Short Bio

Wojciech Matusik is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at MIT, where he leads the Computational Fabrication Group and is a member of the Computer Graphics Group. Before coming to MIT, he worked at Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Adobe Systems, and Disney Research Zurich. He studied computer graphics at MIT and received his PhD in 2003. He also received a BS in EECS from the University of California at Berkeley in 1997 and MS in EECS from MIT in 2001. His research interests are in direct digtial manufacturing and computer graphics. In 2004, he was named one of the world's top 100 young innovators by MIT's Technology Review Magazine. In 2009, he received the Significant New Researcher Award from ACM Siggraph. In 2012, Matusik received the DARPA Young Faculty Award and he was named a Sloan Research Fellow.

Awards

Ruth and Joel Spira Award for Excellence in Teaching - 2014, MIT News

DARPA Young Faculty Award - 2012, Program Website

Sloan Resarch Fellow - 2012, NY Times

ACM SIGGRAPH New Significant Researcher Award - 2009, ACM Press Release , Award Annoucement Video , Award Speech, Video Part 1 , Video Part 2 , Slides.

Technology Review's selection of 100 top innovators under 35 - 2004, TR Website

MIT EECS - 2003 Sprowls Doctoral Dissertation Award, Honorable Mention - 2004.

Current group members and alumni


Teaching

6.01: Introduction to EECS I - Spring 2011, Spring 2012
6.837: Computer Graphics - Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2015, Fall 2016
6.838: Computational Fabrication (graduate) - Spring 2013
6.807: Computational Fabrication (udergraduate) - Spring 2014 , Spring 2015, Spring 2016
6.036: Machine Learning (undergraduate) - Spring 2017
Advances in Computer-Aided Design for Manufacturing (professional education) - Summer 2017


Data and Code


Hair Datasets

MERL / Princeton Face Detail Database

MERL/ETH Skin Reflectance Database

Mesh Animations

Image-based Visual Hulls Code

Polyhedral Visual Hulls Code

Measured
Isotropic
BRDFs

Measured
Anisotropic
BRDFs

Analytical
Fits to
Measured BRDFs

Measured svBRDFs

STAF: Database of Time-Varying Surface Appearance

Texture Database

UCSD/MERL Light Field Repository

Applet for automultiscopic 3D display resolution analysis

Image and Video Matting Sequences

Visible/IR Image Pairs

Time-lapse Sequences (Coming Soon)



Recent Publications



Older Publications

Design and Fabrication by Example

A. Schulz, A. Shamir, D. I. W. Levin, P. Sitthi-amorn, W. Matusik
ACM Transactions on Graphics, 33(4), (SIGGRAPH) 2014

Boxelization: Folding 3D Objects Into Boxes

Y. Zhou, S. Sueda, W. Matusik, A. Shamir
ACM Transactions on Graphics, 33(4), (SIGGRAPH) 2014

Modeling and Optimizing Eye Vergence Response to Stereoscopic Cuts

K. Templin, P. Didyk, K. Myszkowski, H.-P. Seidel, M. M. Hefeeda, W. Matusik
ACM Transactions on Graphics, 33(4), (SIGGRAPH) 2014

Computational Light Routing: 3D Printed Optical Fibers For Sensing and Display

T. Pereira, W. Matusik, S. Rusinkiewicz
ACM Transactions on Graphics, 33(3), 2014

Joint View Expansion and Filtering for Automultiscopic 3D Displays

P. Didyk, P. Sitthi-Amorn, W. T. Freeman, F. Durand, W. Matusik
ACM Transactions on Graphics, 33(6), (SIGGRAPH Asia), 2013

Modeling and Estimation of Internal Friction in Cloth

E. Miguel, R. Tamstorf, D. Bradley, S. C. Schvartzman, B. Thomaszewski, B. Bickel, W. Matusik, S. Marschner, M. A. Otaduy
ACM Transactions on Graphics, 33(6), (SIGGRAPH Asia), 2013

