My name is Tim Brooks and I aspire to use technology to enable people to create, experience, and share impactful artwork. I am most fascinated by how machines represent perceptual concepts such as textures, aesthetics, and visual entities. I am a PhD student at Berkeley AI Research, where I am advised by Alyosha Efros. My current research investigates properties of images and videos that emerge from deep learning methods which directly intake visual data and do not require human labeling.
I worked at Google AI from 2017 to 2019, where my projects intersected machine learning and computational photography. I am fortunate to have collaborated closely with Jon Barron during my time at Google, and thankful to Jon, Kayvon Fatahalian, Kris Kitani, and Marc Levoy for mentoring me early in my research career.
This website contains some of my original individual and collaborative works. My photography has landed awards from National Geographic, Nature's Best Photography and National Wildlife Federation. I have performed at the Beacon Theatre on Broadway in New York City, acted as the lead in Carnegie Mellon’s student-run musical, and received an international award for a cappella beatboxing.
I actively engage in mentorship, cross-institutional and corporate collaborations, and consulting work. Do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have questions about applying to PhD programs, or if you are interested in working together or hiring me for a project.
I am passionate about my career in computer science and artificial intelligence, and fortunate that it melds with my love for photography, film, and music. I welcome your comments and questions about my work.