Intel Visual Computing Institute

Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik

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Portrait photo of Christian RichardtI am a postdoctoral researcher working on user-centric video processing with Christian Theobalt at the Intel Visual Computing Institute at Saarland University and also in the Graphics, Vision and Video group at Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik in Saarbrücken, Germany.

I was previously a postdoc in the REVES team at Inria Sophia Antipolis, France, working with George Drettakis and Adrien Bousseau, and I interned with Alexander Sorkine-Hornung at Disney Research Zurich.

I graduated with a PhD and BA from the University of Cambridge in 2012 and 2007, respectively. My PhD in the Computer Laboratory’s Rainbow Group was supervised by Neil Dodgson. My doctoral research investigated the full life cycle of videos with depth (RGBZ videos): from their acquisition, via filtering and processing, to the evaluation of stereoscopic display.

My research interests cover the fields of image processing, computer graphics and computer vision, with a focus on stereoscopic vision and graphics, computational photography and non-photorealistic rendering (NPR). In my work, I also often build on insights from human visual perception and use techniques from multi-view geometry.

I also enjoy teaching, mentoring and supervising student projects – many of which have received project prizes at Cambridge.


News

2014-08 – I will be presenting our work on Video De-Anaglyph at SIGGRAPH 2014. There’s also source code now!

2014-07 – I put up mirrors of the websites for CAE-SBIM-NPAR 2011 and Expressive 2013, which were deleted on the original host.

2014-06 – I presented our paper on Layered Image Vectorisation at EGSR 2014.

2014-05 – Our paper on Layered Image Vectorisation was accepted to EGSR 2014.

2014-05 – Our talk and poster on Temporally Coherent Video De-Anaglyph was accepted to SIGGRAPH 2014.

2014-03 – I joined Christian Theobalt’s team at MPI Informatik as a postdoc.

2013-07 – I (co-)presented our IBR perception paper at SIGGRAPH 2013 in Anaheim.

2013-06 – I presented our Megastereo paper at CVPR 2013 in Portland, as an oral paper (3.3% acceptance rate).

2013-05 – I visited the graphics groups at UC Berkeley and Stanford to talk about my recent work.

2013-03 – Our paper on Perception of Perspective Distortions in IBR was accepted to SIGGRAPH 2013.

2013-03 – Our paper on Constructing High-Resolution Stereo Panoramas (‘Megastereo’) was accepted to CVPR 2013 (oral).

2012-10 – I started a postdoc position at Inria Sophia Antipolis, with George Drettakis and Adrien Bousseau.