Microsoft Research Presenting 13 Technical Papers At SIGGRAPH

As part of SIGGRAPH's Technical Papers program, Microsoft Research is presenting 13 projects from researchers around the world:

"BSGP: Bulk-Synchronous GPU Programming"

Qiming Hou, Tsinghua University; Kun Zhou, Microsoft Research Asia; and Baining Guo, Microsoft Research Asia. See more at http://www.kunzhou.net/2008/BSGP.pdf.

"Edge-Preserving Decompositions for Multi-Scale Tone and Detail Manipulation"

Zeev Farbman, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Raanan Fattal, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Dani Lischinski, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; and Richard Szeliski, Microsoft Research Redmond. See more at http://www.cs.huji.ac.il/~danix/epd/.

"Example-Based Dynamic Skinning in Real-Time"

Xiaohan Shi, Zhejiang University; Kun Zhou, Microsoft Research Asia; Yiying Tong, Michigan State University; Mathieu Desbrun, California Institute of Technology; Hujun Bao, Zhejiang University; and Baining Guo, Microsoft Research Asia.

"Factoring Repeated Content Within and Among Images"

Huamin Wang, Georgia Institute of Technology; Yonatan Wexler, Microsoft; Eyal Ofek, Microsoft and Hugues Hoppe, Microsoft Research Redmond. See more at http://www.cc.gatech.edu/~whmin/factorimage33.pdf.

"Finding Paths Through the World's Photo"

Noah Snavely, University of Washington; Rahul Garg, University of Washington; Steven M. Seitz, University of Washington; and Richard Szeliski, Microsoft Research Redmond. See more at http://www.cs.washington.edu/homes/snavely/publications/papers/FindingPa....

"Interactive Relighting of Dynamic Refractive Objects"

Xin Sun, Microsoft Research Asia; Kun Zhou, Microsoft Research Asia; Eric Stollnitz, Microsoft Research Redmond; Jiaoying Shi, Zhejiang University; and Baining Guo, Microsoft Research Asia.

"Inverse Texture Synthesis"

Li-Yi Wei, Microsoft Research Asia; Jianwei Han, Zhejiang University; Kun Zhou, Microsoft Research Asia; Hujun Bao, Zhejiang University; Baining Guo, Microsoft Research Asia; and Heung-Yeung Shum, Microsoft Research Asia.

"Modeling Anisotropic Surface Reflectance with Example-Based Microfacet Synthesis"

Jiaping Wang, Microsoft Research Asia; Shuang Zhao, Shanghai Jiaotong University; Xin Tong, Microsoft Research Asia; John Snyder, Microsoft Research Redmond; and Baining Guo, Microsoft Research Asia. See more at http://research.microsoft.com/users/xtong/aniso_release.pdf.

"Parallel Poisson Disk Sampling"

Li-Yi Wei, Microsoft Research Asia.

"Progressive Inter-scale and Intra-scale Non-blind Image Deconvolution"

Lu Yuan, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; Jian Sun, Microsoft Research Asia; Long Quan, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; and Heung-Yeung Shum, Microsoft Research Asia. See more at http://research.microsoft.com/~jiansun/papers/ImageDeconv_Siggraph08.pdf.

"Real-Time Smoke Rendering Using Compensated Ray Marching"

Kun Zhou, Microsoft Research Asia; Zhong Ren, Microsoft Research Asia; Stephen Lin, Microsoft Research Asia; Hujun Bao, Zhejiang University; Baining Guo, Microsoft Research Asia; and Heung-Yeung Shum, Microsoft Research Asia.

"Streaming Multigrid for Gradient-Domain Operations on Large Images"

Michael Kazhdan, Johns Hopkins University; and Hugues Hoppe, Microsoft Research Redmond. Read more at http://research.microsoft.com/~hoppe/smg.pdf.

"Unwrap Mosaics: A New Representation for Video Editing"

Alex Rav-Acha, Weizmann Institute of Science; Pushmeet Kohli, Microsoft Research Cambridge; Andrew Fitzgibbon, Microsoft Research Cambridge; and Carsten Rother, Microsoft Research Cambridge. Read more at http://research.microsoft.com/~pkohli/papers/rkrf_siggraph08_lres.pdf.