Parallax Walls: Light fields from occlusion on height fields

X. Snelgrove, T. Pereira, W. Matusik, M. Alexa
Computers and Graphics, 37(8), 2013

3D Printing Spatially Varying BRDFs

O. Rouiller, B. Bickel, W. Matusik, M. Alexa, J. Kautz
IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, 33(6), 2013

Spec2Fab: a reducer-tuner model for translating specifications to 3D prints

D. Chen, D. I. W. Levin, P. Didyk, P. Sitthi-amorn, W. Matusik
ACM Transactions on Graphics, 32(4), (SIGGRAPH) 2013

OpenFab: a programmable pipeline for multi-material fabrication

K. Vidimce, S. Wang, J. Ragan-Kelley, W. Matusik
ACM Transactions on Graphics, 32(4), (SIGGRAPH) 2013

Computational design of mechanical characters

S. Coros, B. Thomaszewski, G. Noris, S. Sueda, M. Forberg, R. W. Sumner, W. Matusik, B. Bickel
ACM Transactions on Graphics, 32(4), (SIGGRAPH) 2013

Fabricating BRDFs at high spatial resolution using wave optics

A. Levin, D. Glasner, Y. Xiong, F. Durand, W. T. Freeman, W. Matusik, T. Zickler
ACM Transactions on Graphics, 32(4), (SIGGRAPH) 2013

Content-adaptive lenticular prints

J. Tompkin, S. Heinzle, J. Kautz, W. Matusik
ACM Transactions on Graphics, 32(4), (SIGGRAPH) 2013

Fabricating translucent materials using continuous pigment mixtures

M. Papas, C. Regg, W. Jarosz, B. Bickel, P. Jackson, W. Matusik, S. Marschner, M. H. Gross
ACM Transactions on Graphics, 32(4), (SIGGRAPH) 2013

Computing and Fabricating Multiplanar Models

D. Chen, P. Sitthi-amorn, J. T. Lan, W. Matusik
Computer Graphics Forum (Proceedings of Eurographics 2013)

Chopper: partitioning models into 3D-printable parts

L. Luo, I. Baran, S. Rusinkiewicz, W. Matusik
ACM Transactions on Graphics, 31(6), (SIGGRAPH Asia) 2012

A luminance-contrast-aware disparity model and applications

P. Didyk, T. Ritschel, E. Eisemann, K. Myszkowski, H.-P. Seidel, W. Matusik
ACM Transactions on Graphics, 31(6), (SIGGRAPH Asia) 2012

The Frankencamera: an experimental platform for computational photography

A. Adams, D. E. Jacobs, J. Dolson, M. Tico, K. Pulli, E.-V. Talvala, B. Ajdin, D. A. Vaquero, H. P. A. Lensch, M. Horowitz, S. H. Park, N. Gelfand, J. Baek, W. Matusik, M. Levoy
Communications of the ACM, 55(11), 2012

Multi-Layered Automultiscopic Displays

N. Ranieri, S. Heinzle, Q. Smithwick, D. Reetz, L. S. Smoot, W. Matusik, M. H. Gross
Computer Graphics Forum 31(7-2), (Pacific Graphics) 2012

Interactive light field painting

J. Tompkin, S. Muff, S. Jakuschevskij, J. McCann, J. Kautz, M. Alexa, W. Matusik
SIGGRAPH Emerging Technologies 2012

Physical Face Cloning

B. Bickel, P. Kaufmann, M. Skouras, B. Thomaszewski, T. Beeler, D. Bradley, P. Jackson, S. Marschner, W. Matusik, M. Gross
ACM Transactions on Graphics, 31(3), (SIGGRAPH) 2012

Structure and Motion from Scene Registration

T. Basha, S. Avidan, A. Hornung, W. Matusik,
CVPR 2012

Data-Driven Estimation of Cloth Simulation Models

E. Miguel, D. Bradley, B. Thomaszewski, B. Bickel, W. Matusik, M. A. Otaduy, S. Marschner
Computer Graphics Forum (Proceedings of Eurographics 2012)

