Jeroen van Baar

Jeroen van Baar
  • Biography

    Jeroen came to MERL in 1997 as intern, and was subsequently hired as research associate. He temporarily left MERL to pursue a Ph.D. and returned early 2013. At MERL he has made contributions in the areas of computer graphics, computer vision and computational photography. His interests include 3D reconstruction, medical imaging, GP-GPU for computational photography and computer vision.

  • Research Highlights

  • MERL Publications

    •  Russel, R.H., Benosman, M., van Baar, J., "Robust Constrained-MDPs: Soft-Constrained Robust Policy Optimization under Model Uncertainty", arXiv, October 2020.
      BibTeX
      • @article{Russel2020oct,
      • author = {Russel, Reazul Hasan and Benosman, Mouhacine and van Baar, Jeroen},
      • title = {Robust Constrained-MDPs: Soft-Constrained Robust Policy Optimization under Model Uncertainty},
      • journal = {arXiv},
      • year = 2020,
      • month = oct
      • }
    •  He, W., Lee, T.-Y., van Baar, J., Wittenburg, K.B., Shen, H.-W., "DynamicsExplorer: Visual Analytics for Robot Control Tasks involving Dynamics and LSTM-based Control Policies", IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium (PacificVis), DOI: 10.1109/PacificVis48177.2020.7127, January 2020, pp. 36-45.
      BibTeX TR2020-011 PDF
      • @inproceedings{He2020jan,
      • author = {He, Wenbin and Lee, Teng-Yok and van Baar, Jeroen and Wittenburg, Kent B. and Shen, Han-Wei},
      • title = {DynamicsExplorer: Visual Analytics for Robot Control Tasks involving Dynamics and LSTM-based Control Policies},
      • booktitle = {IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium (PacificVis)},
      • year = 2020,
      • pages = {36--45},
      • month = jan,
      • doi = {10.1109/PacificVis48177.2020.7127},
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2020-011}
      • }
    •  Paul, S., van Baar, J., Roy-Chowdhury, A.K., "Learning from Trajectories via Subgoal Discovery", Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS), pp. 8409-8419, October 2019.
      BibTeX TR2019-128 PDF
      • @article{Paul2019oct,
      • author = {Paul, Sujoy and van Baar, Jeroen and Roy-Chowdhury, Amit K.},
      • title = {Learning from Trajectories via Subgoal Discovery},
      • journal = {Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS)},
      • year = 2019,
      • pages = {8409--8419},
      • month = oct,
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2019-128}
      • }
    •  Lee, T.-Y., van Baar, J., Wittenburg, K.B., Sullivan, A., "Analysis of the contribution and temporal dependency of LSTM layers for reinforcement learning tasks", IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Explanable AI Workshop, June 2019, pp. 99-102.
      BibTeX TR2019-049 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Lee2019jun2,
      • author = {Lee, Teng-Yok and van Baar, Jeroen and Wittenburg, Kent B. and Sullivan, Alan},
      • title = {Analysis of the contribution and temporal dependency of LSTM layers for reinforcement learning tasks},
      • booktitle = {IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Explanable AI Workshop},
      • year = 2019,
      • pages = {99--102},
      • month = jun,
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2019-049}
      • }
    •  van Baar, J., Sullivan, A., Corcodel, R., Jha, D., Romeres, D., Nikovski, D.N., "Sim-to-Real Transfer Learning using Robustified Controllers in Robotic Tasks involving Complex Dynamics", IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), DOI: 10.1109/ICRA.2019.8793561, May 2019, pp. 6001-6007.
      BibTeX TR2018-202 PDF
      • @inproceedings{vanBaar2019may,
      • author = {van Baar, Jeroen and Sullivan, Alan and Corcodel, Radu and Jha, Devesh and Romeres, Diego and Nikovski, Daniel N.},
      • title = {Sim-to-Real Transfer Learning using Robustified Controllers in Robotic Tasks involving Complex Dynamics},
      • booktitle = {IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)},
      • year = 2019,
      • pages = {6001--6007},
      • month = may,
      • doi = {10.1109/ICRA.2019.8793561},
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2018-202}
      • }
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  • Software Downloads

