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Computer graphics colloquium Image Synthesis of the Future

You are kindly invited to join the colloquium “Image Synthesis of the Future” on the 18th from 14:00 – 16:00 in the Social Data Lab of the VMB building. During this event, we will experience several renowned speakers:

Ulf Assarsson of Chalmers University
Prof. Assarsson is an expert in real-time shadow computation and large-scale scene representations, including applications to 3D printing.

Jacco Bikker of Utrecht University
Dr. Bikker is the author of the famous Brigade renderer, a path tracer for real-time applications.

Jacob Munkberg of NVIDIA research
Dr. Munkberg worked for Intel and NVIDIA and is responsible for many influential papers on image reconstruction for real-time rendering.

Mark Stamminger
Prof. Stamminger, chair for computer graphics in Erlangen, is known for his many contributions to real-time rendering, including the seminal work on perspective shadow maps, as well as 3D reconstruction and VR/stereo rendering applications.

Each of the speakers will share their insights on the domain and share their views on the field.

We have a new PhD joining

We have a new PhD joining our group, Mijael Bueno Perez, welcome!

Mijael received a B.Eng. (2014) in Electronics and Computer Systems Engineering at the Western Institute of Technology and Higher Education (Mexico) and a M.Sc. (2017) in Human-Technology Interaction at Eindhoven University of Technology (the Netherlands).

CG Colloquium Thursday May 16th

You are cordially invited to attend our CG Colloquium on Thursday, May 16, 2019, 15:45-17:45h, at Pulse-Technology.

The program features the following two speakers:

Gijs Reichert

Title: Improving video analysis for the Olympic dinghy class sailing coaches and athletes

Abstract: Nowadays technology and data analytics are becoming increasingly intertwined with sports. The data can help assess performance during training and in competitive settings. However, for most sailors in the Olympic dinghy class it holds that the use of sensors during training is not standard practice and not allowed during races. To record and review their performance the coaches and athletes make use of video, shot (often by holding a camera in hand) from the a coach boat. The goal is to improve the capture, processing and analysis of videos used to train sailing athletes in the dinghy class. More specifically, the stabilization and quality of the footage taken from the coach boat that follows athletes will be improved. Next to this, of the entire recorded session only the interesting parts for the coach and athletes will be highlighted and extracted. To achieve this segmentation into clips object tracking will be used as well as methods to detect sailing manoeuvres. From these video clips the heel angle, position in boat and rudder movements can be extracted or enhanced to support the coaches in their assessment. The proposed approach should lead to a time-saving method to extract more information from the videos previously possible to support the training of the dutch Olympic sailing team.

Levi van Aanholt

Title: Semantic Tile Solving for Procedural Generation of Architectural Spaces

Abstract: We present an offline tile solving technique to generate complex architectural spaces. The generation is controlled by the notion of an architectural profile. An architectural profile allows to declaritively control spatial creation. It consists of semantic tiles representing building elements and declarative rules to control the generation according to architectural relations. This problem is converted to an ASP logic program and subsequently solved by an ASP solver. Our technique results in a declarative architecture generator that unifies procedurally generating building exterior, building interior and traversal in one system.

Recent PhD defense

Today Nicola Pezzotti successfully defended his thesis, Dimensionality-Reduction Algorithms for Progressive Visual Analytics, in Senaatszaal, the Aula. Congratulations to Dr. Pezzotti!

Dr. Pezzotti graduated cum laude for his high-impact work carried out during his study at TU Delft.

Recent PhD defense

Today Christopher Brandt successfully defended his thesis, Model Reduction for Interactive Geometry Processing, in Senaatszaal, the Aula. Congratulations to Dr. Brandt!

Dr. Brandt is honored cum laude for his exceptional work carried out during his study here.

Workshop Visual Analytics and Applications

You are all cordially invited to workshop visual analytics and applications, which will take place on 8th of April, from 14:00-17:00 at Pulse-hall 4. Please find detailed program below.

14:00 Jean Daniel Fekete: “Exploring the Evolution of Relationships with Dynamic Hypergraphs”

14:40 Renata Raidou: “Employing Visual Analytics for the Exploration and Prediction”

15:20 Break

15:30 Cagatay Turkay: “Informed computational modelling through visual analytics”

Abstract: With the increasing availability of computational data analysis and modelling tools that can be utilised out-of-the-box, the route from data to results is now much shorter. However, these advancements also come together their own limitations, and a data scientists need to be aware of the pitfalls and act carefully to question every observation and method used within each step of the data analysis process. Visual analytics approaches where interactive visualisations are coupled tightly with the algorithms offer effective methodologies in conducting data science in such inquisitive, rigorous ways. This talk will discuss how visual analytics can facilitate such practices and will look at examples of research on how data can be transformed and visualised creatively in multiple perspectives, on how comparisons can be made within different models, parameters, and within local and global solutions, and on how interaction is an enabler for such processes.

16:10 Thomas Hollt: Cytosplore: Visual Analytics for Single-Cell Profiling of the Immune System
Recent advances in single-cell acquisition technology have led to a shift towards single-cell analysis in many fields of biology. In immunology, detailed knowledge of the cellular composition is of interest, as it can be the cause of deregulated immune responses, which cause diseases. Similarly, vaccination is based on triggering proper immune responses; however, many vaccines are ineffective or only work properly in a subset of those who are vaccinated. Identifying differences in the cellular composition of the immune system in such cases can lead to more precise treatment. Cytosplore is an integrated, interactive visual analysis framework for the exploration of large single-cell datasets. We have developed Cytosplore in close collaboration with immunology researchers and several partners use the software in their daily workflow. Cytosplore enables efficient data analysis and has led to several discoveries alongside high-impact publications.

16:50 end

Prof. Eisemann to Receive 2019 Dutch Prize for ICT Research

Professor Elmar Eisemann – credits Mark Prins

Professor Eisemann is to be awarded the 2019 Dutch prize for ICT research (Nederlandse Prijs voor ICT-onderzoek). The well-deserved award is a recognition for Prof. Eisemann’s research into the accurate, detailed depiction of visualizations using modern graphics hardware. The prize will be officially awarded to Prof. Eisemann during the ICT Open 2019 in Hilversum. Congratulations to Prof. Eisemann!