Computer Graphics Seminar

Meeting Information

Fridays 2:30 - 3:30
Allen Center CSE 403


Erik Andersen
Rahul Garg


The format will be similar to that used in previous years. At the beginning of class we'll discuss last week's papers as a class followed by presentation and group discussion of two new papers. Each student will be expected to present 1-2 papers (depending on attendance). The time in each class will be approximately structured according to:

25 min Present last week's papers and reviews, and discuss as a class.
5 min Present problem statements for this week's papers.
20 min Break into groups and discuss this week's problem statements and brainstorm possible solutions.
10 min Each group summarizes discussion to the whole class.

Note that we have a one hour seminar instead of the usual 1.5 hours. Try to keep the presentations and problem statements crisp and short.


Date Presenters Problem Statements
April 1 Erik
Volumetric Modeling With Diffusion Surfaces. Kenshi Takayama, Olga Sorkine, Andrew Nealen, Takeo Igarashi. SIGGRAPH ASIA 2010 [Project Page]

Active Learning for Piecewise Planar 3D Reconstruction. Adarsh Kowdle, Yao-Jen Chang, Andrew Gallagher, Tsuhan Chen. CVPR 2011. [Project Page]
April 8 Kevin
Automatic Reconstruction of Tree Skeletal Structures from Point Clouds Yotam Livny, Feilong Yan, Matt Olson, Baoquan Chen, Hao Zhang, Jihad El-Sana. SIGGRAPH ASIA 2010 [Project Page]

L1 Sparse Reconstruction of Sharp Point Surfaces Haim Avron, Andrei Sharf, chen Greif, Daniel Cohen-Or. ACM TOG [pdf]
April 15 Evan A Two Stage Reconstruction Approach For Seeing Through Water Omar Oreifej, Guang Shu, Teresa Pace, and Mubarak Shah. CVPR 2011 [Project Page]
April 22 Aditya Structure Based ASCII Art Xuemiao Xu, Linling Zhang, Tien-Tsin Wong. SIGGRAPH 2010 [Project Page]
April 29 Ricardo
Characterizing Structural Relationships in Scenes Using Graph Kernels M. Fisher, M. Savva, P. Hanrahan. SIGGRAPH 2011 [pdf]

Optimizing Continuity in Multiscale Imagery C. Han, H. Hoppe. SIGGRAPH Asia 2010 [Project Page]
May 6 Suporn
MovieReshape: Tracking and Reshaping of Humans in Videos A. Jain, T. Thormahlen, Hans-Peter Seidel, C. Theobalt. SIGGRAPH Asia 2010 [Project page]

Interactive Furniture Layout Using Interior Design Guidelines P. Merell, E. Schkufza, Z. Li, M. Agrawala, V. Koltun. SIGGRAPH 2011 [Project page]
May 13 Dingding
Local Laplacian Filters: Edge-aware Image Processing with a Laplacian Pyramid S. Paris, S. W. Hasinoff, J. Kautz. SIGGRAPH 2011 [Project page]

Spin Transformations of Discrete Surfaces K. Crane, U. Pinkall, P. Schroder. SIGGRAPH 2011 [Project page]
May 20 Daniel
Tonal Stabilization of Video Z. Farbman, D. Lischinski. SIGGRAPH 2011 [Project page]

Depixelizing Pixel Art J.Kopf, D. Lischinski, SIGGRAPH 2011 [Project page]

May 27 Ankit
Learning 3D Mesh Segmentation and Labeling E. Kalogerakis, A. Hertzmann, K. Singh. SIGGRAPH 2010 [Project page]

Resizing By Symmetry SummarizationH. Wu, Y. Wang, K. Feng, T. Wong, T. Lee, P. Heng[Project page]


The schedule for paper presentations will be decided during the first meeting. Each paper discussed in class will require two presentations. First the problem which the paper attempts to solve is briefly described at about 25 min into class. The idea here is to give the class a clear idea of what the paper is trying to do without giving a significant hint as to how it does it. Often it is useful to show some of the results or video from the publication here. After group discussion and brainstorming, we'll gather as a class to discuss our ideas for the paper. The presenter should take notes of significant and/or interesting points that are raised. The following week the presenter will describe the techniques used by the authors to solve the problem and should compare/relate this to the ideas brought up during the previous week's discussion.


SIGGRAPH Asia 2010
CVPR 2011