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SINE Seminar

Originating Calendar CSL SINE Group
Speaker Sai-Kit Yeung, SUTD
Date: 12/15/2017
Time: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

141 Coordinated Science Lab

Event Contact:

Rachel Palmisano


CSL/SINE group

Event Type: Seminar/Symposium

SINE Seminar: "Data-driven Computer Graphics Modeling"

Abstract: Modeling is a key step in the computer graphics pipeline. Computer animations, games, computer-aided design and manufacturing create a strong need for high-quality 3D models, yet the manual creation of 3D models is a very tedious process which involves a lot of time and human effort. In this talk, we explore how the rapidly increasing quantity of user-created 3D data and real-world scene data publicly available can be adapted to facilitate the essential task of modeling. We first discuss the conceptual innovations inherent to model synthesis through data driven optimization, along with the advantages of and considerations in its application. We then tackle various challenging modeling problems within our novel framework. We will focus on data-driven optimization methods for scene modeling and then showcase other application scenarios on character modeling and shape modeling. We will conclude the talk by discussing future directions in modeling and some datasets built in our group to facilitate different vision and graphics problems.

Bio: Sai-Kit Yeung is currently an Assistant Professor at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), where he leads the Vision, Graphics and Computational Design (VGD) Group. He was also a Visiting Assistant Professor at Stanford University and MIT. Before joining SUTD, he had been a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He was also a visiting student at the Image Processing Research Group at UCLA in 2008 and at the Image Sciences Institute, University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands in 2007. He received his PhD in Electronic and Computer Engineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in 2009. He also received a BEng degree (First Class Honors) in Computer Engineering in 2003 and a MPhil degree in Bioengineering in 2005 from HKUST. His research interests include computer vision, computer graphics and computational fabrication.

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