Edward H. Adelson: Curriculum Vitae


Coordinates:

   Dept. of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
   Massachusetts Institute of Technology
   43 Vassar St., Building 46-4115
   Cambridge, MA 02139.

   Phone: (617) 253-0645
   email: a d e l s o n @ c s a i l . m i t . e d u
   Web: http://mit.edu/persci/people/adelson

   Secondary Office:
   Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
   32 Vassar St., Building 32-D424
   Cambridge, MA 02139.

Education:

   1974-1979. Ph. D. in Experimental Psychology, University of Michigan.
      Dissertation: The response of the rod system to bright flashes of light.
   1970-1974. B. A. in Physics and Philosophy, Yale University.

Positions held:

   2007 - Present: John and Dorothy Wilson Professor of Vision Science, Dept. of Brain and Cognitive
   1997 - 2007: Professor of Vision Science, Dept. of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT.
   1994 - 1997: Associate Professor of Vision Science, Dept. of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT.
   1987 - 1994: Associate Professor of Vision Science, Media Laboratory, MIT.
   1981 - 1986: Staff scientist (MTS), RCA Laboratories; research on basic and applied problems in human and machine vision.
   1979 - 1981: Post-doctoral fellow at NYU; research in computational and psychophysical problems in motion perception.

Honors and Awards:

   2007 - Member, National Academy of Sciences.
   2005 - Longuet-Higgins Award for Outstanding Contributions to Computer Vision that have Withstood the Test of Time, IEEE Computer Society.
   1992 - Rank Prize in Opto-electronics (with J. A. Movshon, W. Newsome, and S. Zeki).
   1984 - Adolph Lomb Medal, Optical Society of America.
   1983 - Outstanding Achievement Award, RCA Laboratories.
   1980 - Marquis Award, University of Michigan.

Masters Theses Supervised:

   Tappen, Marshall, "Recovering Shading and Reflectance from a Single Image" M.S., M.I.T., 2002.
   Neviett, William, "Early Visual Features as Determinants of Perceived Texture Similarity", M.S., M.I.T., 1995.
   Niyogi, Sourabh, "Kinetic Occlusion", S.M., EECS, M.I.T., 1995.
   Nagarajan, Ram, "Very Low Bit Rate Object Based Image Compression Using Nonlinear Geometric Transforms", M.S., M.I.T., 1995.
   Desai, Ujjaval, "Coding of Segmented Image Sequences", M.Eng. M.I.T., 1994.
   Chou, G. T., "Visual Motion Perception: Uncertainty, Estimation, and Control", M.S., M.I.T., 1993.
   Sinha, Pawan, "The Perception of Shading and Reflectance", M.S., M.I.T., 1992.
   Sokolov, Michael, "Visual Motion: Algorithms for Analysis and Application", M.A., M.I.T., 1990.
   Simoncelli, Eero, "Orthogonal Sub-band Image Transforms", M.S., M.I.T., 1988.

Doctoral Theses Supervised:

   McDermott, Joshua H., "Empirical Constraints on the Evolutionary Origins of Music", M. I. T., 2007.
   Tappen, Marshall F., "Learning Continuous Models for Estimating Intrinsic Component Images", M. I. T., 2006.
   Fleming, Roland W., "Human Visual Perception Under Real-world Illumination", M. I. T., 2003.
   Dror, Ron, "Surface Reflectance Recognition and Real-World Illumination Statistics", M. I. T., 2002.
   Weiss, Yair, "Bayesian motion estimation and segmentation", M.I.T., 1998.
   Wang, John Y. A., "Layered Image Representation: Identification of Coherent Components in Image Sequences", M.I.T., 1996.
   Simoncelli, Eero, "Distributed Analysis and Representation of Visual Motion", M.I.T., 1993.
   Freeman, William, "Steerable Filters and Local Analysis of Image Structure," M.I.T., 1992.

