Steve Bako


I am a Ph.D. student at the University of California, Santa Barbara working under the supervision of Dr. Pradeep Sen.

My main research interests include computer graphics, computational photography, and machine learning. Specifically,
I have been working on denoising Monte Carlo rendered images using neural networks.


N. Khademi Kalantari, S. Bako, P. Sen, "A Machine Learning Approach for Filtering Monte Carlo Noise," ACM
Transactions on Graphics, Vol. 34, No. 4, August 2015, (Proceedings of ACM SIGGRAPH 2015). [Project Page]

S. Bako, S. Darabi, E. Shechtman, J. Wang, K. Sunkavalli, P. Sen, "Removing Shadows from Images of Documents,"
Proceedings of ACCV 2016. [Project Page]


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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9560
E-mail: stevebako [at]