News
2015 / 11 / 30 I joined the Computational Photography group at Facebook Research. Today was my first day at work!
2015 / 06 / 12 I will receive the SIGGRAPH Significant New Researcher Award this year.
2015 / 05 / 21 We received the best paper award at MobiSys 2015 for our cloud gaming work.
2015 / 05 / 14 We just released our Hyperlapse apps for Android, Windows Phone, and Windows Desktop. Wow, so much work went into this. Over 1000x faster than the SIGGRAPH version... Enjoy!
2015 / 04 / 22 Check out our two new papers at Eurographics 2015: Self Tuning Texture Optimization and Distilled Collections from Textual Image Queries.
2015 / 02 / 12 Our paper on speculative rendering was accepted to MobiSys 2015.
2014 / 08 / 09 Our work on First-person Hyperlapse Videos is now online.
2014 / 06 / 19 We won a best demo award at MobiSys 2014 for our demo on speculative rendering for cloud gaming.
2014 / 03 / 27 Two new papers accepted to SIGGRAPH 2014: "First-person Hyperlapse Videos" and "Image Completion using Planar Structure Guidance". More details coming soon.
2013 / 05 / 15 I received the EUROGRAPHICS Young Researcher Award this year.
Background
I am a research scientist at Facebook Research in Seattle. Before, I spend 7 wonderful years working at Microsoft Research. Prior to coming to the Pacific Northwest I got a Ph.D. at the University of Konstanz. I received the EUROGRAPHICS Young Researcher Award in 2013 and the SIGGRAPH Significant New Researcher Award in 2015. Originally I am from Hamburg, a beautiful city in northern Germany.

2015 – present Research Scientist, Facebook, Seattle
2008 – 2015 Researcher, Microsoft Research, Redmond
2005 – 2008 Ph.D. in Computer and Information Science, University of Konstanz, Germany
2003 – 2005 Masters in CS, University of Hamburg, Germany
2000 – 2003 B.Sc. in CS, University of Hamburg, Germany
Research
My research is mainly in the area of Computer Graphics, but these days I am also heavily influenced by my great collegues at MSR who work mostly in Computer Vision and on User Experiences. If you look at my publications list below you will see that I have worked on many different topics, but generally I am more interested in pixels than meshes.

See below for a lists of my publications, and other professional activities.
Highlights

