Olga Sorkine Hornung: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2014

Name Prof. Dr. Olga Sorkine Hornung
FieldComputer Science
Address
Professur für Informatik
ETH Zürich, CNB G 106.2
Universitätstrasse 6
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 632 83 57
Fax+41 44 632 15 96
E-mailolga.sorkine@inf.ethz.ch
URLhttp://people.inf.ethz.ch/sorkineo
DepartmentComputer Science
RelationshipFull Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
252-0543-01LComputer Graphics Information 6 credits3V + 2UM. Gross, O. Sorkine Hornung
AbstractThis course covers some of the fundamental concepts of computer graphics. The two main parts of the class are image synthesis and geometric modeling.
ObjectiveAt the end of the course students will be able to design and implement a rendering system based on raytracing. You will study the basic principles of modeling with splines and integrate spline-based representations into a rendering system. In addition we want to stimulate your curiosity to explore the field of computer graphics on your own or in future courses.
ContentThis course covers some of the fundamental concepts of computer graphics. The two main parts of the class are rendering and modeling. In the first part, we will discuss the basics of photorealistic image synthesis, i.e. how to generate a realistic image from a digital representation of a 3D scene. After introducing raytracing, we will briefly look at the physics of light transport, discuss the rendering equation, and investigate some advanced techniques to enhance the realism of rendered images. The second part will introduce the basics of modeling with curves and surfaces. We will discuss Bezier curves and surfaces, B-Splines and NURBS, and show how they can be used to design complex 3D geometry.
Lecture notesno
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisites:
Fundamentals of calculus and linear algebra, basic concepts of algorithms and data structures, basic programming skills in C-like languages (we use JavaScript for exercises), Visual Computing core course recommended.
252-5701-00LAdvanced Topics in Computer Graphics and Vision Information 2 credits2SM. Gross, M. Pollefeys, O. Sorkine Hornung
AbstractThis seminar covers advanced topics in computer graphics, such as modeling, rendering, animation, real-time graphics, physical simulation, and computational photography. Each time the course is offered, a collection of research papers is selected and each student presents one paper to the class and leads a discussion about the paper and related topics.
ObjectiveThe goal is to get an in-depth understanding of actual problems and research topics in the field of computer graphics as well as improve presentations and critical analysis skills.
ContentThis seminar covers advanced topics in computer graphics,
including both seminal research papers as well as the latest
research results. Each time the course is offered, a collection of
research papers are selected covering topics such as modeling,
rendering, animation, real-time graphics, physical simulation, and
computational photography. Each student presents one paper to the
class and leads a discussion about the paper and related topics.
All students read the papers and participate in the discussion.
Lecture notesno script
LiteratureIndividual research papers are selected each term. See http://graphics.ethz.ch/ for the current list.
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisites:
The courses "Computer Graphics I and II" (GDV I & II) are recommended, but not mandatory.
264-5800-03LDoctoral Seminar in Visual Computing (HS14) Information 1 credit1SM. Gross, M. Pollefeys, O. Sorkine Hornung
Abstract
ObjectiveLearn about current research results in the area of Visual Computing, practice of scientific presentations.
ContentCurrent research at the IVC will be presented and discussed.