moved to Simon Fraser University in Vancouver Canada.
  • Program co-chair for 3DV 2017.
  • Area chair for CVPR 2018, CVPR 2017, ICCV 2017.
  • CORE3D award from IARPA (2017.2).
  • Google Research Award (2nd time) (2017.2).
  • Editorial Board for IJCV.
  • PMVS for 2000-year-old skull or saving wild animals.

Projects

Raster-to-Vector: Revisiting Floorplan Transformation
Chen Liu, Jiajun Wu, Pushmeet Kohli, and Yasutaka Furukawa
ICCV2017.
Video. Supplementary material.
A project website.
Code and data.
Exploiting 2D Floorplan for Building-scale Panorama RGBD Alignment
Erik Wijmans and Yasutaka Furukawa
CVPR2017
Arxiv:1612.02859.
Project page.
Video.
Video highlight.
Deep Multi-Modal Image Correspondence Learning
Chen Liu, Jiajun Wu, Pushmeet Kohli, and Yasutaka Furukawa
arXiv:1612.01225.
Video.
Turning an Urban Scene Video into a Cinemagraph
Hang Yan, Yebin Liu, and Yasutaka Furukawa
CVPR2017
arXiv:1612.01235.
Video.
Panoramic Structure from Motion via Geometric Relationship Detection
Satoshi Ikehata, Ivaylo Boyadzhiev, Qi Shan, and Yasutaka Furukawa
arXiv:1612.01256.
Video.
Multi-way Particle Swarm Fusion
Chen Liu, Hang Yan, Pushmeet Kohli, and Yasutaka Furukawa
arXiv:1612.01234.

Layered Scene Decomposition via the Occlusion-CRF
Chen Liu, Pushmeet Kohli, and Yasutaka Furukawa
CVPR 2016 (spotlight).
Video.
Code.
Supplementary material.

Structured Indoor Modeling
Satoshi Ikehata, Hang Yan, and Yasutaka Furukawa
ICCV 2015 (oral).
Project website

Multi-View Stereo: A Tutorial
Yasutaka Furukawa and Carlos Hernandez
Foundations and Trends in Computer Graphics and Vision, 2015.

Accurate Geo-registration by Ground-to-Aerial Image Matching
Qi Shan, Changchang Wu, Brian Curless, Yasutaka Furukawa, Carlos Hernandez, and Steven M. Seitz
3DV 2014 (oral).
Project website.


Photo Uncrop
Qi Shan, Brian Curless, Yasutaka Furukawa, Carlos Hernandez, and Steven M. Seitz
ECCV 2014.
Project website.


Piecewise Planar and Compact Floorplan Reconstruction from Images
Ricardo Cabral and Yasutaka Furukawa
CVPR 2014.
Video.
Supplementary material.

Occluding Contours for Multi-View Stereo
Qi Shan, Brian Curless, Yasutaka Furukawa, Carlos Hernandez, and Steven M. Seitz
CVPR 2014.
A project website with more contents.

The Visual Turing Test for Scene Reconstruction - (supplementary document)
Qi Shan, Riley Adams, Brian Curless, Yasutaka Furukawa, and Steven M. Seitz
3DV 2013 (oral).
Best Paper Award.
A project website with more contents.

Reconstructing the World's Museums
Jianxiong Xiao and Yasutaka Furukawa
IJCV 2014.

Reconstructing the World's Museums - (supplementary document)
Jianxiong Xiao and Yasutaka Furukawa
ECCV 2012 (oral).
Best Student Paper Award.

Selected as a 2012 excellent paper by Google Research.

Google Maps - Photo Tours, April, 2012
Designed and implemented a pipeline to compute scene geometries for rendering and "3D Ken Burns" motions.
Examples (a few clicks away).

Photo Tours
Avanish Kushal, Ben Self, Yasutaka Furukawa, David Gallup, Carlos Hernandez, Brian Curless, and Steve Seitz
3DimPVT 2012 (oral).

