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December 20, 2023

UC San Diego computer science faculty Tzu-Mao Li brings home best paper award from SIGGRAPH Asia 2023

Tzu-Mao Li, an assistant professor in the UC San Diego Department of Computer Science and Engineering, received one of five best paper awards at SIGGRAPH Asia 2023. The paper, “Warped-Area Reparametrization of Differential Path Integrals” was co-authored with researchers at MIT and UC Irvine.    Full Story

August 30, 2023


UC San Diego Center for Visual Computing faculty are recognized as world leaders in graphics rendering in a new compilation of SIGGRAPH conference papers celebrating the 50th Anniversary of SIGGRAPH.  Full Story

July 25, 2023

UC San Diego computer science professor Ravi Ramamoorthi recognized for contributions to Neural Radiance Field (NeRF) technology

University of California San Diego computer science professor Ravi Ramamoorthi has received a Frontiers of Science Award at the 2023 International Congress of Basic Science. Ramamoorthi (along with his coauthors) is being honored for his contributions to the Neural Radiance Field (NeRF) technology, as described in trend-setting papers at ECCV 2020 and CACM 2022. The NeRF technology is being recognized in the graphics and geometric computing category at the new conference.  Full Story

July 24, 2023

UC San Diego teams earn four of 18 Qualcomm Innovation Fellowships in North America for 2023

Four UC San Diego teams have been awarded prestigious Qualcomm Innovation Fellowships for North America in 2023. The teams are affiliated with UC San Diego's Center for Visual Computing; Center for Wearable Sensors; and Contextual Robotics Institute.    Full Story

March 27, 2023

Faster Slo-Mo?

A new technique developed by UC San Diego computer scientists could have a far-reaching impact on the future of slow-motion video. In an effort to smooth out slow-motion video, they broke new ground in a technique for video processing known as video frame interpolation – a way of digitally “sandwiching” additional animation frames between existing ones while meanwhile evening out any blur to achieve a fluid effect. The new video frame interpolation framework is called FLAVR, or Flow-Agnostic Video Representations for Fast Frame Interpolation. The team is led by computer science professor Manmohan Chandraker.   Full Story

June 23, 2022

UC San Diego Center for Visual Computing celebrates a strong showing at SIGGRAPH 2022

UC San Diego faculty and research teams affiliated with the UC San Diego Center for Visual Computing are well represented, yet again, at SIGGRAPH 2022, which is the top academic venue for the computer graphics field. Full Story

June 13, 2022

An Zheng Awarded Chancellor's Dissertation Medal

An Zheng, a newly minted Ph.D. in UC San Diego’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering,  is among seven university students selected to receive the 2022 UC San Diego Chancellor’s Dissertation Medal. Zheng was co-advised by computer science professor Hao Su, who is a faculty member of the UC San Diego Center for Visual Computing.  Full Story

June 9, 2022

ACM Dissertation Honorable Mention

The ACM Dissertation Honorable Mention has been awarded to Pratul Srinivasan and Ben Mildenhall for their work on Neural Radiance Fields (NeRFs). Srinivasan is the last of UC San Diego Computer Science & Engineering professor Ravi Ramamoorthi's graduate students to graduate from UC Berkeley. Professor Ramamoorthi moved from UC Berkeley to UC San Diego in 2014. At UC San Diego, Ramamoorthi Directs the UC San Diego Center for Visual Computing. Full Story

May 17, 2022

Center faculty member Thomas A. DeFanti named to IEEE Virtual Reality Academy

UC San Diego Center for Visual Computing faculty member Thomas A. DeFanti has been inducted into the inagural class of the IEEE Virtual Reality Academy. Established in 2022 by the IEEE Visualization and Graphics Technical Community (VGTC), the IEEE Virtual Reality Academy recognizes significant contributions and highlights the accomplishments of the leaders in the fast-growing virtual reality field.  Full Story

April 15, 2022

NSF funds UC San Diego computer science graduate student developing view synthesis techniques

Alexander Trevithick, a UC San Diego computer science graduate student affiliated with the UC San Diego Center for Visual Computing, has been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Student Research Fellowship. Full Story

September 10, 2021

A new dataset for better augmented and mixed reality

Computer scientists at the University of California San Diego have released OpenRooms, an new, open source dataset with tools that will help users manipulate objects, materials, lighting and other properties in indoor 3D scenes to advance augmented reality and robotics.   Full Story

May 24, 2021

Zexiang Xu wins Chancellor's Dissertation Medal

UC San Diego computer science PhD student Zexiang Xu has been selected as this year's Chancellor's Dissertation Medal recipient within the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. Xu is currently a research scientist at Adobe Research.    Full Story