Dr. Tony TUNG
Research Scientist
Facebook /Oculus Research
San Francisco, USA

Open positions at our Oculus Research office in San Francisco area for Research Scientists and Postdocs:
We are looking for experts in Computer Vision, Computer Graphics, and Machine Learning, to work on the next generation of Virtual Humans for AR/VR applications, and beyond!
Feel free to contact me or apply [here].

E-mail: tony2ng _at_

Publication List: here

  • Computer Vision & Pattern Recognition: 3D reconstruction of dynamic scenes, object recognition/classification, scene understanding, lighting estimation, visual tracking
  • Shape Modeling: geometry and topology description, shape/surface matching, Reeb graphs
  • Large database processing: indexing and retrieval of geometric data (3D art objects, 3D video data, etc.), data coding, compression
  • Human Computer Interaction: multimodal A/V systems (hardware/software), immersive systems, multimodal event dynamics modeling
  • Image/Video processing
  • Software Engineering, applications to AR/VR
Past positions:


    Surface deformation modeling
    Applications: rigidity-based object segmentation & classification
    Intrinsic deformation dynamics: [Tung et al., CVPR13][Tung et al., CVPR14]
    Generative model: [Allain et al., ECCV14]

    Geodesic mapping (dynamic surface alignment)
    Applications: object inspection & comparison, surface point tracking, object motion estimation, texture transfer.
    [Tung et al., CVPR10][Tung et al., PAMI14]

    Surface-based 3D shape description
    Applications: 3D mesh sequence encoding, compression and transfer of 3D video.

    3D video (free viewpoint video) reconstruction
    Applications: 3D cinema, 3D model visualization, gesture analysis, intangible cultural heritage preservation, etc.
    [Tung et al., CVPR08][Tung et al., ICCV09][Matsuyama et al., Springer12]

    Topology-based 3D shape description
    Applications: search in big 3D video dataset, scene understanding, 3D video manipulation, 3D mesh sequence encoding.
    [Tung et al., IJSM05][Tung et al., CVPR07][Tung et al., CVPR09][Tung et al., PAMI12]

    Multimodal (Audio/Video/Depth) system for group interaction dynamics modeling
    Applications: human-computer interaction analysis in group discussion, joint-attention detection, object tracking.
    [Tung et al., ECCVW08][Tung et al., ECCVW12][Tung et al., HCI13][Tung et al., HMS14]

    Object search
    Applications: object indexing & retrieval (shape & content-based description), comparison and classification in big database.
    [Tung et al., SMI04][Tung et al., AT05][Tung et al., IJSM05][Tung et al., SMI07][Huang et al., 3DPVT10]


