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Image Synthesis and Machine Learning

Research Group

Computer GraphicsVisual Computing and Artificial Intelligence

 

Teaser

 

Our group conducts research at the intersection between computer graphics and machine learning with a focus on rendering. We seek to develop algorithms which enable fast and high-quality image generation for interactive virtual environments. To this end, we consider a broad range of approaches for image synthesis.

Our research interests include, but are not limited to:

  • Data-driven/Neural rendering
  • Physically-based rendering
  • Image-based rendering
  • Machine learning for computer graphics
  • Generative models
  • Scene representations
  • Efficient parallel algorithms

Members

 

 

Thomas Leimkuehler Alireza Parchami You
Thomas Leimkühler Alireza Parchami You
Group Leader Student Assistant

Publications

 

2021

Thomas Leimkühler, George Drettakis
ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH Asia 2021)
Georgios Kopanas, Julien Philip, Thomas Leimkühler, George Drettakis
Computer Graphics Forum (EGSR 2021)
Siddhant Prakash, Thomas Leimkühler, Simon Rodriguez, George Drettakis
Proc. ACM i3D, 2021

2020

Simon Rodriguez, Thomas Leimkühler, Siddhant Prakash, Chris Wyman, Peter Shirley, George Drettakis
ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH Asia 2020)

2019

Artificial Intelligence for Efficient Image-based View Synthesis
Thomas Leimkühler
PhD Thesis, Saarland University, 2019
Thomas Leimkühler, Gurprit Singh, Karol Myszkowski, Hans-Peter Seidel, Tobias Ritschel
ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH Asia 2019)
Anton Kaplanyan, Anton Sochenov, Thomas Leimkühler, Mikhail Okunev, Todd Goodall, Gizem Rufo
ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH Asia 2019)

2018

Thomas Leimkühler, Hans-Peter Seidel, Tobias Ritschel
ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2018)
Thomas Leimkühler, Petr Kellnhofer, Tobias Ritschel, Karol Myszkowski, Hans-Peter Seidel
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 2018
Thomas Leimkühler, Gurprit Singh, Karol Myszkowski, Hans-Peter Seidel, Tobias Ritschel
arXiv 1806.06710, 2018

2015 - 2017

Thomas Leimkühler, Hans-Peter Seidel, Tobias Ritschel
Computer Graphics Forum (EGSR 2017)
Best Student Paper Award
Thomas Leimkühler, Petr Kellnhofer, Tobias Ritschel, Karol Myszkowski, Hans-Peter Seidel
Proc. Graphics Interface 2016
Michael A. J. Sweeney Award: Best Student Paper
Petr Kellnhofer, Thomas Leimkühler, Tobias Ritschel, Karol Myszkowski, Hans-Peter Seidel
Proc. ACM Symposium on Applied Perception 2015
Best Student Presentation Award

Positions

 

We are looking for motivated PhD candidates to carry out research in the interdisciplinary area of image synthesis and machine learning. Requirements are

  • a Master’s degree or equivalent in computer science, mathematics, or physics,
  • solid knowledge in computer graphics and/or machine learning,
  • a strong background in mathematics and programming,
  • good communication skills.
If you are interested, feel free to send an e-mail to Thomas Leimkühler, describing yourself and your motivation to join us. Please also include your CV and academic transcripts.

Occasionally, we also offer internship positions (6+ months, Master's students preferred) and Master's thesis topics.