Michael Wish Tao

U.C. Berkeley, Ph.D. Candidate
Computational Photography and Computer Vision
Advisers: Ravi Ramamoorthi
and Jitendra Malik

Now working at Light.co

545 Soda Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720

e-mail: mtao@berkeley.edu
cell:     510-461-2770


About Me

Light-fields, image and video processing, computer vision, digital photography

I am now a research scientist at LightCo. I am also the founder of Perfect 1600 The Best SAT Prep Classes and Tutors in Fremont, Bay Area California: www.Perfect1600.com


Ebby Amirebrahimi, Oscar Ayzenberg, Jiamin BaiBrian Barsky, Ashish Chaudhari, Richard Chen, Jeff Chien, Amy Do, James Do, Wayne Fang, Sunil HadapTodd KosloffKimo Johnson, Pushmeet Kohli, Arpad Kovacs, Lily Li, Jennifer Liu, Tony Liu,
Jitendra MalikSylvain ParisJeff Pritchard, Ravi Ramamoorthi, James Tu, Chirag Vasavda, Ruben Velarde, Alan Young, Linda Yu, James Wang, Jason Wang, Jennifer Wang

Major Publications

For all source code and dataset, visit:
Ravi's Light-field group at


Michael W. Tao, Sunil Hadap, Jitendra Maalik, and Ravi Ramamoorthi. “Depth from Combining Defocus and Correspondence Using Light-Field Cameras”. In Proceedings of International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2013.
[paper (PDF)] [HTML comparisons] [video (36MB)]

Michael W. Tao, Jitendra Malik, and Ravi Ramamoorthi. “Sharpening Out of Focus Images using High-Frequency Transfer”. In Computer Graphics Forum (Proceedings of the Eurographics conference), 2013.
[official webpage] [paper (PDF)]


Michael W. Tao, Micah Kimo Johnson, and Sylvain Paris. “Error-Tolerant Image Compositing”. In International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV), 2012.
[official webpage] [paper (PDF)]

Michael W. Tao and Aravind Krishnaswamy. “Fast Adaptive Edge-Aware Mask Generation”. In Proceedings of Graphics Interface, 2012.
[paper (PDF)]

Michael W. Tao, Jiamin Bai, Pushmeet Kohli, and Sylvain Paris. “SimpleFlow: A Non-iterative, Sublinear Optical Flow Algorithm”. In Computer Graphics Forum (Proceedings of the Eurographics conference), 2012.
[official webpage] [paper (PDF)]


Michael W. Tao, Micah K. Johnson, and Sylvain Paris. "Error-tolerant Image Compositing". In Proceedings of European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2010 
[official webpage] [paper (PDF)] [oral presentation] [dataset and benchmarking]


Todd J. Kosloff , Michael W. Tao , Brian A. Barsky. “Depth of Field Postprocessing for Layered Scenes Using Constant-time Rectangle Spreading". In Proceedings of Graphics Interface, 2009 
[official webpage] [paper (PDF)]













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