"Official" bio

Jean-François Lalonde is currently an Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Laval University, Quebec City. Previously, he was a Post-Doctoral Associate at Disney Research, Pittsburgh. He received a B.Eng. degree in Computer Engineering with honors from Laval University, Canada, in 2004. He earned his M.S at the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University in 2006 under Prof. Martial Hebert and received his Ph.D., also from Carnegie Mellon, in 2011 under the supervision of Profs. Alexei A. Efros and Srinivasa G. Narasimhan. His thesis, titled "Understanding and Recreating Appearance under Natural Illumination," won the 2010-11 CMU School of Computer Science Distinguished Dissertation Award. After graduation, he became a Computer Vision Scientist at Tandent, Inc., where he helped develop LightBrush™, the first commercial intrinsic imaging application. He also introduced intrinsic videos at SIGGRAPH 2012 while at Tandent. His research focuses on lighting-aware image understanding and synthesis by leveraging large amounts of data.