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Marc Pollefeys
Full Professor
Computer Vision and Geometry lab
Institute of Visual Computing
Department of Computer Science
ETH Zurich

Tel: +41 44 632 31 05
Fax: +41 44 632 17 39

Adjunct/Research Professor
Department of Computer Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Tel: (919) 962 1845
Fax: (919) 962 1699



Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, K.U.Leuven, 1999.
M.S., Electrical Engineering, K.U.Leuven, 1994.

Research interests

Computer vision; 3D-from-video; (self-)calibration; camera networks; active vision; multiple view geometry; omnidirectional vision; projector-camera systems; image-based modeling and rendering; image and video analysis; applications of computer vision to archaeology, urban modeling, terrain modeling, human-computer interaction, entertainment, medecine, etc.
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Short Bio

Marc Pollefeys is a full professor and head of the Institute for Visual Computing of the Dept. of Computer Science of ETH Zurich which he joined in 2007.  He leads the Computer Vision and Geometry lab.  He currently also remains associated with the Dept. of Computer Science of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he started as an assistant professor in 2002 and became an  associate professor in 2005.  Before he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium, where he also received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in 1994 and 1999, respectively. His main area of research is computer vision.  One of his main research goals is to develop flexible approaches to capture visual representations of real world objects, scenes and events. Dr. Pollefeys has received several prizes for his research, including a Marr prize, an NSF CAREER award, a Packard Fellowship and a ERC Starting Grant. He is the author or co-author of more than 100 peer-reviewed papers.  He was one of the program chairs for the IEEE Conf. on Computer Vision  and Pattern Recognition 2009 and was co-chair of the Third Symposium on 3D Data Processing, Visualization and Transmission and has organized workshops and courses at major vision and graphics conferences and has served on the program committees of many conferences. He is a regular reviewer for most of the major vision, graphics and photogrammetry journals.  Prof. Pollefeys is on the Editorial Board of the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, the International Journal of Computer Vision and Foundations and Trends in Computer Graphics and Computer Vision.

Curriculum vitae - extended version [pdf]

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If you want to refer to 3D modeling results we have obtained on these sequences the following paper is a good reference:
M. Pollefeys, L. Van Gool, M. Vergauwen, F. Verbiest, K. Cornelis, J. Tops, R. Koch, Visual modeling with a hand-held camera, International Journal of Computer Vision 59(3), 207-232, 2004. [IJCV][pdf]