Hossein Mobahi

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Stata Center, Office 32-D460
32 Vassar St., Cambridge, MA 02139.

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I joined Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT in January 2013. I work as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the computer vision lab and the sensing, learning, inference lab, with Profs. Bill Freeman and John Fisher.

I graduated from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) with a PhD in Computer Science in December 2012. I was supervised by Prof. Yi Ma during my PhD and my dissertation was titled Optimization by Gaussian Smoothing with Application to Geometric Alignment.
Selected Publications
  • "On the Link Between Gaussian Homotopy Continuation and Convex Envelopes"
    Hossein Mobahi, John W. Fisher III, Energy Minimization Method in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (EMMCVPR 2015). [PDF] [BibTeX]

  • "A Compositional Model for Low-Dimensional Image Set Representation"
    Hossein Mobahi, Ce Liu, William T. Freeman, Int. Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2014). [PDF] [BibTeX] [Video MP4(57MB)] [CODE coming soon].

  • "Seeing through the Blur"
    Hossein Mobahi, C. Lawrence Zitnick, Yi Ma, Int. Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2012). [PDF]. [BibTeX] [Project Page].

  • "Segmentation of Natural Images by Texture and Boundary Compression"
    Hossein Mobahi, Shankar R. Rao, Allen Y. Yang, S. Shankar Sastry, Yi Ma, International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV), 95 (1), pp. 86-98, Oct. 2011. [PDF] [BibTeX] [Project Page].

  • "Deep Learning from Temporal Coherence in Video"
    Hossein Mobahi, Ronan Collobert, Jason Weston, Int. Conference on Machine Learning (ICML'09), pp. 737-744, Monreal, Canada. [PDF] [BibTeX] [Dataset] [Slides] [Video Lecture].

  • Interesting Reads
  • Warning Signs of Bogus Progress in Research in an Age of Rich Computation and Information by Yi Ma, 2007.