Research

Kari Pulli

Kari Pulli, Ph.D.
Senior Director of Research
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Bio:

Kari heads the Mobile Visual Computing Research team (Karen Eguiazarian, Iuri Frosio, Orazio Gallo, Shalini Gupta, Jan Kautz, Kihwan Kim, Dawid Pajak, Dikpal Reddy, Alejandro Troccoli, Yun-Ta Tsai) which works on topics related to cameras, imaging, and vision on mobile devices such as tablets, smartphones, and cars. Previously he was at Nokia (1999-2004 in Oulu, Finland; 2004-06 a visiting scientist at MIT CSAIL; 2006-11 at Nokia Research Center Palo Alto). He was one of the 3 Nokia Fellows in 2010 (6th in Nokia history), and a Member of CEO's Technology Council. Kari worked on standardizing mobile graphics APIs at Khronos (OpenGL ES, OpenVG) and JCP (M3G), wrote with colleagues a book on Mobile 3D Graphics, and lead a research group working on mobile augmented reality and computational photography (including the FCam architecture for computational cameras).

Kari has a B.Sc. from the University of Minnesota, M.Sc. and Lic. Tech. from the University of Oulu (Finland), and Ph.D. from the University of Washington (Seattle), all in Computer Science / Engineering; MBA from the University of Oulu; and he worked as a research associate at Stanford University as the technical lead of the Digital Michelangelo Project.

For more details and publication list see here.

Research Interests:

Mobile Visual Applications and Enablers (graphics and imaging), Computational Photography, Augmented Reality

Publications:
Perceptual Depth Compression for Stereo Applications
WYSIWYG Computational Photography via Viewfinder Editing
Realtime Computer Vision with OpenCV
An Energy Efficient Time-sharing Pyramid Pipeline for Multi-resolution Computer Vision
HDR Deghosting: How to Deal with Saturation?
Exposure Stacks for Live Scenes with Hand-held Cameras
Robust Stereo with Flash and No-flash Image Pairs
Metering for Exposure Stacks
FCam for Multiple Cameras