Yasutaka Furukawa
PhD, University of Illinois, 2008
BS, University of Tokyo, 2001

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Yasutaka Furukawa

Assistant Professor


Professor Furukawa's work centers on computer vision and computer graphics. His work includes designing and implementing a city-scale dense 3D reconstruction pipeline from aerial images, running in an unprecedented scale for hundreds of cities all over the world.

His multi-view stereo (MVS) algorithm has been recognized as the best 3D reconstruction algorithm from calibrated photographs based on the quantitative evaluation conducted by Computer Vision researchers. The MVS software has been used at numerous academic and industrial settings, including several visual effect companies, Industrial Light and Magic and Weta digital, for real film-production purposes, and also at Google.


Professor Furukawa joins Washington University in St. Louis from Google, where he worked as a software engineer developing products for Google Maps. He also carried out his post-doctoral research at the Graphics and Imaging Laboratory at the University of Washington.

Creates photorealistic
3-D ​​​​maps of ​indoor spaces & cities

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