I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University. 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 holistic 3D scene understanding revolving around people, with applications in computer graphics, computer vision, and robotics.

Prior to my current position I was a visiting researcher at Facebook AI Research and a postdoctoral research associate at the Princeton University Computer Graphics and Vision Labs. I received my Ph.D. from Stanford University, under the supervision of Pat Hanrahan. My undergraduate degree was in Physics and Computer Science at Cornell University.

News


Apr 2020
DD-PPO paper accepted at ICLR 2020.
Nov 2019
AI Habitat nominated for best paper award at ICCV 2019.
Mar 2019
Co-organizing three workshops at CVPR 2019: Habitat Challenge, 3D Scene Generation, and ScanNet Indoor Scene Understanding.
Mar 2019
Two papers accepted to CVPR 2019 and one paper at SIGGRAPH 2019.
Feb 2019
Released the AI Habitat platform.
Jan 2019
Started at SFU!
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Publications


The Replica Dataset: A Digital Replica of Indoor Spaces
The Replica Dataset: A Digital Replica of Indoor Spaces
Julian Straub, Thomas Whelan, Lingni Ma, Yufan Chen, Erik Wijmans, Simon Green, Jakob J. Engel, Raul Mur-Artal, Carl Ren, Shobhit Verma, Anton Clarkson, Mingfei Yan, Brian Budge, Yajie Yan, Xiaqing Pan, June Yon, Yuyang Zou, Kimberly Leon, Nigel Carter, Jesus Briales, Tyler Gillingham, Elias Mueggler, Luis Pesqueira, Manolis Savva, Dhruv Batra, Hauke M. Strasdat, Renzo De Nardi, Michael Goesele, Steven Lovegrove, Richard Newcombe
arXiv:1906.05797 [cs.CV]
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Functionality Representations and Applications for Shape Analysis
Functionality Representations and Applications for Shape Analysis
Ruizhen Hu, Manolis Savva, Oliver van Kaick
Eurographics STAR (State of The Art Report), CGF 2018
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Linking WordNet to 3D Shapes
Linking WordNet to 3D Shapes
Angel X. Chang, Rishi Mago, Pranav Krishna, Manolis Savva, Christiane Fellbaum
Proceedings of Global WordNet Conference 2018
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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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