Edge-aware Filtering and Joint Filtering

Nonlinear signal/image filtering is an important and fundamental component for many computer vision and graphics applications, which often require decomposing an image into a piecewise smooth base layer and a detail layer. The base layer captures the main structural information, while the detail layer contains the residual smaller scale details in the image. These layered signals can be manipulated and/or recombined in various ways to match different application goals. Over the last few decades, several edge-preserving filtering techniques have been proposed, stemming from different theories and principles. Thanks to their success in achieving high-quality smoothing results and significant computational advantages, these methods have found a great variety of applications.

We have developed several image filtering techniques, which achieve the substantial improvements in terms of both runtime efficiency and smoothing quality. Some of representative papers can be found below.

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