Researchers in Visual Computing develop new techniques for processing and analyzing images and video, from improving image capture to building 3D models of the world to generating real-time visual output for immersive display environments. Visual computing encompasses aspects of computer vision, computational photography, computer graphics, and visualization. Research in Interaction focuses on novel interface capabilities to make computers more user-friendly, natural, accessible, and powerful, especially in non-traditional settings such as mobile and multimodal computing environments. The area of augmented reality combines both visual computing and interactivity, aiming to enhance one’s experience with the physical world based on modeling and tracking the environment, rendering world-stabilized object models, and providing interactive capabilities that mix the physical and the virtual.
Affilated Labs:Four Eyes Lab, Vision Research Lab, Computer Vision Research Lab, AlloSphere Research Facility, NLP Lab