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Koki Nagano

Senior Research Scientist

NVIDIA Research

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Bio

Hey, welcome to my homepage! My name is Koki Nagano (in Kanji, my first name means “Lighting”, and “Hope”). I work at the intersection of Computer Graphics and AI with focus on realistic human digitization. My PhD thesis focused on the topic of high-fidelity 3D human capture (USC, 2017), and I was supervised by Prof. Paul Debevec working for the  graphics laboratory at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies. Currently I work for NVIDIA as a Senior Research Scientist. Previously I was a Principal Scientist at Pinscreen Inc. For several months in 2016, I worked for the Facebook Reality Labs in Pittsburgh as a research intern, and in 2016 summer I worked for Weta Digital on LookDev R&D for Hollywood movies. In 2012 spring, I worked at the  Institut de recherche en informatique et systèmes aléatoires (IRISA) as a visiting research assistant, where I worked with Prof. Kadi Bouatouch and Prof. Sumanta Pattanaik. I got my Bachelor of Engineering from  Tokyo Institute of Technology with focus on Environmental Design.

Internship at NVIDIA
We are hiring research interns at the intersection of 3D Graphics and Deep Learning. If you are interested in doing an internship with me, please send me an email.

Highlights

TED Talk

Face-ing Our Realistic Digital Self
TED / TEDxCharlottesville

SIGGRAPH RTL 2020

AI-Synthesized Avatars: From Real-Time Deepfakes To Photoreal AI Virtual Assistant
featured on Wired, befores and afters

PaGAN Neural Face Renderer

New Real-time Hybrid AI + CGI Face Replacement
featured on fxguide

AI Face Replacement

Advanced Face AI & Neural Rendering
featured on fxguide

World Economic Forum 2020

Deepfaked
featured on BBC, CNN, Reuters, Bloomberg

SIGGRAPH ASIA 2019

Deep Face Normalization
video

SIGGRAPH ASIA RTL 2019

Personalized Avatars for Realtime Virtual Try-on
featured on fxguide.

CVPR2019 WMF

Protecting World Leaders Against Deep Fakes
featured on MIT Tech Review, Al Jazeera, The Verge.

SIGGRAPH RTL 2019

VR Hair Salon for Avatars
featured on befores and afters

World Economic Forum AMNC 2019

The Human Element: Digital Mimicry
watch demo

Netflix Follow This

watch episode on Netflix

SIGGRAPH ASIA 2018

paGAN: Real-time Avatars Using Dynamic Textures
featured on LA Times, CBS, CBC, fxguide

SIGGRAPH ASIA RTL 2018

Pinscreen Avatars in your Pocket: Mobile paGAN engine and Personalized Gaming
featured on fxguide.

CBC The Fifth State

Deepfake video: The weaponization of fake news - The Fifth Estate
watch episode

SIGGRAPH RTL 2018

Deep Learning-Based Photoreal Avatars for Online Virtual Worlds in iOS
featured on MIT Tech Review, CBS, PBS, fxguide.

Wikihuman

Digital Emily 2 Dataset
wikihuman. download dataset

SIGGRAPH 2015

Skin Microstructure Deformation With Displacement Map Convolution
featured on CNET, Fast Company, CG Channel, GIZMODO.

SIGGRAPH 2015
Computer Animation Festival

Skin Stretch: Simulating Dynamic Skin Microgeometry
featured on GIZMODO, The Verge, MOTHERBOARD, fxguide.

SIGGRAPH 2013 E-Tech
Journal of Electronic Imaging
SPIE SDA XXV

An Autostereoscopic Projector Array Optimized for 3D Facial Display
featured on Wall Street Journal, 4gamer.

SIGGRAPH 2015 E-Tech
CVPR 2016 WCCD

Time-Offset Conversations on a Life-Sized Automultiscopic Projector Array
featured on NBC TODAY, CNN, GIZMODO,

In the News

Deepfake & Detection
High-Fidelity 3D Capture