Basser Seminar Series

Interactive 3D Technologies

Speaker: Dr Shahram Izadi


Time: Wednesday 11 July 2012, 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: The University of Sydney, School of IT Building, Lecture Theatre (Room 123), Level 1
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Abstract

The interactive 3D technologies group at Microsoft Research Cambridge brings together research in human computer interaction, computer vision, computer graphics and novel hardware to create magical new user experiences. In this talk, I will give a broad overview of his new group, highlighting a number of existing projects. The majority of the talk will focus on KinectFusion and HoloDesk, two projects that demonstrate the radically new user experiences that can be enabled when researching at the intersection of these different disciplines.

Speaker's biography

Dr Shahram Izadi is a research scientist within the Computer Mediated Living group at Microsoft Research Cambridge. He co-leads the Interactive 3D Technologies (i3D) sub-group, and holds a visiting professorship in the Virtual Environments and Computer Graphics group at University College London (UCL).

He describes his work as: ‘Mashing together exotic sensing and display hardware with signal processing, vision and graphics algorithms to create new interactive systems, which enable users to experiences computing in magical ways’.

Some of his most notable projects and publications to date include: KinectFusion; Mouse 2.0; SecondLight; and ThinSight.

Shahram has been at Microsoft Research since 2005 and prior to that spent time at Xerox PARC. He received a TR35 award in 2009 and was nominated one of the Microsoft Next in 2012. He lives in Cambridge, UK, with his wife and daughter.