Minjung Son

Principal Researcher in Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT)

Research Interest: Neural inverse rendering, neural representation, neural rendering, controllable image synthesis, image and video stylization, rendering, computer graphics, image processing, graphics applications, computer vision, and machine learning

Contact Information: minjungs.son[AT]samsung.com / sionson[AT]postech.ac.kr

Education & Work Experience

Projects

  • 2020 ~ NOW : Neural Inverse Rendering, Representation, and Rendering.

    • Conditional image synthesis w/ geometry embedding

    • Scene-level geometry and appearance decomposition

  • 2018 ~ 2019 : Vision Based Localization.

    • Lane line map estimation for visual alignment

    • Domain adaptation w/ style feature matching

  • 2016 ~ 2017 : Statistical Image Processing.

    • Natural image specular removal

    • Image-level interaction using generative adversarial networks

  • 2015 : Mobile Real-Time Graphics Applications.

    • Face relighting for smartphone selfie mode (applied to Samsung Galaxy series from S7)

    • 3D spotlight effects for Samsung Kids (applied to Samsung Galaxy series from S5)

  • 2011 ~ 2014 : Artistic Image Effects.

    • Simulation framework for fire effects of images

    • Art photographic detail enhancement

  • 2005 ~ 2011 : Image-based Non-Photorealistic Rendering.

    • Abstract line drawing

    • Directional stippling

Publications

International Journals & Conferences

  • Paul L. Rosin, Yu-Kun Lai, David Mould, Ran Yi, Itamar Berger, Lars Doyle, Seungyong Lee, Chuan Li, Yong-Jin Liu, Amir Semmo, Ariel Shamir, Minjung Son and Holger Winnemöller, "NPRportrait 1.0: A three-level benchmark for non-photorealistic rendering of portraits", Computational Visual Media, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 445-465, September 2022. [LINK]

  • Minjung Son, and Hyun Sung Chang, "Lane Line Map Estimation for Visual Alignment", In Proc. IEEE International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality 2020 (AIVR 2020), pp. 200-204, December 2020. [LINK]

  • Minjung Son, Yunjin Lee, and Hyun Sung Chang, "Toward Specular Removal from Natural Images Based on Statistical Reflection Models", IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, vol. 29, pp. 4204-4218, February 2020. [LINK]

  • Minjung Son and Hyun Sung Chang, "InteractionGAN: Image-Level Interaction using Generative Adversarial Networks", In Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality 2019 (ISMAR 2019), pp. 205-210, October 2019 (Poster). [LINK]

  • Pradeep Choudhary, Sumedh Mannar, Amit Kumar, and Minjung Son, "Real-Time Face Relighting via Adaptive Normal Mapping", In Proc. Siggraph Asia 2017 Symposium on Mobile Graphics and Interactive Applications (SA'17 MGIA), Article No. 2, November 2017. [LINK]

  • Minjung Son, Yunjin Lee, Henry Kang, and Seungyong Lee, "Art-Photographic Detail Enhancement", Computer Graphics Forum (Special Issue on Eurographics 2014 (EG 2014)), vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 391-400, April 2014. [PROJECT] [PDF]

  • Minjung Son, Byungmoon Kim, Gregg Wilensky, and Seungyong Lee, "Still-Frame Simulation for Fire Effects of Images", Computer Graphics Forum (Special Issue on Pacific Graphics 2013 (PG 2013)), vol. 32, no. 7, pp. 295-304, October 2013. [PROJECT] [PDF]

  • Minjung Son, Yunjin Lee, Henry Kang, and Seungyong Lee, "Structure Grid for Directional Stippling", Graphical Models, vol. 73, no. 3, pp. 74-87, May 2011. [PROJECT] [PDF] [JOURNAL]

  • Dongyeon Kim, Minjung Son, Yunjin Lee, Henry Kang, and Seungyong Lee, "Feature-guided Image Stippling", Computer Graphics Forum (Special issue on the Eurographics Symposium on Rendering 2008 (EGSR 2008)), vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 1209-1216, June 2008. [PDF]

  • Minjung Son, Henry Kang, Yunjin Lee, and Seungyong Lee, "Abstract Line Drawings from 2D Images", In Proc. Pacific Graphics 2007 (PG 2007), pp. 333-342, October 2007. [PDF]

Domestic Journals & Conferences

  • Minjung Son, and Seungyong Lee, "Image Effects using Simulation Techniques", Transactions of KIISE, vol.31, no.11, p.22-28, 2013.

  • Minjung Son, and Seungyong Lee, "Image Detail Enhancement Based on Art Photograph Techniques", Journal of KIISE: Computer Systems and Theory, vol.39, no.5, p.343-352, 2012.

  • Minjung Son, Yunjin Lee, Henry Kang, and Seungyong Lee, "User-Guidable Abstract Line Drawing of 2D Images", Journal of KIISE: Computer Systems and Theory, vol.37, no.2, p.110-125, 2010 (Award Paper for the 21th KOFST Best Paper Award).

  • Minjung Son, Sunghyun Cho, Seung Wook Lee, Bon Ki Koo, and Seungyong Lee, "Stylized Facial Illustration", In Proc. of Korea Computer Graphics Society (KCGS), 2008 (Extended Abstract).

  • Minjung Son, Sunghyun Cho, Seung Wook Lee, Bon Ki Koo, and Seungyong Lee, "Stylized Facial Illustration", Journal of KCGS, vol.14, no.2, p.27-33, 2008.

  • Dongyeon Kim, Minjung Son, Yunjin Lee, Henry Kang, and Seungyong Lee, "Feature-based Image Stippling", In Proc. of Korea Computer Congress (KCC), 2008 (Poster).

  • Minjung Son, and Seungyong Lee, "Line Drawings from 2D Images", Journal of KIISE: Computer Systems and Theory, vol.34, no.12, p.665-682, 2007.

  • Minjung Son, and Seungyong Lee, "Line Drawings from 2D Images", In Proc. of Korea Computer Graphics Society (KCGS), 2006 (Extended Abstract).

Patents

  • Minjung Son, and Hyun Sung Chang, "Computing method and apparatus with image generation", US patent applied.

  • Seokhwan Jang, Minjung Son, and Hyun Sung Chang, "Method and apparatus with feature embedding", US patent applied.

  • Inwoo Ha, Hyun Sung Chang, and Minjung Son, "Method and apparatus with image processing and reconstructed image generation", US patent applied.

  • Minjung Son, and Hyun Sung Chang, "Method and apparatus with neural network training and inference", US patent applied.

  • Minjung Son, and Hyun Sung Chang, "Apparatus and method with neural network implementation of domain adaptation", US 20210182687 A1 (US 16/911,784).

  • Seungin Park, and Minjung Son, "Recognizer, object recognition method, learning apparatus, and learning method for domain adaptation", US 20200193269 A1 (US 16/531,522).

  • Wonhee Lee, Minjung Son, Kyungboo Jung, and Hyun Sung Chang, "Method and apparatus to train image recognition model, and image recognition method and apparatus", US 20200125899 A1 (US 16/367,358).

  • Donghoon Sagong, Hyun Sung Chang, and Minjung Son, "Method and apparatus for estimating position", US 11023748 B2 (US 16/295,326).

  • Hyun Sung Chang, Minjung Son, Donghoon Sagong, Wonhee Lee, and Kyungboo Jung, "Method and apparatus for localization based on images and map data", US 20200134896 A1 (US 16/371,305).

  • Minjung Son, and Hyun Sung Chang, "Localization method and apparatus of displaying virtual object in augmented reality", US 11037368 B2 (US 16/259,420).

  • Jin Young Park, Sung Mo Ahn, and Minjung Son, "Apparatus and method for obtaining antioxidant index", US 11064908 B2 (US 16/439,915).

  • Minjung Son, Hyun Sung Chang, and Donghoon Sagong, "Method and apparatus for processing image interaction", US 10839563 B2 (US 15/952,389).

  • Donghoon Sagong, Jiyeon Kim, Minjung Son, and Hyun Sung Chang, "Method and apparatus for generating virtual object", US 11024073 B2 (US 15/918,054).

  • Hyun Sung Chang, Donghoon Sagong, and Minjung Son, "Neural network recogntion and training method and apparatus", US 20190102678 A1 (US 15/946,800).

  • Donghoon Sagong, Minjung Son, Hyun Sung Chang, and Young Hun Sung, "Method and apparatus to perform material recognition and training for material recognition", US 10607109 B2 (US 15/592,461).

