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 #11 in the world in terms of top publications in visual computing, as of 5/2019) 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.
Jul 3, 2019
GrUVi is glad to announce that Yagiz Aksoy will join our team this August. He is a PhD student of Marc Pollefeys at ETH Zurich. During his PhD, he spent a year at MIT CSAIL working with Wojciech Matusik and three years at Disney Research Zurich.His research is at the intersection of computer vision and computer graphics, focusing on analyzing images to allow for realistic manipulation of photographs. His research has resulted in publications at venues such as SIGGRAPH, CVPR, and ACM Transactions on Graphics.Welcome to the GrUVi team, Yagiz!
Jun 3, 2019
The GrUVi team congratulates both Zhiqin and Jon for their sucessful MSc theses defense!Jon’s thesis is on A Qualitative and Localized Evaluation for 3D Indoor Scene SynthesisZhiqin’s thesis is on IM-NET: Learning Implicit Fields for Generative Shape ModelingZhiqin’s thesis defence also received the honor of “pass as is” today. Both of them will start as PhDs at GrUVi this September.
May 23, 2019
The GrUVi team congratulates Kangxue Yin, whom received the prestigious Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad!This award was established in 2003 by the China Scholarship Council. The worldwide recipients are chosen annually based on a record of outstanding accomplishments in any discipline.This award is considered the highest award given by Chinese government for Chinese graduate students studying abroad who do not receive regular financial support from Chinese government.Currently, this award is granted to only 500 students every year. Since there are around half a million Chinese students to study abroad per year, this a highly competitive award. For the academic year 2018, only 6 awardees were based in British Columbia, Canada. Among them, Kangxue was the only student majoring in Computer Science.
May 1, 2019
A paper by Zhiqin Chen and Hao Zhang on learning implicit fields for generative modeling of 3D shapes will be presented at CVPR 2019!It has also been invited to be presented at the Workshop on 3D Scene Generation at CVPR; see paper on arXiv.Congratulations to both Zhiqin and Richard!