Vladimir (Vova) Kim

Senior Research Scientist


I work on geometry analysis algorithms at the intersection of graphics, vision, and machine learning, enabling novel interfaces for creative tasks. My recent focus is on novel neural representations for geometric data with applications to interactive modeling, scene understanding, font design, and character animation.

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DECOR-GAN: 3D Shape Detailization by Conditional Refinement

Chen, Z., Kim, V., Fisher, M., Aigerman, N., Zhang, H., Chaudhuri, S. (Jun. 19, 2021)

CVPR (oral)

Joint Learning of 3D Shape Retrieval and Deformation

Uy, M., Kim, V., Sung, M., Aigerman, N., Chaudhuri, S., Guibas, L. (Jun. 19, 2021)


COALESCE: Component Assembly by Learning to Synthesize Connections

Yin, K., Chen, Z., Chaudhuri, S., Fisher, M., Kim, V., Zhang, H. (Nov. 25, 2020)

3DV (oral)

Motion Annotation Programs: A Scalable Approach to Annotating Kinematic Articulations in Large 3D Shape Collections

Xu, X., Charatan, D., Raychaudhuri, S., Jiang, H., Heitmann, M., Kim, V., Chaudhuri, S., Savva, M., Chang, A., Ritchie, D. (Nov. 25, 2020)


Autocomplete Animated Sculpting

Peng, M., Wei, L., Habib, R., Kim, V. (Oct. 20, 2020)

UIST 2020

Neural Subdivision

Liu, H., Kim, V., Chaudhuri, S., Aigerman, N., Jacobson, A. (Jul. 19, 2020)


Neural Cages for Detail-Preserving 3D Deformations

Wang, Y., Aigerman, N., Kim, V., Chaudhuri, S., Sorkine-Hornung, O. (Jun. 16, 2020)

CVPR (oral)

Affinity Graph Supervision for Visual Recognition

Wang, C., Samari, B., Kim, V., Chaudhuri, S., Siddiqi, K. (Jun. 16, 2020)


Deep Parametric Shape Predictions using Distance Fields

Smirnov, D., Fisher, M., Kim, V., Zhang, R., Solomon, J. (Jun. 1, 2020)

IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)

Neural Puppet: Generative Layered Cartoon Characters

Poursaeed, O., Kim, V., Shechtman, E., Saito, J., Belongie, S., Shechtman, E. (Mar. 1, 2020)

Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV'20)

Learning Elementary Structures for 3D Shape Generation and Matching

Deprelle, T., Groueix, T., Fisher, M., Kim, V., Russell, B., Aubry, M. (Dec. 1, 2019)

Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems Description

Deep CG2Real: Synthetic-to-Real Translation via Image Disentanglement

Bi, S., Sunkavalli, K., Perazzi, F., Shechtman, E., Kim, V., Ramamoorthi, R. (Oct. 29, 2019)

International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV'19)

Shape Unicode: A Unified Shape Representation

Muralikrishnan, S., Kim, V., Fisher, M., Chaudhuri, S. (Jul. 31, 2019)

Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2019)

Photometric Mesh Optimization for Video-Aligned 3D Object Reconstruction

Hsuan-Lin, C., Wang, O., Russell, B., Shechtman, E., Kim, V., Fisher, M., Lucey, S., Shechtman, S. (Jun. 18, 2019)

IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR'19)

Learning to Generate Textures on 3D Meshes

Raj, A., Ham, C., Barnes, C., Hays, J., Kim, V., Lu, J. (Jun. 15, 2019)

Best paper award

CVPR 2019 Workshop on Deep Generative models for 3D understanding

Learning a Generative Model for Multi-Step Human–Object Interactions from Videos

Wang, H., Pirk, S., Yumer, E., Kim, V., Sener, O., Sridhar, S., Guibas, L. (Apr. 1, 2019)

Best Paper Honorable Mention

Eurographics 2019

OptCuts: Joint Optimization of Surface Cuts and Parameterization

Li, M., Kaufman, D., Kim, V., Solomon, J., Sheffer, A. (Nov. 15, 2018)

ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH Asia 2018)

3D-CODED : 3D Correspondences by Deep Deformation

Groueix, T., Fisher, M., Kim, V., Russell, B., Aubry, M. (Sep. 16, 2018)


Real-Time Hair Rendering using Sequential Adversarial Networks

Wei, L., Hu, L., Kim, V., Yumer, E., Li, H. (Sep. 15, 2018)


ToonSynth: Example-Based Synthesis of Hand-Colored Cartoon Animations

Dvorožňák, M., Li, W., Kim, V., Sýkora, D., Kim, K. (Aug. 1, 2018)


Learning Fuzzy Set Representations of Partial Shapes on Dual Embedding Spaces

Sung, M., Dubrovina, A., Kim, V., Guibas, L. (Jul. 9, 2018)

Symposium on Geometry Processing

AtlasNet: A Papier-Mâché Approach to Learning 3D Surface Generation

Groueix, T., Fisher, M., Kim, V., Russell, B., Aubry, M. (Jul. 2, 2018)



Tags2Parts: Discovering Semantic Regions from Shape Tags

Muralikrishnan, S., Kim, V., Chaudhuri, S. (Jul. 1, 2018)


