I am an associate research scientist at Disney Research Zurich.

Before joining Disney, I spent one year as a post-doctoral researcher at the Computer Graphics Laboratory (CGL) of Prof. Markus Gross at ETH Zurich. From 2007 until 2011 I was a Ph.D. student in the Mathematical Image Analysis (MIA) group at Saarland University, Germany. Under the supervision of Prof. Joachim Weickert, I worked on correspondence problems in computer vision (optical flow, stereo).
I received my Bachelor and Master degree in computer science from Saarland University in 2006 and 2007, respectively.

My research interests are image and video processing, focusing on image-based rendering and light field processing.

  • Contact:
  • Disney Research Zurich
  • Stampfenbachstrasse 48
  • CH-8006 Zurich, Switzerland
  • Phone: +41 44 633 77 55
  • Email: first_name.last_name@disneyresearch.com

selected publications
See here for a full list of publications

Also see my Google Scholar profile

    Computational Thermoforming

    C. Schüller, D. Panozzo, A. Grundhöfer, H. Zimmer, E. Sorkine, O. Sorkine-Hornung
    SIGGRAPH 2016
    ACM Transactions on Graphics, Vol. 35 (4), 2016
    [Paper] [Video] [Supplement] [Project]

  • Path-space Motion Estimation and Decomposition for Robust Animation Filtering

    H. Zimmer, F. Rousselle, W. Jakob, O. Wang, D. Adler, W. Jarosz, O. Sorkine-Hornung, A. Sorkine-Hornung
    Eurographics Symposium on Rendering (EGSR) 2015
    Computer Graphics Forum, Vol. 34 (4), 131-142, 2015
    [Paper] [Video] [Supplement] [Project]

  • Phase-Based Frame Interpolation for Video

    S. Meyer, O. Wang, H. Zimmer, M. Grosse, A. Sorkine-Hornung
    IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2015 - oral presentation
    [Paper] [Video] [Supplement] [Project]

  • Panoramic Video from Unstructured Camera Arrays

    F. Perazzi, A. Sorkine-Hornung, H. Zimmer, O. Wang, S. Watson, M. Gross
    Eurographics 2015
    Computer Graphics Forum, Vol. 34 (2), 57-68, 2015
    [Paper] [Video] [Project] [Datasets]

  • VideoSnapping: Interactive Synchronization of Multiple Videos

    O. Wang, C. Schroers, H. Zimmer, M.Gross, A. Sorkine-Hornung
    SIGGRAPH 2014
    ACM Transactions on Graphics 33(4), 2014
    [Paper] [Video] [Project]

  • Scene Reconstruction from High Spatio-Angular Resolution Light Fields

    C. Kim, H. Zimmer, Y. Pritch, A. Sorkine-Hornung, M. Gross
    SIGGRAPH 2013,
    ACM Transactions on Graphics 32(4), 2013
    [Paper (low-res)] [Supplement (low-res)] [Video] [Project]

  • Megastereo: Constructing High-Resolution Stereo Panoramas

    C. Richardt, Y. Pritch, H. Zimmer, A. Sorkine-Hornung
    IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2013 - oral presentation
    [Paper] [Video] [Project]

  • Improved Reconstruction of Deforming Surfaces by Cancelling Ambient Occlusion

    T. Beeler, D. Bradley, H. Zimmer, M. Gross
    European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV) 2012
    [Paper] [Supplement] [Poster] [Video]

  • Modeling Temporal Coherence for Optical Flow

    S.Volz, A.Bruhn, L.Valgaerts, H.Zimmer
    International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) 2011
    [Paper] [Project]

  • Freehand HDR Imaging of Moving Scenes with Simultaneous Resolution Enhancement

    H. Zimmer, A. Bruhn, J. Weickert
    Eurographics 2011,
    Computer Graphics Forum, Vol. 30 (2), 405-414, 2011
    [Paper] [Project]

  • Optic Flow in Harmony

    H. Zimmer, A. Bruhn, J. Weickert
    International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV),
    Vol. 93 (3), 368-388, 2011

  • Joint Estimation of Motion, Structure and Geometry from Stereo Sequences

    L. Valgaerts, A. Bruhn, H. Zimmer, J. Weickert,
    C. Stoll, C. Theobalt
    European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV) 2010
    [Paper] [Project]

See here for a full list of publications


movie credits
Also see my IMDB profile.

Cinderella, 2015

Visual Effects
(researcher: Disney Research)
Big Hero 6, 2014

Miscellaneous Crew
(technology research)
Lucid Dreams of Gabriel, 2014

Visual Effects
Maleficent, 2014

Visual Effects
(researcher: Disney Research)

  • High Frame Rate in Cinema and Research
    Workshop: Die Unertraeglichkeit der Bewegung (The Unbearableness of Motion)
    Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), Zurich, Switzerland, June 6, 2015

  • Von Zurich nach Hollywood (From Zurich to Hollywood)
    Informatiktage 2016
    ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, June 4, 2016
reviewing activities