On September 18, 2017

Speaker

Jean-Charles Bazin, KAIST CT


Title

Computational Media: from Processing to Creation of Media Contents


Abstract

Computational Media refers to the analysis, processing and creation of media contents with computer algorithms, such as pictures, videos, VR/AR experiences, social networks data, and art materials. It encompasses several disciplines such as computer vision, computer graphics, machine learning, VR/AR, robotics and multimedia. Exploring their complementarities provides exciting research opportunities and opens a wide range of novel applications. In this talk, I will present some of our Computational Media projects: gaze correction in Skype calls, manipulation of facial performance videos, scene-space video processing, VR content stabilization, and video editing via motion data.


Bio

Prof. Jean-Charles Bazin is Assistant Professor at KAIST and Director of the Computational Media Lab. He holds a joint appointment at the Graduate School of Culture Technology (CT) and the School of Electrical Engineering (EE). He has been working on the analysis, processing and creation of media contents. A representative list of his research topics includes video editing, VR/AR, machine learning and audiovisual media processing. His work has been covered in the news by Discovery Channel, Gizmodo, Engadget, The Verge, TechCrunch, among many others. He published several papers in the premier venues of computer vision (TPAMI, CVPR, ICCV, and ECCV), computer graphics (TOG, SIGGRAPH, SIGGRAPH Asia and Eurographics), robotics (IJRR) and multimedia (MobileHCI and ICME).

Before joining KAIST, he was an Associate Research Scientist at Disney Research Zurich, and at the same time an Adjunct Lecturer at ETH Zurich, Switzerland (2014-2016). Before working at Disney Research, he was a Postdoc and a Senior Research Associate at ETH Zurich (2011-2014), and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Tokyo, Japan (2010-2011). He received an MS in Computer Science at Universite de Technologie de Compiegne, France (2006) and a PhD in Electrical Engineering, at KAIST, South Korea (2011).