Simon Korman


I am a faculty member of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Haifa. My research is in the field of computer vision and machine learning.

Previously, I was a postdoc at the Weizmann Institute, supervised by Ronen Basri and a postdoc at UCLA supervised by Stefano Soatto.

I completed my PhD working with Shai Avidan at Tel-Aviv University, my MSc with Uriel Feige at the Weizmann Institute and I hold a BSc in mathematics and computer science from the Hebrew University.

Contact Details

office: Amir Building, room 214
address: City Campus, Hanamal 65, Haifa, Israel
phone: +972-54-8082960

*prospective students*

I have several masters, phd and post-doc openings. Please reach out if relevant ;-).

Research Interests

I am interested in wide range of core computer-vision related tasks. My focus is on settings that are challenging in terms of: (i) data scarcity (e.g. few-shot learning) (ii) stability and efficiency in training (e.g. GAN, diffusion models, NeRFs, contrastive learning) (iii) real-world artifacts/conditions (e.g. noise, blur, occlusion, attenuation, deformation, outliers) (iv) large search-spaces (e.g. matching, retrieval) .

Current projects:


MFSC: Matching by Few-Shot Classification
Daniel Shalam, Elie Abboud, Roee Litman, Simon Korman
BMVC 2023

SeaThru-NeRF: Neural Radiance Fields in Scattering Media
Deborah Levy, Amit Peleg, Derya Akkaynak, Naama Pearl, Dan Rosenbaum, Simon Korman, Tali Treibitz
CVPR 2023
[paper] [webpage] [github]

The Self-Optimal-Transport Feature Transform
Daniel Shalam, Simon Korman
arXiv 2022

NAN: Noise-Aware NeRFs for Burst-Denoising
Naama Pearl, Tali Treibitz, Simon Korman,
CVPR 2022
[paper] [github]

Stabilization of generative adversarial networks via noisy scale-space
Kensuke Nakamura, Simon Korman, Byung-Woo Hong
arXiv 2021 (submitted)

OATM: Occlusion Aware Template Matching by Consensus Set Maximization
Simon Korman, Stefano Soatto
CVPR 2018 (oral presentation)

Simon Korman, Roee Litman
CVPR 2018
[paper] [github]

Deleting and Testing Forbidden Patterns in Multi-Dimensional Arrays
Omri Ben-Eliezer, Simon Korman, Daniel Reichman
ICALP 2017

Fast-Match: Fast Affine Template Matching (journal version)
Simon Korman, Daniel Reichman, Gilad Tsur, Shai Avidan
IJCV 2017
[paper] [webpage (incl. code)]

Coherency Sensitive Hashing (journal version)
Simon Korman, Shai Avidan
PAMI 2016
[paper] [webpage (incl. code)]

Peeking Template Matching for Depth Extension
Simon Korman, Eyal Ofek, Shai Avidan
ICCV 2015
[paper] [supplementary materials]

Inverting RANSAC: Global Model Detection via Inlier Rate Estimation
Roee Litman*, Simon Korman*, Alex Bronstein, Shai Avidan,
CVPR 2015
[paper] [supplementary materials] [code (15MB)]

Probably Approximately Symmetric: Fast Rigid Symmetry Detection with Global Guarantees
Simon Korman*, Roee Litman, Shai Avidan, Alex Bronstein,
Computer Graphics Forum 2015
[paper] [webpage]

DCSH - Matching Patches in RGBD Images
Yaron Eshet, Simon Korman, Eyal Ofek, Shai Avidan
ICCV 2013
[paper] [webpage (incl. code)]

Fast-Match: Fast Affine Template Matching [pptx]
Simon Korman, Daniel Reichman, Gilad Tsur, Shai Avidan
CVPR 2013
[paper] [webpage (incl. code)]

Tight Approximation of Image Matching
Simon Korman, Daniel Reichman, Gilad Tsur
CoRR abs/1111.1713 (2011)

Coherency Sensitive Hashing
Simon Korman, Shai Avidan
ICCV 2011 (accepted for oral presentation)
[paper] [webpage (incl. code)] [pptx]

On the Use of Randomness in the Online Set Cover Problem
Simon Korman
M.Sc. thesis, Weizmann Institute of Science, 2005