Speaker: Ligang Liu

Title: Geometry Driven Image Manipulation


My talk will include two parts. In the first part, I will introduce an overview of my research, particularly of my work on geometry processing including mesh parameterization, surface reconstruction, shape analysis and segmentation, etc. In the second part, I will present my very recent work on geometry-driven image manipulation, including mesh-warping based image retargeting (CGI 2010, CVPR NODIA 2010), photo composition optimization (Eurographics 2010), parametric human shape reshaping (Siggraph 2010), and high quality garments try-on experience, etc.

Short Speaker Bio:

Ligang Liu is an associate professor at the Department of Mathematics, Zhejiang University in China. He received a Ph.D. degree in mathematics from Zhejiang University in 2001. Between 2001 and 2004, he worked at Microsoft Research Asia and in 2004, he moved to Zhejiang University. In 2006, he was awarded the Microsoft Young Professorship Award by the Ministry of Education of China and Microsoft Research Asia. He is currently on academic visit at Harvard Univerisity. Ligang's research interests include geometric modeling, computer graphics, and image processing. Some of his works could be found at his research website:

TASC I, 9204 West
Monday, November 22, 2010 - 15:30 to 16:30