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June 23, 2022

UC San Diego Center for Visual Computing celebrates a strong showing at SIGGRAPH 2022

UC San Diego faculty and research teams affiliated with the UC San Diego Center for Visual Computing are well represented, yet again, at SIGGRAPH 2022, which is the top academic venue for the computer graphics field. Full Story


June 13, 2022

An Zheng Awarded Chancellor's Dissertation Medal

An Zheng, a newly minted Ph.D. in UC San Diego’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering,  is among seven university students selected to receive the 2022 UC San Diego Chancellor’s Dissertation Medal. Zheng was co-advised by computer science professor Hao Su, who is a faculty member of the UC San Diego Center for Visual Computing.  Full Story


June 9, 2022

ACM Dissertation Honorable Mention

The ACM Dissertation Honorable Mention has been awarded to Pratul Srinivasan and Ben Mildenhall for their work on Neural Radiance Fields (NeRFs). Srinivasan is the last of UC San Diego Computer Science & Engineering professor Ravi Ramamoorthi's graduate students to graduate from UC Berkeley. Professor Ramamoorthi moved from UC Berkeley to UC San Diego in 2014. At UC San Diego, Ramamoorthi Directs the UC San Diego Center for Visual Computing. Full Story


May 17, 2022

Center faculty member Thomas A. DeFanti named to IEEE Virtual Reality Academy

UC San Diego Center for Visual Computing faculty member Thomas A. DeFanti has been inducted into the inagural class of the IEEE Virtual Reality Academy. Established in 2022 by the IEEE Visualization and Graphics Technical Community (VGTC), the IEEE Virtual Reality Academy recognizes significant contributions and highlights the accomplishments of the leaders in the fast-growing virtual reality field.  Full Story


April 15, 2022

NSF funds UC San Diego computer science graduate student developing view synthesis techniques

Alexander Trevithick, a UC San Diego computer science graduate student affiliated with the UC San Diego Center for Visual Computing, has been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Student Research Fellowship. Full Story


September 10, 2021

A new dataset for better augmented and mixed reality

Computer scientists at the University of California San Diego have released OpenRooms, an new, open source dataset with tools that will help users manipulate objects, materials, lighting and other properties in indoor 3D scenes to advance augmented reality and robotics.   Full Story


May 24, 2021

Zexiang Xu wins Chancellor's Dissertation Medal

UC San Diego computer science PhD student Zexiang Xu has been selected as this year's Chancellor's Dissertation Medal recipient within the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. Xu is currently a research scientist at Adobe Research.    Full Story


January 19, 2021

Five UC San Diego teams receive $100,000 to support groundbreaking research

The Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship (QIF) recognizes creative Ph.D. students, providing them with funding, mentoring and other resources to pursue innovative research. This year, five UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering teams were awarded fellowships – four from Computer Science and Engineering and one from Electrical and Computer Engineering.   Full Story


August 24, 2020

ECCV 20 Honorable Mention

Ravi Ramamoorthi's ECCV 20 paper on NERFs: Neural Radiance Fields for View Synthesis received the Best Paper Honorable Mention. This work is a collaboration that spans UC San Diego, UC Berkeley and Google Research. Full Story


July 23, 2019

Zexiang Xu Wins Doctoral Research Award

Congratulations to Zexiang Xu for winning the UC San Diego Computer Science and Engineering Department's Doctoral Award for Excellence in Research. His doctoral research, under the supervision of Ravi Ramamoorthi, is focused on sparse sampling for appearance acquisition and rendering. Full Story


May 29, 2019

SIGGRAPH Awards Recognize Computer Science Researchers

Ravi Ramoorthi has been inducted into the SIGGRAPH Academy for his groundbreaking theoretical work in mathematical representations of visual appearance, and for translating these into computational methods with wide practical impact. Two additional VisComp-affiliated researchers also received SIGGRAPH Awards recognition. Full Story


April 19, 2019

Computer Science PhD student earns 2019 Google PhD Fellowship

Congratulations to UC San Diego computer science PhD student Tiancheng (Kevin) Sun, who has been awarded a 2019 Google PhD Fellowship. Full Story