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Research

Free-viewpoint and 3D Video • Marker-less Optical Motion Capture • 3D Image Analysis and Synthesis • Image-based Rendering • Virtual and Augmented Reality • Time-of-Flight Imaging • Dynamic Scene Reconstruction • 3D Computer Vision • Physically-based Rendering • Interaction • Machine Learning for Vision / Graphics

Spotlight

02/2018 6 papers accepted to CVPR. More infos coming soon.
02/2018 2 STAR reports accepted to EUROGRAPHICS 2018.
02/2018 3 papers accepted to ACM TOG and presented at SIGGRAPH.
12/2017 Our work on Real-time Hand Tracking under Occlusion from an Egocentric RGB-D Sensor won the best poster award at The 3rd Workshop on Observing and Understanding Hands in Action (HANDS 2017) .
12/2017 Christian Theobalt received the Karl Heinz Beckurts Award 2017 (Video).
11/2017 Christian Theobalt received his second ERC Grant, the ERC Consolidator Grant 4DRepLy.
11/2017 Marc Habermann won the Günter-Hotz-Medal for the best Master graduates in Computer Science.
11/2017 Dushyant Mehta and Christian Theobalt presented some of the group's works at the European Space Agency event organized by the University of Saarland. [pic1], [pic2]
08/2017 Two papers accepted to ICCV 2017. Real-time Hand Tracking under Occlusion from an Egocentric RGB-D Sensor and MoFA:Model-based Deep Convolutional Face Autoencoder for Unsupervised Monocular Reconstruction.
07/2017 One paper accepted to ISMAR 2017. Live User-Guided Intrinsic Video For Static Scenes
07/2017 Two papers accepted to SIGGRAPH 2017. BundleFusion: Real-time Globally Consistent 3D Reconstruction using Online Surface Re-integration and VNect: Real-time 3D Human Pose Estimation with a Single RGB Camera
05/2017 Check out our PhD and Postdoc position openings here.
04/2017 Franziska Mueller is a recipient of the 2017 Google PhD Fellowship, which was covered by the local TV station.
03/2017 We are offering the Computer Vision for Computer Graphics seminar this semester.
02/2017 Franziska Mueller won one of the Frauen MINT Awards for her Master thesis on "Real-Time Hand-Object Tracking Using a Single Depth Camera". [pic1], [pic2], [pic3]
01/2017 Christian Theobalt presented the group's work to Chancellor Angela Merkel, Federal Minister Johanna Wanka, and Federel Secretary Rainer Sontowski during the the Perlen der Forschung Event in the Harnack Haus in Berlin. More information can be found on the website of the German government. [link1], [link2]. Pictures: [pic1], [pic2]
12/2016 Franziska won the Günter-Hotz-Medal for the best Master graduates in Computer Science, and the "Erich-Ferdinand-Bläse-Stiftung für Forschung und Wissenschaft" award for the best Master thesis in the Faculty of Math and Computer Science. [pic1] [pic2]
11/2016 TV Report covers our work on faces.
11/2016 We are presenting our work on Real-time Dense Monocular Face Tracking of a Driver at the National IT Summit 2016 [pic1] [pic2] [pic3]
11/2016 Busy Beaver Award for Best Teaching (Seminar Computer Vision for Computer Graphics, SS2016)
10/2016 New papers at SIGGRAPH Asia 2016 and 3DV 2016.
07/2016 Best of Show Award at Emerging Technologies of SIGGRAPH 2016 for our Demo on Face2Face (link).
07/2016 Three papers accepted for ECCV2016. Details coming soon
07/2016 We demonstrated our face2face project at the popular Jimmy Kimmel Live show.
04/2016 Our work on Live Intrinsic Video will be presented at SIGGRAPH 2016.
04/2016 New paper accepted to TPAMI. Details coming soon.
04/2016 New papers at CVPR 2016, SIGGRAPH 2016, and on arXiv.
02/2016 New paper accepted to ACM Transactions on Graphics, to be presented at SIGGRAPH 2016: "Reconstruction of Personalized 3D Face Rigs from Monocular Video".
03/2015 Our book Digital Representations of the Real World: How to Capture, Model, and Render Visual Reality by CRC Press that is edited by M. Magnor, O. Sorkine, O. Grau and C. Theobalt can be pre-ordered.
03/2015 Four papers accepted to CVPR 2015.
12/2014 Christian will be one of the Program Chairs of 3DV in Lyon, together with Jana Kosecka and Michael Brown.
12/2014 Our paper VDub Modifying Face Video of Actors for Plausible Visual Alignment to a Dubbed Audio Track will be presented at EUROGRAPHICS 2015, project page.
12/2014 Our paper on Investigating the Dexterity of Multi-Finger Input for Mid-Air Text Entry was accepted to ACM CHI 2015, project page.
09/2014 Two papers accepted to 3DV 2014.
09/2014 Our work on Real-time Shading-based Refinement for Consumer Depth Cameras was accepted to SIGGRAPH Asia 2014, project page.
09/2014 Our work on Outdoor Human Motion Capture by Simultaneous Optimization of Pose and Camera Parameters was accepted to Computer Graphics Forum 2014, project page.
06/2014 Our work on Real-time Non-rigid Reconstruction using an RGB-D Camera was accepted to SIGGRAPH 2014, project page.
06/2014 Our work on Automatic Face Reenactment was accepted to CVPR 2014, project page.
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