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Local Laplacian Filters
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Local Laplacian Filters: Edge-Aware Image Processing with a Laplacian Pyramid

In this paper, we demonstrate that state-of-the-art edge-aware filters can be achieved with standard Laplacian pyramids.

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Technical Perspective: Big Data Needs Approximate Computing

"Neural Acceleration for General-Purpose Approximate Programs" demonstrates the significant advantages in cost, power, and latency through approximate computing...

Neural Acceleration For General-Purpose Approximate Programs
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Neural Acceleration For General-Purpose Approximate Programs

This paper describes a new approach that uses machine learning-based transformations to accelerate approximation-tolerant programs.

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Technical Perspective: The Intricate Dance of Fabric and Light

For years, graphics programs have simulated fabric as a collection of fibers, requiring tweaks to algorithms for each new fabric. "Building Volumetric Appearance...

Building Volumetric Appearance Models of Fabric Using Micro CT Imaging
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Building Volumetric Appearance Models of Fabric Using Micro CT Imaging

Visualizing and rendering cloth has been an important area of graphics research for decades. This paper proposes a new approach to acquiring volume models, based...

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Technical Perspective: Attacking a Problem from the Middle

"Dissection: A New Paradigm for Solving Bicomposite Search Problems," by Itai Dinur, Orr Dunkelman, Nathan Keller, and Adi Shamir, presents an elegant new algorithm...

Dissection
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Dissection: A New Paradigm For Solving Bicomposite Search Problems

In this paper, we introduce the new notion of bicomposite search problems, and show that they can be solved with improved combinations of time and space complexities...

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Technical Perspective: Portraiture in the Age of Big Data

"Moving Portraits" is, in some sense, part of the perpetual quest to capture the perfect portrait. Its principal contribution is in adapting this age-old problem...

Moving Portraits
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Moving Portraits

We present an approach for generating face animations from large image collections of the same person. By optimizing the quantity and order in which photos are...

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Technical Perspective: Motion Fields For Interactive Character Animation

The following paper effectively treats motion clips as a set of independent motion vectors. In their ensemble, these high-dimensional motion vectors define a...

Motion Fields For Interactive Character Locomotion
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Motion Fields For Interactive Character Locomotion

We propose a novel representation of motion data and control of virtual characters that gives highly agile responses to user input and allows a natural handling...

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Technical Perspective: A 'Reasonable' Solution to Deformation Methods

Jacobson et al. construct a deformation method that allows a wide range of handle types (points, line segments, open and closed polygons) and produces deformations...

Bounded Biharmonic Weights For Real-Time Deformation
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Bounded Biharmonic Weights For Real-Time Deformation

Changing an object's shape is a basic operation in computer graphics. Our goal is to make the design and control of deformations simpler by allowing the user to...

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Technical Perspective: Centip3De Demonstrates More Than Moore...

Exponentially increasing transistor integration also demands more interconnections, which have started hitting fundamental limits. The Centip3De design demonstrates...

Centip3De
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Centip3De: A Many-Core Prototype Exploring 3D Integration and Near-Threshold Computing

This paper evaluates the use of three-dimensional integration to reduce global interconnect by adding multiple layers of silicon with vertical connections between...

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Technical Perspective: Can We Verify Cyber-Physical Systems?

Developing effective symbolic verification technology for mixed discrete-analog models has proved to be a challenging problem. The following paper by Althoff...

Formal Verification of Phase-Locked Loops Using Reachability Analysis and Continuization
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Formal Verification of Phase-Locked Loops Using Reachability Analysis and Continuization

We present a scalable and formal technique to verify locking time and stability for charge-pump phase-locked loops (PLLs).

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Technical Perspective: Progress in Visual Categorization

Our visual system helps us carry out our daily business. Our eyes and brain help us by measuring shapes, trajectories, and distances in world around us, and by...

Visual Object Detection with Deformable Part Models
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Visual Object Detection with Deformable Part Models

We describe a state-of-the-art system for finding objects in cluttered images. Our system is based on deformable models that represent objects using local part...

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Technical Perspective: A Fresh Approach to Vector Graphics

The following paper makes a fundamental contribution to the world of vector graphics by introducing a new primitive called diffusion curve.
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