David Fouhey
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Physical Location: Beyster (BBB) 3777, University of Michigan
Name FAQ: `foe'-`eee'. It rhymes with snowy or Joey: the key is to forget how it is spelled. It (but not me) is from County Cork, Ireland.
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Summary: I am an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at The University of Michigan. I was previously a postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley, working with Alyosha Efros and Jitendra Malik. Before that, I received a Ph.D. in robotics from CMU at where I worked with Abhinav Gupta and Martial Hebert.

For more information about computer vision at Michigan, see here.

For more information about joining my group, please visit here. Please note that I am not taking any Ph.D. students in the December 2021 application cycle.


I work on computer vision and machine learning. I want to develop autonomous systems that can learn to build representations of the underlying state and dynamics of the world through observation (and potentially interaction).

I'm particularly interested in the three areas of research:
My group's work is sponsored by DARPA, Toyota Research Institute, The Procter & Gamble Company, The National Science Foundation, Nokia Networks, NASA, and the Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory as well as the University of Michigan's Precision Health Initiative and the Michigan Institute for Data Science.

Student Collaborators

My current PhD student collaborators are: My current MS Student collaborators are:


University of Michigan:

Selected Publications

Richard E.L. Higgins, David F. Fouhey, Spiro K. Antiochos, Graham Barnes, Mark C.M. Cheung, J. Todd Hoeskema, K.D. Leka, Yang Liu, Peter W. Schuck, Tamas I. Gombosi
SynthIA: A Synthetic Inversion Approximation for the Stokes Vector Fusing SDO and Hinode into a Virtual Observatory
Accepted in The Astrophysics Journal Supplement Series
Dandan Shan*, Richard E.L. Higgins*, David F. Fouhey
COHESIV: Contrastive Object and Hand Embedding Segmentation In Video
NeurIPS 2021
[PDF]   [Bibtex]
Alexander Raistrick, Nilesh Kulkarni, David F. Fouhey
Collision Replay: What Does Bumping Into Things Tell You About Scene Geometry?
BMVC 2021 (Oral)
[PDF]   [Supplement (PDF)]   [Supplement Video (MP4)]   [Bibtex]
Linyi Jin, Shengyi Qian, Andrew Owens, David F. Fouhey
Planar Surface Reconstruction from Sparse Views
To Appear at ICCV 2021 (Oral)
[Arxiv]   [PDF]   [Project Page]
Chris Rockwell, David F. Fouhey, Justin C. Johnson
PixelSynth: Generating a 3D-Consistent Experience from a Single Image
To Appear at ICCV 2021
[Project Page]  
Zhizhuo Zhou, Gemmechu Hassena, Brian C. Weeks, David F. Fouhey
Quantifying Bird Skeletons
CV4Animals Workshop
[PDF]   [Bibtex]  
Richard E.L. Higgins, David F. Fouhey, Dichang Zhang, Spiro K. Antiochos, Graham Barnes, J. Todd Hoeskema, K.D. Leka, Yang Liu, Peter W. Schuck, Tamas I. Gombosi
Fast and Accurate Emulation of the SDO/HMI Stokes Inversion with Uncertainty Quantification
The Astrophysical Journal (ApJ), Volume 911, Number 2, 2021
[Arxiv]   [Published PDF]   [Bibtex]   [Project Page]   [HMI Nugget]
