Sylvain Paris

Sylvain Paris

Creative Intelligence Lab, Cambridge

Sylvain’s work mainly focuses on extracting information from real images. The goal is to obtain data useful for computer graphics, i.e. suitable for rendering new images. During his PhD with François Sillion, Sylvain developed new solutions to face relighting, shape reconstruction from image sequences, and for recovery of the 3D geometry of hair. The main results of this work are an optimal complexity algorithm for acquiring precise 3D models from several photographs, and a technique that exploits a video sequence to build a dense set of 3D curves that match someone’s hairstyle.

Since his post-doc at MIT with Frédo Durand, Sylvain has been interested in computational photography. He is looking at signal-processing techniques to apply them to digital photographs. Compared to traditional film photography, this unveils a large spectrum of possibilities to modify and enhance the picture content. Conversely, photography-related applications raise specific issues such as user interaction and photorealism, and cast a new light upon known signal-processing methods.

My Publications

Deep Painterly Harmonization

Luan, F., Paris, S., Shechtman, E., Bala, K. (Jul. 3, 2018)
Eurographics Symposium on Rendering, Experimental Ideas & Implementations (EGSR'18)

Portrait Lighting Transfer using a Mass Transport Approach

Shu, Z., Hadap, S., Shechtman, E., Sunkavalli, K., Paris, S., Samaras, D. (Jul. 29, 2017)
ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG'17, presented at SIGGRAPH'17)

Deep Photo Style Transfer

Luan, F., Paris, S., Shechtman, E., Bala, K. (Jul. 21, 2017)
IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR'17)

Consistent Video Filtering for Camera Arrays

Bonneel, N., Tompkin, J., Sun, D., Wang, O., Sunkavalli, K., Paris, S., Pfister, H. (Apr. 24, 2017)
Eurographics 2017

Multi-View Inpainting for Image-Based Scene Editing and Rendering

Thonat, T., Shechtman, E., Paris, S., Drettakis, G. (Oct. 26, 2016)
International Conference on 3D Vision (3DV)

Automatic Portrait Segmentation for Image Stylization

Shen, X., Sachs, I., Paris, S., Hertzmann, A., Shechtman, E., Price, B., Jia, J. (May. 1, 2016)
Eurographics 2016.

Blind Video Temporal Consistency

Bonneel, N., Tompkin, J., Sunkavalli, K., Sun, D., Paris, S., Pfister, H. (Nov. 2, 2015)
ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc. SIGGRAPH Asia) 2015

Synthesis of Complex Image Appearance from Limited Exemplars

Diamanti, O., Paris, S., Barnes, C., Shechtman, E., Sorkine-Hornung, O. (Feb. 1, 2015)
ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc. TOG'15), 34(2)

Style Transfer for Headshot Portraits

Shih, Y., Paris, S., Barnes, C., Durand, F., Freeman, W. (Aug. 1, 2014)
ACM SIGGRAPH 2014

Interactive Intrinsic Video Editing

Bonneel, N., Sunkavalli, K., Tompkin, J., Sun, D., Paris, S., Pfister, H. (Jan. 1, 2014)
ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH Asia)

Example-based Video Color Grading

Bonneel, N., Sunkavalli, K., Paris, S., Pfister, H. (Jul. 1, 2013)
ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH), 32(4)

Handling Noise in Single Image Deblurring using Directional Filters

Zhong, L., Cho, S., Metaxas, D., Paris, S., Wang, J. (Jun. 25, 2013)
Proceedings of IEEE conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), June 2013.

Accurate Binary Image Selection from Inaccurate User Input

Subr, K., Paris, S., Soler, C., Kautz, J. (May. 6, 2013)
Eurographics 2013 – Proceedings of the Conference of the European Association for Computer Graphics, 32 (2), May 2013.

Multi-View Hair Capture Using Orientation Fields

Luo, L., Li, H., Paris, S., Weise, T., Pauly, M., Rusinkiewicz, S. (Jun. 1, 2012)
IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2012

6D hands: markerless hand-tracking for computer aided design

Wang, R., Paris, S., Popović, J. (Oct. 3, 2011)
In Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST), 2011, 549-558.

Local Laplacian Filters: Edge-aware Image Processing with a Laplacian Pyramid

Paris, S., Hasinoff, S., Kautz, J. (Aug. 7, 2011)
SIGGRAPH 2011 – International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques , Aug. 7 - 11

Practical Color-Based Motion Capture

Wang, R., Paris, S., Popovic, J. (Aug. 4, 2011)
SCA 2011 – Symposium on Computer Animation – Aug. 5-7, (co-hosted with SIGGRAPH 2011)

Spatio-Temporal Analysis for Parameterizing Animated Lines

Buchholz, B., Faraj, N., Paris, S., Eisemann, E., Boubekeur, T. (Aug. 4, 2011)
NPAR 2011 – Symposium on Non-Photorealistic Animation and Rendering – Aug. 5-7 (co-hosted with SIGGRAPH 2011)