  • Hyun Sung Chang, Donghoon Sagong, Minjung Son, Kyungboo Jung, and Young Hun Sung, "Method and apparatus for recognizing object", US 10691971 B2 (US 15/492,772).

  • Minjung Son, Hyun Sung Chang, Donghoon Sagong, and Young Hun Sung, "Image processing method and apparatus", US 10546392 B2 (US 15/591,378).

  • Heesae Lee, Donghoon Sagong, Minjung Son, Keechang Lee, and Hyong Euk Lee, "Device and method to adjust display brightness", US 10388252 B2 (US 15/206,820).

  • Minjung Son, Donghoon Sagong, Keechang Lee, Hyong Euk Lee, and Heesae Lee, "Method and device for displaying illumination", US 10334697 B2 (US 15/248,183).

  • Inwoo Ha, Minsu Ahn, Hyong Euk Lee, and Minjung Son, "3D graphic rendering method and apparatus", US 10332301 B2 (US 15/343,972).

  • Hwiryong Jung, Nahyup Kang, Jiyeon Kim, Donghoon Sagong, Hyong Euk Lee, Minjung Son, and Inwoo Ha, "Method and apparatus rendering caustics", US 10127711 B2 (US 15/179,170).

  • Donghoon Sagong, Nahyup Kang, Minjung Son, Keechang Lee, Hyong Euk Lee, and Heesae Lee, "Method and apparatus for modeling object", US 10755004 B2 (US 15/241,395).

  • Inwoo Ha, Minsu Ahn, Minjung Son, and Hyong Euk Lee, "3D rendering and shadow information storing method and apparatus", US 10242492 B2 (US 15/208,810).

  • Minjung Son, Heesae Lee, Donghoon Sagong, Keechang Lee, and Hyong Euk Lee, "Apparatus and method for adjusting brightness of image", US 9922452 B2 (US 15/250,980).

  • Seungin Park, Minsu Ahn, Minjung Son, Hyong Euk Lee, and Inwoo Ha, "Three-dimensional (3D) rendering method and apparatus", US 10140755 B2 (US 15/076,817).

  • Minjung Son, Yunjin Lee, Henry Kang, and Seungyong Lee, "Method for image detail enhancement using base shift and device therefor", KR 101599143 B1 (KR 10-2014-0092699).

  • Minjung Son, Byungmoon Kim, and Gregg Wilensky, "System and method for time-based graphical simulation of a natural effect", US 9454624 B2 (US 13/938,414).

  • Minjung Son, Yunjin Lee, and Seungyong Lee, "Method of processing image and apparatus for the same", US 9019303 B2 (US 13/266,047).

  • Minjung Son, Henry Kang, Yunjin Lee, and Seungyong Lee, Method of Image Feature Detection, Recording Medium of performing the same and the Apparatus of performing the same, KR 100988431 B1 (KR 2008-0138045).

Awards & Activities

  • Oct. 26, 2020 : Gold award at the 2020 Samsung Best Paper Award (Multimedia) (2020년 삼성논문상 Multimedia 분과 금상)

  • Jul. 17, 2014 : Runner-up prize at the 2014 Korea Computer Graphics Society New Researchers' Award (2014년 한국컴퓨터그래픽스학회 신진연구자상 우수상)

  • Feb. 12, 2014 : Encouraging prize at the 20th Samsung Humantech Paper Award (제 20회 삼성 휴먼테크 논문대상 장려상)

  • June 28, 2012 : Encouraging prize at the 31th Korea Institute of Information Scientists and Engineers Students' Paper Award (제 31회 한국정보과학회 학생논문경진대회 장려상)

  • Dec. 16~18, 2010 : Participation in Siggraph Asia 2010 Art + Tech Show Case & The Invitation [ Show Case ] [ The Invitation ]

  • Feb. 24, 2010 : Bronze prize at the 16th Samsung Humantech Paper Award (제 16회 삼성 휴먼테크 논문대상 동상)

  • June 26, 2007 : Encouraging prize at the 26th Korea Institute of Information Scientists and Engineers & Microsoft Students' Paper Award (제 26회 한국정보과학회 Microsoft 학생논문경진대회 장려상)

  • Feb. 16, 2005 : Graduated from POSTECH with an honor prize

Last update: MAY. 2022