Publications:

Image Statistics for Surface Reflectance Perception
  Lavanya Sharan, Yuanzhen Li, Isamu Motoyoshi, Shin'ya Nishida, and Edward H. Adelson JOSA A, Vol. 25, Issue 4, pp. 846-865 (2008)   

Image Statistics and Surface Perception
  Edward H. Adelson. Human Vision and Electronic Imaging XIII, Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 6806, pp. 680602-680602-9 (2008)   

Image Mapping Using Local and Global Statistics
  Yuanzhen Li and Edward H. Adelson. Human Vision and Electronic Imaging XIII. Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 6806, pp. 680614-680614-11 (2008)   

Image Statistics and the Perception of Surface Qualities
  Isamu Motoyoshi, Shin'ya Nishida, Lavanya Sharan, and Edward H. Adelson. Nature, 447:206-209, (10 May 2007)   

Apparent Ridges for Line Drawing
 Tilke Judd, Frédo Durand, and Edward H. Adelson. ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH Proceedings), 26(3):19, (July 2007)   

Analysis of Contour Motions
 Ce Liu, William T. Freeman and Edward H. Adelson. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS 2006)   

Estimating Intrinsic Component Images using Non-Linear Regression
  Marshall F. Tappen, Edward H. Adelson, William T. Freeman. IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), v. 2, pp. 1992-1999, (2006)   

Recovering Intrinsic Images from a Single Image
  Marshall F. Tappen, William T. Freeman, and Edward H. Adelson. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, 27(9): 1459 - 1472, (2005)   

Luminance Re-mapping for the Control of Apparent Material
  Isamu Motoyoshi, Shin'ya Nishida, and Edward H. Adelson, ACM Proceedings of the 2nd Symposium on Appied Perception in Graphics and Visualization, v. 95, p. 165 (2005)   

Straightness as a Cue for Luminance Edge Classification
  Logvinenko A. D., Adelson E. H., Ross D. A., & Somers D. Perception & Psychophysics 67(1): 120-128, (2005)   

Motion Magnification
  Liu, C., Torralba, A. B., Freeman, W. T., Durand, F., Adelson, E. H., ACM Transactions on Graphics (Siggraph Proceedings), 24(3): 519-526 (2005)   

Compressing and Companding High Dynamic Range Images with Subband Architectures
  Li, Y., Sharan, L., and Adelson, E. H., ACM Transactions on Graphics (Siggraph Proceedings), 24(3): 836-844 (2005)   

The Geometry of the Occluding Contour and its Effect on Motion interpretation
  McDermott, J., & Adelson, E. H., Journal of Vision, 4(10): 944-954, (2004)   

Statistical Characterization of Real-world Illumination
  Dror, R. O., Willsky, A. S., & Adelson, E. H., Journal of Vision, 4(9): 821-837, (2004)   

Specular Reflections and the Perception of Shape
  Fleming, R. W., Torralba, A., & Adelson, E. H., Journal of Vision, 4(9): 798-820, (2004)   

Junctions and Cost Functions in Motion Interpretation
  McDermott, J., & Adelson, E. H., Journal of Vision, 4(7): 552-563, (2004)   

Real-world Illumination and the Perception of Surface Reflectance properties
  Fleming,R. W., Dror, R. O., & Adelson, E. H., Journal of Vision, 3(5): 347-368 (2003)   

Recovering Intrinsic Images from a Single Image
  Tappen, M. F., Freeman, W. T., and Adelson, E. H., Advances in Neural Information Processing 15, (NIPS Proceedings), MIT Press (2002)   

Motion Illusions as Optimal Percepts
  Weiss, Y., Simoncelli, E. P., and Adelson, E. H., Nature Neuroscience, 5(6): 598-604, (2002)   

Synchrony Does Not Promote Grouping in Temporally Structured Displays
  Farid, H., and Adelson, E. H. Nature Neuroscience, 4(9):875-876, (2001)   

Estimating Surface Reflectance Properties from Images under Unknown Illumination
  Dror, R. O., Adelson, E. H., and Willsky, A. S. Proceedings of the SPIE 4299: Human Vision and Electronic Imaging IV, San Jose, California, (2001).   

