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SEMINAR:3D Digital Reality -- Modeling for Perception

Speaker:  Cengiz Öztirelli, University of Cambridge

Title: 3D Digital Reality -- Modeling for Perception

Date/Time: 12 January 2022 / 13:40 - 14:30 pm

Zoom: Meeting IDhttps://sabanciuniv.zoom.us/j/97873589072?pwd=d0JzZmdFbXdBVTR2bmo1RVJiMWxCZz09

Passcode: gradsem

Abstract:Creating digital models of reality is one of the grand challenges of computer science. In this talk, I will summarize some of our efforts towards achieving this goal to allow machines to perceive the world as well as and beyond humans. The focus will be on capturing and replicating the visual world and techniques at the intersection of computer graphics, vision, and machine learning to solve several fundamental problems and their practical applications.

Bio: Dr. Cengiz Oztireli is an Associate Professor at the University of Cambridge and a Senior Researcher at Google Inc. His research interests are in computer graphics, vision, and machine learning/artificial intelligence with a focus on 3D digital reality. He worked as a research scientist at Disney Research, and a senior research associate at ETH Zürich before joining Cambridge and Google. He obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from ETH Zürich (jointly funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation) and completed degrees in computer engineering and electronics engineering at Koc University (summa cum laude, valedictorian). He has been honored with several awards including the Fulbright Science and Technology Award, Eurographics Best Ph.D. Thesis Award, and the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship.