Prof. Mark Pollefeys
Thu 28 Apr 2016, 12:45 - 13:45
4.31/33, IF

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While purely geometric models of the world can be sufficient for some applications, there are also many application that need additional semantic information. In this talk I will focus on 3D reconstruction approaches which combine geometric and appearance cues to obtain semantic 3D reconstructions. Specifically, the approaches I will discuss are formulated as multi-label volumetric segmentation, i.e. each voxel gets assigned a label corresponding to one of the semantic classes considered, including free-space. We propose a formulation representing raw geometric and appearance data as unary or high-order (pixel-ray) energy terms on voxels, with class-pair-specific learned anisotropic smoothness terms to regularize the results. We will see how by solving both reconstruction and segmentation/recognition jointly the quality of the results improves significantly and we can make progress towards 3D scene understanding.

Marc Pollefeys is a full professor and head of the Institute for Visual Computing of the Dept. of Computer Science of ETH Zurich which he joined in 2007.  He leads the Computer Vision and Geometry lab.  Previously he was on the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  HE obtained his MS and PhD degrees from the KU Leuven in Belgium. His main area of research is computer vision.  One of his main research goals is to develop flexible approaches to capture visual representations of real world objects, scenes and events. Dr. Pollefeys has received several prizes for his research, including a Marr prize, an NSF CAREER award, a Packard Fellowship and a ERC Starting Grant. He is the author or co-author of more than 280 peer-reviewed papers.  He will be general chair of ICCV 2019, was a general chair for ECCV 2014 in Zurich and one of the program chairs for the IEEE Conf. on Computer Vision  and Pattern Recognition 2009.  Prof. Pollefeys was on the Editorial Board of the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, the International Journal of Computer Vision, Foundations and Trends in Computer Graphics and Computer Vision and several other journals. He is an IEEE Fellow.