Computer Graphics Laboratory ETH Zurich


Welcome to CGL

The Computer Graphics Laboratory (cgl) was founded in 1994 by Prof. Markus Gross. Our research is devoted to the design of fundamental methods, algorithms and systems for computer graphics, geometric modeling, physics-based animation, image acquisition and generation, display, scientific visualization, and multimodal learning.
CGL has currently 20 Ph.D. students and 8 senior researchers. CGL collaborates with researchers, institutions, and industry from all over the world.
Since 1994, we published more than 500 peer reviewed scientific papers, graduated 40 Ph.D. Students, created 6 faculty, filed more than 60 patents, and founded 5 startup companies. For a survey of current research topics you might visit our research page. More detail can also be found on the personal homepage of Prof. Markus Gross.


Latest Achievements

Award for Paper [Rim17a]:
The paper “Visualization of Clouds and Atmospheric Air Flows” by Rimensberger, Gross and Günther won the IEEE Scientific Visualization Contest 2017 at IEEE VisWeek
Award for Paper [Gun17d]:
The paper “Visualization of Neural Network Predictions for Weather Forecasting” by Roesch and Günther won an Honorable Mention Award (1/2) at VMV 2017
Award for Paper [Kli17a]:
The paper “Efficient Feature Embeddings for Student Classification with Variational Auto-encoders” by Klingler et al. won the Best Paper Award at EDM 2017
Award for Paper [Mue17a]:
The paper “Practical Path Guiding for Efficient Light-transport Simulation” by Müller et al. won the Best Paper Award at EGSR 2017
Award for Paper [Gun17b]:
The paper “Flow-Induced Inertial Steady Vector Field Topology” by Günther and Gross won an Honorable Mention Award (1/3) at Eurographics 2017
Lab Associate (50%):
Open Lab Associate Position
Software Development Internship:
Open Intern Position
Computer Graphics Forum 2017 Cover Image Contest:
The first two places of the CGF cover contest were obtained by CGL projects. Müller et al. won first place, Günther et al. won second place.
Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe:
CGL Ph.D. student Pascal Bérard was chosen by Forbes as one of Europe’s most promising young game-changers.
Heidelberg Laureate Forum 2016:
Dr. Cengiz Öztireli has been accepted to participate in the Heidelberg Laureate Forum 2016
Award for PhD thesis:
Recent CGL graduate Manuel Lang was awarded an ETH medal for his outstanding Ph.D. thesis.
Fritz Kutter Award for PhD thesis:
CGL researcher and Ph.D. graduate Tanja Käser received the Fritz Kutter Award for her thesis.
Visualization Career Award:
Prof. Markus Gross has been awarded the Visualization Career Award.
'Lucid Dreams of Gabriel' presented at the Locarno film festival:
Experimental short film created by Disney Research Zurich in a collaboration with ETH and SRF showcasing the 'Flow of Time' technique
Karl Heinz Beckurts-Preis für Vorreiter der Computergrafik:
Prof. Markus Gross has been awarded the Karl Heinz Beckurts-Preis 2013
Prof. Markus Gross has been awarded the Konrad-Zuse-Medaille
SciTech Oscar:
Prof. Markus Gross and former CGL postdoc win oscar for technical achievement

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