Surface Reflectance Estimation and Natural Illumination Statistics
  Dror, R. O., Adelson, E. H., and Willsky, A. S. Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Statistical and Computational Theories of Vision, Colocated with International Conference on Computer Vision, Vancouver (2001)   

Recognition of Surface Reflectance Properties from a Single Image under Unknown Real-World Illumination
  Dror, R. O., Adelson, E. H., and Willsky, A. S. Proceedings of the IEEE Workshop on Identifying Objects Across Variations in Lighting, Colocated with CVPR 2001. Kauai, Hawaii, (2001)   

On Seeing Stuff: The Perception of Materials by Humans and Machines
  Adelson, E. H. Proceedings of the. SPIE Vol. 4299, pp. 1-12, Human Vision and Electronic Imaging VI, Bernice E. Rogowitz; Thrasyvoulos N. Pappas; Eds. (2001)   

Statistics of Real-World Illumination
  Dror, R. O., Leung, T. K., Adelson, E. H., and Willsky, A. S. Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Kauai, Hawaii, December (2001)   

Beyond junctions: Nonlocal form constraints on motion interpretation,
  McDermott, J., Weiss, Y., and Adelson, E.H, Perception, 30: 905-923 . (2001).   

Adventures with Gelatinous Ellipses: Constraints on Models of Human Motion Analysis,
  Weiss, Y., and Adelson, E. H., Perception, 29: 543-566 (2000)   

Filtering Reveals Form in Temporally Structured Displays (Technical Comment),
  E.H. Adelson and H. Farid, Science, 286:2231 (1999)   

Separating Reflections from Images by Use of Independent Components Analysis,
  H. Farid and E.H. Adelson, Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 16(9):2136-2145, (1999)   

Separating Reflections and Lighting Using Independent Components Analysis,
  H. Farid and E.H. Adelson, Proceedings of IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, pp. 262-267, Fort Collins CO.(1999)   

Lightness Perception and Lightness Illusions
  Adelson, E.H., in M. Gazzaniga, M.S., ed., The New Cognitive Neurosciences, 2nd Ed.Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, pp. 339-351 (2000).  

Slow and Smooth: A Bayesian Theory for the Combination of Motion Signals in Human Vision
  Weiss, Y., and Adelson, E. H. MIT AI Memo 1624 (1998)

Noise Removal via Bayesian Wavelet Coring
  Simoncelli, E. P., and Adelson, E. H. Third IEEE International Conference on Image Processing. Lausanne, Switzerland; September (1996).  

The Perception of Shading and Reflectance
  Adelson, E. H., and Pentland, A. P.  In D. Knill and W. Richards (eds.), Perception as Bayesian Inference (pp. 409-423),New York: Cambridge University Press (1996).   

A Unified Mixture Framework for Motion Segmentation: Incorporating Spatial Coherence and Estimating the Number of Models
  Weiss Y., and Adelson E.H., Proceedings of IEEE conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, pp. 321-326, (1996).    

Layered Representation for Vision and Video
  Adelson, E. H., Proceedings of IEEE Workshop on Representation of Visual Scenes, Cambridge, MA; June (1995).

Motion Estimation and Segmentation with a Recurrent Mixture-of-Experts Architecture
  Weiss Y., and Adelson E. H., In F. Girosi, et al. (eds.), Neural Nets for Signal Processing V (pp. 293-303) (1995).  

Analyzing and Recognizing Walking Figures in XYT
  Niyogi, S. A., and Adelson, E. H., Proceedings of Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Seattle, WA; June (1994).  