S. Qian*, L. Jin*, D. F. Fouhey
Associative3D: Volumetric Reconstruction from Sparse Views
ECCV 2020
[Arxiv]   [Project Page]   [Code]   [Bibtex]
C. Rockwell, D. F. Fouhey
Full-Body Awareness from Partial Observations
ECCV 2020
[Arxiv]   [Project Page]   [Bibtex]   [Code]
S. Jabbour, D.F. Fouhey, E. Kazerooni, M.W. Sjoding, J. Wiens
Deep Learning Applied to Chest X-Rays: Exploiting and Preventing Shortcuts
MLHC 2020
[PDF]   [Bibtex]   [Code]
D. Shan, J. Geng*, M. Shu*, D.F. Fouhey
Understanding Human Hands in Contact at Internet Scale
CVPR 2020 (Oral)
[PDF]   [Bibtex]   [Project Page & Code]
M. El Banani, J. Corso, D.F. Fouhey
Novel Object Viewpoint Estimation through Reconstruction Alignment
CVPR 2020
[PDF]   [Supp.]   [Bibtex]   [Code and Project Page]
N. Kulkarni, A. Gupta, D.F. Fouhey, S. Tulsiani
Articulation-aware Canonical Surface Mapping
CVPR 2020
[Arxiv]   [PDF]   [Bibtex]
A. Szenicer*, D.F. Fouhey*, A. Munoz-Jaramillo, P.J. Wright, R. Thomas, R. Galvez, M. Jin, M.C.M. Cheung
A Deep Learning Virtual Instrument for Monitoring Extreme UV Solar Spectral Irradiance
Science Advances, Vol. 5, Number 10, 2019
[Open Acess]   [Bibtex]   [Prediction Video]   [Activations Video]   [Overview Video]  
Press coverage/releases:
inverse.com(Inverse.com)   SETI institute(SETI Institute)
theregister.co.uk(theregister.co.uk)   phys.org(phys.org)
techexplorist(TechExplorist.com)   scientific american(ScientificAmerican.com)
eos.org(Earth & Space Science News)   (hpcwire.com)
D. Zhukov, J.-B. Alayrac, G. Cinbis, D.F. Fouhey, I. Laptev, J. Sivic
Cross-task weakly-supervised learning from instructional videos
CVPR 2019
[PDF]   [Project Page]   [Arxiv]   [Bibtex]
R. Galvez*, D.F. Fouhey*, M. Jin, A. Szenicer, A. Munoz-Jaramillo, M.C.M. Cheung, P.J. Wright, M.G. Bobra, Y. Liu, J. Mason, R. Thomas
A Machine Learning Dataset Prepared From the NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory Mission
The Astrophysical Journal Supplement, 242:1, 2019
[PDF]   [Arxiv]   [Bibtex]   [Movie & Explanation]   [Small dataset + demo]
A. Kumar, S. Gupta, D. F. Fouhey, S. Levine, J. Malik
Visual Memory for Robust Path Following
NeurIPS 2018 (Oral)
[Project Page]   [PDF]   [Bibtex]  
D. F. Fouhey, W. Kuo, A. A. Efros, J. Malik
From Lifestyle VLOGs to Everyday Interactions
CVPR 2018
[Project Page]   [Arxiv]   [Bibtex]  
S. Tulsiani, S. Gupta, D. F. Fouhey, A. A. Efros, J. Malik
Factoring Shape, Pose, and Layout from the 2D Image of a 3D Scene
CVPR 2018
[Project Page]   [Arxiv]   [Bibtex]
M. Lescroart, D. F. Fouhey, J. Malik
Convolutional neural networks represent shape dimensions -- but not as accurately as humans
Abstract at VSS 2018
S. Gupta, D.F. Fouhey, S. Levine, J. Malik
Unifying Map and Landmark Based Representations for Visual Navigation
Arxiv 2017
[Project Page]   [Arxiv]   [Bibtex]
D. F. Fouhey, A. Gupta, A. Zisserman
From Images to 3D Shape Attributes
TPAMI (Pre-print on Arxiv)
The TPAMI version has ugly typesetting (full-width tables on the bottom?) that I was unable to change. Read the Arxiv one.
[Arxiv]   [Bibtex]
R. Girdhar, D. F. Fouhey, M. Rodriguez, A. Gupta
