Computer Graphics Laboratory ETH Zurich


Seminar 'Advanced Topics in Computer Graphics and Vision' - AS 16

Course Topics

This seminar covers advanced topics in visual computing, including both seminal research papers as well as the latest research results. Topics include data-driven modeling and animation, image based rendering, real-time vision & graphics, physical simulation and generative models, visual perception, computational photography, video synthesis, and others.

Course Setup

Every participant has to present one of the papers in the list below. Additionally, you are required to read the paper that is presented in class beforehand and participate in a discussion during the seminar. An assistant will provide support when preparing the slides and in case technical questions arise.

The projector seems to have an aspect ratio of 16:10. Note, that it is not allowed to use the original slides from the author.

Learning Objectives

The goal is to get an in-depth understanding of actual problems and research topics in the field of visual computing as well as improve presentations and critical analysis skills.


The "Visual Computing", "Introduction to Computer Graphics" and "Computer Vision I" courses are recommended, but not mandatory.


Number 252-5701-00L
Lecturers Prof. Dr. Markus Gross, Prof. Dr. Marc Pollefeys, Prof. Dr. Olga Sorkine-Hornung
Assistants Gaurav Chaurasia, Lubor Ladicky
Location HG E 33.3, Thursday, 15-17
ECTS Credits 2 credits
Exam graded semester performance


Date Name Topic Supervisor
Sept 22 Lubor Ladicky, Gaurav Chaurasia Introduction, Graphics papers, Vision papers
Sept 29 Lubor Ladicky, Gaurav Chaurasia Example Talk (Dr. Jaakko Lehtinen at NVIDIA GTC, SIGGRAPH 2016)
Talk Guidelines
Oct 6 Alba Rios Rodriguez Real time high fidelity facial performance capture Yeara Kozlov
Oct 6 Chalumattu Ribin Perceptually based downscaling of images Cengiz Oztirelli
Oct 13 Mauro Guerini High quality capture of eyes Pascal Berard
Oct 13 Tobias Ulrich Video pop-up: Monocular 3D reconstruction of dynamic scenes Filip Šrajer
Oct 20 Floor Verhoeven Texture mapping real world objects using hydrographics Christian Sch├╝ller
Oct 20 Victor Cornillere Adaptive rendering based on weighted local regression Marios Papas
Nov 3 Benjamin Steger A computational approach to obstruction free photography Kaan Yucer
Nov 3 Raphael Imahorn Microstructures to control elasticity in 3D printing Christian Schumacher
Nov 10 Qixuan Zhang Eye tracking for everyone Fabio Maninchedda
Nov 10 Philippe Zindel Time lapse mining from internet photos Henning Zimmer
Nov 17 Marius Grimm Rolling shutter camera relative pose: Generalized epipolar geometry Olivier Saurer

Seminar Papers