Best Technical Paper award at SIGGRAPH 2022
— The paper "CLIPasso: Semantically-Aware Object Sketching" by Yael Vinker, Ehsan Pajouheshgar, Jessica Y. Bo, Roman Bachmann, Amit Haim Bermano, Daniel Cohen-Or, Amir Zamir and Ariel Shamir received the Best Technical Paper award at SIGGRAPH 2022. Ehsan is a PhD student of IVRL since 2021. Our work converts an image of an object to a sketch, allowing for varying levels of abstraction, while preserving its key visual features. Even with a very minimal representation (the rightmost flamingo and horse are drawn with only a few strokes), one can recognize both the semantics and the structure of the subject depicted.