Graphics Lab Alums win Tech Oscars!

11 February 2017
Tonight, RI Faculty alum Iain Matthews (right) and his collaborators at Weta will be awarded a plaque for their facial capture system and RI PhD alum Kiran Bhat (left) and his ILM collaborators will get a certificate for their facial capture system.  

CMU Graphics Students Clean Up the Lab!

10 February 2017
In a daring feat of housekeeping the brilliant students comprising the CMU Graphics Lab made the world a little cleaner place.

Two CMU Graphics Students Win Fellowships

31 March 2016
Two of our PhD students, Yong He (left) and Nick Sharp (right), were both recently awarded prestigious PhD fellowships. Yong, who is a fourth-year PhD student with Kayvon Fatahlian, will receive an NVIDIA fellowship, supporting his work on automated optimization of rendering systems. Nick, who is a first-year PhD student with Keenan Crane, is the recipient of an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP), which will help jump start his work in 3D geometry processing. Congrats, guys!

Eight New PhD Students Join CMU Graphics Group!

24 September 2015
A very warm welcome to our 2015 incoming graphics students, pictured here in Schenley Park, near the CMU campus.  Left to right: Ye Han, Alex Poms, James Bern, Chris Yu, Nick Sharp, Maria Khutoretsky, and Genesis Vasquez.  (Not pictured: Ravi Teja Mullapudi.)  Best of luck on the adventure!

CMU Graphics at SIGGRAPH 2015

31 July 2015
Eight papers co-authored by graphics lab members will be presented at SIGGRAPH 2015 in Los Angeles, CA:

Recent Press Highlights CMU Graphics “Wizardry”

5 August 2014
Recent articles feature work appearing at SIGGRAPH 2014:
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have created a way to manipulate objects in photos in three dimensions, allowing you to see all sides of formerly 2D objects. How is it done? Some might say there is dark magic afoot, but what’s really happening is far more interesting. Here’s how it’s done: an object is selected in an image, be it a chair, an origami crane, or a fireplug. The system matches the object with currently extant 3D models taken from various sources, and then, by connecting the models with the actual objects, they are able to simulate what the object would look like in the photograph. While this database of objects is obviously fairly limited, it does allow for some clever tricks including making taxi cabs in photos flip around to display their undercarriage and then zoom off into space.
Read more at New York TimesTechCrunch and R&D Magazine.

Stelian Coros Joins Graphics Faculty

4 August 2014
CMU Graphics welcomes Stelian Coros, who will join as an Assistant Professor in the Robotics Institute in 2015.  Stelian obtained his PhD in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia, where he was a member of the Imager Lab. He is currently a Research Scientist at Disney Research, Zurich. Stelian's research lies at the intersection of Computer Graphics, Robotics, Biomechanics and Fabrication. More specifically, he is interested in developing models of motor control, motion planning algorithms, physics-based simulation tools and computational design methods for 3d printable mechanical structures. The long term goal of Stelian's research is to make the process of designing lifelike robots as intuitive and accessible as creating virtual characters is today.  Hear more about some of Stelian's work at TEDx.

Keenan Crane Joins Graphics Faculty

3 August 2014
Keenan Crane will join the CMU Graphics Lab in 2015 as an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department and Robotics Institute. Keenan received a PhD from Caltech in 2013, as part of the Applied Geometry Lab and Multi-Res Modeling Group; he is currently an NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Fellow at Columbia University. Keenan's research draws on insights from differential geometry and computer science to develop fast numerical algorithms and fundamental representations for real-world geometric data.  This work has been used in production at companies such as DreamWorks and Digital Domain, and has been covered by popular media including National Public Radio and Scientific American.  Hear Keenan talk about his work via the Everhart Lecture Series.

CMU Papers at SIGGRAPH 2014

29 July 2014
The CMU Graphics Lab will be presenting the following papers this summer at SIGGRAPH 2014

Katayanagi Prize Winners Announced!

28 July 2013
Doug James from Cornell University and Pat Hanrahan from Stanford University will visit CMU this Fall to receive the Katayanagi Prizes in Computer Science. Prof. James will give a distinguished lecture Sept. 12th, and Prof. Hanrahan will give a distinguished lecture on Sept 26th. Details will be announced shortly at Kayvon would like to add that he has been lucky to have some great advisors.