This page contains a few remarks and guidelines for students who would
like to conduct research with me.
My current current interests are imaging, computational photography,
low level computer vision, 3D scanning, and some aspects of perception.
Have a look at my recent
research to get an idea of the topics.
Note: although I have worked in rendering in the past, it has
bee a while since I have conducted research in this area. I am
therefore not likely to work with students whose primary interest lies
in this topic, unless they are truly exceptional.
Admission into the UBC graduate programs (M.Sc and Ph.D) is is decided
by the Department of Computer Science. Although I will
be consulted about candidates in my area, I can not directly
accept you myself. The only way to get admitted into one of our
graduate programs is by sending your formal application to the
department through the appropriate channels, which are detailed here:
Decisions will be made once your full application is on file. Only
afterwards can I and will I make promises about admission to my
That said, if you are preparing an application to the department and
are interested in working with me, I do encourage you to send me a
short email with your attached research statement and CV. This is
in addition to the official application. In your official research
statement, you should also indicate that you are interested in working
with me, and select "graphics-imaging" as one of your research
interests on our grad application form. These steps ensure that I will
see your application and can provide feedback to the graduate admissions
There are several ways to get involved in research as an undergraduate
- Course research for UBC undergraduate students: students
with good grades qualify for taking the directed studies course
(CPSC 448), in which you can get course credit for conducting a
small (1 term) research project. Honors students need to do a
thesis project (CPSC 449), which is a similar arrangement. In both
cases it makes most sense to do the research over the
summer, or at a time where you are not taking more than at
most one other course.
- Paid summer internships: every year I hire one or two
paid interns. These positions are available to Canadian
citizens or permanent residents only. If you are interested,
send me email. I will require that you have either recently taken
a course with me or that you come highly recommended by at least
one faculty member at your university. You should also be aware of
(info for UBC undergrads).
Having such a fellowship increases the likelihood that I will
able to accept you as a summer intern.
As mentioned, I can not offer paid internships for foreign
students. If you are an IIT student seeking an internship
opportunity at UBC or another Canadian university, you might want
- Volunteering / unpaid research internships: I
occasionally accept volunteers and foreign visitors on a
case-by-case basis. Visa considerations limit the duration of visits
by foreign students to 3 months or less.