Kim Youwang

Kim Youwang

I am a Ph.D. student at AMILab in Electrical Engineering at POSTECH, advised by Tae-Hyun Oh. Previously, I was a visiting researcher at Real Virtual Humans Group at the Univ. of Tübingen, working with Gerard Pons-Moll. I received my bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from POSTECH.

I work on research projects at the intersection of computer graphics, vision, and machine learning. My research interests are on creating 3D/4D virtual humans, animals, and objects with realistic shapes and appearances.

youwang.kim@postech.ac.kr | CV | Google Scholar | GitHub

News

10/2024 (New!) I'll be joining Meta Reality Labs - Codec Avatars team as a research scientist intern.
02/2024 (New!) Our paper on text-driven PBR texture synthesis is accepted to CVPR 2024.
12/2023 Our paper on efficient 3D scene stylization is accepted to AAAI 2024.
11/2023 I won the Grand Prize (1st place, Minister's award, $12,000) at ICT paper awards.
10/2023 I am selected as an outstanding reviewer for ICCV 2023.
10/2023 I am joining Real Virtual Humans Group as a visiting Ph.D. student.
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Research Experiences

Meta Reality Labs - Codec Avatars team, Pittsburgh, PA.Oct 2024 - Mar 2025
   (Incoming) Research Scientist Intern, will work with Yaser Sheikh, and Jovan Popović.
University of Tübingen - Real Virtual Humans group, Tübingen, Germany.Sep 2023 - Mar 2024
   Visiting Researcher, worked with Gerard Pons-Moll.
POSTECH - Algorithmic Machine Intelligence lab, Pohang, Korea.Sep 2020 - Present
   Graduate Student, working with Tae-Hyun Oh.

Publications

🎨 Paint-it: Text-to-Texture Synthesis via Deep Convolutional Texture Map Optimization and Physically-Based Rendering
Kim Youwang, Tae-Hyun Oh, Gerard Pons-Moll
CVPR 2024
Project page | Paper | Code
- Presented in AI for Content Creation Workshop (AI4CC) at CVPR 2024
- Presented in AI for 3D Generation Workshop (AI3DG) at CVPR 2024

ObjectDR: Object-Centric Domain Randomization for 3D Shape Reconstruction in the Wild
Junhyeong Cho, Kim Youwang, Hunmin Yang, Tae-Hyun Oh
CVPRW 2024
Project page | Paper

CLIP-Actor-X: Text-driven 4D Human Avatar Generation via Cross-modal Synthesis-through-Optimization
Kim Youwang*, Taehyun Byun*, Kim Ji-Yeon, Sungjoon Choi, Tae-Hyun Oh
Journal under review

(Ongoing) Monocular 3D object mesh reconstruction

Work in progress

Feed-Forward Photorealistic Style Transfer for Large-Scale 3D Neural Radiance Fields
GeonU Kim, Kim Youwang, Tae-Hyun Oh
AAAI 2024
Project page | Paper | Code

A Large-Scale 3D Face Mesh Video Dataset via Neural Re-parameterized Optimization
Kim Youwang, Lee Hyun*, Kim Sung-Bin*, Suekyeong Nam, Janghoon Ju, Tae-Hyun Oh
ArXiv, 2023
Project page | Paper

Text-driven Human Avatar Generation by Neural Re-parameterized Texture Optimization
Kim Youwang, Tae-Hyun Oh
ICCVW 2023
Paper | Poster

STREAM: Spatio-Temporally Consistent Face Mesh Reconstruction on Videos
Kim Youwang, Lee Hyun*, Kim Sung-Bin*, Suekyeong Nam, Janghoon Ju, Tae-Hyun Oh
CVPRW 2023
Poster

Multi-stage Adaptive Rank Statistic Pruning for Lightweight Human 3D Mesh Recovery Model
Dong Hun Ryou, Kim Youwang, Tae-Hyun Oh
The Visual Computer Journal (TVCJ) 2023
Paper

CLIP-Actor: Text-Driven Recommendation and Stylization for Animating Human Meshes
Kim Youwang*, Kim Ji-Yeon*, Tae-Hyun Oh
ECCV 2022
Project page | Paper | Video | Code | Poster
- Grand Prize (1st place, Minister's award, $12K) at ICT paper awards 2023
- Qualcomm Innovation Award Winner 2022
- Presented in AI for Content Creation Workshop (AI4CC) at CVPR 2023

FastMETRO: Cross-Attention of Disentangled Modalities for 3D Human Mesh Recovery with Transformers
Junhyeong Cho, Kim Youwang, Tae-Hyun Oh
ECCV 2022
Project page | Paper | Code | Poster

Unified 3D Mesh Recovery of Humans and Animals by Learning Animal Exercise
Kim Youwang, Kim Ji-Yeon, Kyungdon Joo, Tae-Hyun Oh
BMVC 2021
Project page | Paper

Awards & Honors

Winner of Electronics Times ICT Paper Awards (Minister’s award, $12,000 prize), 2024
ICCV Outstanding Reviewer Award, 2023
Winner of Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship Korea (QIFK, $4,000 prize), 2022
International Computer Vision Summer School (ICVSS), 2022

Invited Talks

Towards Efficient & Realistic Virtual World Communication, INNERVERZ, Korea, 2023

Academic Services

Conference Reviewer: ICCV (Outstanding reviewer in 2023), CVPR (2024), ECCV (2024)
Journal Reviewer: TMM (2023)

Misc.

Come visit my Youtube channel! I sometimes upload paper reviews (in Korean).
As a guitarist of the band STEELER, I also upload some music covers or gigs.
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