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Stefan Jeschke: Recent Advances in Vector Graphics Creation and Display

Stefan Jeschke is a scientist at IST Austria. He received an M.Sc. in 2001 and a Ph.D. in 2005, both in computer science from the University of Rostock, Germany. Afterwards, he spend several years as a post doc researcher in several projects at Vienna University of Technology and Arizona State University. His research interest includes modeling and display of vectorized image representations, applications and solvers for PDEs, as well as modeling and rendering complex natural phenomena, preferably in real time. His talk will take place on Tuesday, November 8th, 2016, 1pm in room G202.

Recent Advances in Vector Graphics Creation and Display

This talk gives an overview of my recent work on vector graphics representations as semantically meaningful image descriptions, in contrast to pixel-based raster images. I will cover the problem of how to efficiently create vector graphics either from scratch or from given raster images. The goal was to support designers to produce complex, high-quality representations with only limited manual input. Furthermore, I will talk about various new developments that are mainly based on the so-called “diffusion curves”. Here the goal is to improve the expressiveness of such representations, for example, by adding textures so that natural images appear more realistic without adding excessive amounts of geometry beyond what can be handled by a designer. Rendering such representations at interactive frame rates on modern GPUs is another aspect I will cover in this talk.

Video recording of the talk is publicly available.