Matthew Brand

Matthew Brand
  • Biography

    Matt develops and analyzes optimization algorithms for problems in logistics, control, perception, data-mining, and learning. Notable results include methods for parallel solution of quadratic programs, recomposing photos by re-arranging pixels, nonlinear dimensionality reduction, online singular value decomposition, 3D shape-from-video, and learning concise models of data. In addition to academic "best paper" awards, this work has garnered several industrial awards for commercialized technologies.

  • MERL Publications

    •  Brand, M.E., Birch, D.A., "Data-driven freeform irradiance tailoring", OSA Optical Design and Fabrication Congress, June 2019.
      BibTeX TR2019-043 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Brand2019jun,
      • author = {Brand, Matthew E. and Birch, Daniel A.},
      • title = {Data-driven freeform irradiance tailoring},
      • booktitle = {OSA Optical Design and Fabrication Congress},
      • year = 2019,
      • month = jun,
      • issn = {978-1-943580-60-6},
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2019-043}
      • }
    •  Brand, M.E., Birch, D.A., "Freeform irradiance tailoring for light fields", Optics Express, DOI: 10.1364/OE.27.00A611, Vol. 27, No. 12, pp. A611-A619, May 2019.
      BibTeX TR2019-019 PDF
      • @article{Brand2019may,
      • author = {Brand, Matthew E. and Birch, Daniel A.},
      • title = {Freeform irradiance tailoring for light fields},
      • journal = {Optics Express},
      • year = 2019,
      • volume = 27,
      • number = 12,
      • pages = {A611--A619},
      • month = may,
      • doi = {10.1364/OE.27.00A611},
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2019-019}
      • }
    •  Brand, M.E., "Tri-tone freeforms", Laser Display and Lighting Conference, April 2018.
      BibTeX TR2018-043 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Brand2018apr,
      • author = {Brand, Matthew E.},
      • title = {Tri-tone freeforms},
      • booktitle = {Laser Display and Lighting Conference},
      • year = 2018,
      • month = apr,
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2018-043}
      • }
    •  Ziming, Z., Brand, M.E., "Convergent Block Coordinate Descent for Training Tikhonov Regularized Deep Neural Networks", Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), December 2017.
      BibTeX TR2017-140 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Ziming2017dec,
      • author = {Ziming, Zhang and Brand, Matthew E.},
      • title = {Convergent Block Coordinate Descent for Training Tikhonov Regularized Deep Neural Networks},
      • booktitle = {Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS)},
      • year = 2017,
      • month = dec,
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2017-140}
      • }
    •  Brand, M.E., Aksoylar, A., "Sharp images from freeform optics and extended light sources", OSA Frontiers in Optics, DOI: 10.1364/FIO.2016.FW5H.2, October 2016.
      BibTeX TR2016-135 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Brand2016oct,
      • author = {Brand, Matthew E. and Aksoylar, Aydan},
      • title = {Sharp images from freeform optics and extended light sources},
      • booktitle = {OSA Frontiers in Optics},
      • year = 2016,
      • month = oct,
      • doi = {10.1364/FIO.2016.FW5H.2},
      • isbn = {978-1-943580-19-4},
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2016-135}
      • }
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  • MERL Issued Patents

