Broadly speaking, I am interested in all areas of computer graphics and computer vision. My work seeks to address the following high-level questions:
    Computer Graphics: What powerful tools can we provide to artists, designers, scientists, and novice users for creating beautiful, expressive, artistic, and/or illustrative imagery and animation?
    Computer Vision: How can we visually understand the world, extract meaning from images, and model the human visual system?
    Moreover, I am interested in applications of Machine Learning to these two areas, as well as applications to Human-Computer Interaction.

    Awards and Honors
    UIST Honorable Mention Paper Award, 2017
    CHI Honorable Mention Paper Award, 2017
    CHI Honorable Mention Paper Award, 2015
    Canadian Conference on AI Best Paper Award, 2014
    BMVC Best Science Paper Award, 2013
    Rice Outstanding Young Engineering Alumnus, 2011
    Steacie Prize for Natural Sciences, 2010
    CACS/AIC Outstanding Young CS Researcher Award, 2009
    University of Toronto Computer Science Student Union Teaching Award, 2008
    Microsoft New Faculty Fellowship, 2006
    Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, 2006
    Ontario Early Researcher Award, 2005
    TR100: MIT Technology Review's 100 Top Young Innovators Under 35, 2004
    Janet Fabri Memorial Award for Outstanding Dissertation in Computer Science, New York University, 2002
    First Place, ACM/IBM Quest for Java '97
    Departmental Fellowship, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, 1996
    Member of winning team, ACM Regional Programming Contest, 1993
    Member of third place team, ACM Regional Programming Contest, 1995