We are an inter-disciplinary team of researchers working in visual computing, in particular, computer graphics and computer vision. Current areas of focus include 3D and robotic vision, 3D printing and content creation, animation, AR/VR, geometric and image-based modelling, machine learning, natural phenomenon, and shape analysis. Our research works frequently appear in top venues such as SIGGRAPH, CVPR, and ICCV (we rank #12 in the world in terms of top publications in visual computing, as of 1/2018) and we collaborate widely with the industry and academia (e.g., Adobe Research, Google, MSRA, Princeton, Stanford, and Washington). Our faculty and students have won numerous honours and awards, including FRSC, Alain Fournier Best Thesis Award, Google Faculty Award, TR35@Singapore, NSERC Discovery Accelerator, and six best paper awards from ECCV, SCA, SGP, etc. Gruvi alumni went on to take up faculty positions in Canada, the US, and Asia, while others now work at companies including Apple, EA, Facebook, Google, IBM, and Microsoft.
April 12, 2018
Congrats to Kangkang who has received a NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement (DAS) for 2018. Each year 125 applicants to NSERC Discovery grants receive this award, which comes with $40K per year for three years on top of a Discovery Grant award! The DAS Program provides substantial and timely resources to researchers who have a superior research program that is highly rated in terms of originality and innovation, and who show strong potential to become international leaders within their field. Furthermore, the Discovery Grants Program prioritizes research with long-term goals and recognizes the creativity and innovation that are at the heart of all research advances. Well done Kangkang!
April 10, 2018
Congrats to Yasu who has received an Outstanding Young CS Researcher Award for 2017. These prizes recognize excellence in research, and are made to top young faculty members in Canadian Computer Science Departments/Schools/Faculties who are within the first 10 years of their career beyond the completion of their PhD.Well done Yasu!
April 8, 2018
Graphics Interface 2018 (GI’18) will be held in York University, May 8-11. Two of our GrUVi alumni, Oliver van Kaick and Andrea Tagliasacchi, are invited speakers on the program! Graphics Interface is an annual international conference devoted to computer graphics and human-computer interaction (HCI). GI is the longest running conference in the field (the first conference was held in 1969), consistently attracting high-quality submissions from graphics, HCI, as well as visualization.
October 13, 2017
GrUVi members co-author two technical papers: “Learning to Predict Part Mobility from a Single Static Snapshot” and “Learning to Group Discrete Graphical Patterns”; and one course at SIGGRAPH Asia 2017, to be held in Bangkok, Thailand, November 27-30. At ICCV 2017, three papers co-authored by GrUVi members have been presented.