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16:00 - 17:30 24 April 2013

Interactive 3D Reconstruction and Model Augmentation


1.03 LT Malet Place Engineering Building | Malet Place Engineering Building (link Map)
Malet PLace | London | WC1E 7JE |

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free of charge
Ticketing: Open

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Prof Leif Kobbelt, Head of Computer Graphics & Multimedia Group, RWTH Aachen University, Leif Kobbelt studied Computer Science and completed his PhD at the University of Karlsruhe in 1994. After a postdoc stay at the University of Wisconsin in Madison he joined the Computer Graphics Group at the University of Erlangen in 1996 and completed his Habilitation there in 1999. Shortly after being appointed an associate professor at MPI Informatik in Saarbr├╝cken (1999), he received an offer for a full professorship from RWTH Aachen University and moved to Aachen in 2001 where he is now the head of the Computer Graphics Group. His research interests cover many areas of Computer Graphics and Computer Vision with a focus on Geometry Processing, 3D Reconstruction, Multiresolution- and Freeform-Modeling, 3D Model Optimization, and the efficient handling of polygonal meshes in interactive applications.

The reconstruction of digital 3D models for real-world objects and environments has become a key enabling technology for a continuously expanding spectrum of applications ranging from engineering and simulation sciences to multimedia applications. To make the process of 3D reconstruction effective and efficient, there are two major challenges:

1) While a high degree of automation is desirable, fully automatic approaches can easily run into ambiguous configurations that are very difficult to resolve. 2) The raw output of 3D reconstruction algorithms typically does not contain any higher level structural information which is, however, necessary for further processing such as decomposition into meaningful parts.

Professor Kobbelt will highlight approaches to address the reconstruction and model augmentation problems. This includes the reconstruction of general 3D objects and buildings from photographs as well as the computation of meaningful global patch layouts for 3D surface models.


Steve Marchant
+44 (0)20 7679 3675 | stephen.marchant@ucl.ac.uk


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Interactive 3D Reconstruction and Model Augmentation