Multi-Content GAN for Few-Shot Font Style Transfer

Azadi, S., Fisher, M., Kim, V., Wang, Z., Shechtman, E., Darrell, T. (Jun. 21, 2018)


IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR'18)

Learning Material-Aware Local Descriptors for 3D Shapes

Lin, H., Averkiou, M., Kalogerakis, E., Kovacs, B., Ranade, S., Kim, V., Chaudhuri, S., Bala, K. (Jun. 15, 2018)


SEETHROUGH: Finding Objects in Heavily Occluded Indoor Scene Images

Hueting, M., Reddy, P., Yumer, E., Kim, V., Carr, N., Mitra, N. (Jun. 15, 2018)



ToonCap: A Layered Deformable Model for Capturing Poses From Cartoon Characters

Fan, X., Bermano, A., Kim, V., Popović, J., Rusinkiewicz, S. (May. 31, 2018)


Learning A Stroke-Based Representation for Fonts

Balashova, E., Bermano, A., Kim, V., DiVerdi, S., Hertzmann, A., Funkhouser, T. (May. 31, 2018)

Computer Graphics Forum (CGF)

Learning Local Shape Descriptors from Part Correspondences With Multi-view Convolutional Networks

Huang, H., Kalogerakis, E., Chaudhuri, S., Ceylan, D., Kim, V., Yumer, E. (Jan. 1, 2018)

Transactions On Graphics

ComplementMe: Weakly-Supervised Component Suggestions for 3D Modeling

Sung, M., Su, H., Kim, V., Chaudhuri, S., Guibas, L. (Nov. 27, 2017)


GWCNN: A Metric Alignment Layer for Deep Shape Analysis

Ezuz, D., Solomon, J., Kim, V., Ben-Chen, M. (Sep. 1, 2017)

Symposium On Geometry Processing

Convolutional Neural Networks on Surfaces via Seamless Toric Covers

Maron, H., Galun, M., Aigerman, N., Trope, M., Dym, N., Yumer, E., Kim, V., Lipman, Y. (Aug. 31, 2017)


Learning Hierarchical Shape Segmentation and Labeling from Online Repositories

Yi, L., Guibas, L., Hertzmann, A., Kim, V., Su, H., Yumer, E. (Aug. 30, 2017)


A Scalable Active Framework for Region Annotation in 3D Shape Collections

Yi, L., Kim, V., Ceylan, D., Shen, I., Yan, M., Su, H., Lu, C., Huang, Q., Sheffer, A., Guibas, L. (Dec. 1, 2016)

ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings SIGGRAPH Asia)

Entropic Metric Alignment for Correspondence Problems

Solomon, J., Peyre, G., Kim, V., Sra, S. (Aug. 1, 2016)


Physics-driven Pattern Adjustment for Direct 3D Garment Editing

Bartle, A., Sheffer, A., Kim, V., Kaufman, D., Vining, N., Berthouzoz, F. (Aug. 1, 2016)

ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2016)

Data-Driven Structural Priors for Shape Completion

Sung, M., Kim, V., Angst, R., Guibas, L. (Nov. 2, 2015)


Autocorrelation Descriptor for Efficient Co-alignment of 3D Shape Collections

Averkiou, M., Kim, V., Mitra, N. (Jan. 1, 2015)

Computer Graphics Forum

Creating Consistent Scene Graphs Using a Probabilistic Grammar

Liu, T., Chaudhuri, S., Kim, V., Huang, Q., Mitra, N., Funkhouser, T. (Nov. 1, 2014)


Shape2Pose: Human-Centric Shape Analysis

Kim, V., Chaudhuri, S., Guibas, L., Funkhouser, T. (Aug. 1, 2014)


ShapeSynth: Parameterizing Model Collections for Coupled Shape Exploration and Synthesis

Averkiou, M., Kim, V., Zheng, Y., Mitra, N. (Jan. 1, 2014)


Learning Part-based Templates from Large Collections of 3D Shapes

Kim, V., Li, W., Mitra, N., Chaudhuri, S., DiVerdi, S., Funkhouser, T. (Aug. 1, 2013)

ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH)

Exploring Collections of 3D Models using Fuzzy Correspondences

Kim, V., Li, W., Mitra, N., DiVerdi, S., Funkhouser, T. (Aug. 31, 2012)

ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH)

Simple Formulas For Quasiconformal Plane Deformations

Lipman, Y., Kim, V., Funkhouser, T. (Jul. 5, 2012)

ACM Transactions on Graphics

Symmetry-Guided Texture Synthesis and Manipulation

Kim, V., Lipman, Y., Funkhouser, T. (Jul. 1, 2012)

ACM Transactions on Graphics

Finding Surface Correspondences Using Symmetry Axis Curves

Liu, T., Kim, V., Funkhouser, T. (Jul. 1, 2012)

Symposium on Geometry Processing

Blended Intrinsic Maps

Kim, V., Lipman, Y., Funkhouser, T. (Aug. 1, 2011)


Möbius Transformations for Global Intrinsic Symmetry Analysis

Kim, V., Lipman, Y., Chen, X., Funkhouser, T. (Jul. 28, 2010)

Symposium on Geometry Processing

Shape-based Recognition of 3D Point Clouds in Urban Environments

Golovinskiy, A., Kim, V., Funkhouser, T. (Jun. 1, 2009)