PhD Student

vision. graphics. robotics.

Using millions of Internet photos to automatically learn about people and the environments they inhabit.


The short story about me

I'm a PhD student in computer science advised by Noah Snavely and Kavita Bala at Cornell University. My research focuses on building systems that analyze the massive numbers of photos found on social networking sites such as Flickr, Facebook, and Instagram to better understand changes and trends that would be difficult to identify with the naked eye alone. This work touches on several areas of computer vision such as 3D reconstruction, object recognition, and uses state-of-the-art machine learning techniques.

I grew up near a small town in Wisconsin and eventually went to the University of Michigan where I obtained BSEs in computer science engineering as well as computer engineering. When I'm not busy in the realms of vision and graphics, I enjoy using my embedded systems background to tinker with robotics. Sometimes they even do what I ask.


Check out my full resume.


Places I've interned

Google Cardboard
Summer 2015
virtual reality
Jump
image based rendering
Google Street View
Summer 2014
deep learning
Windows Azure
Summer 2009
developer experience
APIs
LabVIEW
Summer 2008
simulation
FPGAs

Postal address

Cornell University
Department of Computer Science
345 Gates Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Email Address
kmatzen@cs.cornell.edu