Jean-Charles Bazin

  I am a senior researcher (Oberassistent) at Computer Graphics Laboratory of Prof. Markus Gross and at Computer Vision and Geometry Group of Prof. Marc Pollefeys at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. I am a member of the Being There Center and I am also working in collaboration with Disney Research Zurich.

  My CV

I am offering some research topics for students (undegraduate, master) and interns, interested in computer vision/graphics. Do not hesitate to send me an email to apply for a topic. Your are also welcome to suggest your own topics.


Education and Experience


Starting Aug. 2014 Associate Research Scientist at Disney Research Zurich, Switzerland

Collaborators: Prof. Markus Gross and Dr. Alexander Sorkine-Hornung


Sept. 2011 - July 2014 Senior researcher (Oberassistant) at CGL/CVG, ETH-Zurich, Switzerland

Collaborators: Prof. Markus Gross and Prof. Marc Pollefeys


Sept. 2010 - May 2011 Post-doctoral fellow in CVL (Ikeuchi Lab), University of Tokyo, Japan

Advisor: Prof. Katsushi Ikeuchi


Sept. 2006 - Aug. 2010 PhD degree at RCV Lab, KAIST, South Korea

Advisor: Prof. Inso Kweon


Sept. 2005 - Sept. 2006 Master of Science (DEA) at UTC, France


Sept. 2001 - Sept. 2006     Engineering diploma in Computer Sciences at UTC, France



Computer Graphics Laboratory

ETH Zurich, CAB G 100.5

Universitatstrasse 6

8092 Zurich, Switzerland

Phone: +41 (0)44 633 79 38
E-mail: jebazin _AT_


1 August 2014 I will join Disney Research Zurich as an Associate Research Scientist!! I will work in the Video Technology team with Alexander Sorkine-Hornung.

4 July 2014 Our paper about architecture pile deconstruction has been accepted at AAG'14!!!

See you in London, England in September 2014

16 June 2014 Our paper about "inlier optimization for uncalibrated views" has been accepted at ECCV!!!

See you in our lovely Zurich in September 2014

21 May 2014 Our paper about "jumping pictures for smartphones" has been accepted at ICIP!!!

See you in Paris in October 2014

7-11 April 2014 Attending Eurographics 2014 in Strasbourg, France, to present our paper

17-21 March 2014 Invited talk at Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden and visit of Fredrik Kahl's group

19 March 2014 Our paper about "immersive 3D telepresence" has been accepted at IEEE Computer!!!

18 March 2014 We have two papers accepted at ICME'14!!!

See you in Chengdu, China in July 2014

3 Jan. 2014 Our paper about point-based 3D reconstruction has been accepted at Eurographics'14!!!

See you in Strasbourg, France in April 2014

1 Jan. 2014 I am promoted to the "senior researcher/lecturer" (Oberassistent) position at ETH Zurich

1-8 Dec. 2013 Attending ICCV 2013 in Sydney, Australia, to present our paper

2 Sept. 2013 Our paper about rank minimization has been accepted at ICCV'13!!!

See you in Sydney, Australia in December 2013

28 August 2013 Our work on gaze correction for video-conferencing has been presented on Gizmodo and aired on Discovery Channel !!!

21-25 July 2013 Attending SIGGRAPH 2013 in Anaheim, California, to present our paper

6-10 May 2013 Attending Eurographics 2013 in Girona, Spain, to present our paper

27 March 2013 Our paper about interactive image painting has been accepted at SIGGRAPH'13!!!

See you in Anaheim, California in July 2013

21 March 2013 Our work on gaze correction for video-conferencing has been nominated in the top 5 of the most promising ETH inventions of the year!!!

