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.
May 18, 2018
GrUVi welcomes three new visiting students this summer: Manas Bhargave, IIT Bombay undergrad and visiting under MITACS-IIT; Ruiqi Ni, an undergrad student from University of Science and Technology (USTC) China and Chen Song, SFU-ZJU DDP student under USRA. Welcome to GrUVi!
May 17, 2018
Three papers co-authored by GrUVi members have been accepted at SIGGRAPH 2018: P2P-NET: Bidirectional Point Displacement Net for Shape Transform, Predictive and Generative Neural Networks for Object Functionality, and DSCarver: Decompose-and-Spiral-Carve for Subtractive Manufacturing. P2P-NET was first-authored by GrUVi’s PhD student Kangxue Yin. For more details, please visit the publications page.
May 16, 2018
Richard and Ping give talks at “Third SFU-ZJU Joint Symposium on Big Data and Visual Computing”. The Third Joint Symposium on Big Data and Visual Computing Research is a forum where researchers and students from the two universities will meet, exchange ideas, and explore opportunities.
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!