“Harnessing the Computer Science-Vision Science Symbiosis”

Yuhao Zhu

(University of Rochester)

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Date: April 19, 2023


Emerging platforms such as Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and autonomous machines all intimately interact with humans. They must be built, from the ground up, with principled considerations of human perception. This talk will discuss some of our recent work on exploiting the symbiosis between Computer Science (CS) and Vision Science (VS). On the VS for CS front, we will discuss how to jointly optimize imaging, computing, and human perception to obtain unprecedented efficiency on AR/VR and automotive systems. We show that a computing problem that seems challenging may become significantly easier when one considers how computing interacts with imaging and human perception in an end-to-end system. On the CS for VS front, we will discuss our preliminary work on using VR to help the color blind regain 3D color vision and a programming system that helps vision scientists write bug-free color manipulation programs.

Further Information:

Yuhao Zhu is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at University of Rochester. He holds a Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin and was a visiting researcher at Harvard University and Arm Research. His research group focuses on applications, algorithms, and systems for visual computing. His work is recognized by the Honorable Mention of the 2018 ACM SIGARCH/IEEE-CS TCCA Outstanding Dissertation Award, multiple IEEE Micro Top Picks designations, and multiple best paper awards/nominations in computer architecture, Virtual Reality, and visualization.
More about his research can be found at: http://www.horizon-lab.org/.

Created: Friday, April 21st, 2023