10 Jan. 2013 Our paper about music retargeting has been accepted at Eurographics'13!!!

See you in Girona, Spain in May 2013

9 Dec. 2012 Our paper about inlier correspondence set maximization has been accepted at PAMI!!!

28 Nov. 2012 Attending SIGGRAPH Asia'12 in Singapore, to present our paper

20 Nov. 2012 Invited talk at VML Lab, KAIST, South Korea

19 Nov. 2012 Invited talk at SG Lab, KAIST, South Korea

5-9 Nov. 2012 Attending ACCV'12 in Daejeon, South Korea, to present our paper

13-17 Oct 2012 Attending 3DimPVT'12 and 3DTV-CON'12 in Zurich, Switzerland, to present our paper

7-12 Oct 2012 Attending IROS'12 in Vilamoura, Portugal, to present our paper

2 Oct 2012 Invited talk at AI Lab, University of Zurich, Switzerland

25 Sept 2012 Our paper about inlier set maximization with a rotation model has been accepted in oral at ACCV'12!!!

See you in Daejeon, South Korea in November 2012

4 Sept 2012 Our paper about 3D video-conferencing has been accepted at 3DTV-CON'12!!!

See you in Zurich in November 2012

6 Aug 2012 Our paper about gaze correction has been accepted at SIGGRAPH-Asia'12!!!!

See you in Singapore in November 2012

2 July 2012 Our paper about 3-line RANSAC has been accepted at IROS'12!!!

See you in Vilamoura, Portugal in October 2012

16-21 June 2012 Attending CVPR'12 in Providence, USA, to present our paper


  • Book "catadioptric vision for robotic applications", February 2011, 192 pages
    Contact me by email to get "OmniToolbox v2.1", the Omnidirectional Vision Toolbox for Matlab
Line clustering

  • Omni-video stabilization
    "Stabilizing Omnidirectional Videos Using 3D Structure and Spherical Image Warping", by Mostafa Kamali, Atsuhiko Banno, Jean-Charles Bazin, Inso Kweon and Katsushi Ikeuchi, MVA'11, MVA best paper award nominee.
Line clustering

  • 2-point algorithm
    "Motion estimation by decoupling rotation and translation in catadioptric vision", by Jean-Charles Bazin, Cedric Demonceaux, Pascal Vasseur and Inso Kweon, CVIU'10
Line clustering

  • Sensor Fusion for Navigation
    "Ground Vehicle Navigation in Harsh Urban Conditions by Integrating Inertial Navigation System, Global Positioning System, Odometer and Vision Data", by Seong-Baek Kim, Jean-Charles Bazin, Hyung-Keun Lee, Kyung-Ho Choi and Sang-Young Park, IET RSN'11
VP extraction

  • VP extraction
    - "3-line RANSAC for Orthogonal Vanishing Point Detection", by Jean-Charles Bazin and Marc Pollefeys, IROS'12
    - "Rotation Estimation and Vanishing Point Extraction by Omnidirectional Vision in Urban Environment", by Jean-Charles Bazin, Cedric Demonceaux, Pascal Vasseur and Inso Kweon, IJRR'12 (journal version)
    - "An Original Approach for Automatic Plane Extraction by Omnidirectional Vision", by Jean-Charles Bazin, Pierre-Yves Laffont, Inso Kweon, Cedric Demonceaux and Pascal Vasseur, IROS'10 (2pt for H)
    - "A Robust Top-Down Approach for Rotation Estimation and Vanishing Points Extraction by Catadioptric Vision in Urban Environment", by Jean-Charles Bazin, Inso Kweon, Cedric Demonceaux and Pascal Vasseur, IROS'08 (orth VP)
    - "UAV Attitude Estimation by Vanishing Points in Catadioptric Images", by Jean-Charles Bazin, Inso Kweon, Cedric Demonceaux and Pascal Vasseur, ICRA'08 (bundles)
Skyline IR

  • Skyline extraction in IR-cata images
    "Dynamic Programming and Skyline Extraction in Catadioptric Infrared Images", by Jean-Charles Bazin, Inso Kweon, Cedric Demonceaux and Pascal Vasseur, ICRA'09

Research - optimization (selected)

rank minimization

  • "Globally Optimal Inlier Set Maximization With Unknown Rotation and Focal Length" by Jean-Charles Bazin, Seo Yongduek, Richard Hartley and Marc Pollefeys, ECCV, 2014

rank minimization

  • "Partial Sum Minimization of Singular Values in RPCA for Low-Level Vision" by Tae-Hyun Oh, Hyeongwoo Kim, Yu-Wing Tai, Jean-Charles Bazin, In So Kweon, ICCV, 2013

