Dr. Daniyar Turmukhambetov

I’m a senior research scientist at Niantic.

Previously, I was a post-doctoral research associate with Dr. Gabriel Brostow at University College London. I worked on on EU-FP7 project “Capture-Reconstruct-Play” and “Nature-Smart Cities - Sensing Nature in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park” EPSRC Impact project. See news article about Nature-Smart Cities project on BBC website.

I completed my PhD in the Department of Computer Science at University College London under supervision of Prof. Jan Kautz and Dr. Simon Prince in collaboration with Dr. Neill D.F. Campbell. My PhD thesis, titled “Synthesizing and Editing Photo-realistic Visual Objects”, explores image synthesis by combining computer graphics techniques with probabilistic generative models of computer vision. During my PhD I did a summer research internship at Creative Technologies Lab of Adobe in Seattle with Dr. Dan B Goldman.

Before starting my PhD, I finished MSc in Computer Graphics, Vision and Imaging at UCL with distinction. My Master Thesis “Intrinsic Images from Color and Depth”, supervised by Dr. Gabriel Brostow, has won “BBC Best Project Prize”. I completed Bachelor of Engineering in “Computer Science and Technology” at Tsinghua University with a scholarship from China National Petroleum Corporation.

UCL page

Publications

Self-Supervised Monocular Depth Hints
Jamie Watson, Michael Firman, Gabriel J. Brostow and Daniyar Turmukhambetov In International Conference on Computer Vision, 2019
project webpage

HILC: Domain-Independent PbD System Via Computer Vision and Follow-Up Questions
Thanapong Intharah, Daniyar Turmukhambetov and Gabriel J. Brostow
In ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems (TiiS), 2019
preprint

Interpretable Transformations with Encoder-Decoder Networks
Daniel E. Worrall, Stephan J. Garbin, Daniyar Turmukhambetov and Gabriel J. Brostow
In International Conference on Computer Vision, 2017
project webpage

Harmonic Networks: Deep Translation and Rotation Equivariance
Daniel E. Worrall, Stephan J. Garbin, Daniyar Turmukhambetov and Gabriel J. Brostow
In Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2017
project webpage

Help, It Looks Confusing: GUI Task Automation Through Demonstration and Follow-up Questions
Thanapong Intharah, Daniyar Turmukhambetov and Gabriel J. Brostow
In ACM Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI), 2017
Best Student Paper Honorable Mention
project webpage

Synthesizing and Editing Photo-realistic Visual Objects
Daniyar Turmukhambetov
PhD Thesis at University College London, 2016
UCL Thesis Repository

Modeling Object Appearance using Context-Conditioned Component Analysis
Daniyar Turmukhambetov, Neill D.F. Campbell, Simon J.D. Prince and Jan Kautz
In Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2015
project webpage

Interactive Sketch-Driven Image Synthesis
Daniyar Turmukhambetov, Neill D.F. Campbell, Dan B Goldman and Jan Kautz
In Computer Graphics Forum, 2015
project webpage

Intrinsic Images from Color and Depth
Daniyar Turmukhambetov
MSc Thesis at University College London, 2011