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Head

Christian Theobalt

Post-Doctoral Researchers

Weipeng Xu
Michael Zollhöfer
Avishek Chatterjee
Srinath Sridhar

Ph.D. Students

Pablo Garrido Nadia Robertini Hyeongwoo Kim
Abhimitra Meka Franziska Mueller Dushyant Mehta
Ayush Tewari

Research Engineer

Oleksandr Sotnychenko

Current and former Master/Diplom/Bachelor Students and Supervised Theses

Marc Habermann: Template-based 3D reconstruction of non-rigid surfaces from 4K RGB video.
Jianan Ma (co-advisor; main advisor Klaus Fischer (DFKI)): Real-time Character Control.
Max Augustin: Data-Parallel Shading-based Refinement (2016).
Franziska Mueller: Real-time Hand Tracking (2015).
Mandana Eghbali: High-Quality facial performance capture with a Kinect camera (2013).
Daniyar Kurmankhoyayev (MPI Informatics/Saarland Univ.): Monocular pose capture with depth cameras using a Sums-of-Gaussians body model (2013).
Hamid Sarmadi (KTH Stockholm/MPI Informatics): Part detection for video-based motion capture (2013).
Elham Afsari Yeganeh (MPI Informatics/Saarland Univ.): Motion alignment of videos captured with a Kinect (2013).
Nadia Robertini (MPI Informatics/Saarland Univ.): Data-driven modeling with depth cameras (2013).
Ebad Pirmoradian (MPI Informatics/Saarland Univ.): Monocular performance capture via ToF cameras (2011).
Martin Simonowski: Hand Shape Recognition using a Time-of-Flight Camera: An Application to Sign Language (2011).
Alexander Martens: Data-driven Cloth Animation (2011).
Sebastian Schuon (TU Munich, MPI Informatics and Stanford University): Resolution Enhancement for 3D Time-of-Flight Cameras (2010).
Derek Chan (Stanford University): Real-time Upsampling of of Depth Camera Images (2009).
Sergey Levine (Stanford University): Body Language Animation Synthesis from Prosody (2009).
Jens Kerber: Cross-platform Adaptation of a Free-Viewpoint Viedeo Viewer (2004).
Edilson de Aguiar: Character Animation from a Motion Capture Database (2003).

Research Assistants (HiWis)

Mohammad Shafiei
Edgar Tretschk

Research Immersion Lab

Maxim Maximov

Current visitors / guest researchers

Former Ph.D. Students

  • Srinath Sridhar, Co-supervised with Antti Oulasvirta, PhD in GVV group (graduated 2016 - thesis: Tracking Hands in Action for Gesture-based Computer Input), now postdoc in GVV
  • Helge Rhodin, PhD in GVV group (graduated 2016 - thesis: From motion capture to interactive virtual worlds), now postdoc at EPFL
  • Ahmed Elhayek, PhD in GVV group (graduated 2015 - thesis: Marker-less motion capture in general scenes with sparse multi-camera setups), now postdoc at DFKI
  • Chenglei Wu, PhD student GVV group (graduated 2014 - thesis: Inverse Rendering for Scene Reconstruction in General Environments), now postoc at ETH Zurich
  • Miguel Granados, PhD student in GVV group (graduated 2013 - thesis: Advanced Editing Methods for Image and Video Sequences), postdoc in GVV group 2014, now at Dacuda AG, CH
  • Thomas Helten, PhD student in GVV group (co-advised with Meinard Mueller, graduated 2013 - thesis: Processing and Tracking Human Motions Using Optical, Inertial, and Depth Sensors), now at Pixargus / GoalControl
  • Mohammed Shaheen (co-advised with Robert Strzodka, graduated 2013 - thesis: Cache based Optimization of Stencil Computations An Algorithmic Approach), now at IBM
  • Andreas Baak (co-advised wth Meinard Mueller, graduated 2012 - thesis: Retrieval-based Approaches for Tracking and Reconstructing Human Motions), now at BMW
  • Gernot Ziegler (MPII) - PhD at MPII (graduated 2010 - thesis: GPU Data Structures for Graphics and Vision), now at Nvidia
  • Carsten Stoll, PhD at MPII (graduated 2009 - thesis: Template Based Shape Processing,), formerly senior researcher in MPC-VCC, researcher at Weta Digital, co-founder of theCaptury, now at Oculus Research
  • Naveed Ahmed (MPII) - PhD at MPII (graduated 2009 - thesis: High-quality Dynamic Reflectance and Surface Reconstruction from Video), now professor at University of Sharjah, UAE
  • Edilson de Aguiar (MPII) - PhD at MPII (graduated 2008 - thesis: Animation and Performance Capture Using Digitized Models), formerly Disney Research Pittsburgh / Carnegie Mellon University - now Assistant Professor, Federal University of Espirito Santo, Brazil

Alumni

  • Dan Casas, postdoc in GVV group
  • Christian Richardt, postdoc in GVV group (2014-2016), now lecturer at University of Bath
  • Levi Valgaerts, postdoc in GVV group (2011-2015), now at FaceShift AG, CH
  • Hamid Sarmadi, one year stay (2014) as researcher in GVV group
  • Nils Hasler, postdoc in GVV group, now CEO of the Captury
  • Michal Richter, research assistant in GVV group, now at the Captury
  • Kwang In Kim, postdoc in GVV group (2010-2013), formerly lecturer at Lancaster University, now Senior Lecturer at University of Bath
  • James Tompkin, postdoc in GVV group (2012-2014), now postdoc at Harvard University in VCG group
  • Brojeshwar Bhowmick: visiting PhD student from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi
  • Kiran Varanasi: postdoc in GVV group, later at Technicolor R&D, now at DFKI
  • Rajvi Shah: visiting PhD student from Center for Visual Information Technology, IIIT Hyderabad
  • Thomas Neumann: visiting PhD student from HTW Dresden / TU Braunschweig
  • Gaurav Bharaj - Research Engineer 7/2010-8/2012, now PhD student at Harvard
  • Guannan Li - visiting PhD student (7/2011-1/2012) from Tsinghua University
  • Yebin Liu (MPII) - postdoc in GVV, now associate professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing
  • James Tompkin, visiting PhD student from University College London (2010 / 2011)
  • Dina Khattab - visiting PhD student from IIIT Hyderabad, 2010
  • Yan Cui - Hiwi 2009 - now at DFKI
  • Feng Xu visiting PhD student from Tsinghua University Beijing (2010/2011), now assistant professor at Tsinghua University
  • Savil Srivastava (Stanford) - Bachelor student
  • Young Min Kim (Stanford)
  • Derek Chan, MSc student, Stanford, now at Amazon
  • Varun Ganapathi, PhD student, Stanford, now at Google
  • Sebastian Schuon (Stanford), MSc student, Stanford, co-founder of Stylight