Hossein Mobahi



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


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


Contact:
x@csail.mit.edu , where x is equal to hmobahi
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Paper accepted in CVPR 2015!
"The Aperture Problem for Refractive Motion"
Tianfan Xue, Hossein Mobahi, Fredo Durand, William T. Freeman.


My research
about nonconvex optimization is featured at MIT News.

About Me
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.

My research broadly falls into the area of Artificial Intelligence. My publications include top tier conferences on Computer Vision (CVPR, ICCV), Robotics (ICRA, IROS), and Machine Learning (ICML, AAAI).

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
"The Aperture Problem for Refractive Motion"
Tianfan Xue, Hossein Mobahi, Fredo Durand, William T. Freeman, Int. Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2015). [PDF] [BibTeX] [Project Page].
"A Theoretical Analysis of Optimization by Gaussian Continuation" (Oral Presentation)
Hossein Mobahi, John W. Fisher III, 29th Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-15). [PDF] [BibTeX].
"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] [MIT News].
"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)].
"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].

"Builidng an Interactive Robot Face from Scratch"
Hossein Mobahi, Bachelor's Final Project, Tehran, Iran. [PDF] [BibTeX] [Descriptions and Videos].