Blur Kernel Estimation using the Radon Transform

Cho, T., Paris, S., Horn, B., Freeman, W. (Jun. 21, 2011)
CVPR 2011 – IEEE Computer Society conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition , June 21-23

Learning Photographic Global Tonal Adjustment with a Database of Input / Output Image Pairs

Bychkovsky, V., Paris, S., Chan, E., Durand, F. (Jun. 21, 2011)
CVPR 2011 – IEEE Computer Society conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, June 21-23

Display-aware Image Editing

Jeong, W., Johnson, M., Yu, I., Kautz, J., Pfister, H., Paris, S. (Feb. 1, 2011)
ICCP 2011 - International Conference on Computational Photography

Modeling and Removing Spatially-Varying Optical Blur

Kee, E., Paris, S., Chen, S., Wang, J. (Feb. 1, 2011)
ICCP 2011 - International Conference on Computational Photography

The Video Mesh: A Data Structure for Image-based Three-dimensional Video Editing

Chen, J., Paris, S., Wang, J., Matusik, W., Cohen, M., Durand, F. (Feb. 1, 2011)
ICCP 2011 - International Conference on Computational Photography

Error-Tolerant Image Compositing

Tao, M., Johnson, M., Paris, S. (Feb. 1, 2010)
In Proc. IEEE Conference on Vision and Pattern Recognition

A Fast Approximation of the Bilateral Filter using a Signal Processing Approach

Paris, S., Durand., F. (Jan. 30, 2009)
In International Journal of Computer Vision

A Visibility Algorithm for Converting 3D Meshes into Editable 2D Vector Graphics

Eisemann, E., Paris, S., Durand, F. (Jan. 30, 2009)
In ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc. SIGGRAPH) , 28(3)

Bilateral Filtering: Theory and Applications

Paris, S., Kornprobst, P., Tumblin, J., Durand, F. (Jan. 30, 2009)
In Foundations and Trends in Computer Graphics and Vision

QuickSelect: History-Based Selection Expansion

Su, S., Paris, S., Durand, F. (Jan. 30, 2009)
In Proc. Graphics Interface conference

Single Photo Estimation of Hair Appearance

Bonneel, N., Paris, S., Durand, F., Drettakis, G. (Jan. 30, 2009)
In Computer Graphics Forum (Proc. Eurographics Symposium on Rendering)

User-assisted Intrinsic Images

Bousseau, A., Paris, S., Durand, F. (Jan. 30, 2009)
In ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc. SIGGRAPH Asia)

A Fast Approximation of the Bilateral Filter Using a Signal Processing Approach

Paris, S., Durand, F. (Oct. 3, 2008)
International Journal of Computer Vision

Edge-preserving Smoothing and Mean-shift Segmentation of Video Streams

Paris, S. (Jan. 30, 2008)
In Proc. European Conference on Computer Vision

Hair Photobooth: Geometric and Photometric Acquisition of Real Hairstyles

Paris, S., Chang, W., Jarosz, W., Kozhushnyan, O., Matusik, W., Zwicker, W., Durand., F. (Jan. 30, 2008)
In ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc. SIGGRAPH), 27(3)

Light Mixture Estimation for Spatially Varying White Balance

Hsu, E., Mertens, T., Paris, S., Avidan, S., Dur, F. (Jan. 30, 2008)
In ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc. SIGGRAPH) , 27(3)

A Topological Approach to Hierarchical Segmentation using Mean Shift

Paris, S., Durand, F. (Jan. 30, 2007)
Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

Accurate and scalable surface representation and reconstruction from images

Zeng, G., Paris, S., L., Q., Sillion, F. (Jan. 30, 2007)
IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence , 29(1), 141–158

Real-time edge-aware image processing with the bilateral grid

Chen, J., Paris, S., Durand, F. (Jan. 30, 2007)
ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc. SIGGRAPH) , 26(3), 103:1–103:9

A surface reconstruction method using global graph cut optimization

Paris, S., Sillion, F., Quan, L. (Nov. 29, 2006)
International Journal of Computer Vision , 66(2), 141–161

Two-scale tone management for photographic look

Bae, S., Paris, S., Durand, F. (Feb. 22, 2006)
ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc. SIGGRAPH) , 25(3), 637–645

Capture of hair geometry from multiple images

Paris, S., Briceño, H., Sillion, F. (Feb. 1, 2004)
ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc. SIGGRAPH) , 23(3), 712–719

Dynamic canvas for non-photorealistic walkthroughs

Cunzi, M., Thollot, J., Paris, S., Debunne, G., Gascuel, J., Durand, F. (Feb. 1, 2003)
In Graphics Interface 2003 , 121–130

Lightweight face relighting

Paris, S., Sillion, F., Quan, L. (Feb. 1, 2003)
In Pacific Conference on Computer Graphics and Applications , 41–50