About me

I completed my PhD degree in 2015 in the Computer Graphics and Geometry Laboratory (LGG) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) under the supervision of Prof. Mark Pauly. I received a MSc degree in Computer Science from EPFL in 2009 and completed my master thesis at the Imaging Group of Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL) where I developed computer vision algorithms for car geolocalization in urban areas. After my graduation and before starting a PhD in 2010, I joined e-on Software as an R&D software engineer where I developed robust geometry processing algorithms and worked on physical simulations of natural phenomena. My research interests include computer graphics, computer vision and machine learning. In 2012, based on my research, I co-founded faceshift, an EPFL spin-off that brings high-quality markerless facial motion capture to the consumer market. Beside my passion for science, I like to play piano and guitar, and enjoy composing music (SoundCloud).

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  • November 2015: I will be serving on the International Program Committee of SCA 2016.
  • September 2015: My thesis was awarded with the Fritz Kutter Award.
  • September 2015: My thesis was awarded with the EPFL Denantes Award (honorable mention).
  • August 2015: My thesis "Realtime Face Tracking and Animation" is online.
  • August 2015: I will be going to SIGGRAPH 2015.
  • July 2015: Faceshift used in the new movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens (see at time 0:41 of this video).
  • July 2015: New paper "Guided Mesh Normal Filtering" is online.
  • July 2015: New paper "ShapeOp - A Robust and Extensible Geometric Modelling Paradigm" is online.
  • July 2015: Our paper won the 2nd best paper award at SGP 2015.
  • July 2015: I will be teaching "Dynamic 2D/3D Registration" at the SGP 2015 grad school.
  • July 2015: I got awarded with the SNSF early postdoc mobility fellowship.
  • April 2015: I will be visiting Cornell, Cornell Tech, Technion, and Carnegie Mellon.
  • April 2015: I will be chairing the short papers Geometry session at Eurographics 2015.
  • April 2015: New paper "Robust Articulated-ICP for Real-Time Hand Tracking" is online.
  • March 2015: "Dynamic 3D Avatar Creation from Hand-held Video Input" is accepted to SIGGRAPH 2015.
  • January 2015: I will be serving on the Short Papers International Program Committee of Eurographics 2015.
  • October 2014: I will be going to SIGGRAPH Asia 2014. Feel free to contact me if you would like to meet!
  • October 2014: New paper "Semi-Supervised Facial Animation Retargeting" is online.
  • September 2014: "Local Barycentric Coordinates" is accepted to SIGGRAPH Asia 2014.
  • September 2014: New website!

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