Computational Display and Fabrication

(Seminar, SS 2014/2015)

Piotr Didyk     Karol Myszkowski


For decades, the quality of most output devices, such as displays or printers, was hampered by existing hardware imperfections. The quality could be improved only by applying direct changes to the design. The recent increase in digital processing power opened up a new possibility to enhance quality by applying ''smart'' computational methods. Computational display and fabrication techniques optimize the content accounting for available hardware and the limitations of the human sensory system to maximize the output quality. This trend led also to new hardware designs which give more flexibility to the computational methods. This seminar will explore the unique and exciting synergy between hardware design, computational techniques and modelling human perception, which allows for increasing quality beyond what was previously possible without including the three components. The seminar will focus on recent advances in the field of computational display and fabrication, including, but not limited to:


The seminar is addressed to students in computer science and other related fields, who are interested in display algorithms, fabrication and human perception. All participants will need to read and understand scientific papers from the filed. Therefore, a basic knowledge from computer graphics, image processing, perception and optimization techniques will be helpful, but not required.


The seminar will be organized in the following way:

Time: Mondays, 4:15 - 6:00pm
First seminar: to be announced
Room: Building E1.4 (Max Planck Institut), Room 019


We can accommodate 20 participants for this seminar. If you are interested, please send an email to with your name, matriculation number, current semester, and email address. We will give priority to people who took our course on ''Perception for Computer Graphics''. Therefore, if you took this lecture, please let us know when and what was you final score. If you are taking the course this semester please also indicated this in your email.
Important: the subject of the email should be "Registration for CDF2014/15".

There are not free slots available! All people that send an email will be put on the waiting list and informed once free spots are available.


Piotr Didyk
Karol Myszkowski