School of Interactive Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology
I am a Ph.D. student at Georgia Tech, advised by Professor James Hays. I completed my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science at Stanford University in 2018, specializing in artificial intelligence.
You can reach me at johnlambert AT gatech DOT edu. Some of my code can be found here.
Humans have an amazing ability to understand the world through their visual system but designing automated systems to perform the task continues to prove difficult. We take for granted almost everything our visual system is capable of. While great progress has been made in 2D image understanding, the real world is 3D, not 2D, so reasoning in the 2D image plane is insufficient. The 3D world is high-dimensional and challenging and has a high data requirement.
My research interests revolve around geometric and semantic understanding of 3D environments. Accurate understanding of 3D environments will have enormous benefit for people all over the world, with implications for safer transportation and safer workplaces.
Aside from research, another passion of mine is teaching. I enjoy creating teaching materials for topics related to computer vision, a field which relies heavily upon numerical optimization and statistical machine learning tools. A number of teaching modules I’ve written can be found below: