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Seminars

We organize a seminar series named High-beams. High-beams seminar series is an exclusive event where we host experts across the industry and academia. Overall, seminars are a blend of internal and external presenters.

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2022

The seminar series of 2022 is conducted with the help of several key people at University College London. Many of these seminars are coordinated by Kaan Akşit. Kaan has received help from Oliver Kingshott, Klara Brandstätter, and Felix Thiel for moderation and organization of several of these events.

Yulia Gryaditskaya (Surrey Institute for People-Centred Artifical Intelligence)

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Date: 1st June 2022

Presenter: Yulia Gryadistkaya, Assistant Professor at CVSSP and Surrey Institute for People-Centered Artifical Intelligence

Title: Amateur Sketches

Watch: Recording (Password protected)

Michael Bauer (NVIDIA)

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Date: 25th May 2022

Presenter: Michael Bauer, Principal Scientist at NVIDIA

Title: Running Unmodified NumPy Programs on Hundreds of GPUs with cuNumeric

Watch: Recording (Password protected)

Mark Pauly (EPFL)

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Date: 18th May 2022

Presenter: Mark Pauly, Professor of Computer Graphics at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne

Title: Computational Inverse Design of Deployable Structures

Watch: Recording (Password protected)

Tuanfeng Wang (Adobe)

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Date: 11th May 2022

Presenter: Tuanfeng Wang, Research Scientist at Adobe

Title: Synthesizing dynamic human appearance

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Tim Weyrich (FAU and UCL)

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Date: 4th May 2022

Presenter: Tim Weyrich, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and Professor of Visual Computing at University College London

Title: Digital Reality: Visual Computing Interacting With The Real World

Watch: Recording (Password protected)

Sanjeev Muralikrishnan (UCL)

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Date: 27th April 2022

Presenter: Sanjeev Muralikrishnan, PhD student at UCL

Title: GLASS: Geometric Latent Augmentation For Shape Spaces

Watch: Recording (Password protected)

Valentin Deschaintre (Adobe)

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Date: 20th April 2022

Presenter: Valentin Deschaintre, Research Scientist at Adobe

Title: Material Creation for Virtual Environments

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Dan Archer (University College London) and Animesh Karnewar (University College London)

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Date: 23rd March 2022

Presenter:

  • Dan Archer, PhD Student at University College London
  • Animesh Karnewar, Phd Student at University College London

Title:

  • Optimizing Performance through Stress and Embodiment Levels in Virtual Reality Using Autonomic Responses
  • ReLU Fields: The Little Non-linearity That Could ...

Watch: Recording (Password protected)

Oya Celiktutan (King's College London)

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Date: 23rd March 2022

Presenter: Oya Celiktutan, Assistant Professor at King's College London

Title: Towards Building Socially Informed and Adaptive Robotic Systems

Watch: Recording (Password protected)

Iuri Frosio (NVIDIA)

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Date: 17th March 2022

Presenter: Iuri Frosio, Principal Research Scientist at NVIDIA

Title: Research & videogames @ NVIDIA – the cases of saliency estimation and cheating prevention

Watch: Recording (Password protected)

Avi Bar-Zeev (RealityPrime)

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Date: 9th March 2022

Presenter: Avi Bar-Zeev

Title: Beyond Meta - AR and the Road Ahead

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Vinoba Vinayagamoorthy (British Broadcasting Corporation)

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Date: 2nd March 2022

Presenter: Vinoba Vinayagamoorthy, Researcher at British Broadcasting Corporation

Title: Designing for the Future: Exploring the Impact of (Immersive) Experiences on BBC Audiences

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Lauria Waller (University of California, Berkeley)

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Date: 23rd February 2022

Presenter: Laura Waller, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley

Title: Computational Microscopy

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Doğa Doğan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

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Date: 16th February 2022

Presenter: Doğa Doğan, Phd Candidate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Title: Unobtrusive Machine-Readable Tags for Seamless Ineractions with Real-World Objects

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Anthony Steed (University College London)

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Date: 2nd February 2022

Presenter: Anthony Steed, Professor at University College London

Title: So you want to build a Metaverse

Watch: Recording (Password protected)

2021

The seminar series of 2021 is conducted with the help of several key people at University College London. Many of these seminars are coordinated by Kaan Akşit. Kaan has received help from Klara Brandstätter, Felix Thiel, Oliver Kingshott, Tobias Ritschel, Tim Weyrich and Anthony Steed for moderation and organization of several of these events.

Sebastian Friston (University College London)

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Date: 24th November 2021

Presenter: Sebastian Friston, Research Associate at University College London

Title: Ubiq

Watch: Recording (Password protected)

Wolfgang Stürzlinger (Simon Fraser University)

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Date: 17th November 2021

Presenter: Wolfgang Stürzlinger, Professor at Simon Fraser University

Title: Current Challenges and Solutions for Virtual and Augmented Reality

Watch: Recording (Password protected)

Nels Numan (University College London) and Koray Kavaklı (Koç University)

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Date: 10th November 2021

Presenters:

  • Koray Kavaklı, MSc student at Koç University
  • Nels Numan, PhD student at University College London

Title:

  • Learned Holographic Light Transport
  • Asymmetric Collaborative Mixed Reality

Watch: Recording (Password protected)

David Swapp (University College London)

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Date: 3th November 2021

Presenters: David Swapp, PhDSenior Research Fellow at University College London

Title: Who are VR systems designed for?