Feature correspondence

  • "A Branch and Bound Approach to Correspondence and Grouping Problems" by Jean-Charles Bazin, Hongdong Li, Inso Kweon, Cedric Demonceaux, Pascal Vasseur and Katsushi Ikeuchi, PAMI, 2013

Rotation search

  • "Globally Optimal Consensus Set Maximization Through Rotation Search" by Jean-Charles Bazin, Yongduek Seo and Marc Pollefeys ACCV'12 (oral, 3.6% acceptance rate)

    Code to be released soon
Line clustering

  • "Globally Optimal Line Clustering and Vanishing Point Estimation in Manhattan World" by Jean-Charles Bazin, Yongduek Seo, Cedric Demonceaux, Pascal Vasseur, Katsushi Ikeuchi, Inso Kweon and Marc Pollefeys, CVPR'12

    Code (line extraction and clustering) to be released soon

Research - telepresence (selected)

gaze correction

  • 3D Telepresence
    "Immersive 3D Telepresence" by Henry Fuchs, Andrei State and Jean-Charles Bazin, IEEE Computer, 2014 (project webpage to come soon)
gaze correction

  • Gaze correction
    "Gaze Correction with a Single Webcam " by Dominik Giger, Jean-Charles Bazin, Claudia Kuster, Jianfei Cai, Tiberiu Popa and Markus Gross ICME'14 (project webpage to come soon)
3D teleconferencing

  • Multiple RGBD Cameras Registration
    "Registration of Multiple RGBD Cameras via Local Rigid Transformations" by Teng Deng, Jean-Charles Bazin, Tobias Martin, Claudia Kuster, Jianfei Cai, Tiberiu Popa and Markus Gross ICME'14 (project webpage to come soon)
gaze correction

3D teleconferencing

  • 3D teleconferencing
    "Towards Next Generation 3D Teleconferencing Systems" by Claudia Kuster, Nicola Ranieri, Agustina, Henning Zimmer, Jean-Charles Bazin, Chengzheng Sun, Tiberiu Popa and Markus Gross 3DTV-CON'12 (special session) (webpage)

Research - fun projects (selected)

pile deconstruction

  • Architectural pile deconstruction
    "A Graph-based Approach for Discovery of Stable Deconstruction Sequences", by Lukas Beyeler, Jean-Charles Bazin, and Emily Whiting, Advances in Architectural Geometry 2014 (AAG'14) (project webpage to come soon)
Jumping picture

  • Jumping pictures
    "Automatic Jumping Photos on Smartphones", by Cecilia Garcia, Jean-Charles Bazin, Marcel Lancelle and Markus Gross, ICIP'14 (project webpage to come soon)
Image Painting

  • Digital image painting
    "Painting by Feature: Texture Boundaries for Example-based Image Creation", by Michal Lukac, Jakub Fiser, Jean-Charles Bazin, Ondrej Jamriska, Alexander Sorkine-Hornung and Daniel Sykora, SIGGRAPH'13 (webpage)
Music Retargeting

  • Music retargeting
    "Scalable Music: Automatic Music Retargeting and Synthesis", by Simon Wenner, Jean-Charles Bazin, Changil Kim, Alexander Hornung and Markus Gross, Eurographics'13 (webpage)
World Tour in 80 secs

  • Internet trip
    "Around the World in 80 Seconds", by Jean-Charles Bazin, Alexandre Richard, Yu-Wing Tai and Inso Kweon, SIGGRAPH'11 (poster session)
face modeling

  • 3D face modeling
    "2D/3D Virtual Face Modeling", by Soonkee Chung, Jean-Charles Bazin and Inso Kweon, ICIP'11
Virtual face sculpting

  • Virtual face sculpting
    "Virtual Face Sculpting", by Jean-Charles Bazin, Soonkee Chung, Roger Blanco Ribera, Quang Pham and Inso Kweon, SIGGRAPH'10 (poster session)
Virtual face sculpting

  • Eye opening
    "Automatic Closed Eye Correction", by Jean-Charles Bazin, Dang-Quang Pham, Inso Kweon, Kuk-Jin Yoon, ICIP'09
Robot dance


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