In recent years, the fields of computer vision and computer graphics have converged to produce new and compelling forms of visual information. This convergence has given rise to a powerful set of techniques, such as image-based scene modeling, image-based rendering, computational video, and visual user interfaces. The coming years are certain to witness significant advances in the capabilities of these appraoches, as well as the creation of exciting new ones.
The Columbia Vision and Graphics Center brings together researchers in the areas of vision, graphics, human-computer interaction, robotics, modeling, and learning. Our goal is to make a fundamental impact on the ways in which visual information is captured, manipulated, and experienced. Our research environment is unique: it exploits our strengths in areas that are core to the convergence, it addresses a diverse set of research problems, and it has a highly collaborative spirit. Our work is motivated by applications in many areas, including digital inaging, television, games, visualization, education, conferencing, and wearable computing.