Congrats to Andrea!

Andrea defended his Ph.D. thesis today successfully and was granted a "pass as is". This is a rare distinction which speaks to the quality of his work. Congrats to Andrea! We also thank the thesis commitee (external examiner: Paolo Cignoni; SFU examiner: Kamal Gupta; supervisor: Ghassan Hamarneh; defence chair: Richard Vaughan) for their work. Andrea will be doing a postdoc at EPFL.

Welcome Ruizhen Hu and Chris Chen!

We welcome two visiting students via the China Scholarship Council. Ruizhen Hu comes from Zhejiang University and will be at GrUVi for a year. Her recent work was on subspace clustering and mesh co-segmentation. She had a paper at SGP 2012 on that topic. Chris Chen comes from National University of Defence Technology (NUDT), who will also be visiting us for a year. Chris worked on shape and motion reconstruction from Kinnect and relief extraction. Chris's visit follows, by now, a nice tradition of academic exchange between our lab and NUDT. Both Kevin Xu and Eric Wang had visited the lab in the past several years.