MapsGL (Next generation Google Map), October, 2011
Designed and implemented a city-scale dense 3D reconstruction pipeline from aerial images, running in an unprecedented scale for hundreds of cities all over the world.

Building Rome in a Day
Sameer Agarwal, Yasutaka Furukawa, Noah Snavely, Brian Curless, Steven M. Seitz and Richard Szeliski
Communications of the ACM, Vol. 54, No. 14, Pages 105-112, October 2011.

Building Rome
Sameer Agarwal, Yasutaka Furukawa, Noah Snavely, Brian Curless, Steven M. Seitz and Richard Szeliski
IEEE Computer Society, June 2010.

Towards Internet-scale Multi-view Stereo (supplementary material)
Yasutaka Furukawa, Brian Curless, Steven M. Seitz and Richard Szeliski
CVPR 2010.

CMVS software available!

Project website coming soon.

Reconstructing Building Interiors from Images
Yasutaka Furukawa, Brian Curless, Steven M. Seitz and Richard Szeliski
ICCV 2009 (oral).

Project website

Dense 3D Motion Capture for Human Faces
Yasutaka Furukawa and Jean Ponce
CVPR 2009.

Manhattan-world Stereo
Yasutaka Furukawa, Brian Curless, Steven M. Seitz and Richard Szeliski
CVPR 2009.

Movie

Dense 3D Motion Capture from Synchronized Video Streams
Yasutaka Furukawa and Jean Ponce
CVPR 2008. (oral)

Dense Patch Models for Motion Capture from Synchronized Video Streams
Yasutaka Furukawa and Jean Ponce -- Willow Tech. Report 02-07

Accurate Camera Calibration from Multi-View Stereo and Bundle Adjustment
Yasutaka Furukawa and Jean Ponce
IJCV, 2009.

Accurate Camera Calibration from Multi-View Stereo and Bundle Adjustment
Yasutaka Furukawa and Jean Ponce
CVPR 2008.

Accurate, Dense, and Robust Multi-View Stereopsis
Yasutaka Furukawa and Jean Ponce
PAMI, August 2010.

Accurate, Dense, and Robust Multi-View Stereopsis
Yasutaka Furukawa and Jean Ponce
CVPR 2007.
Carved Visual Hulls for Image-Based Modeling
Yasutaka Furukawa and Jean Ponce
IJCV, March 2008
Special Issue: Best of the European Conference on Computer Vision 2006

Carved Visual Hulls for Image-Based Modeling
Yasutaka Furukawa and Jean Ponce
ECCV 2006. (oral)

Projective Visual Hulls
IJCV, August 2007
Svetlana Lazebnik, Yasutaka Furukawa and Jean Ponce
Robust Structure and Motion from Outlines of Smooth Curved Surfaces
Yasutaka Furukawa, Amit Sethi, Jean Ponce, and David Kriegman.
PAMI, February 2006 (Vol. 28, No. 2) pp.302-315

Structure and Motion from Images of Smooth Textureless Objects
Yasutaka Furukawa, Amit Sethi, Jean Ponce, and David Kriegman.
ECCV 2004.
Accurate and Robust Line Segment Extraction by Analyzing Distribution around Peaks in Hough Space
Yasutaka Furukawa and Yoshihisa Shinagawa
Computer Vision and Image Understanding Volume 92, Issue 1, Pages 1-25 (October 2003)

Members

Past members

  • Erik Wijmans, now at Georgia Tech as Graduate student (undergraduate)
  • Patrick Sullivan, at Boeing (Master)
  • Jeanine Burke (undergraduate)
  • Xinyi Gong, now at Amazon as software engineer (undergraduate)
  • Satoshi Ikehata, now at National Institute of Informatics (postdoc)
  • Moniqua Guo, now at Google (undergraduate)
  • Brian Choi, now at Google (Master)

Teaching

Resources