  • MERL Issued Patents

    • Title: "System and Method for Multimodal, Motion-Aware Radar Imaging"
      Inventors: Boufounos, Petros T.; Mansour, Hassan; Srinivasa, Rakshith Sharma; Van Baar, Jeroen
      Patent No.: 10,768,294
      Issue Date: Sep 8, 2020
    • Title: "Method for Registering Deformable Images Using Random Markov Fields"
      Inventors: Van Baar, Jeroen; Seo, Dohyung
      Patent No.: 9,449,384
      Issue Date: Sep 20, 2016
    • Title: "Method for Deformable Image Registration"
      Inventors: Van Baar, Jeroen; Seo, Dohyung
      Patent No.: 9,449,246
      Issue Date: Sep 20, 2016
    • Title: "Image Denoising Using a Library of Functions"
      Inventors: Tuzel, Oncel; Thornton, Jay E.; Van Baar, Jeroen
      Patent No.: 9,262,810
      Issue Date: Feb 16, 2016
    • Title: "Motion-Based Text Input"
      Inventors: Van Baar, Jeroen; Beardsley, Paul A.
      Patent No.: 7,355,583
      Issue Date: Apr 8, 2008
    • Title: "System and Method for Mechanically Adjusting Projector Posewith Six Degrees of Freedom for Image Alignment"
      Inventors: Raskar, Ramesh N.; Van Baar, Jeroen
      Patent No.: 7,252,387
      Issue Date: Aug 7, 2007
    • Title: "Interactive Wireless Tag Location and Identification System"
      Inventors: Beardsley, Paul A.; Dietz, Paul H.; Van Baar, Jeroen; Raskar, Ramesh N.
      Patent No.: 7,154,395
      Issue Date: Dec 26, 2006
    • Title: "Projector-Camera System with Laser Pointers"
      Inventors: Van Baar, Jeroen; Beardsley, Paul A.; Raskar, Ramesh N.
      Patent No.: 7,137,707
      Issue Date: Nov 21, 2006
    • Title: "Self-Configurable Ad-Hoc Projector Cluster"
      Inventors: Beardsley, Paul A.; Van Baar, Jeroen; Raskar, Ramesh N.
      Patent No.: 6,834,965
      Issue Date: Dec 28, 2004
    • Title: "Geometrically Aware Projector"
      Inventors: Van Baar, Jeroen; Raskar, Ramesh N.; Beardsley, Paul A.
      Patent No.: 6,811,264
      Issue Date: Nov 2, 2004
    • Title: "Projecting Warped Images onto Curved Surfaces"
      Inventors: Raskar, Ramesh N.; Van Baar, Jeroen; Willwacher, Thomas; Rao, Srinivasa
      Patent No.: 6,793,350
      Issue Date: Sep 21, 2004
    • Title: "Method for Globally Aligning Multiple Projected Images"
      Inventors: Raskar, Ramesh N.; Van Baar, Jeroen; Beardsley, Paul A.
      Patent No.: 6,755,537
      Issue Date: Jun 29, 2004
    • Title: "Rendering Discrete Sample Points Projected to a Screen Space with a Continuous Resampling Filter"
      Inventors: Van Baar, Jeroen; Zwicker, Matthias B.; Gross, Markus H.; Pfister, Hans Peter
      Patent No.: 6,744,435
      Issue Date: Jun 1, 2004
    • Title: "Method for Determining a Largest Inscribed Rectangular Image within a Union of Projected QuadrilateralImages"
      Inventors: Raskar, Ramesh N.; Van Baar, Jeroen; Willwacher, Thomas
      Patent No.: 6,729,733
      Issue Date: May 4, 2004
    • Title: "Method and System for Displaying Images on Curved Surfaces"
      Inventors: Raskar, Ramesh N.; Van Baar, Jeroen; Willwacher, Thomas
      Patent No.: 6,715,888
      Issue Date: Apr 6, 2004
    • Title: "Rendering Pipeline for Surface Elements"
      Inventors: Gross, Markus H.; Pfister, Hans Peter; Van Baar, Jeroen; Zwicker, Matthias B.
      Patent No.: 6,583,787
      Issue Date: Jun 24, 2003
    • Title: "A Method for Generating Graphical Objects Represented as Surface Elements"
      Inventors: Van Baar, Jeroen; Pfister, Hans Peter; Oosterbaan, Collin E.
      Patent No.: 6,498,607
      Issue Date: Dec 24, 2002
    • Title: "Graphical Objects Represented as Surface Elements"
      Inventors: Pfister, Hans Peter; Van Baar, Jeroen; Oosterbaan, Collin E.
      Patent No.: 6,480,190
      Issue Date: Nov 12, 2002
    • Title: "Method for Rendering Graphical Objects Represented as Surface Elements"
      Inventors: Van Baar, Jeroen; Pfister, Hans Peter; Oosterbaan, Collin E.
      Patent No.: 6,448,968
      Issue Date: Sep 10, 2002
    • Title: "A Method for Modeling Graphical Objects Represented as Surface Elements"
      Inventors: Oosterbaan, Collin E.; Van Baar, Jeroen; Pfister, Hans Peter
      Patent No.: 6,396,496
      Issue Date: May 28, 2002
    • Title: "Method for Interactively Modeling Graphical Objects with Linked and Unlinked Surface Elements"
      Inventors: Pfister, Hans Peter; Oosterbaan, Collin E.; Van Baar, Jeroen
      Patent No.: 6,342,886
      Issue Date: Jan 29, 2002
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