EMOTIVE researcher received prestigious ERC funding

Congratulations to George Drettakis, Inria research director at the Sophia Antipolis – Méditerranée centre and head of the Graphdeco project-team, specialist in Computer Graphics, who received the European Research Council (ERC) grant in the Advanced category for the FUNGRAPH proposal “A New Foundation for Computer Graphics with Inherent Uncertainty”.

ERC Advanced Grants are awarded under the “Excellent Science” pillar of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 for research and innovation programme and are attributed to senior researchers who are recognised as leaders in their field and who propose a research project that significantly pushes back the current frontiers of science.

The research developed in the ERC Advanced Grant “FUNGRAPH” is related to the work Inria is doing in EMOTIVE, namely concerning the Image-Based Rendering (IBR) research applied to emotion-based cultural heritage. The fundamental research in FUNGRAPH will develop principled theoretical foundations for the wider class of algorithms treating uncertainty in computer graphics: IBR is one category of algorithms that will benefit from these fundamental research advances.

Read more about George Drettakis and his project here.

EMOTIVE Paper presented at ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics

EMOTIVE Ph.D. student Julien Philip from Inria presented a paper  ‘Plane-Based Multi-View Inpainting for Image-Based Rendering in Large Scenes’ at the ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games (i3D) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on 17 May 2018. This is the leading conference for real time 3D computer graphics and human interaction.

The paper presents Inria’s algorithm on multi-view inpainting that allows the modification of virtual reconstructions and their highly-realistic visualization. The method improves Image-Based Rendering systems by allowing automatic removal of objects in a large set of photographs of an existing site, and automatic filling of the content behind the removed objects in all of the photos. The new method achieves unprecedented quality and speed; the method is a powerful new tool in enhancing virtual reconstruction and visualization of heritage sites uses photographs.

You can read the full paper here.