Shunsuke Saito

University of Southern California

Name Shunsuke Saito (齋藤 隼介)
Interest Robust and high-fidelity human digitization from minimum inputs
Address 12015 E Waterfront Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90094
Languages English, Japanese
Email shunsuke.saito16 (at)

Shunsuke Saito

I am a fourth year Ph.D. student at University of Southern California. I am currently affiliated with Vision and Graphics Lab at USC Institute for Creative Technologies and USC Graphics Lab in the campus under supervision of Prof. Hao Li. Before I joined USC, I spent one year at University of Pennsylvania as Visiting Researcher. I obtained B.Eng. and M.Eng. in Applied Physics at Waseda University in 2013 and 2014 (Early graduation).

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SiCloPe: Silhouette-Based Clothed People
CVPR 2019 (Oral Presentation)  
Ryota Natsume*, Shunsuke Saito*, Zeng Huang, Weikai Chen, Chongyang Ma, Hao Li, Shigeo Morishima (* - equal contribution)

3D Hair Synthesis Using Volumetric Variational Autoencoders
ACM Transaction on Graphics (SIGGRAPH Asia 2018)    
Shunsuke Saito, Liwen Hu, Chongyang Ma, Hikaru Ibayashi, Linjie Luo, Hao Li

paGAN: Real-time Avatars Using Dynamic Textures
ACM Transaction on Graphics (SIGGRAPH Asia 2018)
Koki Nagano, Jaewoo Seo, Jun Xing, Lingyu Wei, Zimo Li, Shunsuke Saito, Aviral Agarwal, Jens Fursund, Hao Li

High-Fidelity Facial Reflectance and Geometry Inference From an Unconstrained Image
ACM Transaction on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2018)    
Shugo Yamaguchi*, Shunsuke Saito*, Koki Nagano, Yajie Zhao, Weikai Chen, Kyle Olszewski, Shigeo Morishima, Hao Li (* - equal contribution)

Mesoscopic Facial Geometry inference Using Deep Neural Networks
CVPR 2018 (Spotlight Presentation)  
Loc Huynh, Weikai Chen, Shunsuke Saito, Jun Xing, Koki Nagano, Andrew Jones, Hao Li, Paul Debevec

Avatar Digitization from a Single Image for Real-Time Rendering
ACM Transaction on Graphics (SIGGRAPH Asia 2017)    
Liwen Hu*, Shunsuke Saito*, Lingyu Wei*, Koki Nagano, Jaewoo Seo, Iman Sadeghi, Jens Fursund, Yen-Chun Chen, Hao Li (* - equal contribution)

Quasi-Developable Garment Transfer for Animals
SIGGRAPH ASIA 2017 Technical Brief  
Fumiya Narita, Shunsuke Saito, Tsukasa Fukusato, Shigeo Morishima

Outside-in Monocular IR Camera based HMD Pose Estimation via Geometric Optimization
VRST 2017    
Pavel A. Savkin, Shunsuke Saito, Jarich Vansteenberge, Tsukasa Fukusato, Lochlainn Wilson, Shigeo Morishima

Learning Dense Facial Correspondences in Unconstrained Images
ICCV 2017    
Ronald Yu, Shunsuke Saito, Haoxiang Li, Duygu Ceylan, Hao Li

Realistic Dynamic Facial Textures From a Single Image Using GANs
ICCV 2017    
Kyle Olszewski*, Zimo Li*, Chao Yang*, Yi Zhou, Ronald Yu, Zeng Huang, Sitao Xiang, Shunsuke Saito, Pushmeet Kohli, Hao Li (* - equal contribution)

Production-Level Facial Performance Capture Using Deep Convolutional Neural Networks
SCA 2017    
Samuli Laine, Tero Karras, Timo Aila, Antti Herva, Shunsuke Saito, Ronald Yu, Hao Li, Jaakko Lehtinen

Photorealistic Facial Texture Inference Using Deep Neural Networks
CVPR 2017 (Spotlight Presentation)    
Shunsuke Saito*, Lingyu Wei*, Liwen Hu, Koki Nagano, Hao Li (* - equal contribution)
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Multi-View Stereo on Consistent Face Topology
Eurographics 2017    
Graham Fyffe, Koki Nagano, Loc Huynh, Shunsuke Saito, Jay Bush, Andrew Jones, Hao Li, Paul Debevec

High-Fidelity Facial and Speech Animation for VR HMDs
ACM Transaction on Graphics (SIGGRAPH Asia 2016)      
Kyle Olszewski, Joseph J. Lim, Shunsuke Saito, Hao Li

Real-Time Facial Segmentation and Performance Capture from RGB Input
ECCV 2016        [Data]
Shunsuke Saito, Tianye Li, Hao Li

Garment Transfer for Quadruped Characters
Eurographics 2016, short paper      
Fumiya Narita, Shunsuke Saito, Takuya Kato, Tsukasa Fukusato, Shigeo Morishima

Computational Bodybuilding: Anatomically-based Modeling of Human Bodies
ACM Transaction on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2015)      
Shunsuke Saito, Zi-Ye Zhou, Ladislav Kavan

PatchMove: Patch-based Fast Image Interpolation with Greedy Bidirectional Correspondence
Pacific Graphics 2014, short paper      
Shunsuke Saito, Ryuuki Sakamoto, Shigeo Morishima

Macroscopic and Microscopic Deformation Coupling in Up-sampled Cloth Simulation
Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds Journal (CASA 2014)    
Shunsuke Saito, Nobuyuki Umetani, Shigeo Morishima

Character Transfer: Example-based individuality retargeting for facial animations
International Conference in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision 2014 (WSCG 2014)    
Takuya Kato, Shunsuke Saito, Masahide Kawai, Tomoyori Iwao, Akinobu Maejima, Shigeo Morishima

Estimating Cloth Simulation Parameter from 3D Cloth Motion Separating Dynamic from Static Motion
ACM SIGGRAPH EuroGraphics Symposium on Computer Animation (SCA 2012), poster  
Shunsuke Saito, Ryusuke Sagawa, Naoya Iwamoto, Shigeo Morishima

Shunsuke Saito

Los Angeles, California

E-mail: shunsuke.saito16 (at)

Technical Paper Reviewer:

SIGGRAPH (2019), CVPR (2018-19), TPAMI (2018), ToG (2018), ACCV (2018), TVCG (2018), Signal Processing (2018), SIGGRAPH ASIA (2016-17), CGF(2017-18), VRST(2017), PG (2016), Eurographics (2016), Graphical Models (2015)


Adobe Research (2019), Pinscreen (2018), Facebook Reality Lab, Pittsburgh (2017), FOVE (2015), Yahoo! Japan (2012-13)


Dagstuhl Seminar (2019), CMU Graphics Group (2018), VC Symposium (2018), Huawei Japan (2018), VC/GCAD Symposium (2015), Autodesk Research (2015)

Scholarship and Awards:

Super Creator, IPA Exploratory Software (2015),
ACM Student Research Competition Semi-Finalist (2014),
MIRU Interactive Presentation Award, Okayama, Japan (2014),
LAUNCH Festival Hackathon Finalist (Top 7), San Francisco (2014),
UCLA CSST Scholarship Program $9,036 (2013),
Okuma Memorial Special Scholarship $5,000 (2011)