University College London
Dept. of Computer Science
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@jankautz

I am a Professor of Visual Computing in the Department of Computer Science at University College London, where I am a member of the Virtual Environments and Computer Graphics Group. My research area is visual computing with a particular interest in real-time rendering, illumination computation, materials, perception, computational photography, and video-based rendering.

I have five doctoral students, Dan Calian, Daniyar Turmukhambetov, Yotam Doron (sponsored by The Foundry), Fabrizio Pece, and Moos Hueting, who are working on 3d reconstruction, rendering, computational photography, and video-based rendering. Furthermore, I have a post-doc, Neill Campbell, who is working on synthesizing photo-real objects.

News
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 conditionally 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
We, Yooshr Ltd, have released our first mobile app Stripe Me. It's 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.