Michael F. Cohen

 

 

 

 

 

 

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mcohen at microsoft dot com

Microsoft Research
One Microsoft Way
Redmond WA 98052

(425) 703-0134

(425) 706-7329

Senior Researcher
Communication, Collaboration, and Signal Processing Group
and Graphics Group
Microsoft Research

office

Building 113/3178


Interests: Michael F. Cohen's research interests range from constraint based animation and shape design to image based rendering to realistic image synthesis. Click here for a short biography.


Michael F. Cohen was awarded the Computer Graphics Achievement Award at in Orlando.

Michael is co-chairing the program for the 2002 Symposium on Computer Animation

Michael recently gave a Keynote Visualization of Everyday Things (slides) at Visualization 2000 in Salt Lake City.
Also, as promised in the talk, click here and you can download and try out the Video Cube application and try it on your own AVI files. Have fun! (Please excuse the legal mumbo jumbo).

Michael also presented a talk covering shape and animation interpolation, Everything By Example (slides). It was presented as the Keynote at Chinagraphics 2000 (in abstentia by Zicheng Liu), at the Human Modeling and Animation Workshop in Korea and as a Distinguished Lecture at the University of Pennsylvania.

Here is a slide presentation introducing the panel, Image Based Rendering, at SIGGRAPH 1997.

Michael served as chair for papers for SIGGRAPH 1998.

He also was program co-chair for the 1997 Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics.


Michael came to Microsoft from the Computer Science Department at Princeton University and previously from the Computer Science Department at the University of Utah,
and the Program of Computer Graphics at Cornell University.


Recent Publications

Book

Radiosity and Realistic Image Synthesis
, co-authored with John Wallace, 1993

Papers

Wang Tiles for Image and Texture Generation (pdf)
Michael F. Cohen, Jonathan Shade, Stefan Hiller, Oliver Deussen, SIGGRAPH 2003, July, 2003

Stylized Video Cubes (pdf)
Allison Klein, Peter-Pike Sloan, Adam Finkelstein, Michael F. Cohen, SCA 2002, July, 2002

Minimal Surfaces for Stereo Vision (pdf)
Chris Buehler, Steven J. Gortler, Michael F. Cohen, Leonard McMillan, ECCV 2002, May, 2002

Video Mosaics (pdf) and a short video
Allison Klein, Tyler Grant, Adam Finkelstein, Michael F. Cohen, NPAR 2002, June, 2002

Unstructured Lumigraph Rendering (pdf) ,
Chris Buehler, Michael Bosse, Leonard McMillan, Steven Gortler, Michael F. Cohen, SIGGRAPH 2001, August, 2001

Shape by Example (pdf) ,
Peter-Pike Sloan, Charles Rose, Michael F. Cohen, 2001 Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics, March, 2001

Graphical Enhancement For Voice Only Conference Calls, (pdf)
Alex Colburn, Michael F. Cohen, Steven Drucker, Scott Lee-Tiernan, Anoop Gupta, MSR-TR-2001-95, 2001

Robust and Rapid Generation of Animated Faces From Video Images, (pdf)
Zhengyou Zhang, Zicheng Liu, Dennis Adler, Michael F. Cohen, Erik Hanson, Ying Shan, MSR-TR-2001-101, 2001

Video Cubism (pdf)
Allison Klein, Peter-Pike Sloan, Alex Colburn, Adam Finkelstein, Michael F. Cohen, MSR-TR-2001-45, 2001
(and try out the Video Cube application)

Shape and Animation by Example (pdf), or (postscript) ,
Peter-Pike Sloan, Charles Rose, Michael F. Cohen, MSR-TR-2000-79, July, 2000

The Role of Eye Gaze in Avatar Mediated Conversational Interfaces ,
Alex Colburn, Michael F. Cohen, Steven Drucker, MSR-TR-2000-81, July, 2000

Rapid Modeling of Animated Faces from Video</>,
Zicheng Liu, Zhengyou Zhang, Charles Jacobs, Michael F. Cohen, MSR-TR-2000-11, February, 2000

Interactive Horizon Mapping,
Peter-Pike Sloan, Michael F. Cohen, Eurographics Rendering Workshop 2000, June, 2000

Imagination Amplification,
Michael F. Cohen, IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, 20, 1, January-February, 2000

Verbs and Adverbs: multidimensional motion interpolation,
Charles Rose, Michael F. Cohen, Bobby Bodenheimer, IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications , Volume: 18 Issue: 5 , Sept.-Oct. 1998 Page(s): 32 -40

Rendering Layered Depth Images, (abstract)
Steven J. Gortler, Li-wei He, Michael F. Cohen, MSR-Tech-Report, 1997

View-based Rendering: Visualizing Real Objects from Scanned Range and Color Data
Kari Pulli, Michael Cohen, Tom Duchamp, Hugues Hoppe, Linda Shapiro, and Werner Stuetzle
Proceedings of 8th Eurographics Workshop on Rendering
, St. Etienne, France, June 1997
also Technical Report UW-CSE-97-04-01, University of Washington

The Lumigraph (gzipped), (Z-compressed), (color page 11 - 3.4Mb compressed) (color page 12 - 3.4Mb compressed),
Steven J. Gortler, Radek Grzeszczuk, Richard Szeliski, and Michael F. Cohen, SIGGRAPH 96

The Virtual Cinematographer: A Paradigm for Automatic Real-Time Camera Control and Directing, (gzipped) Color Plate (gzipped)
Li-wei He, Michael F. Cohen, and David Salesin, SIGGRAPH 96
Powerpoint slides from SIGGRAPH Presentation (2 screen presentation) Left Slides (2.2Mb) and Right Slides (22Mb!)

Efficient Generation of Motion Transitions using Spacetime Constraints,
Brian Guenter, Charles Rose, Bobby Bodenheimer, and Michael F. Cohen, SIGGRAPH 96

Declarative Camera Control for Automatic Cinematography
David B. Christianson, Sean E. Anderson, Li-wei He,
David H. Salesin, Daniel S. Weld, and Michael F. Cohen, AAAI 96

Hierarchical and Variational Geometric Modeling with Wavelets,
Steven J. Gortler and Michael F. Cohen, 1995 Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics, (Monterey CA)

Keyframe Motion Optimization by Relaxing Speed and Timing,
Zicheng Liu and Michael F. Cohen, 6th EuroGraphics Workshop on Animation and Simulation (Maastricht, The Netherlands, 1995)

An Efficient Symbolic Interface to Constraint Based Animation Systems,
Zicheng Liu and Michael F. Cohen, 6th EuroGraphics Workshop on Animation and Simulation (Maastricht, The Netherlands, 1995)

Hierarchical Spacetime Control,
Zicheng Liu, Steve Gortler, and Michael F. Cohen, SIGGRAPH 94 (Orlando, Florida, July 24-29, 1994)
(MPEG movie)

Accelerated MPEG Compression of Dynamic Polygonal Scenes
Dan S. Wallach, Sharma Kunapalli, and Michael F. Cohen. SIGGRAPH 94 (Orlando, Florida, July 24-29, 1994).

Decomposition of Linked Figure Motion: Diving,
Zicheng Liu, Michael F Cohen, 5th EuroGraphics Workshop on Animation and Simulation (Oslo, Norway, 1994)
(MPEG movie)