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Iljung Sam Kwak, PhD Student

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Urban Tribes

Image sharing via social networks has produced exciting opportunities for the computer vision community in areas including face, text, product and scene recognition. In this work we turn our attention to group photos of people at different social events. People can guess plenty of implicit informati...

Facial Attractiveness and Relative Ranking

Automatic evaluation of human facial attractiveness is a challenging problem that has received little attention from the computer vision community. Here, we approach beauty from a relative ranking perspective. Our training data are faces sorted based on a individuals's personal preference, which we ...


Wilber M., Kwak I., Kriegman D., Belongie S., "Learning Concept Embeddings with Combined Human-Machine Expertise", International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV 2015), 2015. [www] [BibTex]
Kwak I., Murillo A.C., Belhumeur P., Belongie S., Kriegman D., "From Bikers to Surfers: Visual Recognition of Urban Tribes", British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC), Bristol, September, 2013. [BibTex][pdf]
Christiansen E., Kwak I., Belongie S., Kriegman D., "Face box shape and verification", International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC), Crete, July, 2013. [BibTex]
Murillo A.C., Kwak I., Bourdev L., Kriegman D., Belongie S., "Urban Tribes: Analyzing Group Photos from a Social Perspective", CVPR Workshop on Socially Intelligent Surveillance and Monitoring (SISM), Providence, RI, June, 2012. [BibTex][pdf]