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.


2016-05 – Our paper on Live Intrinsic Video was accepted at SIGGRAPH 2016.

2016-03 – I am looking to fill a fully-funded PhD position on light field synthesis for start in October 2016.

2016-02 – I will be joining the University of Bath as a Lecturer in August 2016.

2015-12 – We presented our paper on Differentiable Visibility at ICCV 2015.

2015-10 – Posted project website for our upcoming ICCV 2015 paper on Differentiable Visibility.

2015-08 – Our paper on 4D Model Flow was presented at Pacific Graphics 2015.

2015-08 – We presented a course on User-Centric Computational Videography at SIGGRAPH 2015.

2014-08 – I visited the graphics groups at Harvard and MIT to talk about some of my recent work.

2014-08 – I presented our work on Video De-Anaglyph at SIGGRAPH 2014.

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.

2014-03 – 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.

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