Computer Graphics Laboratory ETH Zurich


Seminar 'Advanced Topics in Computer Graphics and Vision' - AS 17

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 presented in the first session. 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.

Important remarks

  • Participants who registered to the course and selected a paper have to present their paper during the semester. In addition each participant has to attend all presentations (3 misses allowed).
    In case these requirements are not met, the course is not passed (fail score).
  • Participants are only allowed to unregister the course before they have chosen a paper to present.
  • Participants who are not registered to the course (e.g. because there are no more free slots), are welcome to attend the first session to fill empty slots.
  • It is not allowed to use the original slides from the author (please prepare the slides to fit an aspect ratio of 16:10).

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 Lubor Ladicky, Martin Guay, Federico Perazzi
Location HG E 33.3, Thursday, 15-17
ECTS Credits 2 credits
Exam graded semester performance


Date Name Topic Supervisor
Sept 21 Lubor Ladicky, Martin Guay Introduction and paper assignments
Sept 28 Lubor Ladicky, Martin Guay, Federico Perazzi Example Talk
Oct 12 Felice Serena Real time high fidelity facial performance capture Samir Mahmalat
Oct 12 Simone Guggiari Trajectory Optimization for Full-Body Movements with Complex Contacts Dominik Borer
Oct 19 Pontus Andersson Perceptual Losses for Real-Time Style Transfer and Super-Resolution Simone Meyer
Oct 19 Moyuan Zhou Unpaired Image-to-Image Translation using Cycle-Consistent Adversarial Networks Aziz Djelouah
Oct 26 Yilun Yu VNect: Real-time 3D Human Pose Estimation with a Single RGB Camera Cengiz Oztirelli
Oct 26 Petur-Helgi Einarsson Phase-Functioned Neural Networks for Character Control Dominik Borer
Nov 2 Michelle Barnett Accurate Optical Flow via Direct Cost Volume Processing Martin Oswald
Nov 2 Sasha Pagani Direct Sparse Odometry TBD
Nov 9 Christoph Maurhofer DeepLoco: Dynamic Locomotion Skills Using Hierarchical Deep Reinforcement Learning Martin Guay
Nov 9 Claudio Rothlisberger Emergence of Locomotion Behaviours in Rich Environments Martin Guay
Nov 16 Andreea Radoescu Unrolling the shutter TBD
Nov 16 Prashanth Chandran Modeling Surface Appearance from a Single Photograph using Self-augmented Convolutional Neural Networks Daniel Thul
Nov 23 Xianyao Zhang Densely Connected Convolutional Networks Yifan Wang
Nov 23 Spyridon Angelopoylos Photo-Realistic Single Image Super-Resolution Using a Generative Adversarial Network Yifan Wang

Seminar Papers