Wolfgang Heidrich (3517)
||Director, Visual Computing Center King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
|| Al Khwarizmi Bldg 1, Rm 2113
Wolfgang Heidrich is a Professor of Computer Science and the Director of the Visual Computing Center at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. He is also a Professor (on leave) at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Heidrich received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Erlangen in 1999, and then worked as a Research Associate in the Computer Graphics Group of the Max-Planck-Institute for Computer Science in Saarbrucken, Germany, before joining UBC in 2000. Dr. Heidrich's research interests lie at the intersection of computer graphics, computer vision, imaging, and optics. In particular, his more recent work is on computational photography and displays, High Dynamic Range imaging and display, as well as image-based modeling, measuring, and rendering, geometry acquisition. His work on High Dynamic Range Displays served as the basis for the technology behind Brightside Technologies, which was acquired by Dolby in 2007. Dr. Heidrich has served on numerous program committees for top-tier conferences such as Siggraph, Siggraph Asia, Eurographics, EGSR, and in 2016 he is chairing the papers program for both Siggraph Asia and the International Conference of Computational Photography (ICCP). Dr. Heidrich is the recipient of a 2014 Humboldt Research Award.