James Tompkin



Post-doctoral Researcher
Visual Computing Group


Contact



Follow @jamestompkin

Maxwell Dworkin 211
33 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA, 02138

Office hours: Please email me.

Teaching

Spring 2016:
CS171—Visualization
Harvard University

Summer 2015:
User-centric Computational
Videography

ACM SIGGRAPH 2015

Spring 2015:
CS171—Visualization
Harvard University

Summer 2013:
Computer Vision for
Computer Graphics

Max-Planck-Institute
for Informatics

Exhibitions

Rear Window Augmented
with Jeff Desom

Museum of the Moving Image
New York City
7th Nov. 2015 to 10th April 2016

ISCP
New York City
7–9th November 2014

Festival Imaginales
Epinal, France

26–29th May 2014

Luxembourg Film Festival
28th February to 9th March 2014

Press (Selected)

2015

Computational Design of Metallophone Contact Sounds
Popular Science, Wired, Gizmodo, NSF Science360.

Rear Window Augmented
The Wall Street Journal

Archive
2014

Automatic Noise Modeling for Ghost-free HDR Reconstruction
Informatik Spektrum cover, February

2013

Light Field Painting
Architect

How Not To Be Seen
Slashdot

2012

Video Inpainting
YouTube—125k views so far
Galileo (TV program, ProSieben German channel)
Informatik Spektrum cover, April

2009

Adaptive Architecture
TimeOut London—Digital Cities: London's Future exhibition

Acknowledgements

My intrepid collaborators and co-authors!

My funding agencies: the UK EPSRC, the BBC, Intel, the US National Science Foundation, and the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

The open source Web com­munity: HTML5 Boiler­plate, Ryan Johnston, Joshua N. Hibbert, Practical­Typo­graphy.com, and EB Gara­mond.

How can we make video a creative medium for every­one?
How can image understanding help us ex­plore media?
How can computation re­move bar­riers from design?

As a post-doctoral researcher at the Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, I work with Prof. Hanspeter Pfister and the Visual Computing Group. I cre­ate gra­phics, vision, and inter­action tech­niques to improve our under­standing of the connections within media, and so further our ability to edit and explore the visual world.

Previously, I worked with Prof. Christian Theobalt at the Max-Planck-Institute for Informatics and the Intel Visual Computing Institute. I studied for my EngD with Prof. Jan Kautz at Univer­sity College London, sponsored by the BBC, and for my MSci at King's College London.

MP4 download (200MB)

News

11thNovember2015At ACM UIST to present my work on interactive light field painting—website. Demo @ UIST too!
3rdNovember2015With colleages, presenting three works at SIGGRAPH Asia! One, two, three!
7thNovember2015New exhibition of Rear Window Augmented at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York City, with Jeff Desom.
3rdOctober2015Helping to support The Harvard Campaign for Arts and Sciences at the Harvard Assembly.
14thAugust2015At ACM SIGGRAPH to teach advanced video processing—website.

Archive
1stApril2014Moved to Harvard SEAS!

Publications—2015

James Tompkin, Samuel Muff, James McCann, Hanspeter Pfister, Jan Kautz, Marc Alexa, Wojciech Matusik
Joint 5D Pen Input for Light Field Displays
ACM User Interface Software and Technology (UIST 2015)
Helge Rhodin, James Tompkin, Kwang In Kim, Edilson de Aguiar, Hanspeter Pfister, Hans-Peter Seidel, Christian Theobalt
Generalizing Wave Gestures from Sparse Examples for Real-time Character Control
ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH Asia 2015)
Related project websites: Direct Motion Mapping
Nicolas Bonneel, James Tompkin, Kalyan Sunkavalli, Deqing Sun, Sylvain Paris, Hanspeter Pfister
Blind Video Temporal Consistency
ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH Asia 2015)
Gaurav Bharaj, David I.W. Levin, James Tompkin, Yun Fei, Hanspeter Pfister, Wojciech Matusik, Changxi Zheng
Computational Design of Metallophone Contact Sounds
ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH Asia 2015)
Gaurav Bharaj, Stelian Coros, Bernhard Thomaszewski, James Tompkin, Bernd Bickel, Hanspeter Pfister
Computational Design of Walking Automata
ACM Symposium on Computer Animation (SCA 2015)
Kwang In Kim, James Tompkin, Hanspeter Pfister, Christian Theobalt
Context-guided Diffusion for Label Propagation on Graphs
International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV 2015)
Kwang In Kim, James Tompkin, Hanspeter Pfister, Christian Theobalt
Semi-supervised Learning with Explicit Relationship Regularization
IEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2015)
Kwang In Kim, James Tompkin, Hanspeter Pfister, Christian Theobalt
Local High-order Regularization on Data Manifolds
IEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2015)