    • (Aug) Attending SIGGRAPH17 in Los Angeles, CA
    • (Jul) Attending CVPR17 in Honolulu, Hawaii
    • Invited Reviewer for the French National Research Agency (ANR)
    • Invited Reviewer for CVPR17, ICCV17, BMVC17, 3DV17
      • (Dec) Pano2CAD paper accepted at IEEE WACV 2017
      • (Sep) Pano2CAD paper on arXiv (Rakuten's project) [pub]
      • (Jul) Virtual Shopping (Rakuten's project) was presented at SIGGRAPH2016 [pub
        • TV news (05/03) [video]
        • Web news (04/27) [link]
        • Rakuten news (04/26) [link]
      • (Jun) Attending CVPR --> We are recruiting!
      • (Apr) I joined Facebook / Oculus Research as a Research Scientist in San Francisco, USA
      • 7 patents filed with Rakuten
      • Reviewer for CVPR16, ECCV16, ACCV16, 3DV16, PG16, IJCV, CGF, IEEE SPL
      • (Nov 21) Attended Rakuten Technology Conference, Tokyo
        • Invited Speaker: Pr. Takeo Kanade, CMU --> photo with part of the team!
      • (Nov 8-9) Gave industry talk at MathWorks Asian Faculty Research Summit 2015, Tokyo
      • (Oct) Promoted to Vice Manager of our new Visual Computing Group
      • (Oct 19-22) Attend 3DV2015, Lyon, France
      • (Oct 1) Welcome to Dr. Bjorn Stenger! [webpage][scholar]
      • (Oct 1) Welcome to Dr. Tomoyuki Mukasa (Kyoto Univ.)!
      • (Oct 1) Welcome to Dr. Daiki Kimura (Tokyo Tech)!
      • (Sep 29) Attend ISMAR15, Fukuoka, Japan: Rakuten Bronze sponsorship + demo
      • (Sep 19) Attend Matsuyama Laboratory 20th anniversary symposium at Kyoto University :)
      • (Aug-) Welcome to T. Kerola (Intern, PhD student from Tokyo Tech)!
      • (Aug 23) Rakuten is a Gold sponsor of the Machine Learning Summer School to be held in Kyoto! Find us there! [MLSS]
      • (July 13) Rakuten acquired (UK virtual fitting room startup), now our new collaborators!
      • (July-) Welcome to A. Boukhayma (Intern, PhD student from Morpheo team, INRIA Grenoble)!
      • (Jun-) Welcome to Dr. Jiu Xu (Waseda Univ.)!
      • (Jun 1) SIGGRAPH 2015 Poster accepted [link]
      • (May 26) Keynote Speech at Kinovis Inaugural Workshop on dynamic 3D shape modeling, INRIA Grenoble, France [link]
      • (Mar 04) Rakuten Reality Domain Group has a paper accepted at CVPR2015!
      • (Feb 28) Summary of my research work at Matsuyama Laboratory, Kyoto University on YouTube [link] and slideshare [link
      • (Feb 20) The Visual Computer journal paper to be published in Mar. 2015 [link]
      • (Feb-) Welcome to S. Murakami (Intern, MS student from Sato Laboratory, The University of Tokyo)!
      • (Jan 23) Poster&Demo at IPSJ SIG-CVIM: Computer Vision and Image Media, Nara Institute of Science and Technology
        • Collaboration with Keio University, Tokyo, Japan
      • (Dec 22) VR tourism application demo using Oculus Rift DK2 at Nagano prefecture office, Tokyo
        • Press and Media coverage by national television TV Tokyo [link]
      • (Dec 8-11) Present paper at 3DV2014, Tokyo [link]
      • (Dec 8) Session chair at 3DV WS on Dynamic Shape Measurement and Analysis
      • (Nov 21) Guest speaker at plenary session - French Chamber of Commerce in Japan (Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie au Japon) []
        • Research seminar co-organized by the French Embassy and the CNRS (National Scientific Research Center of France)
      • (Oct 1) Joined Rakuten, Inc. as Lead Scientist of the Reality Domain Group, Rakuten Institute of Technology (Computer Vision R&D)
      • (Sep) Photo with Matsuyama Laboratory [here]
      • (Sep 8) Paper accepted at 3DV2014
      • (Sep 6-12) Presented paper at ECCV2014, Zurich, Switzerland
        • Collaboration with INRIA Grenoble, France
      • (Sep 1-2) Gave invited talk at IPSJ SIG-CVIM: Computer Vision and Image Media, University of Tsukuba [url]
      • (Aug 6) In Program Committee of the 3DV Workshop on Dynamic Shape Measurement and Analysis [url
      • (July 12-13) Staff at Kyoto University-Inamori Foundation Joint Kyoto Prize Symposium [url]
        • Invited Speakers: Pr. Pentland (MIT), Pr. Kanade (CMU), Pr. LeCun (Facebook/NYU)
      • (July 11) In Program Committee of ACM VRST2014 Symp. Virtual Reality Software and Technology [url]
      • (Jun 23-28) Presented paper at CVPR2014, Columbus, Ohio, USA [Publications][spotlight]
      • (Jun 16) Paper accepted at ECCV2014 [Publications]
      • (Jun 11) Released code for dynamic surface alignment using geodesic mapping (our CVPR10 and PAMI14 papers) [Downloads][Github]
      • (Jun 6) Released library libamrg to compute augmented Multiresolution Reeb Graphs and 3D shape similarity [aMRG]
      • (May 4) IEEE Trans. Human-Machine Systems journal paper accepted (multimodal human-human interaction) [Publications]
      • (Apr 2) Grant-in-aid for young scientist awarded by JSPS (2-year project funding)
      • (Apr 1) Microsoft Azure project nominated "lighthouse" project (value: sixty man-hours)
      • (Mar 24-28) Hosted Dr. Franck Hetroy-Wheeler (Assoc. Pr.) from INRIA Grenoble, France (Talk on Point Cloud Processing of Trees and Plants)
      • (Mar 13) In Program Committee of 3DV2014 Int'l Conf. 3D Vision [url]
      • (Feb 25) Paper accepted at CVPR2014 [Publications] [youtube]
      • (Feb 16) The Visual Computer journal paper accepted (inconsistent geometric data encoding) [Publications]
      • (Feb 8) Selected to participate in the Kinect for Windows v2 Developer Preview Program
      • (Jan 11) Won Microsoft Azure for Research Award (value: 40,000 USD)
      • (Jan 9) IPSJ Trans. CVA paper accepted (kinematic structure estimation) [Publications]

        • (Dec) Received Dr. Jean-Sebastien Franco (Assoc. Pr.) and Benjamin Allain (PhD stu.) from INRIA Grenoble, France
          • Dr. J.-S. Franco gave a talk on Advances in 4D Modeling
        • (Dec 2) Visited Microsoft Japan, Shinagawa HQ, Tokyo, Japan
        • (Nov 21-26) Visited Morpheo research team at INRIA Grenoble, France
          • Gave talk at seminar on 4D modeling
        • (Nov 8) Received Pr. James J. Little from University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada 
          • (Talks on `Tracking and Measurements in Sports Video` and `Actively Using Vision and Context for Home Robotics`)
        • (Oct 8) Online version of PAMI[ieee] and CVPR13[ieee] are available on IEEE Xplore [Publications]
        • (Oct 5) Added C++ code to compute geodesics on 3D surface mesh [Downloads]
        • (Sep 12) View online 3D video reconstruction sample here (with JAVA) [Downloads]
        • (Aug 20) IEEE Trans. PAMI paper accepted [Publications]
        • (Jul 30-Aug 1) Gave talk (invited lecture) at MIRU2013, Tokyo, Japan [link]
        • (Jul 21-26) Presented paper at HCI2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA [Publications]
        • (Jul 19) In Program Committee of ICCV2013 Int'l Workshop on Dynamic Shape Capture and Analysis (4DMOD) [link]
        • (Jul 3) In Program Committee of ACPR2013 Int'l Joint Workshop on Advanced Sensing / Visual Attention and Interaction (ASVAI) [link]
        • (Jul 2) Obtained Highly Skilled Professional status from Ministry of Justice, Japan
        • (Jun 23-28) Presented paper at CVPR2013 in Portland, Oregon, USA [Publications]
        • (Jun 20) Added a mini tool to test photometric stereo using a monitor (laptop/desktop) as light source [Downloads]
        • (Jun 8) Met the President of France François Hollande at the French embassy in Tokyo, Japan [see photo]
        • (May 22) Received Dr. Tae-Kyun Kim (Lecturer) from Imperial College London, UK (Talk on Randomised Forests)
        • (May 8) Added "Downloads" section to this webpage. You will find:
          • Binaries to compute augmented Multiresolution Reeb Graphs (aMRG) from 3D models as in [Tung et al., IJSM2005]: [here]
          • 1000 meshes from the "Yoga" sequence used in [Tung et al., PAMI2012]: [here] and [here] (please don't forget to cite us)
        • (May 2) Received Dr. Alejandro Ribes (Research Eng.) from EDF R&D, France (Talk on Multispectral Imaging)
        • (Apr 18) Received Dr. Tamy Boubekeur (Assoc. Pr.) and Noura Faraj (PhD stu.) from Telecom ParisTech, France
        • (Mar 18-19) Gave talk at Kyoto University and Queen Mary University of London Symposium on Intelligent Sensing, Kyoto University [link]
        • (Mar 6) Gave talk at Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam
        • (Mar 5) Gave talk at Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam
        • (Mar 2) Paper accepted at CVPR2013
        • (Feb 4) In Program Committee of CVPR2013 Int'l Workshop on Human Activity Understanding from 3D Data (HAU3D) [link
        • (Feb) Hosted Benjamin Petit (PhD stu.) and Vagia Tsiminaki (PhD stu.) from INRIA Grenoble for one month, France
        • (Feb 1) In Program Committee of 3DV2013 Int'l Conf. 3D Vision [link
        • (Jan 22) Gave talk at 3D Human Behavior Analysis Workshop, Kyoto University [link]
          • Received Pr. Adrian Hilton from University of Surrey, UK (Talk at Workshop)
          • Received Pr. Edmond Boyer from INRIA Grenoble, France (Talk at Workshop)
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