Mathieu Aubry

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We introduce the Wave Kernel Signature (WKS) for characterizing points on non-rigid three-dimensional shapes. The WKS represents the average probability of measuring a quantum mechanical particle at a specific location. By letting vary the energy of the particle, the WKS encodes and separates information from various different Laplace eigenfrequencies. This(More)
This paper poses object category detection in images as a type of 2D-to-3D alignment problem, utilizing the large quantities of 3D CAD models that have been made publicly available online. Using the "chair" class as a running example, we propose an exemplar-based 3D category representation, which can explicitly model chairs of different styles as well as(More)
This article describes a technique that can reliably align arbitrary 2D depictions of an architectural site, including drawings, paintings, and historical photographs, with a 3D model of the site. This is a tremendously difficult task, as the appearance and scene structure in the 2D depictions can be very different from the appearance and geometry of the 3D(More)
Multiscale manipulations are central to image editing but also prone to halos. Achieving artifact-free results requires sophisticated edge-aware techniques and careful parameter tuning. These shortcomings were recently addressed by the local Laplacian filters, which can achieve a broad range of effects using standard Laplacian pyramids. However, these(More)
We introduce an approach for analyzing the variation of features generated by convolutional neural networks (CNNs) trained on large image datasets with respect to scene factors that occur in natural images. Such factors may include object style, 3D viewpoint, color, and scene lighting configuration. Our approach analyzes CNN feature responses with respect(More)
Discriminative deep learning approaches have shown impressive results for problems where human-labeled ground truth is plentiful, but what about tasks where labels are difficult or impossible to obtain? This paper tackles one such problem: establishing dense visual correspondence across different object instances. For this task, although we do not know what(More)
This paper presents an end-to-end convolutional neural network (CNN) for 2D-3D exemplar detection. We demonstrate that the ability to adapt the features of natural images to better align with those of CAD rendered views is critical to the success of our technique. We show that the adaptation can be learned by compositing rendered views of textured object(More)
We propose a novel method for pose-consistent segmentation of non-rigid 3D shapes into visually meaningful parts. The key idea is to study the shape in the framework of quantum mechanics and to group points on the surface which have similar probability of presence for quantum mechanical particles. For each point on an object’s surface these probabilities(More)
We introduce a spatially dense variational approach to estimate the calibration of multiple cameras in the context of 3D reconstruction. We propose a relaxation scheme which allows to transform the original photometric error into a geometric one, thereby decoupling the problems of dense matching and camera calibration. In both quantitative and qualitative(More)
This paper introduces an anisotropic Laplace-Beltrami operator for shape analysis. While keeping useful properties of the standard Laplace-Beltrami operator, it introduces variability in the directions of principal curvature, giving rise to a more intuitive and semantically meaningful diffusion process. Although the benefits of anisotropic diffusion have(More)