I'm a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. I received my BS in Applied Mathematics - Computer Science from Brown University.

My graduate study has been generously supported by the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and the Corin Anderson Endowed Graduate Fellowship.

I'm broadly interested in vision and cognition.


3D Wikipedia: Using Online Text to Automatically Label and Navigate Reconstructed Geometry.
Bryan C. Russell, Ricardo Martin-Brualla, Daniel J. Butler, Steven M. Seitz, and Luke Zettlemoyer.
ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH Asia 2013), Vol. 32, No. 6.
[paper] [project page]

A Naturalistic Open Source Movie for Optical Flow Evaluation.
Daniel J. Butler, Jonas Wulff, Garrett B. Stanley, and Michael J. Black.
European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2012.
(oral presentation)
[paper] [project page] [talk video] [teaser video] [dataset]
Lessons and insights from creating a synthetic optical flow benchmark.
Jonas Wulff, Daniel J. Butler, Garrett B. Stanley, and Michael J. Black.
ECCV Workshop on Unsolved Problems in Optical Flow and Stereo Estimation, Springer-Verlag, Part II, LNCS 7584, pages 168-177, October 2012.
[paper] [project page (as above)]
Person attribute search for large-area video surveillance.
Jason Thornton, Jeanette Baran-Gale, Daniel Butler, Michael Chan, and Heather Zwahlen.
IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security (HST), 2011.
(best paper award)