Hanbyul Joo
Ph.D. student
The Robotics Institute
School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA

Office: 201 Smith Hall
Email: hanbyulj at cs dot cmu dot edu

Curriculum Vitae (updated in Jan. 2015)

I am a 3rd year Ph.D. student in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, under the supervision of Yaser Sheikh. Before joining CMU, I spent three years as a researcher at ETRI, a government-funded research organization in Korea. I received my M.S. in Electrical Engineering and B.S. in Computer Science, both from KAIST, Korea. The Samsung Scholarship is supporting my graduate study.


My main research interests are in computer vision, computer graphics, and machine perception of social behavior. My work focuses on analyzing and understanding dynamic scenes using more than 500 synchronized cameras (a.k.a. the Panoptic Studio).

Virtural Hanbyul in the Panoptic Studio



MAP Visibility Estimation for Large-Scale Dynamic 3D Reconstruction
Hanbyul Joo, Hyun Soo Park, and Yaser Sheikh
In CVPR 2014 (Oral)
[Paper(PDF)] [Project Page] [Dataset]

Graph-based Shape Matching for Deformable Objects
Hanbyul Joo, Yekeun Jeong, Olivier Duchenne, and In So Kweon
In ICIP 2011

Graph-Based Robust Shape Matching for Robotic Application
Hanbyul Joo, Yekeun Jeong, Olivier Duchenne, Seong-Young Ko, and In So Kweon
In ICRA 2009

Statistical Background Subtraction Based on the Exact Per-pixel Distributions
Youngbae Hwang, Hanbyul Joo, Jun-sik Kim, and In So Kweon
In IAPR workshop on Machine Vision Applications (MVA) 2007


  • "The Panoptic Studio", People Image Analysis Consortium, CMU, Nov 2014.

  • "The Panoptic Studio", Reality Computing Meetup, Autodesk, Nov 2014.

  • "MAP Visibility Estimation for Large-Scale Dynamic 3D Reconstruction", CVPR, June 2014.

Press Coverage


  • Motion capture apparatus and method (Patent No.: US 8805024 B2)
    Hanbyul Joo, Seong-Jae Lim, Ji-Hyung Lee, Bon-Ki Koo

  • Method for automatic rigging and shape surface transfer of 3D standard mesh model based on muscle and nurbs by using parametric control (Patent No.: US 7171060 B2)
    Seong Jae Lim, Ho Won Kim, Hanbyul Joo, Bon Ki Koo

  • 3D model shape transformation method and apparatus (Patent Application No.: US 20120162217 A1)
    Seong-Jae Lim, Hanbyul Joo, Seung-Uk Yoon, Ji-Hyung Lee, Bon-Ki Koo.