Dr. Christian Richardt
Christian Richardt is a Lecturer (=Assistant Professor) in the Visual Computing Group, the CAMERA Centre and the MARVEL Lab at the University of Bath. His research interests cover the fields of image processing, computer graphics and computer vision, with a focus on video processing for 360 degree videos, light fields, and for user-centric applications.
Christian is also interested in stereoscopic vision and graphics, computational photography and non-photorealistic rendering (NPR). In his work, he also often builds on insights from human visual perception and use techniques from multi-view geometry. He enjoys teaching, mentoring and supervising student projects – many of which have received project prizes at Cambridge.
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.
NEW! Postdoc and software engineer opportunities
I am looking for a postdoctoral researcher and a research software engineer (ideally 32 months starting in October 2018) to work on dynamic scene reconstruction from multi-view camera rigs for immersive 6-degree-of-freedom VR Video. If you’re interested, please contact me via email.
I am looking for students!
Are you interested in visual computing, computer graphics, computational photography or video processing? I am looking for motivated students at all levels, from Bachelor’s, Master’s to PhD level. Please contact me if you are interested.
- August 2018
- At SIGGRAPH 2018 in Vancouver, we will present our work Deep Video Portraits, Parallax360 and MegaParallax (poster).
- June 2018
- I have been awarded a UKRI Innovation Fellowship to work on 6-DoF VR Video.
- May 2018
- We will present our Deep Video Portraits at SIGGRAPH 2018 in Vancouver!
- April 2018
- We will present our IEEE TVCG paper “Parallax360” in a special invited TVCG session on VR/AR at SIGGRAPH 2018.
- March 2018
I was co-presenting a full-day tutorial on Cutting-edge VR/AR Display Technologies at IEEE VR 2018 in Reutlingen, Germany.
Also at IEEE VR, we presented our IEEE TVCG paper “Parallax360: Stereoscopic 360° Scene Representation for Head-Motion Parallax”.
- February 2018
- Two papers accepted to CVPR 2018: Live Intrinsic Material Estimation (spotlight) and InverseFaceNet.
- December 2017
- Our paper “Parallax360: Stereoscopic 360° Scene Representation for Head-Motion Parallax” was accepted as an IEEE TVCG journal paper at IEEE VR 2018 in Reutlingen, Germany.
- November 2017
- Our egocentric motion-capture approach “EgoCap” won the Best Poster Award at Motion in Games 2017.
- October 2017
- Abhi and Gereon presented our work on live user-guided intrinsic video decomposition at ISMAR 2017.
- August 2017
- I co-organised a course at SIGGRAPH 2017 on Video for Virtual Reality, which covers the technical foundations, current systems in practice, and the potential for future systems of VR video.
- July 2017
- Our work on live user-guided intrinsic video decomposition has been accepted at ISMAR 2017 and in IEEE TVCG, and our work on combining predictors at test time has been accepted at ICCV 2017.
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)
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)
Helge Rhodin, Nadia Robertini, Dan Casas, Christian Richardt, Hans-Peter Seidel and Christian Theobalt
European Conference on Computer Vision 2016 (spotlight presentation, 2.9% acceptance rate)