Congratulations to EhrenChoy, ZiyiHu, and Ling Xu for being recent graduates of our lab. Ehren has submitted his Masters thesis entitled Smooth Signed Distance Field Textures, and Ling Xu has submitted her doctoral thesis entitled Abstract and Realistic Tree Modeling. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Ling for submitting her PhD thesis entitled Abstract and Realistic Tree Modeling. Her work presents novel methods for both abstract and realistic tree modeling. Ling has now taken a position at the University of Houston-Downtown.
The Graphics, Imaging, and Games Lab is holding an open house on Thursday, Oct 1, from 1:30 to 3:30. All are welcome! Come by to see informal demos of our ongoing research related to computer graphics, image processing, and computer games, meet current graduate students in the lab, and talk with computer graphics professors about future honors projects or graduate studies. There might be cookies. You can find us in HP 5317.
Lab member Jiayu Li recently submitted Masters thesis entitled Edge-preserving Image Upsampling and Image Warping. His work focuses on the reconstruction of sharp edges on upsampled image plane through filtering-based techniques and pixel migration. He also proposed a warping mechanism for painterly rendering.
GIGL welcomed Assistant Professor Oliver van Kaick, who joined Carleton University as a faculty in the Fall of 2014. Before that, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Tel Aviv University and Simon Fraser University. He received his Ph.D. from the School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University in 2011. Oliver's research interests lie in computer graphics, including topics such as shape analysis, shape matching, and geometric modeling.
GIGL graduate Hua Li is the recipient of the prestigious Alain Fournier award for the best computer graphics dissertation in Canada in 2013. The award will be presented at Graphics Interface 2014 in Montreal in May. Hua's work concentrated on image stylization, producing beautiful halftoning, stippling, and line drawing effects (see her thesis here). Hua previously won the Michael A. J. Sweeney award for best student paper at Graphics Interface in 2010, and her paper on continuous-line drawing was an honorable mention for the best paper award at ARTECH 2012.
Expressive 2014, the joint symposium on Computational Aesthetics (CAe), Non-Photorealistic Animation and Rendering (NPAR), and Sketch-Based Interfaces and Modelling (SBIM), will be held in Vancouver, BC, from August 8-10. David Mould from GIGL is chairing the conference. GIGL members have published in all three symposia over the years, and we are looking forward to this year's event! For more details about Expressive 2014, visit http://expressive2014.mpi-inf.mpg.de/.