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 (2010-2018); 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, ORCID: 0000-0002-4227-8508

Recent Publications (Full List):

A. A. Aguirre-Pablo, A. B. Aljedaani, J. Xiong, R. Idoughi, W. Heidrich, S. T. Thoroddsen:
Single-camera 3D PTV using particle intensities and structured light
Experiments in Fluids, 2019
(coming soon)
N. Smith, N. Moehrle, M. Goesele, W. Heidrich:
Aerial Path Planning for Urban Scene Reconstruction -- A Continuous Optimization Method and Benchmark
ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc. SIGGRAPH Asia), 2018
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J. Chang, V. Sitzmann, X. Dun, W. Heidrich, G. Wetzstein:
Hybrid Optical-Electronic Convolutional Neural Networks
Scientific Reports, 2018
G. Zang, M. Aly, R. Idoughi, P. Wonka, W. Heidrich:
Super-Resolution and Sparse View CT Reconstruction
ECCV, 2018
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L. Xiao, F. Heide, W. Heidrich, B. Schölkopf, M. Hirsch:
Discriminative Transfer Learning for General Image Restoration
IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 2018
G. Zang, R. Idoughi, R. Tao, G. Lubineau, P. Wonka, W. Heidrich:
Space-time Tomography for Continuously Deforming Objects
ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc. SIGGRAPH), 2018
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C. Wang, Q. Fu, X. Dun, W. Heidrich:
Megapixel Adaptive Optics: Towards Correcting Large-scale Distortions in Computational Cameras
ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc. SIGGRAPH), 2018
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V. Sitzmann, S. Diamond, Y. Peng, X. Dun, S. Boyd, W. Heidrich, F. Heide, G. Wetzstein:
End-to-end Optimization of Optics and Image Processing for Achromatic Extended Depth of Field and Super-resolution Imaging
ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc. SIGGRAPH), 2018
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T. Auzinger, W. Heidrich, B. Bickel:
Computational Design of Nanostructural Color for Additive Manufacturing
ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc. SIGGRAPH), 2018
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M.-L. Eckert, W. Heidrich, N. Thuerey:
Coupled Fluid Density and Motion from Single Views
Symposium on Computer Animation, 2018
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(Best Paper Award)
Q. Sun, X. Dun, Y. Peng, W. Heidrich:
Depth and Transient Imaging with Compressive SPAD Array Cameras
CVPR, 2018
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S. Su, F. Heide, G. Wetzstein, W. Heidrich:
Deep End-to-End Time-of-Flight Imaging
CVPR, 2018
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J. Xiong, Q. Fu, R. Idoughi, W. Heidrich:
Reconfigurable Rainbow PIV for 3D Flow Measurement
ICCP, 2018
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Y. Peng, X. Dun, Q. Sun, F. Heide, W. Heidrich:
Focal Sweep Imaging with Multi-focal Diffractive Optics
ICCP, 2018
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Y. Peng, X. Dun, Q. Sun, W. Heidrich:
Mix-and-Match Holography
ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc. SIGGRAPH Asia), 2017
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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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M. Li, R. Idoughi, B. Choudhury, W. Heidrich:
Statistical model for OCT image denoising
Biomedical Optics Express, 2017
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J. Xiong, R. Idoughi, A. Aguirre-Pablo, A. Aljedaani, X. Dun, Q. Fu, S. T. 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