    • Title: "Compound Optics with Freeform Optical Surface"
      Inventors: Brand, Matthew E.
      Patent No.: 10,234,689
      Issue Date: Mar 19, 2019
    • Title: "Freeform Optical Surface for Producing Sharp-Edged Irradiance Patterns"
      Inventors: Brand, Matthew E.
      Patent No.: 10,119,679
      Issue Date: Nov 6, 2018
    • Title: "Tailored Freeform Optical Surface"
      Inventors: Brand, Matthew E.; Aksoylar, Aydan
      Patent No.: 9,869,866
      Issue Date: Jan 16, 2018
    • Title: "Method for Determining a Sequence for Drilling Holes According to a Pattern using Global and Local Optimization"
      Inventors: Garaas, Tyler W; Brand, Matthew E.
      Patent No.: 9,703,915
      Issue Date: Jul 11, 2017
    • Title: "MPC Controllers Using Parallel Quadratic Programming"
      Inventors: Di Cairano, Stefano; Brand, Matthew E.
      Patent No.: 9,618,912
      Issue Date: Apr 11, 2017
    • Title: "Method for Generating Representations Polylines Using Piecewise Fitted Geometric Primitives"
      Inventors: Brand, Matthew E.; Marks, Tim; MV, Rohith
      Patent No.: 9,613,443
      Issue Date: Apr 4, 2017
    • Title: "Method for Generating Trajectory for Numerical Control Process"
      Inventors: Brand, Matthew E.; Agrawal, Amit K.; Erdim, Huseyin
      Patent No.: 9,513,623
      Issue Date: Dec 6, 2016
    • Title: "System and Method for Planning a Radiation Therapy Treatment"
      Inventors: Brand, Matthew E.
      Patent No.: 9,251,302
      Issue Date: Feb 2, 2016
    • Title: "Method and System for Cutting Features From Sheet Materials With a Laser Cutter According to a Pattern"
      Inventors: Garaas, Tyler W; Brand, Matthew E.; Josef, Cibulka
      Patent No.: 9,248,525
      Issue Date: Feb 2, 2016
    • Title: "Method for Reconstructing 3D Lines from 2D Lines in an Image"
      Inventors: Ramalingam, Srikumar; Brand, Matthew E.
      Patent No.: 9,183,635
      Issue Date: Nov 10, 2015
    • Title: "System and Method for Controlling Machines According to Pattern of Contours"
      Inventors: Brand, Matthew E.
      Patent No.: 9,104,192
      Issue Date: Aug 11, 2015
    • Title: "Method and System for Detouring Around Features Cut From Sheet Materials with a Laser Cutter According to a Pattern"
      Inventors: Garaas, Tyler W; Brand, Matthew E.
      Patent No.: 9,046,888
      Issue Date: Jun 2, 2015
    • Title: "Method for Scheduling Cars in Elevator Systems to Minimizes Round-Trip Times"
      Inventors: Brand, Matthew E.
      Patent No.: 8,950,555
      Issue Date: Feb 10, 2015
    • Title: "Method for Performing Image Processing Applications Using Quadratic Programming"
      Inventors: Brand, Matthew E.; Chen, Dongui
      Patent No.: 8,761,533
      Issue Date: Jun 24, 2014
    • Title: "Method for Solving Control Problems"
      Inventors: Brand, Matthew E.; Yao, Chen; Shilpiekandula, Vijay
      Patent No.: 8,554,343
      Issue Date: Oct 8, 2013
    • Title: "Method for Optimization Radiotherapy Particle Beams"
      Inventors: Brand, Matthew E.
      Patent No.: 8,492,735
      Issue Date: Jul 23, 2013
    • Title: "Motion Planning for Elevator Cars Moving Independently in One Elevator Shaft"
      Inventors: Brand, Matthew E.
      Patent No.: 8,424,651
      Issue Date: Apr 23, 2013
    • Title: "Motion Planning for Elevator Cars Moving Independently in One Elevator Shaft"
      Inventors: Brand, Matthew E.
      Patent No.: 8,424,650
      Issue Date: Apr 23, 2013
    • Title: "Content Aware Resizing of Images and Videos"
      Inventors: Brand, Matthew E.; Shamir, Ariel; Rubinstein, Michael; Avidan, Shmuel
      Patent No.: 8,380,010
      Issue Date: Feb 19, 2013
    • Title: "Method and System for Localizing in Urban Environments From Omni-Direction Skyline Images"
      Inventors: Ramalingam, Srikumar; Brand, Matthew E.
      Patent No.: 8,311,285
      Issue Date: Nov 13, 2012
    • Title: "Method for Temporally Editing Video"
      Inventors: Brand, Matthew E.
      Patent No.: 8,290,298
      Issue Date: Oct 16, 2012
    • Title: "Method for Editing Images and Videos"
      Inventors: Brand, Matthew E.
      Patent No.: 8,290,297
      Issue Date: Oct 16, 2012
    • Title: "Method for Determining a Location From Images Acquired of an Environment with an Omni-Directional Camera"
      Inventors: Ramalingam, Srikumar; Brand, Matthew E.; Bouaziz, Sofien
      Patent No.: 8,249,302
      Issue Date: Aug 21, 2012
    • Title: "Method and Apparatus for Touching-Up Images"
      Inventors: Brand, Matthew E.; Pletscher, Patrick A.
      Patent No.: 8,160,396
      Issue Date: Apr 17, 2012
    • Title: "Resource Allocation for Rateless Transmissions"
      Inventors: Brand, Matthew E.
      Patent No.: 8,155,048
      Issue Date: Apr 10, 2012
    • Title: "Method for Routing Packets in Wireless Ad-Hoc Networks withProbabilistic Delay Guarantees"
      Inventors: Molisch, Andreas F.; Brand, Matthew E.; Maymounkov, Petar B.