Analyzing Gait with Spatiotemporal Surfaces
  Niyogi, S. A., and Adelson, E. H., Workshop on Non-Rigid Motion and Articulated Objects, Austin, TX; November (1994).  

Applying Mid-Level Vision Techniques for Video Data Compression and Manipulation
  Wang, J. Y. A., Adelson, E. H., and Desai, U., Proceedings of SPIE on Digital Video Compression on Personal Computers: Algorithms and Technologies, 2187:116-127 San Jose; February (1994).  

Mid-Level Vision: New Directions in Vision and Video
  Adelson, E. H., Wang, J. Y. A., and Niyogi, S. A., Proceedings of the International Conference on Image Processing, Austin, TX; November (1994).

Perceptually Organized EM: A Framework for Motion Segmentation that Combines Information about Form and Motion.
  Weiss, Y., and Adelson, E. H., MIT Media Lab Perceptual Computing Section TR #315 (1994).  

Representing Moving Images with Layers
  Wang, J. Y. A., and Adelson, E. H., IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 3(5):625-638, (1994).  

Spatio-Temoral Segmentation of Video Data
  Wang, J. Y. A., and Adelson, E. H., Proceedings of SPIE on Image and Video Processing II, 2182:120-131, San Jose; February (1994).  

Transparent Motion Perception as Detection of Unbalanced Motion Signals I: Psychophysics
  Qian, N., Anderson, R. C. , and Adelson, E. H., Journal of Neuroscience, 14:7357-7366 (1994).   

Transparent Motion Perception as Detection of Unbalanced Motion Signals III: Modeling
  Qian, N., Anderson, R. C., and Adelson, E. H., Journal of Neuroscience, 14:7381-7392 (1994).  

Layered Representation for Image Sequence Coding
  Wang, J. Y. A., and Adelson, E. H., Proceedings of ICASSP (pp. 221-224), Minneapolis, MN; April (1993).

Layered Representation for Motion Analysis
  Wang, J. Y. A., and Adelson, E. H., Proceedings of the IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (pp. 361-366), New York; June (1993).,  

Perceptual Organization and the Judgment of Brightness
  Adelson, E. H., Science, 262:2042-2044 (1993).  

Recovering Reflectance in a World of Painted Polyhedra
  Sinha, P., and Adelson, E. H., Proceedings of Fourth International Conference on Computer Vision (pp.156-163), Berlin; May 11-14 (1993).  

Verifying the Consistency of Shading Patterns and 3-D Structures
  Sinha, P., and Adelson, E. H., Proceedings of the IEEE Workshop on Qualitative Vision (pp. 71-81), New York, NY; June 14 (1993).  

Directionally Selective Complex Cells and the Computation of Motion Energy in Cat Visual Cortex
  Emerson, R. C., Bergen, J. R., and Adelson, E. H., Vision Research, 32:203-218 (1992).  

Shiftable Multiscale Transforms
  Simoncelli, E. P., Freeman, W. T., Adelson, E. H., and Heeger, D. J., IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, 38:587-607 (1992).  

Single Lens Stereo with a Plenoptic Camera
  Adelson, E. H., and Wang J. Y. A., IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, 14(2): 99-106 (1992).  

Vision with Equiluminant Colour Contrast
  Cavanagh, P., Adelson, E. H., and Heard, P., Perception, 21:219-226 (1992).

Computing Optical Flow Distributions Using Spatio-Temporal Filters
  Simoncelli, E. P., and Adelson, E. H., MIT Media Laboratory Vision and Modeling Technical Report #165 (1991)  

The Design and Use of Steerable Filters
  Freeman, W. H., and Adelson, E. H., IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, 13:891-906 (1991).  

Layered Representations for Image Coding
  Adelson, E. H., MIT Media Laboratory Vision and Modeling Technical Report #181 (1991)  

Mechanisms for Motion Perception
  Adelson, E. H., Optics and Photonics News, 2(8):24-30 (1991).  

