Computer Graphics Laboratory ETH Zurich


PhD Seminar - SS 14

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., 10 out of 14) to pass the seminar. Presence is formally controlled. Every participant has to present her research once a year.


Number 264-5800-00L
Organizers M. Gross, O. Sorkine, M. Pollefeys
Coordinator T. Martin
Location CAB G 51, Friday, 12-13 (starting at 12:15)
ECTS Credits 1


Date Name Topic
21-Feb Amit Bermano (CGL) Realistic facial animation
28-Feb Yagiz Aksoy (CVG) Uncertainty modeling for efficient visual odometry via inertial sensors on mobile devices
7-Mar Christoph Russ (CVL) Real-time Surface Analysis and Tagged Material Cleansing for Virtual Colonoscopy
14-Mar Federico Perazzi (CGL) High Resolution Panoramic Videos
21-Mar Bastien Jacquet (CVG) SfM beyond Lambertian Static Scenes: Reflective or Articulated Objects
28-Mar Andrea Cohen (CVG) Analyzing and Reconstructing Urban Scenes
4-Apr Claudia Kuster (CGL) Spatio-Temporal Geometry Fusion for Multiple Hybrid Cameras using Moving Least Squares Surfaces
11-Apr Olivier Saurer (CVG) Camera Pose Estimation
18-Apr none (Easter Holidays)
25-Apr none (Easter Holidays)
2-May Fabian Hahn (CGL) Subspace Simulation using Rigs
9-May Fabio Zünd (CGL) Augmented Reality
16-May Severin Klinger (CGL) Towards generic student models
23-May Bernhard Zeisl (CVG) RGB-D Data for 3D Reconstruction & Registration