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:
- Visual and haptic perception
- High dynamic range imaging and display
- Stereoscopic and multiscopic imaging and display
- New display technologies
- Fabricating object with different appearance and haptic properties
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:
- During the first meeting, the form of the seminar will be discussed and all participants will be assigned one paper or topic.
- Starting with the second meeting, two papers or topics will be presented which will be followed by a discussion.
- After each talk, the presenter will have 2 weeks to prepare 2-page summary of the work they presented.
- Participants need to read all the papers discussed during the seminar and actively participate in discussions.
|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.