Motion Without Movement
  Freeman, W. T., Adelson, E. H., and Heeger, D. J., ACM Computer Graphics (SIGGRAPH), 25(4):27-30 (1991).

The Plenoptic Function and the Elements of Early Vision
  Adelson, E. H., and Bergen, J. R.,In M. Landy and J. A. Movshon (eds), Computational Models of Visual Processing, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press (1991).  

Probability Distributions of Optical Flow
  Simoncelli, E. P., Adelson, E. H., and Heeger, D. J., IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Mauii, Hawaii; June (1991).  

Pyramids and Multiscale Representations
  Adelson, E. H., Simoncelli, E. P., and Freeman, W. T.,In A. Gorea (ed.), Representations of Vision (pp. 3-16), Cambridge University Press (1991).

A Stereoscopic Camera Employing a Single Main Lens
  Adelson, E. H., and Wang, J. Y A., Proceedings of Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (pp. 619-624), Hawaii (1991).

Subband Transforms
  Simoncelli, E., and Adelson, E. H.,In J. Woods (ed.), Subband Image Coding (pp. 143-192), Norwell, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers (1991).  

Non-separable Extensions of Quadrature Mirror Filters to Multiple Dimensions
  Simoncelli, E. P., and Adelson, E. H., Proceedings of IEEE, 78:652-664 (1990).

Ordinal Characteristics of Transparency
  Adelson, E. H., and Anandan, P., AAAI Workshop on Qualitative Vision (pp. 77-81), Boston, MA (1990).  

The Perceptual Buildup of Three-Dimensional Structure from Motion
  Hildreth, E., Grzywacz, N., Adelson, E. H., and Inada, V., Perception and Psychopysics, 48:19-36 (1990).

Steerable Filters for Early Vision, Image Analysis, and Wavelet Decomposition
  Freeman, W. T., and Adelson, E. H., Proceedings of International Conference on Computer Vision (pp. 406-415)
Osaka, Japan (1990).

Subband Image Coding with Hexagonal Quadrature Mirror Filters
  Simoncelli, E. P., and Adelson, E. H., Proceedings of Picture Coding Symposium (pp. 10.7-1-10.7-5)
Cambridge, MA (1990).

Subband Image Coding with Three-tap Pyramids
  Adelson, E. H., and Simoncelli, E. P., Proceedings of Picture Coding Symposium (pp. 3.9-1-3.9-3)
Cambridge, MA (1990).

Hexagonal QMF Pyramids
  Adelson, E. H., and Simoncelli, E. P., Proceedings of the Optical Society of America Topical Meeting on Applied Vision (pp. 5-8), San Fransisco, CA; July (1989).

Non-separable QMF Pyramids in Two and Three Dimensions
  Simoncelli, E. P., and Adelson, E. H., SPIE Proceedings on Visual Communications and Image Processing, Philadelpia, PA; November (1989).

Steerable Filters
  Freeman, W. T., and Adelson, E. H., Image Understanding and Machine Vision Digest, 14, Optical Society of America (pp. 114-117), Cape Cod, MA (1989).

Early Vision and Texture Perception
  Bergen, J. R., and Adelson, E. H., Nature, 333:363-364 (1988).   

The Temporal Integration of 3-D Structure from Motion: A Computational and Psychophysical Study
  Grzywacz, N. M., Hildreth, E. C., Inada, V. K., and Adelson, E. H.,In W. von Seelen, G. Shaw, and U. M. Leinhos (eds.), Organization of Neural Networks, New York: VCR Velagsgellschaft (1988).

Orthogonal Pyramid Transforms for Image Coding
  Adelson, E. H., Simoncelli, E., and Hingorani, R., Visual Communications and Image Processing II, Proc. SPIE, Vol. 845, pp. 50-58 Cambridge, MA; October 27-29 (1987).  

