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Spring 2023 GRASP SFI: Jinwei Ye, George Mason University, “Seeing 3D with Polarized Light”

February 22, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This was a hybrid event with in-person attendance in Levine 307 and virtual attendance…


Polarization is a fundamental property of light that describes the direction in which the electric field of light oscillates. Polarization, as an intrinsic property of light, provides an extra dimension of information for probing the physical world. Many insects can see and make use of polarized light. For example, bumble bees use the sky’s polarization pattern for fast navigation. However, the polarization of light is often overlooked in computer vision as human eyes do not have such sensitivity. In this talk, I will talk about the principles of polarization sensing and the modeling of polarimetric appearance. I will showcase several polarimetric imaging solutions for performing high quality 3D reconstruction in challenging scenes. I will also demonstrate their applications in robotic sensing.


Jinwei Ye

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Jinwei Ye is an assistant professor of Computer Science at George Mason University. Before that, she was an assistant professor at Louisiana State University from 2017 to 2021. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Delaware in 2014. Her research interests are in the areas of computer vision, computational imaging, and computer graphics, with a focus on geometry and reflectance modeling and inference. Her works are largely supported by NSF. She served as a Local Arrangement Chair for CVPR ‘22, and will be the Demo Chair for ICCV ‘23. She is a Senior Member of IEEE.


February 22, 2023
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Levine 307
3330 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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