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"Taking AR to the next level” - CDL Workshop on Tracking Technology for AR, Graz, Austria, September 15-17, 2014 - Bibliographical Sketches!

Adrien Bartoli

Adrien Bartoli has been a full Professor of Computer Science at Université d’Auvergne since fall 2009. He is currently leading the ALCoV (Advanced Laparoscopy and Computer Vision) research group jointly with Prof. Michel Canis. He is holding an ERC Consolidator Grant (2013-2017). Previously, he was a permanent CNRS research scientist at LASMEA since fall 2004 where he led ComSee, the Computer Vision research group, together with Thierry Chateau. He was a Visiting Professor in DIKU at the University of Copenhagen between 2006-2009 and a postdoctoral researcher in the Visual Geometry Group at the University of Oxford under Prof. Andrew Zisserman in 2004. Adrien Bartoli obtained his Habilitation Degree (HDR) from Université Blaise Pascal in June 2008. He completed his PhD in the Perception group at INRIA Grenoble under Prof. Peter Sturm and Prof. Radu Horaud. Adrien Bartoli has received several awards including the 2008 national CNRS médaille de bronze, the 2004 Grenoble-INP PhD thesis prize, the 2007 best student paper award at CORESA jointly with his student Vincent Gay-Bellile and colleague Patrick Sayd and the 2012 audience award at IPCAI with his colleague Toby Collins. He received an outstanding reviewer award at ECCV’08 and CVPR’10.
Adrien Bartoli’s main research interests include image registration and Shape-from-X for rigid and non-rigid scenarios, and machine learning within the field of theoretical and medical Computer Vision. He has published approximately 100 scientific papers and has been on the program committees for top-ranking conferences in the field. He has had roles in the organization of international events, including, General co-Chair for the workshops DEFORM (BMVC'06), NORDIA (CVPR'08 and CVPR'11), QU3ST (ECCV'12) and the 3DPVT’10 conference. He participated in the organization of tutorials at ISMAR'07, IROS'08, SCIA'11, ICCV'11 and was Publication Chair for 3DPVT’08.

Tobias Höllerer

Tobias Höllerer holds an Informatik Diplom from the Technische Universität Berlin and MS and PhD degrees in computer science from Columbia University. At UCSB, he co-directs the Four Eyes Laboratory conducting research in the four I’s of Imaging, Interaction, and Innovative Interfaces. Dr. Höllerer's research interests lie in the area of human-computer interaction and experimental systems, with a particular focus on augmented and virtual reality, information visualization, 3D displays and interaction, and social and adaptive user interface technologies.
Höllerer directs a research group on Imaging, Interaction, and Innovative Interfaces, with a particular focus on the design, implementation, and evaluation of novel user interfaces that have the potential to augment or challenge established paradigms. The group’s research on Augmented Reality includes an agenda on "Anywhere Augmentation" that enables mobile computer users to place annotations in 3D space wherever they go. The group’s Virtual Reality and 3D display research includes work on the UCSB Allosphere project, designing and utilizing display, visualization, and multimodal interaction technologies for a three-story surround-view immersive situation room. Höllerer’s research on visualization methods and technologies is directed towards supporting better analysis and understanding of the vast data amassed by today’s and tomorrow’s information technologies in globally distributed information networks and the interconnected physical world.

Jan-Michael Frahm

Jan-Michael Frahm is an Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his Ph.D in computer vision in 2005 from the Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel, Germany. His Diploma in Computer Science is from the University of Lubeck. Jan-Michael Frahm‘s research interests include a variety of computer vision problems. He has worked on structure from motion for single/multi-camera systems for static and dynamic scenes to create 3D models of the scene; real-time multi-view stereo to create a dense scene geometry from camera images; use of camera-sensor systems for 3D scene reconstruction with fusion of multiple orthogonal sensors; improved robust and fast estimation methods from noisy data to compensate for highly noisy measurements in various stages of the reconstruction process; high performance feature tracking for salient image-point motion extraction; and the development of data-parallel algorithms for commodity graphics hardware for efficient 3D reconstruction. He has published over 90 peer reviewed papers in international conferences and journals. Jan-Michael Frahm is Editor in Chief of the Elsevier Journal of Image and Vision Computing and is the director of Computer Vision at the Renaissance Computing Institute.

Jakob Engel

Jakob Engel received his Bachelor degree in Computer Science in 2009 and his Master degree in December 2011 at the Technical University of Munich (Germany). He received the SIEMENS Award for the best Master's Thesis 2012 for his work on Autonomous Camera-Based Navigation of a Quadrocopter. Since September 2012 he is a full-time PhD Student in the Computer Vision Group at the TU Munich, headed by Prof. Daniel Cremers. His main research interests are visual SLAM (monocular, stereo and RGB-D), 3D reconstruction and vision-based navigation of (Nano-)Quadrotors. He received the EMVA Young Professional Award 2014 for his work on Semi-Dense Visual Odometry (LSD-SLAM).

Greg Welch

Greg Welch is the Florida Hospital Endowed Chair in Healthcare Simulation at the University of Central Florida (College of Nursing, Computer Science division of EECS, and the Institute for Simulation & Training), and Co-Director of the UCF Synthetic Reality Laboratory. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 1986 he received a degree in Electrical Technology from Purdue University (with Highest Distinction), and in 1996 a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to coming to UCF, Welch was a Research Professor at UNC, he worked on the Voyager Spacecraft Project at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and on airborne electronic countermeasures at Northrop-Grumman’s Defense Systems Division. His current research interests include virtual and augmented reality, motion tracking systems, 3D telepresence, and stochastic estimation, with applications to healthcare training and education.He has co-authored over 100 publications, and is a co-inventor on multiple patents. He has cochaired conferences, workshops, and seminars; served on numerous international program committees; and is an Associate Editor for the journals Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments and Frontiers in Virtual Environments. He maintains an internationally-recognized web site dedicated to the Kalman filter. He is a member of the IEEE Computer Society, the Association for Computing Machinery, the Southern Nursing Research Society, the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation & Learning, and the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.

Kiyoshi Kiyokawa

Kiyoshi Kiyokawa is an Associate Professor at Cybermedia Center, Osaka University, since 2002. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in information systems from Nara Institute of Science and Technology in 1996 and 1998, respectively. He was a Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science in 1998, and worked for Communications Research Laboratory (current National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)) from 1999 to 2002. He was a visiting researcher at Human Interface Technology Laboratory of University of Washington from 2001 to 2002.
Kiyoshi's research interests include virtual reality, augmented reality, 3D user interface, CSCW, and context awareness. He has been involved in organizing IEEE and ACM conferences, such as IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR), IEEE Virtual Reality, IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC), IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces (3DUI), and ACM Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST).



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