Hyperlapse Videos

Depixelizing Pixel Art

Street Slide

Deep Photo

Gigapixel Images
Climbing
While I grew up in a completely flat part of the world, I developed a big passion for climbing Washington's mountains since I got here. The state is just amazing for climbers: within a few hours you can leave your everyday life completely behind and get into vast glaciated landscapes with serious mountaineering objectives. On my climbing page I post a few pictures from recent trips.
Publications
Instant 3D Photography,
Peter Hedman, Johannes Kopf,
SIGGRAPH 2018
Bibtex
DeepMVS: Learning Multi-view Stereopsis,
Po-Han Huang, Kevin Matzen, Johannes Kopf, Narendra Ahuja, Jia-Bin Huang,
CVPR 2018
Bibtex
Co-segmentation for Space-Time Co-located Collections,
Hadar Averbuch-Elor, Johannes Kopf, Tamir Hazan, Daniel Cohen-Or,
The Visual Computer 2018
Bibtex
Casual 3D Photography,
Peter Hedman, Suhib Alsisan, Richard Szeliski, Johannes Kopf,
SIGGRAPH Asia 2017
Bibtex
Bringing Portraits to Life,
Hadar Averbuch-Elor, Daniel Cohen-Or, Johannes Kopf, Michael F. Cohen,
SIGGRAPH Asia 2017
Bibtex
Low-cost 360 Stereo Photography and Video Capture,
Kevin Matzen, Michael F. Cohen, Bryce Evans, Johannes Kopf, Richard Szeliski,
SIGGRAPH 2017
Bibtex
Analysis and Controlled Synthesis of Inhomogeneous Textures,
Yang Zhou, Huajie Shi, Dani Lischinski, Minglun Gong, Johannes Kopf, Hui Huang,
Eurographics 2017
Bibtex
Virtual Rephotography: Novel View Prediction Error for 3D Reconstruction,
Michael Waechter, Mate Beljan, Simon Fuhrmann, Nils Moehrle, Johannes Kopf, Michael Goesele,
Transactions on Graphics 2017
Bibtex
360° Video Stabilization,
Johannes Kopf,
SIGGRAPH Asia 2016
Bibtex
Temporally Coherent Completion of Dynamic Video,
Jia-Bin Huang, Sing Bing Kang, Narendra Ahuja, Johannes Kopf,
SIGGRAPH Asia 2016
Bibtex
Proxy-guided Image-based Rendering for Mobile Devices,
Bernhard Reinert, Johannes Kopf, Tobias Ritschel, Eduardo Cuervo, David Chu, Hans-Peter Seidel,
Pacific Graphics 2016
Bibtex
Smooth Image Sequences for Data-driven Morphing,
Hadar Averbuch-Elor, Daniel Cohen-Or, Johannes Kopf,
Eurographics 2016
Bibtex
Self Tuning Texture Optimization,
Alexandre Kaspar, Boris Neubert, Dani Lischinski, Mark Pauly, Johannes Kopf,
Eurographics 2015
Bibtex
Distilled Collections from Textual Image Queries,
Hadar Averbuch-Elor, Yunhai Wang, Yiming Qian, Minglun Gong, Johannes Kopf, Hao Zhang, Daniel Cohen-Or,
Eurographics 2015
Bibtex
Outatime: Using Speculation to Enable Low-Latency Continuous Interaction for Mobile Cloud Gaming,
Kyungmin Lee, David Chu, Eduardo Cuervo, Johannes Kopf, Yury Degtyarev, Sergey Grizan, Alec Wolman, Jason Flinn,
MobiSys 2015
Best Paper Award
Bibtex
Depixelizing Pixel Art in Real-Time,
Felix Kreuzer, Johannes Kopf, Michael Wimmer,
I3D 2015
Bibtex
Demo: DeLorean: Using Speculation to Enable Low-Latency Continuous Interaction for Mobile Cloud Gaming,
Kyungmin Lee, David Chu, Eduardo Cuervo, Johannes Kopf, Alec Wolman, Jason Flinn,
MobiSys 2014
Best Demo Award
Bibtex
First-person Hyper-lapse videos,
Johannes Kopf, Michael F. Cohen, Richard Szeliski,
SIGGRAPH 2014
Bibtex
Image Completion using Planar Structure Guidance,
Jia-Bin Huang, Sing Bing Kang, Narendra Ahuja, Johannes Kopf,
SIGGRAPH 2014
Bibtex
Parametric Meta-Filter Modeling from a Single Example Pair,
Shi-Sheng Huang, Guo-Xin Zhang, Yu-Kun Lai, Johannes Kopf, Daniel Cohen-Or, Shi-Min Hu,
CGI 2014
Bibtex
Content-Adaptive Image Downscaling,
Johannes Kopf, Ariel Shamir, Pieter Peers,
SIGGRAPH Asia 2013
Bibtex
Image-Based Rendering in the Gradient Domain,
Johannes Kopf, Fabian Langguth, Daniel Scharstein, Richard Szeliski, Michael Goesele,
SIGGRAPH Asia 2013
Bibtex
Unsupervised Joint Object Discovery and Segmentation in Internet Images,
Michael Rubinstein, Armand Joulin, Johannes Kopf, Ce Liu,
CVPR 2013
Bibtex
Transformation Guided Image Completion,
Jia-Bin Huang, Johannes Kopf, Narendra Ahuja, Sing Bing Kang,
ICCP 2013
Bibtex
Video Enhanced Gigapixel Panoramas,
