Max-Planck-Institut für InformatikPortrait photo of Christian RichardtI am a postdoctoral researcher in the Graphics, Vision and Video group at Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik in Saarbrücken, Germany, where I work on user-centric video processing with Christian Theobalt.

Inria logoI 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.

University of Cambridge logoI 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.


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.