Graphics, Capture and Massively Parallel Computing

Graphics, Capture and Massively Parallel Computing

The main focus of our research interest is the development of digitization methods for all aspects of the real world. This includes capturing geometry, surface color and several other attributes, e.g. reflectance properties of objects. Most of our methods perform the reconstruction solely on photographs that have been taken under controlled conditions (such as constant lighting and known camera parameters). Our latest developments, however, are capable of dealing with photos taken under uncontrolled conditions, for example images from community photo collections such as flickr.

Beyond that, we are interested in massively parallel computing to exploit the full potential of nowadays graphics hardware to solve computationally expensive problems in various areas, for example visual computing and bio informatics.


  • PhD Defense Martin Heß

    Martin Heß successfully defended his thesis entitled “Visual Search and Analysis in Molecular Biology” on December 19th – congrats!

  • PhD Defense Michael Waechter

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    Michael Waechter successfully defended his thesis entitled “Novel View Prediction as a Quality Metric for Image-Based Modeling and Rendering” on August 18th – congrats!

  • Michael Goesele on Sabbatical in Winter Term 2017/18

    Michael Goesele will be on sabbatical (Forschungssemester) in the winter term 2017/18, i.e., from October 2017 through March 2018. More details are available on his personal web page.

  • PhD Defense Sven Widmer

    Sven Widmer successfully defended his thesis entitled “Foundations and Methods for GPU based Image Synthesis” on July 14th – congrats!

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