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@jankautz

I am leading the Mobile Visual Computing research at NVIDIA, where my team and I work on computational photography and computer vision for mobile devices. I am also still affiliated with University College London, where I am a Professor of Visual Computing in the Department of Computer Science. I still have three doctoral students, Dan Calian, Daniyar Turmukhambetov, and Yotam Doron (sponsored by The Foundry), who will be finishing up soon.

News
06/2015
Our paper on hand gesture recognition using 3D convolutional neural networks won the VIVA hand gesture recognition challange.
06/2015
Our paper on accelerated screen-space ray tracing was accepted at High-Performance Graphics 2015.
05/2015
Our paper on pysically-based rendering for mixed reality was accepted at the Eurographics Symposium on Rendering 2015.
5/2015
My team at NVIDIA Research is continuing to hire in computational photography and computer vision. In addition, we are now hiring in machine learning. See here for more details.
04/2015
04/2015
Our paper on slim near eye displays using pinholes was published in Applied Optics.
03/2015
Our paper on modeling object appearance through context-conditioned component analysis was accepted to CVPR 2015.
03/2015
Our Local Laplacian Filtering method is a research highlight in this month's Communications of the ACM and has made it to the cover page.
10/2014
NVIDIA Research is hiring in computational photography/optics, computer vision, and computational sensing/UI. See here for more details.
08/2014
07/2014
Our paper on Cascaded Displays is generating some news, e.g., MIT Technology Review, Forbes, Engadget, Gizmodo.
06/2014
Our paper on learning a manifold on fonts is now online, including a neat online demo (loads slowly, please be patient).
04/2014
We have two papers accepted at ACM SIGGRAPH 2014: one on fonts and one on displays.
03/2014
Our paper on graph-based active learning was accepted at CVPR 2014 (oral).
09/2013
I am taking a leave of absence from UCL and am currently working at NVIDIA as a Senior Research Scientist.
05/2013
I am looking for new PhD students starting in September 2013 (open to all EU applicants). Topics include on Kinect-based capture (Microsoft Research Studentship) and video-based rendering. Please contact me before applying..
05/2013
Yooshr Ltd has released its first mobile app Stripe Me. It is available on the App Store.
03/2013
We have two papers accepted at ACM SIGGRAPH 2013: one on jittered sampling and one on lenticular prints.
03/2013
Our papers on video inpainting (here and here) are making the rounds on the internet: Gizmag, Ubergizmo, PetaPixel, Slashdot.
02/2013
Our paper PanoInserts: Practical Spatial Teleconferencing has been selected to receive a Best Paper Honorable Mention Award at CHI 2013.
02/2013
Our paper on non-paramatric pairwise potentials for dense CRF inference was accepted at CVPR 2013.
12/2012
We have two papers accepted, one at Eurographics 2013 and one at CHI 2013.
11/2012
James Tompin has successfully finished his PhD. Congratulations!
09/2012
Our paper on combining Patch Match and Belief Propagation for finding correspondence fields won the Best Industrial Impact Award at BMVC 2012.
08/2012
Our paper on 3D-printing articulated models has been accepted at ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2012.
07/2012
Our paper on patch match belief propagation was accepted at BMVC 2012.
06/2012
We have two papers accepted at ECCV 2012: one on video inpainting and one on label propagation in large image databases.
06/2012
The second London Graphics Seminar was a great event with about 75 attendees.
05/2012
Our work on Interactive Light-Field Painting has been accepted to the Emerging Technologies at ACM SIGGRAPH 2012.
04/2012
Our paper Videoscapes: Exploring Sparse, Unstructured Video Collections has been accepted at ACM SIGGRAPH 2012.
01/2012
Our work on dynamic video inpanting is featurd on the cover of Informatik Spektrum.
01/2012
Our paper on the state of the art in interactive global illumination has been accepted at Computer Graphics Forum and a preprint is online.
01/2012
We have two papers accepted at Eurographics 2012, one on inpainting dynamic objects in videos and one on creating multiperspective images and videos.
09/2011
We have three newcomers in my group this month: Neill Campbell (Research Associate), Daniyar Turmukhambetov (PhD student), and Dan Calian (EngD student).
06/2011
I'm helping organizing CVMP, a London-based conference on visual media. The paper deadline is June 20th, so please consider submitting!
05/2011
I am looking for a post-doc as well as a new PhD student, starting in the fall. The topic for both is on Synthesizing and Editing Photo-realistic Visual Objects.
04/2011
Our paper on edge-aware image filtering and our paper on video-based characters were accepted at ACM SIGGRAPH 2011.
03/2011
The London Graphics Seminar was a great event with about 100 attendees.