Computer Science Colloquium

Computational Graphic Design: Colors, Fonts, and Layout

Aaron Hertzmann, Adobe Research

March 14, 2014 11:30AM
Warren Weaver Hall, 1302
251 Mercer Street
New York, NY 10012

Spring 2014 Colloquia Calendar


Chris Bregler


I will present current research projects on understanding and creating
graphic designs. Graphic design is a field with a very long history.
There is a lot of expert knowledge and folklore involved in design,
but little science. By using large, online datasets, design insights,
and machine learning, we can study graphic design in a more rigorous
way, and also create better tools for amateurs and professionals. I
will describe some very initial efforts in these directions, in the
areas of color compatibility, font selection, and single-page layout.

This is joint work with Peter O'Donovan, J?nis L?beks, and Aseem Agarwala.


Aaron Hertzmann is a Senior Research Scientist at Adobe Systems.
He received a BA in Computer Science and Art/Art History from Rice
University in 1996, and a PhD in Computer Science from New York
University in 2001, respectively. He was a Professor at University of
Toronto for ten years, and has also worked at Pixar Animation Studios,
University of Washington, Microsoft Research, Mitsubishi Electric
Research Lab, Interval Research Corporation and NEC Research. He is an
associate editor for ACM Transactions on Graphics. His awards include
the MIT TR100 (2004), an Ontario Early Researcher Award (2005), a
Sloan Foundation Fellowship (2006), a Microsoft New Faculty Fellowship
(2006), the CACS/AIC Outstanding Young CS Researcher Award (2010), the
Steacie Prize for Natural Sciences (2010), the Rice Outstanding Young
Engineering Alumnus (2011), and the BMVC Best Science Paper Award

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