Kari Pulli

Kari Pulli, Ph.D.
Senior Director of Research
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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

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