SHADOWPIX: Multiple Images from Self Shadowing

A. Bermano, I. Baran, M. Alexa, W. Matusik
Computer Graphics Forum (Proceedings of Eurographics 2012)

Video Face Replacement

K. Dale, K. Sunkavalli, M. Johnson, D. Vlasic, W. Matusik, H. Pfister
ACM Transactions on Graphics, 30(5), (SIGGRAPH Asia) 2011

Computing and Fabricating Multilayer Models

M. Holroyd, I. Baran, J. Lawrence, W. Matusik
ACM Transactions on Graphics, 30(5), (SIGGRAPH Asia) 2011

Multi-Perspective Stereoscopy from Light Fields

C. Kim, A. Hornung, S. Heinzle, W. Matusik, M. Gross
ACM Transactions on Graphics, 30(5), (SIGGRAPH Asia) 2011

CG2Real: Improving the Realism of Computer Generated Images using a Large Collection of Photographs

M. K. Johnson, K. Dale, S. Avidan, H. Pfister, W. T. Freeman, W. Matusik
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 2011

Computational Stereo Camera System with Programmable Control Loop

S. Heinzle, P. Greisen, D. Gallup, C. Chen, D. Saner, A. Smolic, A. Burg, W. Matusik, M. Gross
ACM Transactions on Graphics, 30(4), (SIGGRAPH) 2011

Images from Self-Occlusion

M. Alexa, W. Matusik
Computational Aesthetics, 2011 (also Computer and Graphics 2012)

Goal-based Caustics

Marios Papas, Wojciech Jarosz, Wenzel Jakob, Szymon Rusinkiewicz, Wojciech Matusik, Tim Weyrich
Computer Graphics Forum (Proceedings of Eurographics 2011)

The Video Mesh: A Data Structure for Image-based Video Editing

Jiawen Chen, Sylvain Paris, Jue Wang, Wojciech Matusik, Michael Cohen, Fredo Durand
MIT CSAIl technical Report TR-2009-062 (also at ICCP 2011)

Computational Highlight Holography

C. Regg, S. Rusinkiewicz, W. Matusik, M. Gross
ACM Transactions on Graphics, 29(6), (SIGGRAPH Asia) 2010

Multi-scale image harmonization

K. Sunkavalli, M. K. Johnson, W. Matusik, H. Pfister
ACM Transactions on Graphics, 29(4), (SIGGRAPH) 2010

Design and fabrication of materials with desired deformation behavior

B. Bickel, M. Bacher, M. A. Otaduy, H. R. Lee, H. Pfister, M. Gross, W. Matusik
ACM Transactions on Graphics, 29(4), (SIGGRAPH) 2010

Physical reproduction of materials with specified subsurface scattering

M. Hasan, M. Fuchs, W. Matusik, H. Pfister, S. Rusinkiewicz
ACM Transactions on Graphics, 29(4), (SIGGRAPH) 2010

Reliefs as Images

M. Alexa, W. Matusik
ACM Transactions on Graphics, 29(4), (SIGGRAPH) 2010

The Frankencamera: an experimental platform for computational photography

A. Adams, E. Talvala, S. Park, D. E. Jacobs, B. Ajdin, N. Gelfand, J. Dolson, D. Vaquero, J. Baek, M. Tico, H. P. A. Lensch, W. Matusik, K. Pulli, M. Horowitz, M. Levoy
ACM Transactions on Graphics, 29(4), (SIGGRAPH) 2010

Personal Photo Enhancement using Example Images

N. Joshi, W. Matusik, E. H. Adelson, D. J. Kriegman,
ACM Transactions on Graphics, 29(2), 2010

Printing Spatially-Varying Reflectance

W. Matusik, B. Ajdin, J. Gu, J. Lawrence, H. P. A. Lensch, F. Pellacini, S. Rusinkiewicz
ACM Transactions on Graphics, 28(5), (SIGGRAPH Asia) 2009