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Katharina Krösl (VRVis Zentrum für Virtual Reality and Visualisierung)

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Date: 20th October 2021

Presenters: Katharina Krösl, Researcher at VRVis Zentrum für Virtual Reality und Visualisierung

Title: Simulating Vision Impairments in XR

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Morgan Mcguire (Roblox)

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Date: 14th October 2021

Presenters: Morgan Mcguire, Chief Scientist at Roblox

Title: Metaverse Research

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Wenzel Jakob (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)

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Date: 6th October 2021

Presenters: Wenzel Jakob, Assistant Professor at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Title: Differentiable Simulation of Light

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Gordon Wetzstein (Stanford University)

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Date: 29th September 2021

Presenters: Gordon Wetzstein, Associate Professor at Stanford University

Title: Towards Neural Signal Processing and Imaging

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Anjul Patney (NVIDIA)

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Date: 22nd September 2021

Presenters: Anjul Patney, Principal Scientist at NVIDIA

Title: Peripheral Perception & Pixels

Watch: Recording (Password protected)

Douglas Lanman (Facebook)

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Date: 15th September 2021

Presenters: Douglas Lanman, Director of Display Systems Research at Facebook Reality Labs, Affiliate Instructor at University of Washington

Title: How to Pass the Visual Turing Test with AR/VR Displays

Watch: Recording (Password protected)

Sylvia Xueni Pan (Gold Smiths, University of London)

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Date: 8th September 2021

Presenters: Sylvia Xueni Pan, Lecturer in Graphics, Gold Smiths, University of London

Title: Virtual Social Interaction in VR

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Duygu Ceylan (Adobe)

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Date: 28th July 2021

Presenters: Duygu Ceylan, Senior Research Scientist, Adobe

Title: Neural Dynamic Characters

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Oliver Kingshott and Michael Fischer (University College London)

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Date: 21th July 2021

Presenters:

  • Oliver Kingshott, MSc student at University College London
  • Michael Fischer, PhD student at University College London

Title:

  • Lensless Learning
  • Learning to Overfit

Watch: Recording (Password protected)

Yuta Itoh (Tokyo Institute of Technology)

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Date: 14th July 2021

Presenters: Yuta Itoh, Project Associate Professor at the University of Tokyo

Title: Vision Augmentation: overwriting our visual world via computation

Watch: Recording (Password protected)

Kaan Akşit (University College London)

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Date: 7th July 2021

Presenters: Kaan Akşit, Associate Professor at University College London

Title: Towards remote pixelless displays

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Cengiz Öztireli (University of Cambridge, Google)

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Date: 28th June 2021

Presenters: Cengiz Öztireli, Associate Professor at University of Cambridge, Senior Researcher at Google

Title: 3D Digital Reality - Modeling for Perception

Watch: Recording (Password protected)

Paul Linton (City, University of London)

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Date: 23rd June 2021

Presenters: Paul Linton, Research Fellow, Centre for Applied Vision Research, City, University of London

Title: Size and Distance Perception for Virtual Reality

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Luca Morreale and Lisa Izzouzi (University College London)

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Date: 16th June 2021

Presenters:

  • Luca Morreale, PhD student at University College London
  • Lisa Izzouzi, Phd student at University College London

Title: - Interpretable Neural Surface Maps - Meaningful meetups in Virtual Reality

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Rafał Mantiuk (Cambridge University)

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Date: 9th June 2021

Presenter: Rafał Mantiuk, Reader in Graphics and Displays at the University of Cambridge

Title: Modelling the quality of high frame-rate graphics for adaptive refresh rate and resolution

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Peter Shirley (NVIDIA)

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Date: 2nd June 2021

Presenter: Peter Shirley, Distinguished Research Scientist at NVIDIA

Title: A tour of the rapidly moving target of computer graphics

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David Walton and Rafel Kuffner dos Anjos (University College London)

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Date: 26th May 2021

Presenters:

  • David Walton, Postdoctoral researcher at University College London
  • Rafael Kuffner dos Anjos, Postdoctoral researcher at University College London

Title:

  • Beyond Blur: Ventral Metamers for Foveated Rendering
  • Metameric Inpainting for Image Warping

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Tobias Ritschel (University College London)

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Date: 19th May 2021

Presenters: Tobias Ritschel, Professor of Computer Graphics at University College London

Title: Blue noise plots

Watch: Not recorded

Philip Henzler and David Griffiths (University College London)

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Date: 12th May 2021

Presenters:

  • Philip Henzler, PhD student at University College London
  • David Griffiths, PhD student at University College London

Title:

  • Generative Modelling of BRDF Textures from Flash Images
  • 3D object detection without scene labels

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Klara Brandstätter and Felix Thiel (University College London)

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Date: 5th May 2021

Presenters:

  • Klara Brandstätter, PhD student at University College London
  • Felix Thiel, PhD student at University College London

Title:

  • Creating Lively Interactive Populated Environments
  • You have control. I have control

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Victoria Rege and Alex Titterton (Graphcore)

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Date: 28th April 2021

Presenters:

  • Victoria Rege, Director, Alliances & Strategic Partnerships at Graphcore
  • Alex Titterton, Field Engineer at Graphcore (and former CERN Physicist)

Title: Next in Machine Intelligence

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