News
  • 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 Hyper-lapse videos" and "Image Completion using Planar Structure Guidance". More details coming soon.
  • 2013 / 07 / 23:
  • Two new papers accepted to SIGGRAPH Asia 2013: "Image-Based Rendering in the Gradient Domain" and "Content-Adaptive Image Downscaling".
  • 2013 / 05 / 15:
  • I received the EUROGRAPHICS Young Researcher Award this year.
  • 2013 / 04 / 04:
  • My first publication in a computer vision venue (CVPR 2013), check it out!
  • 2013 / 03 / 01:
  • Our work on transformation guided image completion has been accepted to ICCP 2013.
  • 2012 / 10 / 04:
  • A new publication in the new Siggraph Asia "Technical Briefs" program.
  • 2012 / 08 / 15:
  • Two new papers accepted to Siggraph Asia 2012 :-) Image completion and comics.
  • 2012 / 03 / 27:
  • Our work on IBR with reflections was accepted to Siggraph 2012.
    Background
    I am a researcher at Microsoft Research in Redmond. Before I came to Seattle I got a Ph.D. at the University of Konstanz. Originally I am from Hamburg, a beautiful city in northern Germany.

    2008 – present 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.
    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
    Kyungmin Lee, David Chu, Eduardo Cuervo, Johannes Kopf, Alec Wolman, Jason Flinn,
    DeLorean: Using Speculation to Enable Low-Latency Continuous Interaction for Mobile Cloud Gaming,
    Demo at the 12th International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services (MobiSys 2014),
    Best Demo Award
    Johannes Kopf, Michael F. Cohen, Richard Szeliski,
    First-person Hyper-lapse videos,
    ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2014), 33(4), to appear, 2014
    Jia-Bin Huang, Sing Bing Kang, Narendra Ahuja, Johannes Kopf,
    Image Completion using Planar Structure Guidance,
    ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2014), 33(4), to appear, 2014
    Shi-Sheng Huang, Guo-Xin Zhang, Yu-Kun Lai, Johannes Kopf, Daniel Cohen-Or, Shi-Min Hu,
    Parametric Meta-Filter Modeling from a Single Example Pair,
    31st Computer Graphics International (CGI 2014) / The Visual Computer Special Issue, 2014
    Johannes Kopf, Ariel Shamir, Pieter Peers,
    Content-Adaptive Image Downscaling,
    ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH Asia 2013), 32(6), Article no. 173, 2013
    Johannes Kopf, Fabian Langguth, Daniel Scharstein, Richard Szeliski, Michael Goesele,
    Image-Based Rendering in the Gradient Domain,
    ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH Asia 2013), 32(6), Article no. 199, 2013
    Michael Rubinstein, Armand Joulin, Johannes Kopf, Ce Liu,
    Unsupervised Joint Object Discovery and Segmentation in Internet Images,
    Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2013
    Jia-Bin Huang, Johannes Kopf, Narendra Ahuja, Sing Bing Kang,
    Transformation Guided Image Completion,
    International Conference on Computational Photography (ICCP), 2013
    Sören Pirk, Michael F. Cohen, Oliver Deussen, Matt Uyttendaele, Johannes Kopf,
    Video Enhanced Gigapixel Panoramas,
    SIGGRAPH Asia Technical Brief, 2012
    Johannes Kopf, Dani Lischinski,
    Digital Reconstruction of Halftoned Color Comics,
    ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH Asia 2012), 31(6), Article no. 135, 2012
    Johannes Kopf, Wolf Kienzle, Steven Drucker, Sing Bing Kang,
    Quality Prediction for Image Completion,
    ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH Asia 2012), 31(6), Article no. 196, 2012
    Sudipta Sinha, Johannes Kopf, Michael Goesele, Daniel Scharstein, Richard Szeliski,
    Image-Based Rendering for Scenes with Reflections,
    ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2012), 31(4), Article no. 100, 2012
    Johannes Kopf, Dani Lischinski,
    Depixelizing Pixel Art,
    ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2011), 30(4), Article no. 99, 2011
    Johannes Kopf, Maneesh Agrawala, David Salesin, David Bargeron, Michael F. Cohen,
    Automatic Generation of Destination Maps,
    ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH Asia 2010), 29(6), Article no. 158, 2010
    Johannes Kopf, Billy Chen, Richard Szeliski, Michael F. Cohen,
    Street Slide: Browsing Street Level Imagery,
    ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2010), 29(4), Article no. 96, 2010
    Johannes Kopf, Dani Lischinski, Oliver Deussen, Daniel Cohen-Or, Michael F. Cohen,
    Locally Adapted Projections to Reduce Panorama Distortions,
    Eurographics Symposium on Rendering 2009,
    Computer Graphics Forum 28(4), pp. 1083–1089, 2009
    Johannes Kopf, Boris Neubert, Billy Chen, Michael F. Cohen, Daniel Cohen-Or, Oliver Deussen, Matt Uyttendaele, Dani Lischinski,
    Deep Photo: Model-Based Photograph Enhancement and Viewing,
    ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH Asia 2008), 27(5), Article no. 116, 2008
    Qing Luan, Steven Drucker, Johannes Kopf, Ying-Qing Xu, Michael F. Cohen,
    Annotating Gigapixel Images,
    Proceedings of ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST) 2008, pp. 33–36, 2008
    Johannes Kopf, Chi-Wing Fu, Daniel Cohen-Or, Oliver Deussen, Dani Lischinski, Tien-Tsin Wong,
    Solid Texture Synthesis from 2D Exemplars,
    ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2007), 26(3), Article no. 2, 2007
    Johannes Kopf, Matt Uyttendaele, Oliver Deussen, Michael F. Cohen,
    Capturing and Viewing Gigapixel Images,
    ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2007), 26(3), Article no. 93, 2007
    Johannes Kopf, Michael F. Cohen, Dani Lischinski, Matt Uyttendaele,
    Joint Bilateral Upsampling,
    ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2007), 26(3), Article no. 96, 2007
    Yaron Lipman, Johannes Kopf, Daniel Cohen-Or, David Levin,
    GPU-assisted Positive Mean Value Coordinates for Mesh Deformation,
    Symposium on Geometry Processing 2007,
    ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, 257, pp. 117–123, 2007
    Johannes Kopf, Daniel Cohen-Or, Oliver Deussen, Dani Lischinski,
    Recursive Wang Tiles for Real-Time Blue Noise,
    ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2006), 25(3), pp. 509–518, 2006
    Stephan Behrendt, Carsten Colditz, Oliver Franzke, Johannes Kopf, Oliver Deussen,
    Realistic Real-Time Rendering of Landscapes Using Billboard Clouds,
    Computer Graphics Forum (Proceedings of EUROGRAPHICS 2005), 24(3), pp. 507–516, 2005
    Other Professional Activities
    Program Committee Service
  • SIGGRAPH 2013, 2014
  • SIGGRAPH Asia 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012
  • Eurographics 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014
  • Eurographics Short Papers 2010, 2012
  • EGSR 2014
  • Pacific Graphics 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Pacific Graphics Short Papers 2011
  • CAD/Graphics 2013
  • 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)