Phillip Isola

p h i l l i p i @ b e r k e l e y . e d u
Google Scholar / GitHub

About me

I am a postdoctoral scholar with Alyosha Efros in the EECS department at UC Berkeley. I recently completed my Ph.D. in Brain & Cognitive Sciences at MIT, under the supervision of Ted Adelson, where I also frequently worked with Aude Oliva. I received my undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Yale, where I got my start on research working with Brian Scholl.

I study why we represent the visual world the way we do, and how we can replicate these abilities in machines.

News

I recently co-organized the 10th Perceptual Organization for Computer Vision Workshop at CVPR 2016. Extended abstracts and talk slides are available on the website.

Papers

Zhu, J.Y.*, Park, T.*, Isola, P., Efros, A.A.
Unpaired Image-to-Image Translation using Cycle-Consistent Adversarial Networks
arXiv 2017.
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Zhang, R.*, Zhu, J.Y.*, Isola, P., Geng, X., Lin, A.S., Yu, T., Efros, A.A.
Real-Time User-Guided Image Colorization with Learned Deep Priors
SIGGRAPH 2017.
[Paper][Website][Code][Video]
Nair, A., Agrawal, P., Chen, D., Isola, P., Abbeel, P., Malik, J., Levine, S.
Combining Self-Supervised Learning and Imitation for Vision-Based Rope Manipulation
ICRA 2017.
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Isola, P., Zhu, J.Y., Zhou, T., Efros, A.A.
Image-to-Image Translation with Conditional Adversarial Networks
CVPR, 2017.
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Zhang, R., Isola, P., Efros, A.A.
Split-Brain Autoencoders: Unsupervised Learning by Cross-Channel Prediction
CVPR, 2017.
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Zhang, R., Isola, P., Efros, A.A.
Colorful Image Colorization
European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2016 (oral).
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Owens, A., Isola, P., McDermott, J., Torralba, A., Adelson, E.H., Freeman, W.T.
Visually Indicated Sounds
IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2016 (oral).
[Paper][Website][Video][Dataset (50GB)]
Isola, P., Zoran, D., Krishnan, K., Adelson, E.H.
Learning Visual Groups From Co-occurrences in Space and Time
International Conference on Learning Representations, Workshop paper, 2016
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Zoran, D., Isola, P., Krishnan, K., Freeman, W.T.
Learning Ordinal Relationships for Mid-Level Vision
International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2015.
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Isola, P.*, Lim, J. J.*, Adelson, E. H.
Discovering States and Transformations in Image Collections
IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2015 (oral).
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Bylinskii, Z., Isola, P., Bainbridge, C., Torralba, A., Oliva, A.
Intrinsic and Extrinsic Effects on Image Memorability
Vision Research, 2015.
[Paper][Website][Code][Dataset]
Zhang, Z., Isola, P., Adelson, E. H.
Sparkle Vision: Seeing the World through Random Specular Microfacets
4th IEEE International Workshop on Computational Cameras and Displays, 2015.
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Isola, P., Zoran, D., Krishnan, D., Adelson, E. H.
Crisp Boundary Detection Using Pointwise Mutual Information
European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2014 (oral).
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Isola, P. and Liu, C.
Scene Collaging: Analysis and Synthesis of Natural Images with Semantic Layers.
International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2013.
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Isola, P., Xiao, J., Parikh, D., Torralba, A., Oliva, A.
What Makes a Photograph Memorable?
Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI), 2013.
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Borkin, M., Vo, A., Bylinskii, Z., Isola, P., Sunkavalli, S., Oliva, A., Pfister, H.
What Makes a Visualization Memorable?
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Infovis), 2013.
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Bainbridge, W. A., Isola, P., Oliva, A.
The Intrinsic Memorability of Face Images.
Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 2013.
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Oliva, A., Isola, P., Khosla, A., Bainbridge, W.A.
What makes a picture memorable?
SPIE Newsroom Article, 2013.
[Article]
Khosla, A.*, Xiao, J.*, Isola, P., Torralba, A., Oliva, A.
Image Memorability and Visual Inception.
SIGGRAPH Asia Technical Briefs (Invited Paper), 2012.
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Cole, F., Isola, P., Freeman, W. T., Durand, F., Adelson, E. H.
Shapecollage: Occlusion-aware, example-based shape interpretation.
European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2012.
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Bainbridge, W. A.*, Isola, P.*, Blank, I., Oliva, A.
Establishing a database for studying human face photograph memorability.
Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Cognitive Sciences Society, 2012.
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Isola, P., Parikh, D., Torralba, A., Oliva, A.
Understanding the intrinsic memorability of images.
Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), 2011.
[Paper]Website]
Isola, P., Xiao, J., Torralba, A., Oliva, A.
What makes an image memorable?
IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2011.
[Paper][Website][Dataset]
Turk-Browne, N. B., Isola, P. J., Scholl, B. J., Treat, T. A.
Multidimensional visual statistical learning.
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2008.
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