Guest speaker: Andrea Tagliasacchi, University of Victoria and EPFL

Title: State of the Art in Surface Reconstruction from Point Clouds

The area of surface reconstruction has seen substantial progress in the past two decades. The traditional problem addressed by surface reconstruction is to recover the digital representation of a physical shape that has been scanned, where the scanned data contains a wide variety of defects.

While recent work has taken on more specialized priors to address significantly challenging data imperfections, most well known methods focused on reconstructing a smooth or a piecewise smooth representation of the original shape. In this talk I will cover these fundamental methods as well as provide a quick overview of current trending approaches.

Andrea Tagliasacchi is a post-doctoral scholar in the Computer Graphics and Geometry Laboratory at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL). He received his MSc from Politecnico di Milano and a PhD from Simon Fraser University under the joint supervision of Prof. Richard Zhang (SFU) and Prof. Daniel Cohen-Or (TAU). His research interests include computer graphics, geometry processing and computer vision with a focus on geometry tracking.

TASC 9408
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 02:30 to 03:30