I am a Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, Santa Barbara working under the supervision of Dr. Pradeep Sen.
My main research interests include computer graphics, computational photography, and machine learning.
Specifically, I have been working on denoising Monte Carlo rendered images using neural networks.
- S. Bako, P. Sen, A. Kaplanyan
"Deep Appearance Prefiltering"
ACM Transactions on Graphics, Vol. 42, No. 2, August 2023, (Proceedings of ACM SIGGRAPH 2023).
- S. Bako, M. Meyer, T. DeRose, P. Sen,
"Offline Deep Importance Sampling for Monte Carlo Path Tracing"
Computer Graphics Forum, Vol. 38, No. 7, Oct 2019, (Proceedings of Pacific Graphics 2019).
- S. Bako, T. Vogels, B. McWilliams, M. Meyer, J. Novak, A. Harvill, P. Sen, T. DeRose, F. Rousselle,
"Kernel-Predicting Convolutional Networks for Denoising Monte Carlo Renderings,"
ACM Transactions on Graphics, Vol. 36, No. 4, July 2017, (Proceedings of ACM SIGGRAPH 2017).
- S. Bako, S. Darabi, E. Shechtman, J. Wang, K. Sunkavalli, P. Sen,
"Removing Shadows from Images of Documents,"Proceedings of ACCV 2016.
- N. Khademi Kalantari, S. Bako, P. Sen,
"A Machine Learning Approach for Filtering Monte Carlo Noise,"ACM Transactions on Graphics, Vol. 34, No. 4, August 2015, (Proceedings of ACM SIGGRAPH 2015).
UCSB MIRAGE Lab
Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of California, Santa BarbaraSanta Barbara, CA 93106-9560E-mail: stevebako [at] umail.ucsb.edu