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Jack E. Tumblin

Associate Professor 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, 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

Cossairt, O., Walton, M., Tumblin, J., Bearman, G., Kronkright, D., “Surface-Shape Studies of Gauguin's Monotypes”, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 2014 Annual Meeting, Session: “Worth More than a Thousand Words: State-Of-The-Art Visualization in Cultural Heritage” San Jose, CA Feb. 2015

Paris, S., Kornprobst, P., Tumblin, J., Durand, F., “Bilateral Filtering: Theory and Applications,” Series: Foundations and Trends® in Computer Graphics and Vision 4(1), pp. 1-74, Editors Brian Curless, Univ. of Washington, Luc Van Gool, KU Leuven and ETH Zurich, and Richard Szeliski, Microsoft Research. September 2009.

Mohan, A., Raskar, R., Tumblin, J. “Agile Spectrum Imaging: Programmable Wavelength Modulation for Cameras and Projectors” Computer Graphics Forum, March 2008, Vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 709-717. (US, EU patents).