The Extraction of Spatio-Temporal Energy in Human and Machine Vision
  Adelson, E. H., and Bergen, J. R., Proceedings of Workshop on Motion: Representation and Analysis (pp. 151-155), Charleston, SC; May 7-9 (1986).  

The Analysis of Moving Visual Patterns
  Movshon, J. A., Adelson, E. H., Gizzi, M. S., and Newsome, W. T., Experimental Brain Research, 11:117-152 (1986). also in:,C. Chagas, R. Gattass, and C. Gross (eds.), Pontificae Academiae Scientarum Scripta Vara 54 (pp. 117-151). Rome: Vatican Press (1985).   

Merging Images Through Pattern Decomposition
  Burt, P. J., and Adelson, E. H., Proceedings of SPIE (pp. 18-23), San Diego, CA (1986).

Subband Coring for Image Noise Reduction
  Adelson, E. H., Internal Report: RCA Sarnoff Labortories, Princeton, NJ (1986).

Pyramid-Based Computer Graphics
  Ogden, J. M., Adelson, E. H., Bergen, J. R., and Burt, P. J., RCA Engineer, 30(5):4-15 (1985).   

Spatiotemporal Energy Models for the Perception of Motion
  Adelson, E. H., and Bergen, J. R., Journal Optical Society of America A, 2(2):284-299 (1985).  

Pyramid Methods in Image Processing
  Adelson, E. H., Anderson, C. H., Bergen, J. R., Burt, P. J., and Ogden, J. M., RCA Engineer, 29(6):33-41 (1984).   

What Is Iconic Storage Good For?
  Adelson, E. H., Brain Sciences, 6:11-12 (1983).

The Laplacian Pyramid as a Compact Image Code
  Burt, P., and Adelson, E. H., IEEE Transactions on Communication, COM-31:532-540 (1983).  

A Multiresolution Spline with Application to Image Mosaics
  Burt, P., and Adelson, E. H., ACM Transactions on Graphics, 2(4):217-236 (1983).   

Multi-resolution Splining Using a Pyramid Image Representation
  Adelson, E. H., and Burt, P. J., SPIE Applications of Digital Image Processing IV, pp. 204-210, (1983).

The Perception of Coherent Motion in Two-Dimensional Patterns
  Adelson, E. H., and Movshon, J. A., ACM Siggraph and Sigart Interdisciplinary Workshop on Motion: Representation and Perception (pp. 11-16), Toronto; April 4-6 (1983).  

Looking at the World Through a Rose-Colored Ganzfeld
  Adelson, E. H., Vision Research, 21:749-750 (1982).   

Modeling the Human Visual System
  Adelson, E. H., Carlson, C. R., and Pica, A. P., RCA Engineer, 27:56-64 (1982).

Phenomenal Coherence of Moving Visual Patterns
  Adelson, E. H., and Movshon, J. A., Nature, 300:523-525 (1982).  

Saturation and Adaptation in the Rod System
  Adelson, E. H., Vision Research, 22:1299-1312 (1982).  

The Delayed Rod Afterimage
  Adelson, E. H., Vision Research, 22:1313-1328 (1982).  

Image Data Compression with the Laplacian Pyramid
  Adelson, E. H., and Burt, P. J., Proceeding of the Conference on Pattern Recognition and Image Processing, Dallas, TX, pp. 218-223. Los Angeles, CA: IEEE Computer Society Press (1981).  

A Non-linear Scale for Plotting Color Matching Functions
  Adelson, E. H., Journal of the Optical Society of America, 71:201-203 (1981).

The Psychophysics of Iconic Storage
  Adelson, E. H., and Jonides, J., Journal of Experimental Psychology, Human Perception and Performance, 6:486-493 (1979).

Visual Persistence Without the Rods
  Adelson, E. H., Perception and Psychophysics, 26:245-246 (1979).

Iconic Storage: The Role of Rods
 Adelson, E. H.,, Science, 201:544-546 (1978).  


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