2014

Nicolas Bonneel, Kalyan Sunkavalli, James Tompkin, Deqing Sun, Sylvain Paris, Hanspeter Pfister
Interactive Intrinsic Video Editing
ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH Asia 2014)
Younghee Kwon, Kwang In Kim, James Tompkin, Jin Hyung Kim, and Christian Theobalt
Efficient Learning of Image Super-resolution and Compression Artifact Removal with Semi-local Gaussian Processes
Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI)
Fabrizio Pece, James Tompkin, Hanspeter Pfister, Jan Kautz, Christian Theobalt
Device Effect on Panoramic Video+Context Tasks
European Conference on Visual Media Production (CVMP 2014)
Paper Supplemental
Related project websites: Vidicontexts
Helge Rhodin, James Tompkin, Kwang In Kim, Kiran Varanasi, Hans-Peter Seidel, Christian Theobalt
Interactive Motion Mapping for Real-time Character Control
Computer Graphics Forum (Eurographics 2014)

2013

Miguel Granados, Kwang In Kim, James Tompkin, Christian Theobalt
Automatic Noise Modeling for Ghost-free HDR Reconstruction
ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH Asia 2013)
Kwang In Kim, James Tompkin, Christian Theobalt
Curvature-aware Regularization on Riemannian Submanifolds
International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV 2013)
James Tompkin, Fabrizio Pece, Rajvi Shah, Shahram Izadi, Jan Kautz, Christian Theobalt
Video Collections in Panoramic Contexts
User Interface Software and Technology (UIST 2013)
James Tompkin, Min H. Kim, Kwang In Kim, Jan Kautz, Christian Theobalt
Preference and Artifact Analysis for Video Collections of Places
ACM Transactions on Applied Perception (TAP)
James Tompkin, Simon Heinzle, Jan Kautz, Wojciech Matusik
Content-adaptive Lenticular Prints
ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2013)
James Tompkin
Exploring Sparse Unstructured Video Collections of Places
EngD Thesis @ University College London

2012

Philippe Levieux, James Tompkin, Jan Kautz
Interactive Viewpoint Video Textures
European Conference on Visual Media Production (CVMP 2012)
Miguel Granados, Kwang In Kim, James Tompkin, Jan Kautz, Christian Theobalt
Background Inpainting for Videos with Dynamic Objects and a Free-moving Camera
European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV 2012)
Kwang In Kim, James Tompkin, Martin Theobald, Jan Kautz, Christian Theobalt
Match Graph Construction for Large Image Databases
European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV 2012)
James Tompkin, Kwang In Kim, Jan Kautz, Christian Theobalt
Videoscapes: Exploring Sparse Unstructured Video Collections
ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2012)
James Tompkin, Samuel Muff, Stanislav Jakuschevskij, Jim McCann, Jan Kautz, Marc Alexa, Wojciech Matusik
Interactive Light Field Painting
SIGGRAPH 2012 Emerging Technologies
Miguel Granados, James Tompkin, Kwang In Kim, Oliver Grau, Jan Kautz, Christian Theobalt
How Not to Be Seen - Object Removal from Videos of Crowded Scenes
Computer Graphics Forum (Eurographics 2012)
Henrik Lieng, James Tompkin, Jan Kautz
Interactive Multi-perspective Imagery from Photos and Videos
Computer Graphics Forum (Eurographics 2012)

2011

Feng Xu, Yebin Liu, Carsten Stoll, James Tompkin, Gaurav Bharaj, Qionghai Dai, Hans-Peter Seidel, Jan Kautz, and Christian Theobalt
Video-based Characters - Creating New Human Performances from a Multi-view Video Database
ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2011)
James Tompkin, Fabrizio Pece, Kartic Subr, Jan Kautz
Towards Moment Images: Automatic Cinemagraphs
European Conference on Visual Media Production (CVMP 2011)
Beste F. Yuksel, Michael Donnerer, James Tompkin, Anthony Steed
Novel P300 BCI Interfaces to Directly Select Physical and Virtual Objects
International Brain-Computer Interface Conference (BCI 2011)

2010

Beste F. Yuksel, Michael Donnerer, James Tompkin, and Anthony Steed
A Novel Brain-computer Interface using a Multi-touch Surface
ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI 2010)

2009

Jennifer G. Sheridan, James Tompkin, Abel Maciel, and George Roussos
DIY Design Process for Interactive Surfaces
British HCI Group Annual Conference on People and Computers (BCS-HCI 2009)

2006

James Tompkin
Venues: A Networked Visual Instrument
MSci Dissertation @ King's College, London