Learning a Predictable and Generative Vector Representation for Objects
ECCV 2016 (Spotlight)
[Publication (PDF)]   [Bibtex]
[Project Page]
D. F. Fouhey
Factoring Scenes into 3D Structure and Style
Doctoral Dissertation
[Dissertation (PDF)]   [Bibtex]
[Defense Slides (PDF)]
D. F. Fouhey, A. Gupta, A. Zisserman
3D Shape Attributes
CVPR 2016 (Oral - Watch the presentation on Youtube)
[Publication (PDF)]   [Bibtex]
[Project Page]   [Poster (PDF)]   [Talk (PPTX)]   [Talk (PDF)]  
R. Girdhar, D. F. Fouhey, K. M. Kitani, A. Gupta, M. Hebert
Cutting through the Clutter: Task-Relevant Features for Image Matching
WACV 2016
[Publication (PDF)]   [Bibtex]
D. F. Fouhey, W. Hussain, A. Gupta, M. Hebert
Single Image 3D Without a Single 3D Image
ICCV 2015
[Publication (PDF)]   [Bibtex]
[Poster (PDF)]   [Supplemental (PDF)]   [Bonus Details (PDF)]
X. Wang, D. F. Fouhey, A. Gupta
Designing Deep Networks for Surface Normal Estimation
CVPR 2015
[Publication (PDF)]   [Bibtex]
D. F. Fouhey, A. Gupta, and M. Hebert
Unfolding an Indoor Origami World
ECCV 2014 (Oral - Watch the presentation on VideoLectures.net)
[Publication (PDF)]   [Bibtex]
[Project Page]   [Extended Results (PDF)]  
D. F. Fouhey and C.L. Zitnick
Predicting Object Dynamics in Scenes
CVPR 2014
[Publication (PDF)]   [Bibtex]
[Poster (PDF)]   [Supplemental (PDF)]
D. F. Fouhey, V. Delaitre, A. Gupta, A. Efros, I. Laptev, and J. Sivic.
People Watching: Human Actions as a Cue for Single View Geometry.
IJCV (extended version of ECCV 2012 paper)
[Preprint (PDF)]   [Final version (via Springer)]
D. F. Fouhey, A. Gupta, and M. Hebert
Data-Driven 3D Primitives for Single Image Understanding
ICCV 2013
[Publication (PDF)]   [Bibtex]
[Project Page]   [Poster (PDF)]  
D. F. Fouhey, V. Delaitre, A. Gupta, A. Efros, I. Laptev, and J. Sivic.
People Watching: Human Actions as a Cue for Single View Geometry.
ECCV 2012 (Oral - Watch the presentation on VideoLectures.net )
[Publication (PDF)]   [Bibtex]
[Project Page]  
V. Delaitre, D. F. Fouhey, I. Laptev, J. Sivic, A. Gupta, and A. Efros.
Scene Semantics from Long-term Observation of People.
ECCV 2012
[Publication (PDF)]   [Bibtex]
[Project Page]
D. F. Fouhey, A. Collet, M. Hebert, and S. Srinivasa
Object Recognition Robust to Imperfect Depth Data.
CDC4CV 2012 Workshop at ECCV 2012
[Publication (PDF)]   [Bibtex]
[Supplemental(PDF)]   [Supp. Video 1]   [Supp. Video 2]  
M. Costanza-Robinson, B. Estabrook, and D. F. Fouhey
Representative elementary volume estimation for porosity, moisture saturation, and air-water interfacial areas in unsaturated porous media: Data quality implications
(Sorry for not posting a pre-print!)
In Water Resources Research, Volume 47, 2011
[Official Version]   [Bibtex]
D. F. Fouhey, D. Scharstein, and A. Briggs.
Multiple plane detection in image pairs using J-linkage.
ICPR 2010
[Publication (PDF)]   [Bibtex]
Implementation (Python and C) [Code (Zip)]   [Poster (PDF)]  


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Joke Papers

Sometimes when I feel a creative itch, the end result is a joke publication (which despite the name often have a serious point to make). These are all done with the one and only Daniel Maturana.

Fun & Games