Dynamic Shape Capture using Multi-View Photometric Stereo

D. Vlasic, P. Peers, I. Baran, P. Debevec, J. Popovic, S. Rusinkiewicz, W. Matusik
ACM Transactions on Graphics, 28(5), (SIGGRAPH Asia) 2009

Image Restoration using Online Photo Collections

K. Dale, M. K. Johnson, K. Sunkavalli, W. Matusik, H. Pfister
ICCV 2009

Fabricating Microgeometry for Custom Surface Reflectance

T. Weyrich, P. Peers, W. Matusik, S. Rusinkiewicz
ACM Transactions on Graphics, 28(3), (SIGGRAPH) 2009

Capture and Modeling of Non-Linear Heterogeneous Soft Tissue

B. Bickel, M. Bacher, M. Otaduy, W. Matusik, H. Pfister, M. Gross
ACM Transactions on Graphics, 28(3), (SIGGRAPH) 2009

Moving Gradients: A Path-Based Method for Plausible Image Interpolation

D. Mahajan, F. Huang, W. Matusik, R. Ramamoorthi, P. Belhumeur
ACM Transactions on Graphics, 28(3), (SIGGRAPH) 2009

Compressive Light Transport Sensing

P. Peers, D. K. Mahajan, B. Lamond, A. Ghosh, W. Matusik, R. Ramamoorthi, P. Debevec
ACM Transactions on Graphics, 28(1), January 2009

Articulated mesh animation from multi-view silhouettes

D. Vlasic, I. Baran, W. Matusik, J. Popovic,
SIGGRAPH 2008

Hair photobooth: geometric and photometric acquisition of real hairstyles

S. Paris, W. Chang, O. I. Kozhushnyan, W. Jarosz, W. Matusik, M. Zwicker, F. Durand,
SIGGRAPH 2008

What do color changes reveal about an outdoor scene?

K. Sunkavalli, F. Romeiro, W. Matusik, T. Zickler, H. Pfister,
CVPR 2008 (oral presentation)

Multiview user interfaces with an automultiscopic display

W. Matusik, C. Forlines, H. Pfister,
AVI 2008

Synthetic Aperture Tracking: Tracking through Occlusions

N. Joshi, S. Avidan, W. Matusik, D. Kriegman,
ICCV 2007 (oral presentation)

Signal Processing for Multi-View 3D Displays: Resampling, Antialiasing and Compression

M. Zwicker, A. Vetro, S. Yea, W. Matusik, H. Pfister, F. Durand,
IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, November 2007

Display Prefiltering for Multiview Video Compression

M. Zwicker, A. Vetro, H. Pfister, W. Matusik, S. Yea, C. Forlines,
ACM Multimedia, 2007

Overview of Multiview Video Coding and Anti-aliasing for 3D Displays

A. Vetro, S. Yea, M. Zwicker, W. Matusik, H. Pfister,
IEEE ICIP, 2007

Point-Based 3D Photography

W. Matusik, H. Pfister in Point-Based Graphics, M. Gross and H. Pfister (eds.),
Morgan Kaufman / Elsevier publishers 2007

Multi-Scale Capture of Facial Geometry and Motion

B. Bickel, M. Botsch, R. Angst, W. Matusik, M. Otaduy, H. Pfister, M. Gross,
SIGGRAPH 2007

Practical Motion Capture in Everyday Surroundings

D. Vlasic, R. Adelsberger, G. Vannucci, J. Barnwell, M. Gross, W. Matusik, J. Popovic,
SIGGRAPH 2007

Factored Time-Lapse Video

K. Sunkavalli, W. Matusik, H. Pfister, S. Rusinkiewicz,
SIGGRAPH 2007

Multi-Aperture Photography

P. Green, W. Sun, W. Matusik, F. Durand,
SIGGRAPH 2007

Post-production Facial Performance Relighting using Reflectance Transfer

P. Peers, N. Tamura, W. Matusik, P. Debevec,
SIGGRAPH 2007

Statistics of Infrared Images

N. Morris, S. Avidan, W. Matusik, H. Pfister
IEEE CVPR 2007

Optical splitting trees for high-precision monocular imaging

M. McGuire, W. Matusik, B. Chen, J. F. Hughes, H. Pfister, S. Nayar,
IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, Special Issue on Computational Photography, March 2007

Exploring Defocus Matting: Non-Parametric Acceleration and Super-Resolution

N. Joshi, W. Matusik, S. Avidan, H. Pfister, W. T. Freeman,
IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, Special Issue on Computational Photography, March 2007

Natural Video Matting using Camera Arrays

N. Joshi, W. Matusik, S. Avidan,
SIGGRAPH 2006

A Statistical Model for Synthesis of Detailed Facial Geometry

A. Golovinskiy, W. Matusik, H. Pfister, S. Rusinkiewicz, T. A. Funkhouser,
SIGGRAPH 2006

Analysis of Human Faces using a Measurement-Based Skin Reflectance Model

T. Weyrich, W. Matusik, H. Pfister, B. Bickel, C. Donner, C. Tu, J. McAndless, J. Lee, A. Ngan, H. Wann Jensen, M. Gross,
SIGGRAPH 2006

Time-varying Surface Appearance: Acquisition, Modeling, and Rendering

J. Gu, C. Tu, R. Ramamoorthi, P. Belhumeur, W. Matusik, S. K. Nayar,
SIGGRAPH 2006

Inverse Shade Trees for Non-Parametric Material Representation and Editing

J. Lawrence, A. Ben-Artzi, C. DeCoro, W. Matusik, H. Pfister, R. Ramamoorthi, S. Rusinkiewicz,
SIGGRAPH 2006

A Compact Factored Representation of Heterogeneous Subsurface Scattering

P. Peers , K. vom Berge, W. Matusik, R. Ramamoorthi, J. Lawrence, S. Rusinkiewicz, P. Dutre,
SIGGRAPH 2006

Real-time Triangulation Matting using Passive Polarization

M. McGuire, W. Matusik,
Technical Sketch, SIGGRAPH 2006

Antialiasing for Automultiscopic 3D Displays

M. Zwicker, W. Matusik, F. Durand, H. Pfister, C. Forlines,
Technical Sketch, SIGGRAPH 2006

Analysis of Human Faces using a Measurement-Based Skin Reflectance Model

B. Bickel, T. Weyrich, W. Matusik, H. Pfister, C. Donner, C. Tu, J. McAndless, J. Lee, A. Ngan, H. Wann Jensen, M. Gross,
Implementation Sketch, SIGGRAPH 2006

Image-driven Navigation of Analytical BRDF Models

A. Ngan, F. Durand, W. Matusik,
EGSR 2006

Antialiasing for Automultiscopic 3D Displays

M. Zwicker, W. Matusik, F. Durand, H. Pfister,
EGSR 2006

Practical, Real-time Studio Matting using Dual Imagers

M. McGuire, W. Matusik, W. Yerazunis,
EGSR 2006

View-Dependent Precomputed Light Transport Using Nonlinear Gaussian Function Approximations

P. Green, J. Kautz, W. Matusik, F. Durand,
I3D 2006

Distributed Rendering for Multiview Parallax Displays

T. Annen, W. Matusik, H. Pfister, H.-P. Seidel, M. Zwicker,
Stereoscopic Displays and Applications, Proceedings of SPIE Vol. #6055, 2006

Defocus Video Matting

M. McGuire, W. Matusik, H. Pfister, J. F. Hughes, F. Durand,
SIGGRAPH 2005

Texture Design Using a Simplicial Complex of Morphable Textures

W. Matusik, M. Zwicker, F. Durand,
SIGGRAPH 2005

Defocus Difference Matting

M. McGuire, W. Matusik,
Technical Sketch, SIGGRAPH 2005

Realistic Materials in Computer Graphics

H. P. A. Lensch, M. Goesele, Y. Chuang, T. Hawkins, S. Marschner, W. Matusik, G. Mueller,
Course 10, SIGGRAPH 2005

Video-based Rendering

M. Magnor, M. Pollefeys, G. Cheung, W. Matusik, C. Theobalt,
Course 16, SIGGRAPH 2005

A Measurement-Based Skin Reflectance Model for Face Rendering and Editing

T. Weyrich, W. Matusik, H. Pfister, J. Lee, A. Ngan, H. Wann Jensen, M. Gross,
MERL Technical Report (TR2005-071), July 2005

