Marc Pollefeys is a full professor in the Institute for Visual Computing of the Dept. of Computer Science of ETH Zürich since 2007 where he leads the Computer Vision and Geometry lab and Director of Science at Microsoft HoloLens since July 2016.
Since July 2018 he leads the Microsoft MR&AI lab in Zurich. He was previously associated with the Dept. of Computer Science of the UNC Chapel Hill where he started the computer vision group as an assistant professor in 2002 and became an associate professor in 2005. Before he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium, where he also received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in 1994 and 1999, respectively. His main area of research is computer vision. One of his main research goals is to develop flexible approaches to capture visual representations of real world objects, scenes and events.
He was program chair of the IEEE Int. Conf. on Computer Vision and Patern Recognition in 2009, general chair of the European Conference on Computer Vision and is general chair of the Int. Conf. on Cpmputer Vision in 2019.
He has organized workshops and courses at major vision and graphics conferences and has served on the program committees of many conferences. Prof. Pollefeys is on the Editorial Board of the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, the International Journal of Computer Vision and Foundations and Trends in Computer Graphics and Computer Vision. He is a fellow of the IEEE.
Expertise: Computer vision; 3D-from-video; semantic 3D reconstruction, robotic perception, (self-)calibration; camera networks; active vision; multiple view geometry; omnidirectional vision; image-based modeling and rendering; applications of computer vision VR/AR.