Graduate School on 'Digital Material Appearance'

Rendering of different materials.
Material measurement device.

The Institute of Computer Science II is offering 8 PhD scholarships in the recently established graduate school ‘Digital Material Appearance’ at the University of Bonn, sponsored by X-Rite Europe GmbH. Along with the graduate school, an additional working group including a new professorship focusing on Digital Material Appearance will be installed. This will allow for an optimal mentoring of the PhD students of the graduate school. Successful applicants will have an opportunity to participate in world-class research in a rapidly growing field.

Digital Material Appearance

Digital Material Appearance is a new area within the field of visual computing concerned with concepts and methods for the digital acquisition, representation, analysis and synthesis of material appearance, i.e. the visual impression of a material on a human observer. In contrast to color science, more parameters than just the color of the material perception are considered. This typically includes the inherent characteristics of the material such as the geometry of the object, the spatial variation of different physical and optical properties as well as aspects related to the observation conditions like the lighting of an object and its surroundings and last but not least on the observer.

In its first phase the research program will focus on material acquisition, analysis, processing and synthesis, as well as material presentation, i.e. rendering on different devices. See Projects for recent research project examples.

Application requirements

The applicant's profile will preferably include the following characteristics:

  • master or university diploma degree in computer science, physics, mathematics or other related fields
  • good written and oral communication skills (English)
  • strong interest and background in computer graphics
  • research or work experience in image processing, computer graphics or computer vision
  • good programming skills (C/C++, Matlab)

All positions are available from April 2013.
Applicants should send their CV to Reinhard Klein at rk@REMOVETHISPART.cs.uni-bonn.de.

People

Professors

 Name  Room
Prof. Dr. Reinhard Klein
(Director)
I.55
Prof. Dr. Matthias B. Hullin
(Associate Director)
I.55a

PhD Students

 Name Work Group Room
Dipl.-Math.
Dennis den Brok
WG Klein I.54
M.Comp.Sc.
Rodrigo Martín
WG Hullin I.60
Dipl.-Inform.
Heinz Christian Steinhausen
WG Klein I.60
M.Sc.
Zdravko Velinov
WG Hullin I.61
M.Sc.
Sebastian Werner
WG Hullin I.61

Publications

 
In proceedings of Vision, Modeling, and Visualization 2016, Oct. 2016
 
In proceedings of SIGGRAPH Asia 2015 Courses, ACM, 2015
 
David Bommes, Tobias Ritschel, and Thomas Schultz (Editors)
In proceedings of Vision, Modeling & Visualization, pages 143-150, The Eurographics Association, 2015
 
David Bommes, Tobias Ritschel, and Thomas Schultz (Editors)
In proceedings of Vision, Modeling & Visualization, pages 151-158, Eurographics Association, 2015
 
David Bommes, Tobias Ritschel, and Thomas Schultz (Editors)
Alexander Wender, Julian Iseringhausen, Bastian Goldlücke, Martin Fuchs, and Matthias B. Hullin
In proceedings of Vision, Modeling & Visualization, pages 159-166, The Eurographics Association, 2015
 
In proceedings of Eurographics Workshop on Material Appearance Modeling, pages 15-20, The Eurographics Association, 2015
 
In proceedings of ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Applied Perception, Tübingen, Germany, pages 33-40, ACM, Sept. 2015
 
Phillip Urban, Maria V. Ortiz Segovia, and Francisco H. Imai (Editors)
In proceedings of Measuring, Modeling, and Reproducing Material Appearance 2015, IS&T/SPIE, Mar. 2015
 
In proceedings of Measuring, Modeling, and Reproducing Material Appearance II (SPIE 9398), San Francisco, USA, Feb. 2015
 
In: Journal of WSCG (June 2014), 22:2(73-82)
 
In: Journal of WSCG (June 2014), 22:2(83-90)

X-Rite

is the global leader in color science and technology. They are in the process of extending their products and services beyond color towards full digital material appearance. X-Rite’s new Total Appearance Capture (externwww.xrite.com/TAC) is the future of rendering of automotive effect paints, textured materials and other unique surfaces. This technology is closely related to the research activities of the Computer Graphics group at the University of Bonn.