Title: Cinematic Virtual Reality: Immersive Video for Head-Mounted Displays

Description: Speaker: Prof. Bernd Girod, Stanford University

Time: Friday, 15 November 2019, 3:30pm
Venue: F C Kohli Auditorium

Abstract:
The 2014 acquisition of a fledging head-mounted display company for $2B has reignited the excitement in virtual reality, not just for rendered 3d computer graphics but primarily for immersive “cinematic” video captured by means of special camera rigs. In this talk, we will review the principles of representing immersive video for head-mounted displays and the challenges that arise for efficient acquisition, coding, delivery, and display. How many pixels are needed to cover the full field of view with retina resolution? How can we provide binocular stereo in all directions? How can we accommodate head motion? How can we provide defocus cues to overcome the conflict between stereo vergence and lens accommodation? And what are best video representations for compact storage and transmission that support all of the above? We show that significant technology challenges remain for cinematic virtual reality to live up to its high expectations, some of them familiar and some new.

Speaker's Profile:
Prof. Bernd Girod is the Robert L. and Audrey S. Hancock Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, California. He received the Engineering Doctorate degree from University of Hannover, Germany, and the M.S. degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Until 1999, he was a Professor with the Electrical Engineering Department, University of Erlangen– Nuremberg. He has authored about 700 conference and journal papers and six books, receiving the EURASIP Signal Processing Best Paper Award in 2002, the IEEE Multimedia Communication Best Paper Award in 2007, the EURASIP Image Communication Best Paper Award in 2008, the EURASIP Signal Processing Most Cited Paper Award in 2008, the EURASIP Technical Achievement Award in 2004, and the Technical Achievement Award of the IEEE Signal Processing Society in 2011. His research interests are in the area of image, video, and multimedia systems. He has been involved in numerous startup companies, among them Polycom, Vivo Software, 8x8, and RealNetworks. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, a EURASIP Fellow, a member of the the National Academy of Engineering, and a member of the German National Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina).

Organization:
Stanford University



Host:
Ajit Rajwade

Date: Friday, 15 November, 2019
Time: 3:30pm IST
Access: Public
Category: Talk*
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