© 2018 by Brian Price

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Bio

I have been a research scientist at Adobe since 2010.  I research Computer Vision, develop new technologies, transfer them to Adobe products, and work with universities and PhD students through collaborations and internships.

My research interests encompass computer vision, graphics and machine learning.  In particular, I have been looking into selection and segmentation (interactive and automatic, image and video, binary and matting) as well as image synthesis and document understanding.  I actively collaborate with other, and have worked with 20+ PhD students as interns and participated in 20+ university collaborations.  Most of these collaborations end up as publications, most often in Tier 1 venues.

I enjoy seeing my products turn into Adobe features that are used by millions of our customers.  Technologies that made it into products that I have developed or contributed to include:

  • Object Selection feature in Photoshop

  • Select and Mask feature in Photoshop

  • Auto Selection in Photoshop Elements

  • Key Cleaner tool in AfterEffects

  • Refine Selection tool in Photoshop Elements 

  • Smart Selection tool in Photoshop Mix 

  • Auto Select function in Photoshop Mix

  • Smart Crop feature in Photoshop Elements and Photoshop Mix

  • Collage feature in Photoshop Express

As a hobby, I really enjoy photography, including using Photoshop and Lightroom to enhance my photos.  This gives me a valuable perspective on the research that I do.

Before Adobe, I received my PhD degree in Computer Science from Brigham Young University in 2010, and my adviser was Dr. Bryan Morse. My PhD research focused on interactive image segmentation and matting in images and videos. Before that, I received my masters degree from the same institution under the guidance of Dr. William Barrett.   

Awards

  • CVPR 2019 Outstanding Reviewer

  • Named Distinguished Inventor at Adobe

  • Best Paper award - 3DIMPVT 2012

  • CI Fellowship recipient

  • National Merit Scholarship recipient

Professional Service

  • Organizer of 1st Large-scale Video Object Segmentation Challenge (ECCV 2018 workshops).

  • Area Chair for WACV 2016

  • Corporate Sponsorship Chair for ICCV 2015

  • Demo Award Selection Committee for ICCV 2015

  • Industry Chair for ACCV 2014

  • Demo Award Selection Committee for CVPR 2014

  • Mentor for the National Consortium for Graduate Engineering Degrees for Minorities (GEM) Fellowship program - 2013-14

  • Co-organizer of matting tutorial at ICCV 2013

  • Technical Program Committee member for ICCV 2019, 2015, 2013, 2011; CVPR 2019, 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010; ACCV 2014; SIGGRAPH Asia 2014; Eurographics 2009; SIGGRAPH 2017, 2007

  • Reviewer for IJPRAI, TCSVT, PAMI, IJCV, MICCAI, TOG, Visual Computer

Invited Talks

  • "Interactive Video Object Segmentation", 1st Large-scale Video Object Segmentation Challenge, ECCV workshops, Sept 2018.

  • "SceneStitch", Adobe MAX Sneaks, Oct 2017.

  • "The Past, Present, and Future of Document Analysis", Brigham Young University, Sep 2017.

  • "Interactive Object Selection in Images using Deep Learning", GPU Technology Conference, May 2017.

  • "Advances in Image Analysis and Understanding", United States Patent and Trademark Office Tech Fair, Mar 2017.

  • "Advancements in Object Selection in Images", Brigham Young University, Mar 2017.

  • "Why You Should Get a PhD", Brigham Young University, Nov 2015.

  • "Matting and Composition in Professional Workflows", CVPR 2015 tutorial: Computer Vision for Visual Effects, June 2015.

  • "Image Matting",    UC Merced,    Feb 2014.

  • "Image Matting", "Video Matting", and "Future challenges for matting",    ICCV Matting tutorial,    Dec 2013.