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.


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.
Zhang, Z., Isola, P., Adelson, E. H.
Sparkle Vision: Seeing the World through Random Specular Microfacets
Arxiv, 2014.
Isola, P., Zoran, D., Krishnan, D., Adelson, E. H.
Crisp Boundary Detection Using Pointwise Mutual Information
European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2014 (oral).
Isola, P. and Liu, C.
Scene Collaging: Analysis and Synthesis of Natural Images with Semantic Layers.
International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2013.
Isola, P., Xiao, J., Parikh, D., Torralba, A., Oliva, A.
What Makes a Photograph Memorable?
Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI), 2013.
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.
Bainbridge, W. A., Isola, P., Oliva, A.
The Intrinsic Memorability of Face Images.
Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 2013.
Oliva, A., Isola, P., Khosla, A., Bainbridge, W.A.
What makes a picture memorable?
SPIE Newsroom Article, 2013.
Khosla, A.*, Xiao, J.*, Isola, P., Torralba, A., Oliva, A.
Image Memorability and Visual Inception.
SIGGRAPH Asia Technical Briefs (Invited Paper), 2012.
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.
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.
Isola, P., Parikh, D., Torralba, A., Oliva, A.
Understanding the intrinsic memorability of images.
Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), 2011.
Isola, P., Xiao, J., Torralba, A., Oliva, A.
What makes an image memorable?
IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2011.
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.

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!