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Realistic Virtual Humans for Craniofacial Reconstruction


Prof. Dr. Mario Botsch


Thursday March 14th, 2.30pm


Room C46, Building C, ground floor, Telecom ParisTech, 46 rue Barrault, 75013 Paris (Metro line 5/6/7)


Digital models of humans are frequently used in computer games, virtual reality applications, or the special effects movie industry. In this talk I will demonstrate how medical applications can benefit from virtual humans, too. Through physics-based elastic deformation we fit a template head and skull model to a given set of 3D face scans and computed tomography (CT) head scans, respectively. From these fits we derive statistical models of human head shapes, skull shapes, and the connection between the two (facial tissue thickness). The resulting models allow us to estimate possible face/head shapes for a given skull, and to estimate a person’s skull from a surface scan of the face.


Mario Botsch is professor in the Computer Science Department at Bielefeld University, where he leads the Computer Graphics & Geometry Processing Group. He received his MSc in mathematics from the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg and his PhD in computer science from RWTH Aachen, and did his post-doc studies at ETH Zurich. The focus of his research is the efficient acquisition, optimisation, animation, and visualisation of three-dimensional geometric objects. He is currently investigating 3D-scanning and motion-capturing of humans, modelling and animation of virtual characters, and real-time visualisation in interactive virtual reality scenarios.

Previous speakers

  • Thibault Groueix and Pierre Alain Langlois, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech
  • Mark Pauly, EPFL, Switzerland
  • Reinhold Preiner, TU Graz, Austria
  • Mario Botsch, Biedefeld University, Germany
  • Chris Wyman, NVidia Research, USA
  • Jean-Marc Thiery, TU Delft, Netherland
  • Rene Weller, University of Bremen, Germany
  • Ricardo Marroquim, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Olivier Bimber, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Germany
  • Denis Zorin, New York University, USA
  • Sida Ferradans, CNRS, France
  • Gianpaolo Palma, CNR Pisa, Italy
  • Pierre Alliez, INRIA, France
  • Kenshi Takayama, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
  • Martin Hachet, INRIA France
  • Gordon Wetzstein, Massachusets Institute of Technology, USA
  • Valerio Pascucci, University of Utah, USA
  • Chuong Nguyen, Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik, Germany
  • Bruno Vallet, IGN, France
  • Karan Singh, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Alla Scheffer, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Fredo Durant, Massachusets Institute of Technology, USA
  • Elmar Eisemann, Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik, Germany
  • Mohamed Chaouch, INRIA, France
  • Tobias Ritschel, Max Planck Institut, Germany
  • Marc Christie, IRISA, France
  • Fatemeh Abbasinejad, UC DAVIS, USA
  • Adrien Bousseau, INRIA, France