      Patent No.: 8,040,810
      Issue Date: Oct 18, 2011
    • Title: "Method for Routing Packets in Ad-Hoc Networks with Partial Channel State Information"
      Inventors: Molisch, Andreas F.; Brand, Matthew E.
      Patent No.: 7,822,029
      Issue Date: Oct 26, 2010
    • Title: "Method for Finding Minimal Cost Paths under Uncertainty"
      Inventors: Nikolova, Evdokia V.; Brand, Matthew E.
      Patent No.: 7,756,021
      Issue Date: Jul 13, 2010
    • Title: "Method and System for Determining Instantaneous Peak Power Consumption in Elevator Banks"
      Inventors: Brand, Matthew E.; Nikovski, Daniel N.
      Patent No.: 7,743,890
      Issue Date: Jun 29, 2010
    • Title: "Method for Finding Optimal Paths Using a Stochastic NetworkModel"
      Inventors: Mitzenmacher, Michael D.; Brand, Matthew E.; Nikolova, Evdokia V.
      Patent No.: 7,573,866
      Issue Date: Aug 11, 2009
    • Title: "System and Method for Scheduling Elevator Cars Using Pairwise Delay Minimization"
      Inventors: Nikovski, Daniel N.; Brand, Matthew E.; Ebner, Dietmar
      Patent No.: 7,546,905
      Issue Date: Jun 16, 2009
    • Title: "System and Method for Scheduling Elevator Cars Using Branch-and-Bound"
      Inventors: Brand, Matthew E.; Nikovski, Daniel N.; Ebner, Dietmar
      Patent No.: 7,484,597
      Issue Date: Feb 3, 2009
    • Title: "On-Line Recommender System"
      Inventors: Brand, Matthew E.
      Patent No.: 7,475,027
      Issue Date: Jan 6, 2009
    • Title: "Method for Generating a Low-Dimensional Representation of High-Dimensional Data"
      Inventors: Brand, Matthew E.
      Patent No.: 7,412,098
      Issue Date: Aug 12, 2008
    • Title: "Incremental Singular Value Decomposition of Incomplete Data"
      Inventors: Brand, Matthew E.
      Patent No.: 7,359,550
      Issue Date: Apr 15, 2008
    • Title: "Variable Multilinear Models for Facial Synthesis"
      Inventors: Brand, Matthew E.
      Patent No.: 7,133,048
      Issue Date: Nov 7, 2006
    • Title: "Method and System for Scheduling Cars in Elevator Systems Considering Existing and Future Passengers"
      Inventors: Brand, Matthew E.; Nikovski, Daniel N.
      Patent No.: 7,014,015
      Issue Date: Mar 21, 2006
    • Title: "Method for Determining Poses of Sensors"
      Inventors: Brand, Matthew E.
      Patent No.: 7,006,944
      Issue Date: Feb 28, 2006
    • Title: "Modeling Shapes, Motions, Flexions and Textures of Non-Rigid 3D Objects Directly from Video"
      Inventors: Brand, Matthew E.
      Patent No.: 7,006,683
      Issue Date: Feb 28, 2006
    • Title: "Method for Mapping High-Dimensional Samples to Reduced-Dimensional Manifolds"
      Inventors: Brand, Matthew E.
      Patent No.: 6,947,042
      Issue Date: Sep 20, 2005
    • Title: "Rendering Deformable 3D Models Recovered from Videos"
      Inventors: Brand, Matthew E.
      Patent No.: 6,873,724
      Issue Date: Mar 29, 2005
    • Title: "Analysis, Synthesis and Control of Data Signals with Temporal Textures Using a Linear Dynamic System"
      Inventors: Brand, Matthew E.
      Patent No.: 6,864,897
      Issue Date: Mar 8, 2005
    • Title: "Optimal Parking of Free Cars in Elevator Group Control"
      Inventors: Brand, Matthew E.; Nikovski, Daniel N.
      Patent No.: 6,808,049
      Issue Date: Oct 26, 2004
    • Title: "Method for Generating Realistic Facial Animation Directly from Speech Utilizing Hidden Markov Models"
      Inventors: Brand, Matthew E.
      Patent No.: 6,735,566
      Issue Date: May 11, 2004
    • Title: "Method and System for Dynamic Programming of Elevators for Optimal Group Elevator Control"
      Inventors: Brand, Matthew E.; Nikovski, Daniel N.
      Patent No.: 6,672,431
      Issue Date: Jan 6, 2004
    • Title: "Method for Acquiring Static and Dynamic Super-Resolution Texture Maps from Video"
      Inventors: Brand, Matthew E.
      Patent No.: 6,650,335
      Issue Date: Nov 18, 2003
    • Title: "Method for Designing Optimal Single Pointer Predictive Keyboards and Apparatus Therefore"
      Inventors: Brand, Matthew E.
      Patent No.: 6,646,572
      Issue Date: Nov 11, 2003
    • Title: "Method for Predicting Keystroke Characters on Single Pointer Keyboards and Apparatus Therefore"
      Inventors: Brand, Matthew E.
      Patent No.: 6,621,424
      Issue Date: Sep 16, 2003
    • Title: "Method for Inferring Target Paths from Related Cue Paths"
      Inventors: Brand, Matthew E.
      Patent No.: 6,459,808
      Issue Date: Oct 1, 2002
    • Title: "System for Having Concise Models from a Signal Utilizing a Hidden Markov Model"
      Inventors: Brand, Matthew E.
      Patent No.: 6,212,510
      Issue Date: Apr 3, 2001
    • Title: "Markov Model Discriminator Using Negative Examples"
      Inventors: Brand, Matthew E.
      Patent No.: 6,112,021
      Issue Date: Aug 29, 2000
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