About me

I am a Ph.D. student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. I work at CSAIL with the Computer Vision group and am advised by Professor Antonio Torralba.

Previously, I completed my bachelor degree at University of California - Berkeley, where I worked in the Computer Vision lab under the guidance of Professor Jitendra Malik. I also have spent time at Microsoft Research, Adobe Creative Technologies Lab, Google, and UC Berkeley.


FPM: Fine pose Parts-based Model with 3D CAD models
Joseph J. Lim, Aditya Khosla, Antonio Torralba.
ECCV 2014, Zurich, Switzerland. [PDF]
Looking Beyond the Visible Scene
Aditya Khosla*, Byoungkwon An*, Joseph J. Lim*, Antonio Torralba. (* - indicates equal contribution)
CVPR 2014, Columbus, Ohio. [PDF] [Project Page]
Parsing IKEA Objects: Fine Pose Estimation
Joseph J. Lim, Hamed Pirsiavash, Antonio Torralba.
ICCV 2013, Sydney, Australia. [PDF] [Dataset] [Project Page] [Code]
Sketch Tokens: A Learned Mid-level Representation for Contour and Object Detection
Joseph J. Lim, C. Lawrence Zitnick, and Piotr Dollar.
CVPR 2013, Portland, Oregon. [PDF] [Code github, zip]
Transfer Learning by Borrowing Examples for Multiclass Object Detection
Joseph J. Lim, Ruslan Salakhutdinov, and Antonio Torralba.
NIPS 2011, Granada, Spain. [PDF] [Project Page]
Experimental Evaluation of Support Vector Machine-based and Correlation-based Approaches to Automatic Particle Selection
Pablo Arbelaez, Bong-Gyoon Han, Dieter Typke, Joseph J. Lim, Robert M. Glaeser, Jitendra Malik.
Journal of Structural Biology 2011. doi:10.1016/j.jsb.2011.05.017. [PDF] [Project Page] [Code]
Exploiting Hierarchical Context on a Large Database of Object Categories
Myung Jin Choi, Joseph J. Lim, Antonio Torralba, and Alan S. Willsky.
CVPR 2010, San Francisco, California. [PDF] [Project Page]
Context by Region Ancestry
Joseph J. Lim, Pablo Arbelaez, Chunhui Gu, Jitendra Malik.
ICCV 2009, Kyoto, Japan. [PDF]
Recognition using Regions
Chunhui Gu, Joseph J. Lim, Pablo Arbelaez, Jitendra Malik.
CVPR 2009, Miami, Florida. [PDF]
A Distributed Message Passing Algorithm for Sensor Localization
Max Welling and Joseph J. Lim.
ICANN 2007, Porto, Portugal. [PDF] June '08, mistake corrected in Alg. Box 3I.


  • Course Instructor (Winter 2014). 6.S093 Visual Recognition through Machine Learning Competition
  • Teaching Assistant (Spring 2010). 6.869: Advances in Computer Vision
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (2009-2014)
  • Reviewer: ICCV (2011-2013), ECCV (2012-2014), CVPR (2011-2014), ACCV (2012,2014), IJCV, TPAMI
  • Program Committee: SUN workshop - CVPR (2013)


  • MIT's Computer Vision Link
  • UC Berkeley's Computer Vision Link
  • Yongwhan Lim (my brother)'s website Link