SCS Faculty Candidate

— 11:00am

In Person and Virtual - ET - Newell-Simon 4305 and Zoom

SILVIA SELLÁN, Ph.D. Student, Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto

Stochastic Computer Graphics

Computer Graphics research has long been dominated by the interests of large film, television and social media companies, forcing other, more safety-critical applications (e.g., medicine, engineering, security) to repurpose Graphics algorithms originally designed for entertainment. 

In this talk, I will advocate for a perspective shift in our field that allows us to design algorithms directly for these safety-critical application realms. I will show that this begins by reinterpreting traditional Graphics tasks (e.g., 3D modeling and reconstruction) from a statistical lens and quantifying the uncertainty in our algorithmic outputs, as exemplified by the research I have conducted for the past five years. I will end by mentioning several ongoing and future research directions that carry this statistical lens to entirely new problems in Graphics and Vision and into specific applications.


Silvia Sellán is a fifth year Computer Science PhD student at the University of Toronto, working in Computer Graphics and Geometry Processing. She is a Vanier Doctoral Scholar, an Adobe Research Fellow and the winner of the 2021 University of Toronto Arts & Science Dean’s Doctoral Excellence Scholarship. She has interned twice at Adobe Research and twice at the Fields Institute of Mathematics. She is also a founder and organizer of the Toronto Geometry Colloquium and a member of WiGRAPH. 

Faculty Host: Keenan Krane 

In Person and Zoom Participation.  See announcement.

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