Manolis Savva

Manolis Savva
 
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Princeton University
Computer Science Department
Graphics Lab | Vision Lab
CV/Résumé (updated 2016-03-13)
msavva at princeton dot edu
     

I am a postdoctoral research associate at the Princeton University Computer Graphics and Vision Lab, where I work with Thomas Funkhouser. My research focuses on analysis, organization and generation of 3D content through a human-centric lens of ``common sense'' semantics. The methods that I work on are stepping stones towards a holistic form of 3D scene understanding revolving around people, with applications in computer graphics, computer vision, and robotics.

I received my Ph.D. from Stanford University, under the supervision of Pat Hanrahan. Prior to that, I was an undergraduate at Cornell University where I worked with Steve Marschner.

Research Interests

  • Human-centric 3D scene analysis and 3D scene generation
  • 3D scene modeling and design interfaces
  • Data visualization
  • Spatial cognition and natural language understanding

News

December 2016
I am presenting in the "Directions in Shape Analysis towards Functionality" course at SIGGRAPH Asia 2016
September 2016
I have graduated from Stanford and moved to Princeton

Travel

Dec 5-9 2016 : SIGGRAPH Asia 2016
Dec 1-2 2016 : Stanford; Intel retreat

Research Projects

Publications

Body-centric Understanding of 3D Environments  

Body-centric Understanding of 3D Environments

Manolis Savva
Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Computer Science, Stanford University, 2016
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SHREC'16 Track: Large-Scale 3D Shape Retrieval from ShapeNet Core55  

SHREC'16 Track: Large-Scale 3D Shape Retrieval from ShapeNet Core55

Manolis Savva, Fisher Yu, Hao Su, Masaki Aono, Baoquan Chen, Daniel Cohen-Or, Weihong Deng, Hang Su, Song Bai, Xiang Bai, Noa Fish, Jiajie Han, Evangelos Kalogerakis, Erik G. Learned-Miller, Yangyan Li, Minghui Liao, Subhransu Maji, Atsushi Tatsuma, Yida Wang, Nanhai Zhang, Zhichao Zhou
Eurographics Workshop on 3D Object Retrieval 2016
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Semantically-Enriched 3D Models for Common-sense Knowledge  

Semantically-Enriched 3D Models for Common-sense Knowledge

Manolis Savva, Angel X. Chang, Pat Hanrahan
CVPR 2015 Vision meets Cognition Workshop
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On Being the Right Scale: Sizing Large Collections of 3D Models  

On Being the Right Scale: Sizing Large Collections of 3D Models

Manolis Savva, Angel X. Chang, Gilbert Bernstein, Christopher D. Manning, Pat Hanrahan
SIGGRAPH Asia 2014 Workshop on Indoor Scene Understanding: Where Graphics meets Vision
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Learning Spatial Knowledge for Text to 3D Scene Generation  

Learning Spatial Knowledge for Text to 3D Scene Generation

Angel X. Chang, Manolis Savva, Christopher D. Manning
Proceedings of the 2014 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2014)
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Learning Affordance Maps by Observing Interactions  

Learning Affordance Maps by Observing Interactions

Manolis Savva, Angel X. Chang, Matthew Fisher, Matthias Nießner, Pat Hanrahan
CVPR 2014 Workshop on Functionality, Physics, Intentionality and Causality
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Interactive Learning of Spatial Knowledge for Text to 3D Scene Generation  

Interactive Learning of Spatial Knowledge for Text to 3D Scene Generation

Angel X. Chang, Manolis Savva, Christopher D. Manning
Proceedings of the ACL 2014 Workshop on Interactive Language Learning, Visualization, and Interfaces
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Semantic Parsing for Text to 3D Scene Generation  

Semantic Parsing for Text to 3D Scene Generation

Angel X. Chang, Manolis Savva, Christopher D. Manning
Proceedings of the ACL 2014 Workshop on Semantic Parsing
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GraphPrism: Compact Visualization of Network Structure  

GraphPrism: Compact Visualization of Network Structure

Sanjay Kairam, Diana MacLean, Manolis Savva, Jeffrey Heer
Advanced Visual Interfaces, 2012
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ReVision: Automated Classification, Analysis and Redesign of Chart Images  

ReVision: Automated Classification, Analysis and Redesign of Chart Images

Manolis Savva, Nicholas Kong, Arti Chhajta, Li Fei-Fei, Maneesh Agrawala, Jeffrey Heer
ACM User Interface Software & Technology (UIST), 2011 [Notable Paper Award]
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Education

Ph.D., Computer Science, Stanford University, Fall 2010 - Summer 2016

B.A., Physics and Computer Science, Cornell University, Fall 2005 - Fall 2009

Teaching

I was an instructor for:
  • Introduction to Computer Graphics and Imaging (CS 148), Summer 2015 at Stanford
I was a teaching assistant for:
  • Introduction to Computer Graphics and Imaging (CS 148), Summer 2011 at Stanford
  • Introduction to Scientific Computing (CS 3220), Spring 2010 at Cornell
  • Introduction to Computer Graphics (CS 4620), Fall 2009 at Cornell