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Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik

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Portrait photo of Christian RichardtChristian Richardt is 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.

 

I am always looking for students!

Are you interested in visual computing, computer graphics, computational photography or video processing? I am looking for strong, highly-motivated students at all levels, from Bachelor, Master to PhD level. Please contact me if you are interested.


News

March 2020
I will be chairing the European Conference on Visual Media Production (CVMP) in December 2020.

I am co-organising DynaVis – the second workshop on dynamic scene reconstruction at CVPR 2020.

Three book chapters are now available:

November 2019
We presented our HoloGAN paper at ICCV 2019 in Seoul, South Korea.

Hyeongwoo Kim presented our work on neural style-preserving visual dubbing was presented at SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 in Brisbane.

October 2019
I co-chaired the ISMAR 2019 Doctoral Consortium in Beijing, China, with Kevin (Kai) Xu and Feng Xu.

August 2019
I organised a half-day course at SIGGRAPH 2019 called Capture4VR: From VR Photography to VR Video, which comprised the latest and greatest in VR capture!

June 2019
I presented our MegaParallax work (IEEE TVCG) at the IVRPA Conference 2019 in Belfast.

I am organising a course at SIGGRAPH 2019 titled Capture4VR: From VR Photography to VR Video. Join us on Thursday 1 August 2019, 14:00–17:15, in Theater 411, to find out about the latest and greatest in VR capture!

May 2019
I presented our State-of-the-Art Report (STAR) on Near-Eye Display and Tracking Technologies at Eurographics 2019. Please see the website for a video recording of our presentation.

March 2019
We presented our MegaParallax work (IEEE TVCG) and a sneak peek at our OmniMR work (poster) at IEEE VR 2019.

Selected publications

HoloGAN: Unsupervised learning of 3D representations from natural images
Thu Nguyen-Phuoc, Chuan Li, Lucas Theis, Christian Richardt and Yong-Liang Yang
International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) 2019

MegaParallax: Casual 360° Panoramas with Motion Parallax
Tobias Bertel, Neill Campbell and Christian Richardt
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (IEEE VR 2019)

LIME: Live Intrinsic Material Estimation
Abhimitra Meka, Maxim Maximov, Michael Zollhöfer, Avishek Chatterjee, Hans-Peter Seidel, Christian Richardt and Christian Theobalt
Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2018 (spotlight presentation)

Video for Virtual Reality
Christian Richardt, James Tompkin, Jordan Halsey, Aaron Hertzmann, Jonathan Starck and Oliver Wang
Course at SIGGRAPH 2017 (Thursday, 3 August, 9:00–12:15, Room 403AB)

EgoCap: Egocentric Marker-less Motion Capture with Two Fisheye Cameras
Helge Rhodin, Christian Richardt, Dan CasasEldar Insafutdinov, Mohammad Shafiei, Hans-Peter SeidelBernt Schiele and Christian Theobalt
ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH Asia 2016)

Live Intrinsic Video
Abhimitra Meka, Michael Zollhöfer, Christian Richardt and Christian Theobalt
ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2016)

Megastereo: Constructing High-Resolution Stereo Panoramas
Christian Richardt, Yael Pritch, Henning Zimmer and Alexander Sorkine-Hornung
Proceedings of CVPR 2013 (oral presentation, 3.3% acceptance rate)

Real-time Spatiotemporal Stereo Matching Using the Dual-Cross-Bilateral Grid
Christian Richardt, Douglas Orr, Ian DaviesAntonio Criminisi and Neil A. Dodgson
European Conference on Computer Vision 2010 (Poster + Demo)