Chloe LeGendre

visual computing scientist

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Graphics Lab
USC Institute for Creative Technologies,
12015 Waterfront Drive
Playa Vista, CA 90094


  • [June 2018] Poster accepted to SIGGRAPH 2018 (Efficient Multispectral Facial Capture with Monochrome Cameras)
  • [June 2018] Summer research intern @ Google Daydream (LA)
  • [Jan 2018] TA for USC CSCI 576 (Multimedia Systems Design)
  • [Sept 2017] Gave talk at Imperial College London, Realistic Graphics and Imaging Group
  • [Sept 2017] TA for USC CSCI 420 (Computer Graphics)
  • [July 2017] Paper accepted to BMVC 2017 (High-Resolution Stereo Matching based on Sampled Photoconsistency Computation)
  • [June 2017] Poster accepted to SIGGRAPH 2017 (Improved Chromakey of Hair Strands via Orientation Filter Convolution) and selected as winner for Graduate category of the ACM SIGGRAPH Student Research Competition!
  • [May 2017] Summer software engineering intern @ Google Daydream (LA)
  • [May 2017] Talk accepted to SIGGRAPH 2017 (Modeling Vellus Facial Hair From Asperity Scattering Silhouettes)
  • [March 2017] Released C++ code for light-weight control of multispectral RGBW or RGBXX DMX512 lights: DMX_CPP
  • [Feb 2017] Optimal LED Selection for Multispectral Lighting Reproduction won Best Student Paper award at IS&T EI 2017!
  • [Sept 2016] Paper accepted to Electronic Imaging 2017 (IS&T EI 2017 Material Appearance Conference): Optimal LED Selection for Multispectral Lighting Reproduction
  • [Sept 2016] Paper accepted to Color Imaging Conference (IS&T CIC 2016): Efficient Multispectral Reflectance Function Capture for Image-Based Relighting
  • [Aug 2016] Co-authored paper accepted to SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers) Fall Conf. 2016: A Cinematographic Spectral Similarity Index
  • [July 2016] Gave chalk talk at Digital Domain on Practical Multispectral Lighting Reproduction
  • [July 2016] Practical Multispectral Lighting Reproduction featured on
  • [May 2016] Practical Multispectral Lighting Reproduction featured in SIGGRAPH 2016 Technical Papers Trailer
  • [May 2016] Poster accepted to SIGGRAPH 2016 (Optimal LED Selection for Multispectral Lighting Reproduction)
  • [May 2016] Paper accepted to SIGGRAPH 2016 / ACM TOG (Practical Multispectral Lighting Reproduction)
  • [May 2016] Speaking at the 2016 USC Annenberg Graduate Fellows Research & Creative Project Symposium
  • [July 2015] Moving to California to pursue a PhD in Computer Science at USC, for research at the intersection of computer vision and computer graphics
  • [May 2015] Graduated from Stevens Institute of Technology with an MS in Computer Science
  • [April 2015] Received the USC Annenberg Graduate Fellowship award for doctoral research (2015-2019)
  • [June 2014] Makeup Genius featured in Yahoo! Tech: Try Makeup Genius, an Incredible Magic Mirror That Lets You Test Out Beauty Products
  • [May 2014] Makeup Genius featured in NYT: Mirror, Mirror in the App: What’s the Fairest Shade and Shadow of Them All?


I am a third year PhD student and Annenberg Graduate Fellow in the Computer Science department at the Viterbi School of Engineering of USC. I work in the graphics laboratory at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies as a graduate research assistant, supervised by Prof. Paul Debevec.

In 2015 Spring, I received my MS in Computer Science from Stevens Institute of Technology supervised by Prof. Philippos Mordohai, with a focus on 3D computer vision.

From 2011 to 2015, I was an applications technologist in imaging and augmented reality at L'Oreal USA Research & Innovation, working for L'Oreal's Global Digital Incubator, where I worked on Makeup Genius, among other projects.

I received my BS in Engineering in 2009 from the University of Pennsylvania.



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