kaleigh smith


Since January 2009 I have worked at Google Zurich. Until December 2008, I was as a computer graphics phd student at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken, Germany. I spent six months on a research 'stage' in Grenoble, France with the ARTIS group. For a year and a half before that, I was doing much of the same at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

My research interests are visual: perception, artistic techniques, motion, photography. I am motivated by experiences, media and art in the real world.


Contours and Contrast
A thesis for obtaining the title of Doctor of Engineering.
Kaleigh Smith
December 11th, 2008

Thesis webpage

A Perceptual Evaluation of 3D Unsharp Masking [ pdf, 1MB ]
Matthias Ihrke, Tobias Ritschel, Kaleigh Smith, Thorsten Grosch, Karol Myszk owski and Hans-Peter Seidel.
Proceedings Human Vision. and Electronic Imaging XIV (SPIE 7240), 2009.

MPI Informatik project webpage

3D Unsharp Masking for Scene Coherent Enhancement
Tobias Ritschel, Kaleigh Smith, Matthias Ihrke, Thorsten Grosch, Karol Myszkowski and Hans-Peter Seidel.
ACM Trans. Graph. 27(3) (Proceedings SIGGRAPH 2008), 2008.

MPI Informatik project webpage

Apparent Greyscale: A Simple and Fast Conversion to Perceptually Accurate Images and Video [ pdf, 1MB ]
Kaleigh Smith, Pierre-Edouard Landes, Joëlle Thollot and Karol Myszkowski.
Eurographics 2008, Crete, Greece.
This paper was awarded the 3rd Best Paper Award

MPI Informatik project webpage

Automatic Pen-and-Ink Illustration of Tone, Gloss, And Texture [ Report Site ]
Kaleigh Smith, Cyril Soler, Thomas Luft, Oliver Deussen, Joëlle Thollot.
INRIA Technical Report 0045420, February 2010.

Beyond Tone Mapping: Enhanced Depiction of Tone Mapped HDR Images [ pdf, 16MB ]
Kaleigh Smith, Grzegorz Krawczyk, Karol Myszkowski and Hans-Peter Seidel.
Eurographics 2006, Vienna, Austria.

MPI Informatik Project webpage

A Spectral Approach to NPR Packing
Ketan Dalal, Allison Klein, Yunjun Liu and Kaleigh Smith.
NPAR 2006: The 4th International Symposium on Non-Photorealistic Animation and Rendering.

Project webpage

Animosaics [ pdf, 4MB ]
Kaleigh Smith, Yunjun Liu, and Allison Klein. McGill University.
ACM SIGGRAPH/ Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation, 2005.

Project webpage: animosaics

Finding Odd Cycle Transversals [ ps, 90KB ]
B. Reed, K. Smith, and A. Vetta. Finding Odd Cycle Transversals. Operations Research Letters 32 (2004), 299-301.

Background on the haplotype assembly problem: www.cs.mcgill.ca/~kaleigh/compbio/snp/snp_summary.html

Towards Quality Control for DNA Microarrays [ camera pdf, 400KB ]
K. Smith and M. Hallett. Towards Quality Control for DNA Microarrays. Journal of Computational Biology, Volume 11, Number 5, 2004, 945-970.

Project website: www.mcb.mcgill.ca/~genechips


NPR for HDR: Stylizing with High Dynamic Range Photographs [ pdf, 7MB ]
Kaleigh Smith, Grzegorz Krawczyk. NPAR 2006: The 4th International Symposium on Non-Photorealistic Animation and Rendering.


Perspective: multiple perspective, nonlinear projection
Review of representation systems and selected research in Computer Graphics on the topic of rendering with multiple persectives or nonlinear perspective projections. [ pdf, 4MB ], April 2005

° Related: Jon Meyer's multiple perspective composite photos from siggraph 2005.

Logos: processing, perception and cognition
Original work on the design and interpretation of logos [ pdf, 1MB ], February 2005

° More about the woolmark and its knot origin
° Related: IHT on dynamic logos (02/11/2007)
° Related: GoodLogo

Video Tooning, by Jue Wang, Yingqing Xu, Heung-Yeung Shum, and Michael F. Cohen
Presentation on the 2004 SIGGRAPH paper [ pdf, 1.1MB], Spring 2004

Jigsaw Image Mosaics, by Junhwan Kim and Fabio Pellacini
Presentation on the 2002 SIGGRAPH paper [ pdf, 1.2MB ], March 2004