Towards more and more realism in computer graphics - Invited Talk @ DEI by Kadi Bouatouch - FEUP, March 2nd, 14h

Realism is obtained with realistic modeling techniques (for geometry and physical parameters such BRDF, BSSRDF and scattering coefficients), rendering and global illumination algorithms.  Regarding modelling, we will show how to easily model a city using FL-systems (extension to L-systems) as well as grass fields and a human eye. Moreover, we will demonstrate that one can reconstruct a model from one image. 
As for global illumination, we will present some algorithms as well an analytical model dedicated to tree lighting (from the sky, the ground, the sun, and from other leaves).



About the speaker

Electronics and automatic systems engineer from ENSEM, 1974), he was awarded a PhD in 1977 and a higher doctorate on computer science in the field of computer graphics in 1989. He currently develops research work in global illumination, lighting simulation for complex environments, GPU based rendering and computer vision. Professor at the university of Rennes 1 (France) and researcher at INRIA Rennes (Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et Automatique), he is also a member of Eurographics, ACM and IEEE. He was/is member of the program committee of several conferences and workshops and referee for several Computer Graphics journals such as: The Visual Computer, ACM Trans. On Graphics, IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, IEEE Trans. On Visualization and Computer Graphics, IEEE Trans. On image processing, etc. He also acted as a referee for many conferences and workshops and have reported for several PhD theses of higher doctorates in France and abroad (US, UK, Belgium, Cyprus, The Netherlands, Spain, etc.). He has a collaboration with the graphics labs of UCL (University of Central Florida, Orlando, US) and UTAH (The university of Utah, Salt Lake City, US) in the framework of the Associate Team RTR2A (see the following URL:

Registration and additional information

Place: Room B014, FEUP 
Date: March 2nd, 2011 
Time: 14:00

This is an invited talk in the context of DEI's talks, coordinated with the GIG group. The entrance is free, but you need to register here.