Javier Cruz


March 18, 2008, 15:15GC B3 424 (Bātiment GC)

MultipleView Scene Reconstruction and Image Rendering - An Introduction

In this presentation, the problem of generating virtual views of a scene will be presented. A virtual view is a view of a scene from a point where there is not a physical camera. The pres-entation begins with an introduction to the basics of multi-camera systems and how these sys-tems can be used to obtain the 3D information of the scene. With this 3D information a virtual view can be generated, but due basically to non-photorealistic results this is not the approach usually used. For this reason, in the second part of the talk, Image Based Rendering (IBR) techniques will be presented, giving a survey on the state-of-the-art on IBR.


Javier Cruz was born in Barcelona, Spain, in May 1982. He received a M.S. degree in Mathematics and a M.S. degree in Telecommunications Engineering, both from the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona, Spain, in 2005 and 2006 respectively. During his studies, he worked on the resolution of the inverse kinematic problem of robotic structures at the Institute of Robotics and Industrial Informatics in Barcelona, he collaborated in the Euro-pean project CHIL (Computers in the Human Interaction Loop) at the UPC and he passed six months in the Signal Processing Laboratory at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland, in order to do his Master thesis about multi-pose face detection tech-niques. In January 2007 he joined the Transport and Mobility Laboratory, led by Prof. Michel Bierlaire, where he is working towards his PhD degree in image processing.

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