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Jack E. Tumblin

Associate Professor Emeritus of Computer Science


2233 Tech Drive
Mudd Room 3221
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

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Computer Science


Master of Science in Robotics Program

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Ph.D. Computer Science, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

M.S. Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 

Master of Fine Arts in Cinema, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

B.S. Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

Research Interests

EECS Associate Professor Jack Tumblin currently pursues topics in computer graphics and computational photography. Funded projects (NSF, Samsung, Adobe, nVIDIA, Mellon) include novel photographic sensors, optics, and lighting devices; image representations for scene capture, rendering and display; and low-cost self-contained systems to help museum curators explore, archive, and share more of their vast collections digitally.

Selected Publications

Xu, Bingjie (Jenny), Wu, Yunan, Hao, Pengxiao, Vermeulen, Marc, McGeachy, Alicia, Smith, Kate, Eeremin, Katherine, Rayner, Georgina, Verri, Giovanni, Willomitzer, Florian, Alfeld, Mattias, Tumblin, Jack, Katsaggelos, Aggelos, Walton, Marc ”Can Deep Learning Assist Automatic Identification of Layered Pigments from XRF Data?” Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry (JAAS), 2022, Vol 37, Issue 12, pp. 2672-2682

Manuel Ballester, Florian Schiffers, Zihao Wang, Hamid Hasani, Lionel Fiske, Prasan Shedligeri, Jack Tumblin, Florian Willomitzer, Aggelos K. Katsaggelos, and Oliver Cossairt; “Fast simulations in Computer-Generated Holograms for binary data storage” OSA Imaging and Applied Optics Congress 2021 (3D, COSI, DH, ISA, pcAOP) paper CTh4A.7 https://doi.org/10.1364/COSI.2021.CTh4A.7

Merlin A. Nau, Florian Schiffers, Yunhao Li, Bingjie Xu, Andreas Maier, Jack Tumblin, Marc Walton, Aggelos K. Katsaggelos, Florian Willomitzer, Oliver Cossairt, “Skinscan: Low-cost 3d-scanning for dermatologic diagnosis and documentation2021 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), pp. 2918-2922, 2021

Yunhao Li, Chia-Kai Yeh, Bingjie Xu, Florian Schiffers, Marc Walton, Jack Tumblin, Aggelos Katsaggelos, Florian Willomitzer, and Oliver Cossairt. “A Low-Cost Solution for 3D Reconstruction of Large-Scale Specular Objects”, OSA Imaging and Applied Optics Congress 2021 OSA Technical Digest,, paper CW4H.3 (https://doi.org/10.1364/COSI.2021.CW4H.3)

Xu, Bingjie (Jenny); Tumblin, J., et al., ”Can Deep Learning Assist Automatic Identification of Layered Pigments from XRF Data?” Gordon Research Conference (Invited Poster) 2022: Scientific Methods in Cultural Research, 6/2022 Les Diablerets, Switzerland.

Xu, B., He, K., Hao, P., Gao, J., Willomitzer, F., Katsaggelos, A., Tumblin, J., Cossairt, O., Walton, M., “Time-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography can Measure Artworks with High Penetration and High Resolution”, SPIE Optical Metrology International Symposium, paper #11058-21, at 24th International Congress on Photonics in Europe, June 24-27, 2019, Munich, GER

Xu, B. (Jenny), Willomitzer, F., Yeh, C-K., Li, F., Gupta, V., Tumblin, J., Walton, M., Cossairt, O., ”3D Suface Measurement and Analysis of Works of Art”, ASILOMAR 2019: 53rd Annual Asilmar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, Nov. 3-6, 2019 Pacific Grove, CA, USA; Session WA7a, opening paper: Imaging and Multimedia (invited paper; oral presentation) p. 1779-1782 4 p. 9048720. (Conference Record - Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers; vol. 2019-November).

Cossairt, O., Huang, X., Matsuda, N., Tumblin, J., Katsaggelos, A., Kronkright, D., Bearman, G., Stratis, H., Broadway, M., Walton, M., “Surface Shape Studies of the Art of Paul Gauguin”, Digital Heritage Granada Conference, September 2015, Granada, Spain.