Sören Pirk, Michael F. Cohen, Oliver Deussen, Matt Uyttendaele, Johannes Kopf,
SIGGRAPH Asia Technical Briefs 2012
Bibtex
Digital Reconstruction of Halftoned Color Comics,
Johannes Kopf, Dani Lischinski,
SIGGRAPH Asia 2012
Bibtex
Quality Prediction for Image Completion,
Johannes Kopf, Wolf Kienzle, Steven Drucker, Sing Bing Kang,
SIGGRAPH Asia 2012
Bibtex
Image-Based Rendering for Scenes with Reflections,
Sudipta Sinha, Johannes Kopf, Michael Goesele, Daniel Scharstein, Richard Szeliski,
SIGGRAPH 2012
Bibtex
Depixelizing Pixel Art,
Johannes Kopf, Dani Lischinski,
SIGGRAPH 2011
Bibtex
Automatic Generation of Destination Maps,
Johannes Kopf, Maneesh Agrawala, David Salesin, David Bargeron, Michael F. Cohen,
SIGGRAPH Asia 2010
Bibtex
Street Slide: Browsing Street Level Imagery,
Johannes Kopf, Billy Chen, Richard Szeliski, Michael F. Cohen,
SIGGRAPH 2010
Bibtex
Locally Adapted Projections to Reduce Panorama Distortions,
Johannes Kopf, Dani Lischinski, Oliver Deussen, Daniel Cohen-Or, Michael F. Cohen,
EGSR 2009
Bibtex
Deep Photo: Model-Based Photograph Enhancement and Viewing,
Johannes Kopf, Boris Neubert, Billy Chen, Michael F. Cohen, Daniel Cohen-Or, Oliver Deussen, Matt Uyttendaele, Dani Lischinski,
SIGGRAPH Asia 2008
Bibtex
Annotating Gigapixel Images,
Qing Luan, Steven Drucker, Johannes Kopf, Ying-Qing Xu, Michael F. Cohen,
UIST 2008
Bibtex
Solid Texture Synthesis from 2D Exemplars,
Johannes Kopf, Chi-Wing Fu, Daniel Cohen-Or, Oliver Deussen, Dani Lischinski, Tien-Tsin Wong,
SIGGRAPH 2007
Bibtex
Capturing and Viewing Gigapixel Images,
Johannes Kopf, Matt Uyttendaele, Oliver Deussen, Michael F. Cohen,
SIGGRAPH 2007
Bibtex
Joint Bilateral Upsampling,
Johannes Kopf, Michael F. Cohen, Dani Lischinski, Matt Uyttendaele,
SIGGRAPH 2007
Bibtex
GPU-assisted Positive Mean Value Coordinates for Mesh Deformation,
Yaron Lipman, Johannes Kopf, Daniel Cohen-Or, David Levin,
SGP 2007
Bibtex
Recursive Wang Tiles for Real-Time Blue Noise,
Johannes Kopf, Daniel Cohen-Or, Oliver Deussen, Dani Lischinski,
SIGGRAPH 2006
Bibtex
Realistic Real-Time Rendering of Landscapes Using Billboard Clouds,
Stephan Behrendt, Carsten Colditz, Oliver Franzke, Johannes Kopf, Oliver Deussen,
Eurographics 2005
Bibtex
Professional Activities
Program Committee Service
  • SIGGRAPH 2013, 2014
  • SIGGRAPH Asia 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015
  • SIGGRAPH Asia Technical Briefs & Posters 2014
  • Eurographics 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2016
  • Eurographics Short Papers 2010, 2012
  • EGSR 2014
  • High Performance Graphics 2015
  • Pacific Graphics 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Pacific Graphics Short Papers 2011
  • CAD/Graphics 2013, 2015
  • CGI 2013, 2014
  • Expressive (Joint CA, SBIM, NPAR) 2013
  • ICCV 2011
  • NPAR 2012
  • VMV 2009
  • ECCV Media Retargeting Workshop 2010
  • Patents
  • Navigation Model to Render Centered Objects Using Images (332901.01, pending, filed 17. June 2011)
  • Strip Panorama (331389.01, pending, filed 1. Dec 2010)
  • Adjustable and Progressive Mobile Device Street View (329856.01, pending, filed 3. June 2010)
  • Destination Maps User Interface (329123.01, pending, filed 12. May 2010)
  • Power Management for Organic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) Displays (327775.02, pending, filed 2. Nov 2009)
  • Rendering Annotations for Images (323092.01, pending filed 10/21/2008)
  • Dehazing an Image Using a Three-Dimensional Reference Model (323093.01, pending, filed 9/16/2008)
  • Rendering Aligned Perspective Images (327092.01, pending, filed June 2, 2009)
  • Image View Synthesis Using a Three-Dimensional Reference Model (325208.01, pending, filed 9/16/2008)
  • Viewing Wide Angle Images Using Dynamic Tone Mapping (320303.01, pending, filed 6. Aug 2007. Granted July 19, 2011)
  • Joint Bilateral Upsampling (319206.01, pending, filed 30. Apr 2007. Granted February 15, 2011)
  • Dynamic Viewing of Wide Angle Images (319204.02, pending, filed 23. Apr 2007)