All members of the KAUST community are welcome to join and experience FalconViz's state-of-the-art and emerging technologies [...]
Thya Technology is a spin-off start-up from the Image and Video Understanding Lab (IVUL) [...]
Architecture is as much a science as an art. Science gives freedom to design. It enables performant structures, fluid spaces, more expressive forms, and sustainable and ultimately more beautiful buildings [...]
The proposed algorithms from the work of "FedNL: Making Newton-Type Methods Applicable to Federated Learning" is a significant step in making second-order optimization methods applicable [...]
We study distributed optimization methods based on the local training (LT) paradigm achieving communication efficiency by performing richer local gradient-based training [...]
Video generation remains a challenging task due to spatiotemporal complexity and the requirement of synthesizing diverse motions with temporal consistency [...]
Geometry is not only an important branch of mathematics, but it is also a source of beauty and plays a vital role in many applications [...]
We present an automated system for the detection of plant diseases in green houses. Uncontrolled diseases [...]
We address the problem of rendering a trained NeRF in real-time on resource-constrained devices [...]
The rapidly growing size and complexity of 3D geological models has increased the need for level-of-detail techniques and compact encodings to facilitate. [...]
Design decisions in urban planning have to be made with particular carefulness as the resulting constraints are binding for the whole architectural design that follows [...]
This work proposes an efficient way to translate images from one smartphone camera to three different appearances [...]
Optical imaging devices suffer from long-standing problems of bulky volume and high cost [...]
In this collaborative project, we use Neural Radiance Fields (Nerfs) - a novel image-based realistic rendering method - and virtual reality, to potentially improve the treatment of anxiety disorders [...]
Computing and visualizing features in fluid flow often depends on the observer, or reference frame, relative to which the input velocity field is given. [...]
Interactive construction and rendering of extremely large molecular scenes in atomistic detail. [...]
The demo will showcase the capabilities of the latest web graphics API [...]
Dr. KID (Direct Remeshing for K-set Isometric Decomposition) is a puzzle-generation for a small set of nanostructures. [...]
Although backdoor attacks have been extensively studied in the image domain, there are very few works that explore [...]
Depth estimation is one of the most fundamental computer vision problems. While predicting depth from a single image is considered an ill-posed problem, there has been tremendous progress [...]
Monitoring animal behavior can facilitate conservation efforts by providing key insights into wildlife health, population status, and ecosystem function [...]
Visual Computing is the science of sensing, modeling, simulating, processing, understanding, visualizing, and displaying all forms of visual information. Over the past decades, Visual Computing has become a key enabling technology for a diverse set of applications spanning scientific discovery, medicine, consumer electronics, and entertainment, to name just a few. To solve problems in this vast space, the Visual Computing Center at KAUST draws from expertise in multiple disciplines, including Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Applied Mathematics, as well as a range of application domains. This interdisciplinary view allows for a pipeline approach including device development (e.g. computational cameras and displays), image and video understanding and semantic analysis, geometric modeling and understanding, simulation, and visualization. By considering this whole pipeline, more effective solutions can be found for problems in the mentioned application domains.
The vision of the VCC is to act as KAUST’s interdisciplinary hub for Visual Computing research, and to be an internationally recognized leader in the field. The Center’s unique pipeline approach ranging from devices to visualization with all intermediate stages investigated by a cohesive but interdisciplinary team of researchers will yield high-impact scientific results that are not possible with a narrower, disciplinary focus. This will allow us to tackle problems of unique importance to the Kingdom and create commercial opportunities in the form of startup companies as well as patents and licensing agreements. Devices and software systems developed by the VCC will lead to new scientific insight across the KAUST campus, within Saudi Arabia, and internationally. These systems will be used for urban planning (e.g. city and road design) and public safety (e.g. control of pedestrian traffic during the Hajj) in the Kingdom. Students, postdocs and research scientists play a vital role in the center activities and will be able to accept leadership positions in industry or academia after their work in the VCC.
The mission of the Visual Computing Center is to develop computational algorithms and tools for problems of relevance to KAUST, Saudi Arabia, and the world, with a particular focus on imaging, remote sensing, urban planning, and scientific visualization. The VCC is dedicated to bringing KAUST to the forefront of research in Visual Computing. Research there focuses strongly on novel applications with a high potential for the advancement of science and technology. The Center serves as a focal point for interdisciplinary research, encompassing modeling, analysis, algorithm development, and simulation for problems arising throughout various fields in energy, environment, biosciences, earth sciences, materials science, and other disciplines.