Computer Graphics Laboratory ETH Zurich


PhD Seminar - AS 18

Course Topics and Objectives

In this doctoral seminar, current research at the Institute for Visual Computing will be presented and discussed. The goal is to learn about current research projects at our institute, to strengthen our expertise in the field, to provide a platform where research challenges can be discussed, and also to practice scientific presentations.

Course Setup

The seminar takes place in the spring and autumn semester.


This course requires solid knowledge in the area of Computer Graphics and Computer Vision as well as state-of-the-art research.

Performance assessment

Ungraded semester performance. Presence is mandatory (75% of the seminar talks, i.e., 9 out of 12) to pass the seminar. Presence is formally controlled. Every participant has to present his/her research once a year.


Number 264-5800-06L
Organizers M. Gross, O. Sorkine-Hornung, M. Pollefeys
Coordinator Vinicius Da Costa De Azevedo
Location CAB G 52, Fridays 12:15-13:00
ECTS Credits 1


Date Name Topic
21/09 Dr. Vinicius Azevedo Introductory Talk
28/09 Dr. Shihao Wu Geometric Structure Estimation and Reconstruction
05/10 Dr. Zhaopeng Cui 3D Reconstruction from Images
12/10 Dr. Cengiz Oztirelli Point Processes in Computer Graphics
19/10 Dominik Borer A compact chit chat ontology together with its graph generalization for rich and life-like conversational embodiments
26/10 Alexandra Ion Metamaterial Devices
02/11 Byungsoo Kim Flow Stylization: From Semantics to Turbulence Transfer
09/11 Dr. Paulo Gotardo Inverse Rendering for 3D Capture and Visual Effects
16/11 Thomas Mueller Efficient Rendering using Machine Learning
23/11 Fabiola Maffra Viewpoint-Tolerant Place Recognition
30/11 Rafael Wampfler Affective State Prediction in a Mobile Setting using Wearable Biometric Sensors and Stylus
07/12 Katja Wolff Fitting Wallpaper Textures along Garment Seams
14/12 Daniel Thul Geometry in Simulation and Appearance Capture