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Valentin Deschaintre

Realistic Graphics and Imaging
Imperial College London
Department of Computing
South Kensington, London, UK

I am currently Associate Researcher in the Realistic Graphics and Imaging group of Imperial College London hosted by Abhijeet Ghosh. I previously did my PhD at Inria Sophia-Antipolis in the GraphDeco research group under the supervision of Adrien Bousseau and George Drettakis.
During my PhD, I had the pleasure to spend almost 2 months in MIT under the supervision of Frédo Durand, at MIT CSAIL.
My research focuses on material acquisition and representation, with a particular interest in deep learning methods. But my interests also include a wider range of topics such as environment (both indoor and outdoor) Acquisition and Reconstruction, Rendering and Computational photography. Finally, while I have not had the chance to work first hand on it since my under graduate year, I am an animation enthusiat !

My PhD was funded by the French government (ANRT and Inria) and Optis, an Ansys affiliate using the CIFRE system of collaboration.

new I am happy to share that my thesis was awarded the French Computer Graphics and Geometry Thesis award! This award is delivered by the GDR IG-RV in collaboration with AFIG, AFRV and EG French chapter.


Computer Graphics Forum (Eurographics Symposium on Rendering Conference Proceedings), Volume 39, Number 4 - jul 2020

Université Côté d'Azur, Inria, PhD Thesis, Nov 2019

Siggraph Asia, Doctoral Consortium (Poster and Short Paper), Nov 2019

Computer Graphics Forum (Eurographics Symposium on Rendering Conference Proceedings), Volume 38, Number 4, page 13 - jul 2019

ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH Conference Proceedings), Volume 37, Number 128, page 15 - aug 2018


Discussion: Research and questions in neural methods for material acquisition MAM_19_NeuralNetDiscussion.pptx
Workshop on Material Appearance Modeling, jul 2019

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