Phillip Isola

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About me

I am a Ph.D. student in Brain & Cognitive Sciences at MIT. I study a mix of human and computer vision. I am advised by Professor Ted Adelson.


Publications

Isola, P.*, Lim, J. J.*, Adelson, E. H.
Discovering States and Transformations in Image Collections
IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2015 (oral).
[Paper][Dataset and Code coming soon!]
Bylinskii, Z., Isola, P., Bainbridge, C., Torralba, A., Oliva, A.
Intrinsic and Extrinsic Effects on Image Memorability
Vision Research, 2015.
[Paper][Website]
Zhang, Z., Isola, P., Adelson, E. H.
Sparkle Vision: Seeing the World through Random Specular Microfacets
Arxiv, 2014.
[Paper]
Isola, P., Zoran, D., Krishnan, D., Adelson, E. H.
Crisp Boundary Detection Using Pointwise Mutual Information
European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2014 (oral).
[Paper][Website]
Isola, P. and Liu, C.
Scene Collaging: Analysis and Synthesis of Natural Images with Semantic Layers.
International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2013.
[Paper][Website]
Isola, P., Xiao, J., Parikh, D., Torralba, A., Oliva, A.
What Makes a Photograph Memorable?
Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI), 2013.
[Paper][Website]
Borkin, M., Vo, A., Bylinskii, Z., Isola, P., Sunkavalli, S., Oliva, A., Pfister, H.
What Makes a Visualization Memorable?
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Infovis), 2013.
[Paper][Website]
Bainbridge, W. A., Isola, P., Oliva, A.
The Intrinsic Memorability of Face Images.
Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 2013.
[Paper][Website]
Oliva, A., Isola, P., Khosla, A., Bainbridge, W.A.
What makes a picture memorable?
SPIE Newsroom Article, 2013.
[Article]
Khosla, A.*, Xiao, J.*, Isola, P., Torralba, A., Oliva, A.
Image Memorability and Visual Inception.
SIGGRAPH Asia Technical Briefs (Invited Paper), 2012.
[Paper]
Cole, F., Isola, P., Freeman, W. T., Durand, F., Adelson, E. H.
Shapecollage: Occlusion-aware, example-based shape interpretation.
European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2012.
[Paper][Website]
Bainbridge, W. A.*, Isola, P.*, Blank, I., Oliva, A.
Establishing a database for studying human face photograph memorability.
Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Cognitive Sciences Society, 2012.
[Paper][Website]
Isola, P., Parikh, D., Torralba, A., Oliva, A.
Understanding the intrinsic memorability of images.
Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), 2011.
[Paper]Website]
Isola, P., Xiao, J., Torralba, A., Oliva, A.
What makes an image memorable?
IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2011.
[Paper][Website]
Turk-Browne, N. B., Isola, P. J., Scholl, B. J., Treat, T. A.
Multidimensional visual statistical learning.
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2008.
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Other recent projects

Seeing sight -- Final project for MAS.531. Annotates what is seen by one camera from the perspective of another camera.

Bayesian generative shape from shading -- Final project for 9.660. Infers simple bumpy shapes with a generative model.

Apps -- A few simple apps written in Processing.

Photos -- flickr site with photos.

Overgrowth -- Upcoming game from Wolfire Games, where I worked for a year, mainly on the map editor and other tools for this game. They have an interesting, and very revealing, development blog here!