Dr. Christian Richardt
Christian Richardt is a Research Scientist at Reality Labs Research in Pittsburgh. He was previously a Reader (=Associate Professor) and EPSRC-UKRI Innovation Fellow in the Visual Computing Group, the CAMERA Centre and REVEAL at the University of Bath. His research interests cover the fields of image processing, computer graphics and computer vision, and his research combines insights from vision, graphics and perception to reconstruct visual information from images and videos, to create high-quality visual experiences with a focus on 6-degree-of-freedom VR video.
Christian was previously a postdoctoral researcher working on user-centric video processing and motion capture 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. Previously, he was a postdoc in the REVES team at Inria Sophia Antipolis, France, working with George Drettakis and Adrien Bousseau, and he interned with Alexander Sorkine-Hornung at Disney Research Zurich where he worked on Megastereo panoramas.
Christian graduated with a PhD and BA from the University of Cambridge in 2012 and 2007, respectively. His PhD in the Computer Laboratory’s Rainbow Group was supervised by Neil Dodgson. His 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.
- June 2022
- We presented our work on high-resolution 360° monocular depth estimation (360MonoDepth) at CVPR 2022 in New Orleans.
- April 2022
- I’m excited to join Reality Labs Research in Pittsburgh as a Research Scientist Lead.
- March 2022
- Our work on high-resolution 360° monocular depth estimation (360MonoDepth) will appear at CVPR 2022.
- December 2021
We are presenting our work on time-of-flight NeRF for dynamic scenes at NeurIPS 2021.
I co-chaired the CVMP 2021 conference in London, the first ACM SIGGRAPH affiliated conference to be back in person.
- October 2021
Our work on time-of-flight NeRF for dynamic scenes will appear at NeurIPS 2021.
We have a paper on 360° optical flow accepted at BMVC 2021.
I am delighted that 3DV 2021 will be free to attend thanks to our generous sponsors!
- August 2021
- We presented our work on Real-time Global Illumination Decomposition of Videos at SIGGRAPH 2021.
- June 2021
I co-organised DynaVis – the third workshop on dynamic scene reconstruction at CVPR 2021. Watch the recording of our keynotes, talks and panel discussion on YouTube.
I presented OmniPhotos at the OmniCV 2021 CVPR workshop. Watch the recording on YouTube.
- April 2021
- Two Minute Papers covered our work OmniPhotos: “360° VR Photography Is Here! 📸”
- March 2021
I will be co-chairing the European Conference on Visual Media Production (CVMP) in December 2021 (with Rafał Mantiuk). See you in London!
I will be one of the Sponsorship Chairs for 3DV 2021 (with Federica Bogo).
- January 2021
- We presented our work on long-term localization in dynamic scenes at WACV 2021.
I am co-organising DynaVis – the third workshop on dynamic scene reconstruction at CVPR 2021.
- December 2020
- We presented our work OmniPhotos: Casual 360° VR Photography at SIGGRAPH Asia 2020.
We presented our work BlockGAN at NeurIPS 2020.
I chaired the European Conference on Visual Media Production (CVMP) on 7–8 December, which was free to attend for all.
- November 2020
- We presented two papers at ISMAR 2020:
- Photorealistic Audio-driven Video Portraits (TVCG journal paper)
- Transitioning360: Content-aware NFoV Virtual Camera Paths for 360° Video Playback
I co-chaired the ISMAR 2020 Doctoral Consortium, virtually in Brazil.
- August 2020
- We presented two papers at ECCV 2020:
- MatryODShka: Real-time 6DoF Video View Synthesis using Multi-Sphere Images (oral)
- Combining Task Predictors via Enhancing Joint Predictability
I am co-editing a Research Topic (special issue) on Capturing and Sharing the Real World in Virtual and Augmented Reality in Frontiers in Virtual Reality | Technologies for VR (with Jonathan Ventura and Stefanie Zollmann). Abstracts due 27 October 2020, manuscripts due 3 February 2021.
- July 2020
- Five papers accepted: two papers at ECCV (one oral), two papers at ISMAR (one TVCG), and one paper conditionally accepted at SIGGRAPH Asia.
Hyeonjoong Jang, Andréas Meuleman, Dahyun Kang, Donggun Kim, Christian Richardt and Min H. Kim
ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2022)
Manuel Rey-Area*, Mingze Yuan* and Christian Richardt
Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2022
Benjamin Attal, Eliot Laidlaw, Aaron Gokaslan, Changil Kim, Christian Richardt, James Tompkin and Matthew O’Toole
Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS) 2021
Tobias Bertel, Mingze Yuan, Reuben Lindroos and Christian Richardt
ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH Asia 2020)
Thu Nguyen-Phuoc, Christian Richardt, Long Mai, Yong-Liang Yang and Niloy Mitra
Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS) 2020
Benjamin Attal, Selena Ling, Aaron Gokaslan, Christian Richardt and James Tompkin
ECCV 2020 (oral presentation, 2.1% acceptance rate)
Christian Richardt, James Tompkin and Gordon Wetzstein
Book chapter in Real VR – Immersive Digital Reality, Springer 2020
Thu Nguyen-Phuoc, Chuan Li, Lucas Theis, Christian Richardt and Yong-Liang Yang
International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) 2019
Christian Richardt, Peter Hedman, Ryan S. Overbeck, Brian Cabral, Robert Konrad and Steve Sullivan
Course at SIGGRAPH 2019
George Koulieris, Kaan Akşit, Michael Stengel, Rafał K. Mantiuk, Katerina Mania and Christian Richardt
Computer Graphics Forum (Eurographics 2019 State-of-the-Art Report)
Hyeongwoo Kim, Pablo Garrido, Ayush Tewari, Weipeng Xu, Justus Thies, Matthias Nießner, Patrick Pérez, Christian Richardt, Michael Zollhöfer and Christian Theobalt
ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2018)
Christian Richardt, James Tompkin, Jordan Halsey, Aaron Hertzmann, Jonathan Starck and Oliver Wang
Course at SIGGRAPH 2017
Helge Rhodin, Christian Richardt, Dan Casas, Eldar Insafutdinov, Mohammad Shafiei, Hans-Peter Seidel, Bernt Schiele and Christian Theobalt
ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH Asia 2016)
Abhimitra Meka, Michael Zollhöfer, Christian Richardt and Christian Theobalt
ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2016)
Christian Richardt, Yael Pritch, Henning Zimmer and Alexander Sorkine-Hornung
Proceedings of CVPR 2013 (oral presentation, 3.3% acceptance rate)