Angjoo Kanazawa

Angjoo Kanazawa 

I successfully defended my thesis and will be starting as a postdoc at UC Berkeley with Jitendra Malik this Fall! You should be directed to my new website in 3 seconds.

I am a PhD student at the Computer Science Department in the University of Maryland, College Park, working with my advisor David Jacobs.
Prior to UMD, I spent four wonderful years at NYU where I had the chance to work with Rob Fergus and completed my BA in Mathematics and Computer Science.

Since then I've had the pleasure to work with:



Email: kanazawa at
Homepage: this page | personal
Office: Room 4453 A.V. Williams Building
Mail: Department of Computer Science and UMIACS
A.V. Williams Building, University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Research Interest

My work focuses on 3D reconstruction of animals including humans from single-view images. I work with animals because I am interested in how to represent non-rigid 3D shapes that deform and articulate. In particular I'm interested in how we can build a model of non-rigid 3D shapes from 2D images or videos. Also, animal pictures are a lot of fun to work with.

I believe the key to solving this problem is having a strong prior on object pose and shape, which can resolve many of the ambiguities. I am also interested in exploring how deep learning methods can be used for building such models.


Single-View 3D Reconstruction of Animals
Angjoo Kanazawa
Doctoral Thesis, University of Maryland, August 2017