Matthew Berger

Matthew Berger

Assistant Professor
Vanderbilt University, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Office: Jacobs Hall 379
Phone: (615)-343-2016
Email: matthew.berger@vanderbilt.edu


About Me

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Vanderbilt University. I was previously a postdoc at the University of Arizona, advised by Prof. Joshua A. Levine. Before that, I was a researcher with the Air Force Research Laboratory. I received my PhD in Computing from the University of Utah, where my advisor was Claudio T. Silva, and did my MS and undergrad in Computer Science at Binghamton University.

Research Interests

My research is in the area of data visualization. I develop techniques that help people visually explore and make sense of large and complex data. I am particuarly interested in leveraging and developing machine learning techniques for this purpose. My research considers what can be learned from all aspects of visualization, such as data, visual encodings, and user interactions, in order to improve the process of visual exploration.

Update. I am actively looking for PhD students and postdocs. If you are interested in visualization or machine learning please feel free to contact me.


Publications

Zhe Wang, Dylan Cashman, Mingwei Li, Jixian Li, Matthew Berger, Joshua A. Levine, Remco Chang, Carlos Scheidegger
NNCubes: Learned Structures for Visual Data Exploration
arXiv, 2018
(arxiv)

Matthew Berger, Ajay Nagesh, Joshua A. Levine, Mihai Surdeanu, Helen Zhang
Visual Supervision in Bootstrapped Information Extraction
EMNLP (to appear), 2018
(pdf) (supplemental)

Matthew Berger, Jixian Li, Joshua A. Levine
A Generative Model for Volume Rendering
IEEE TVCG (to appear), 2018
(arxiv) (video) (project)

Christopher J. Tralie, Matthew Berger
Topological Eulerian Synthesis of Slow Motion Periodic Videos
ICIP, 2018
(pdf) (project)

Matthew Berger, Joshua A. Levine
Visualizing Time-Varying Particle Flows with Diffusion Geometry
arXiv, 2017
(arxiv) (video)

Matthew Berger, Andrea Tagliasacchi, Lee M. Seversky, Pierre Alliez, Gael Guennebaud, Joshua A. Levine, Andrei Sharf, Claudio T. Silva
A Survey of Surface Reconstruction from Point Clouds
Computer Graphics Forum (extended version of STAR), 2017
(pdf)

Matthew Berger, Katherine McDonough, Lee M. Seversky
cite2vec: Citation-Driven Document Exploration via Word Embeddings
IEEE Infovis, 2016
(pdf) (video)

Lee M. Seversky, Shelby Davis, Matthew Berger
On Time-Series Topological Data Analysis: New Data and Opportunities
CVPR Workshop on Differential Geometry in Computer Vision and Machine Learning, 2016
(pdf) (project)

Matthew Berger, Lucas Magee, Eric Heim, Lee M. Seversky
Spatial Active Learning for Cost-Effective Sensing and Feature Extraction
ICML Workshop in Data-Efficient Machine Learning, 2016
(pdf)

Matthew Berger, Lee M. Seversky, Daniel S. Brown
Classifying Swarm Behavior via Compressive Subspace Learning
ICRA, 2016
(pdf)

Eric Heim, Matthew Berger, Lee M. Seversky, Milos Hauskrecht
Efficient Online Relative Comparison Kernel Learning
SDM, 2015
(pdf)

Pengzhi Gao, Meng Wang, Joe H. Chow, Matthew Berger, Lee M. Seversky
Matrix Completion with Columns in Union and Sums of Subspaces
GlobalSIP, 2015
(pdf)

Matthew Berger, Lee M. Seversky
Subspace Tracking Under Dynamic Dimensionality for Online Background Subtraction
CVPR, 2014
(pdf)

Matthew Berger, Andrea Tagliasacchi, Lee M. Seversky, Pierre Alliez, Joshua A. Levine, Andrei Sharf, Claudio T. Silva
State of the Art in Surface Reconstruction from Point Clouds
Eurographics (State of the Art Reports), 2014
(pdf) (project)

Esdras Medeiros, Harish Doraiswamy, Matthew Berger, Claudio T. Silva
Using Physically Based Rendering to Benchmark Structured Light Scanners
Pacific Graphics, 2014
(pdf)

Matthew Berger, Joshua A. Levine, Luis Gustavo Nonato, Gabriel Taubin, Claudio T. Silva
A Benchmark for Surface Reconstruction
ACM Transactions on Graphics, 2013
(pdf) (project)

Matthew Berger, Claudio T. Silva
Nonrigid Matching of Undersampled Shapes via Medial Diffusion
Symposium on Geometry Processing, 2012
(pdf)

Matthew Berger, Claudio T. Silva
Medial Kernels
Eurographics, 2012
(pdf)

Lee M. Seversky, Matthew Berger, Lijun Yin
Harmonic Point Cloud Orientation
Shape Modeling International, 2011
(doi)

Matthew Berger, Luis Gustavo Nonato, Valerio Pascucci, Claudio T. Silva
Fiedler Trees for Multiscale Surface Analysis
Shape Modeling International, 2010
(pdf)


Teaching

Introduction to Visualization CS3891.06/5891.06 (Fall 2018)