Wolfgang Heidrich

Professor of Computer Science; Director, KAUST Visual Computing Center

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Bldg. 1, Rm 2113, Thuwal, 23955-6900, Saudi Arabia.
Tel: +966.012.808.0250; Fax: +966.012.802.1349, wolfgang.heidrich@kaust.edu.sa

Degrees and Employment History: Diplom Informatiker, University of Erlangen (1995); M.Math (Computer Science), University of Waterloo (1996); PhD (with honours), University of Erlangen (1999); Research Associate, Max-Planck-Institute for Computer Science (1999-2000); Assistant Professor, UBC (2000-2004); Associate Professor, UBC (2004-2010); Dolby Research Chair in Computer Science, UBC (2008-2013); Full Professor, UBC (since 2010); Professor and Center Director, KAUST (since 2014).

Research Interests: my core research interests are in computational imaging and display, an emerging research area within visual computing, which combines methods from computer graphics, machine vision, imaging, inverse methods, optics and perception to develop new sensing and display technologies. Computational imaging is the hardware-software co-design of imaging devices, which aims to optically encode information about the real world in such a way that it can be captured by image sensors. The resulting images represent detailed information such as scene geometry, motion of solids and liquids, multi-spectral information, or high contrast (high dynamic range), which can then be computationally decoded using inverse methods, machine learning, and numerical optimization.

Additional details: Bio, Google Scholar

Recent Publications (Full List):

2016-
B. Choudhury, R. Swanson, F. Heide, G. Wetzstein, W. Heidrich:
Consensus Convolutional Sparse Coding
ICCV, 2017
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T. Sun, Y. Peng, W. Heidrich:
Revisiting Cross-channel Information Transfer for Chromatic Aberration Correction
ICCV, 2017
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J. Xiong, R. Idoughi, A. Aguirre-Pablo, A. Aljedaani, X. Dun, Q. Fu, S. Thoroddsen, W. Heidrich:
Rainbow Particle Imaging Velocimetry for Dense 3D Fluid Velocity Imaging
ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc. SIGGRAPH), 2017
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S. Su, M. Delbracio, J. Wang, G. Sapiro, W. Heidrich, O. Wang:
Deep Video Deblurring for Hand-held cameras
CVPR, 2017
(spotlight presentation)
C. Wang, X. Dun, Q. Fu, W. Heidrich:
Ultra-High Resolution Coded Wavefront Sensor
Optics Express, 2017
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G. Damberg, R. Boitard, A. Ballestad, W. Heidrich:
Light Steering Projection Systems and Attributes for HDR Displays
SID Digest, 2017
W. Heidrich, (ed.):
Proceedings of ACM SIGGRAPH ASIA 2016
ACM Transactions on Graphics, 2016
F. Heide, Q. Fu, Y. Peng, W. Heidrich:
Encoded diffractive optics for full-spectrum computational imaging
Scientific Reports, 2016
L. Xiao, J. Wang, W. Heidrich, M. Hirsch:
Learning High-Order Filters for Efficient Blind Deconvolution of Document Photographs
ECCV, 2016
(spotlight presentation)
Y. Peng, Q. Fu, W. Heidrich:
The Diffractive Achromat -- Full Spectrum Computational Imaging with Diffractive Optics
ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc. SIGGRAPH), 2016
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S. Shrestha, F. Heide, W. Heidrich, G. Wetzstein:
Computational Imaging with Phased Time-of-Flight Camera Arrays
ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc. SIGGRAPH), 2016
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F. Heide, S. Diamond, M. Niessner, J. Ragan-Kelley, W. Heidrich, G. Wetzstein:
ProxImaL: Efficient Image Optimization using Proximal Algorithms
ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc. SIGGRAPH), 2016
S. Su, F. Heide, R. Swanson, J. Klein, C. Callenberg, M. Hullin, W. Heidrich:
Material Classification Using Raw Time-of-Flight Measurements
CVPR, 2016
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O. Cossairt, J. Yu, W. Heidrich, (eds.):
Proceedings of the International Conference of Computational Photography 2016
IEEE, 2016
G. Damberg, J. Gregson, W. Heidrich:
High Brightness HDR Projection Using Dynamic Freeform Lensing
ACM Transactions on Graphics, 2016