Scott

Scott Wehrwein

Assistant Professor

Computer Science Department

Western Washington University

Email: first.last@wwu.edu

Office: Communications Facility 471

Office Hours (Summer 2022):
CF 471, or remote by appointment
  • By appointment

News

  • 2022-07-15: Our paper titled Visualizing the Passage of Time with Video Temporal Pyramids was accepted for presentation at IEEE VIS 2022! Preprint and project page coming soon.
  • 2021-05-14: I had the great honor of receiving this year's Outstanding Faculty Award from the students in the Computer Science Department!

Teaching

Courses

Research

Research Interests

The goal of my research is to develop computer vision, machine learning, and graphics techniques to understand, analyze, and visualize how the world changes over time. Much of the current work in my research group focuses on three ongoing lines of work:

  • Understanding, visualizing, and analyzing anomalies and changes in months- and years-long webcam and livestream footage.
  • Analyzing satellite and drone imagery to investigate legibility of international borders (with applications in Political Science) and identify and count birds, nests, and woody debris in stream ecosystems (with applications in Ecology).

Students

I am always looking for motivated students to get involved in my research. If you are a current WWU undergraduate or MS student interested in working with me, send me email or stop by my office.

MS Sudents:
  • Josh Kovac
  • Rory Little
Undergradute Students:
  • Wyatt Ayers
  • Skyler Crane
  • Finn Eitreim
  • Thomas Nelson
  • Dalton Lange
  • Avery Le
Alumni
  • Caelan Booker - MS
  • Andrew Dunn (Apptio)
  • Jacob Duquette
  • Max Lisaius - MS
  • Kanghui Liu - MS (Wyze)
  • Nate Maassen (MS, Georgia Tech)
  • Josh Myers-Dean (PhD, CU Boulder)
  • Trevor Ortega (Zillow)
  • Sophie Pallanck
  • Dakota Rice-Narusch
  • Noah Strong - MS (Rockwell Collins -> Google)
  • Melissa Swift - MS (Pacific Northwest National Labs)
  • Ann Tseng
  • Raiden van Bronkhorst (California Digital Library)
  • Vivian White

Publications

Visualizing Spectral Bundle Adjustment Uncertainty

Kyle Wilson and Scott Wehrwein

International Conference on 3D Vision (3DV) 2020

Project Page Paper (3.4MB PDF)

Scene Summarization via Motion Normalization

Scott Wehrwein, Kavita Bala, and Noah Snavely

Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (April 2021)

Project Page Paper (12MB PDF) Video (Youtube)

Semantic Pixel Distances for Image Editing

Josh Myers-Dean, Scott Wehrwein

NTIRE 2020 CVPR Workshop (Oral Presentation)

Project Page Paper (5MB PDF) Video (Youtube)

Video Segmentation with Background Motion Models

Scott Wehrwein, Rick Szeliski

BMVC 2017 (Spotlight Presentation)

Project Page Paper (18MB PDF) Supplemental (166KB PDF) Code (github)

Shadow Detection and Sun Direction in Photo Collections

Scott Wehrwein, Kavita Bala, Noah Snavely

3DV 2015 (Oral Presentation)

Project Page Paper (12MB PDF)

Photometric Ambient Occlusion

Daniel Hauagge, Scott Wehrwein, Kavita Bala, Noah Snavely

PAMI 2015 (Special Issue), CVPR 2013 (Oral Presentation)

Project Page PAMI Paper (17MB PDF) CVPR Paper (23MB PDF)

Reasoning about Photo Collections using Models of Outdoor Illumination

Daniel Hauagge, Scott Wehrwein, Paul Upchurch, Kavita Bala, Noah Snavely

BMVC 2014

Project Page Paper (23MB PDF)

Static Compressive Tracking

Daniel J. Townsend, Phillip K. Poon, Scott Wehrwein, Tariq Osman, Adrian V. Mariano, Esteban. M. Vera, Michael. D. Stenner, and Michael. E. Gehm

Optics Express 2012

OSA Page Paper (1.6MB PDF)