Measuring Skin Reflectance and Subsurface Scattering

T. Weyrich, W. Matusik, H. Pfister, A. Ngan, M. Gross,
MERL Technical Report (TR2005-046), July 2005

Experimental Analysis of BRDF Models

A. Ngan, F. Durand, W. Matusik,
EGSR 2005

A Configurable Single-Axis, Multi-Parameter Lens Camera

M. McGuire, J. Hughes, W. Matusik, H. Pfister, F. Durand, S. Nayar,
Poster, Symposium on Computational Photography and Video, MIT, May 2005

Coding Approaches for End-to-End 3D TV Systems

A. Vetro, W. Matusik, H. Pfister, J. Xin,
Picture Coding Symposium, 2004

3D TV: A Scalable System for Real-Time Acquisition, Transmission, and Autostereoscopic Display of Dynamic Scenes

W. Matusik, H. Pfister,
SIGGRAPH 2004

3D TV

W. Matusik, H. Pfister,
Emerging Technologies, SIGGRAPH 2004

Experimental Validation of Analytical BRDF Models

A. Ngan, F. Durand, W. Matusik,
Technical Sketch, SIGGRAPH 2004

Non-linear Kernel-based Precomputed Light Transport

P. Green, J. Kautz, W. Matusik, F. Durand, H. Wann Jensen,
Technical Sketch, SIGGRAPH 2004

Progressively-Refined Reflectance Functions from Natural Illumination

W. Matusik, M. Loper, H. Pfister,
EGSR 2004

A Data-Driven Reflectance Model

W. Matusik,
Ph.D. Thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003

A Data-Driven Reflectance Model

W. Matusik, H. Pfister, M. Brand, L. McMillan,
SIGGRAPH 2003

Efficient Isotropic BRDF Measurement

W. Matusik, H. Pfister, M. Brand, L. McMillan,
EGSR 2003

3D Reconstruction Using Labeled Image Regions

R. Ziegler, W. Matusik, H. Pfister, L. McMillan,
SGP 2003

Opacity Light Fields: Interactive Rendering of Surface Light Fields with View-Dependent Opacity

D. Vlasic, H. Pfister, S. Molinov, R. Grzeszczuk, W. Matusik,
I3D 2003

Image-based 3D Photography using Opacity Hulls

W. Matusik, H. Pfister, A. Ngan, P. Beardsley, R. Ziegler, L. McMillan,
SIGGRAPH 2002

Acquisition and Rendering of Transparent and Refractive Objects

W. Matusik, H. Pfister, R. Ziegler, A. Ngan, L. McMillan,
EGWR 2002

Polyhedral Visual Hulls for Real-Time Rendering

W. Matusik, C. Buehler, L. McMillan,
EGWR 2001

Efficient View-Dependent Sampling of Visual Hulls

W. Matusik, C. Buehler, L. McMillan, S. Gortler,
MIT LCS Technical Memo 624, February 2001

An Efficient Visual Hull Computation Algorithm

W. Matusik, C. Buehler, L. McMillan, S. Gortler,
MIT LCS Technical Memo 623, February 2001

Image-Based Visual Hulls

W. Matusik,
Master of Science Thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001

Image-Based Visual Hulls

W. Matusik, C. Buehler, R. Raskar, L. McMillan, S. Gortler,
SIGGRAPH 2000

Creating and Rendering Image-Based Visual Hulls

C. Buehler, W. Matusik, L. McMillan, S. Gortler,
MIT LCS Technical Report 780, March 1999