Best Papers

CSC 262 - Computer Vision - Weinman

1  Introduction

We will read and discuss in class one or two of the best papers from the most recent top systems conferences. In this way, we'll be learning together:

2  Candidates

Our candidates (listed in no particular order) are drawn from CVPR 2019, CVPR 2020, ECCV 2020, and ICCV 2019. See the list of papers below and read their abstracts.
  1. A Theory of Fermat Paths for Non-Line-Of-Sight Shape Reconstruction Shumian Xin, Sotiris Nousias, Kiriakos N. Kutulakos, Aswin C. Sankaranarayanan, Srinivasa G. Narasimhan, Ioannis Gkioulekas. (CVPR '19)
  2. Reinforced Cross-Modal Matching and Self-Supervised Imitation Learning for Vision-Language Navigation. Xin Wang, Qiuyuan Huang, Asli Celikyilmaz, Jianfeng Gao, Dinghan Shen, Yuan-Fang Wang, William Yang Wang, Lei Zhang. (CVPR '19)
  3. Unsupervised Learning of Probably Symmetric Deformable 3D Objects From Images in the Wild. Shangzhe Wu, Christian Rupprecht, Andrea Vedaldi. (CVPR '20)
  4. BSP-Net: Generating Compact Meshes via Binary Space Partitioning. Zhiqin Chen, Andrea Tagliasacchi, Hao Zhang. (CVPR '20)
  5. SinGAN: Learning a Generative Model From a Single Natural Image.Tamar Rott Shaham, Tali Dekel, Tomer Michaeli. (ICCV '19)
  6. RAFT: Recurrent All-Pairs Field Transforms for Optical Flow. Zachary Teed, Jia Deng. (ECCV '20)

3  Voting

Please vote by emailing your TOP TWO choices (by number) to the instructor by Wed Dec 9.

4  Responses

You will be required to submit a brief 225-275 word critical response to the paper before class to help prepare you for the discussion. In particular, you should note: You should include at least two primary points that critique, dispute, extend, or reinforce the paper. Submit your responses (in plain text format only) via Gradescope; they are due at the beginnning of class on the day of discussion.


The questions above are inspired by and adapted from the following works.
Fong, Philip W.L., Reading a computer science research paper, SIGCSE Bulletin 41, 2 (2009), pp. 138-140. doi:10.1145/1595453.1595493
Keshav, S., How to read a paper, SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review 37, 3 (2007), pp. 83-84.
Jerod Weinman
Created 20 June 2008
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