Best Paper Award at VMV 2011, Source Code Available
The paper Surface Reconstruction from Multi-Resolution Sample Points by Patrick Mücke, Ronny Klowsky and Michael Goesele received the Best Paper Award at the Vision Modeling Visualization Conference (VMV 2011) in Berlin. The paper is based on Patick's Diploma thesis and merges samples points into a triangular mesh taking their footprint information into account. More information and the source code of the method is now available on the project page.
"Du sollst Dir ein Bild machen"
This is the title of the report by Rembert Unterstell on the work of my Emmy Noether group that was published in the magazine "forschung" of the German Science Foundation (DFG). A PDF version of the article (in German) is available here for download. A PDF version of the complete magazine is available on the DFG web pages.
SIGGRAPH Asia 2011 Paper "Fusion of Depth Maps with Multiple Scales"
Being a Professor ...
Since June 2011, I am a professor of computer science at the Technische Universität Darmstadt. Looking forward to the new challenges and opportunities. Stay tuned for updates in the coming weeks and months.
Best Paper Award at KES 2010
Our paper Text-to-Video: Story Illustration from Online Photo Collections by Katharina Schwarz, Pavel Rojtberg, Joachim Caspar, Iryna Gurevych, Michael Goesele and Hendrik P. A. Lensch received the Best Paper Award at the 14th International Conference on Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information & Engineering Systems (KES 2010). The paper was published in the KES-Workshop on 3D Visualisation of Natural Language (download PDF).
SIGGRAPH Paper "Ambient Point Clouds for Scene Interpolation"
Our paper Ambient Point Clouds for Scene Interpolation by Michael Goesele, Jens Ackermann, Simon Fuhrmann, Carsten Haubold, Ronny Klowsky, Drew Steedly, and Rick Szeliski was presented at SIGGRAPH 2010 in Los Angeles. Watch the papers trailer on the right or find more details including the paper video at the project page.
My current research is focused on acquiring digital models of reality for computer graphics and vision. In particular, I am really excited about the possibility to reconstruct high-quality geometry models from images collected from the internet (so called community photo collections, CPC). Please have a look at our results which we presented in October 2007 at ICCV in Rio de Janeiro. Our paper on "Multi-View Stereo Reconstruction for Community Photo Collections" (project page, PDF) was featured in the news:
On June 13, 2007 Steve Seitz, Noah Snavely, and myself gave a Google Tech Talk about "Navigating the World's Photographs" (including a section on multi-view stereo reconstruction) at the Google campus in Mountain View. The video is now available online via Google Video. You can also download a copy from the Community Photo Collection page at the University of Washington.
A complete overview over my research is available on my publications page.
Looking for Students!
I am constantly offering topics for bachelor, masters, and diploma theses. Please contact me or one of the members of my group for further details if you are interested in any of these. Furthermore, I am looking for students interested in a longer-term job as "wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft". I do not offer short time internships (e.g., 2-3 months long internships) in my group.
Click image to watch the 2010 Technical Papers Trailer.