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Interactive Visual Media

The Interactive Visual Media Group develops state-of-the-art algorithms for digital photography and video. Our goal is to provide innovative experiences and tools for such media, for both consumers and visual media professionals.


The Interactive Visual Media group conducts state-of-the-art research in a variety of topics related to computer vision, computer graphics and computational photography. Our goal is to develop new applications for manipulation, reasoning and communication with visual media. Core areas of research include:

  • 3D reconstruction and image segmentation
  • object recognition
  • image and video enhancement

Each year we hire exceptional PhD students for summer internships. Offers are generally made in December through March for the following summer. For more information please visit our intern webpage.


Related Groups

Other groups at Microsoft Research also conducting research in computer vision and computer graphics include:

All Publications

Click here for a list of all our publications (for the most up to date lists, please see the individual member's webpages.)

Recent Publications

Group Alumni

  • Anandan (MSR India)
  • Kentaro Toyama (MSR India)
  • Zhengyou Zhang (MSR Redmond)
  • Harry Shum (Live Search)
  • Antonio Criminisi (MSR Cambridge)
  • Sumit Basu (MSR Redmond)
  • Nebojsa Jojic (MSR Redmond)
  • Chuck Jacobs (MSR Redmond)
  • David Salesin (University of Washington and Adobe)
  • Steve Seitz (University of Washington)
  • Shai Avidan (Adobe)
  • Phil Torr (Oxford Brookes University)
  • Ying Shan (Microsoft)
  • Yaron Caspi (Weizmann)
  • Chris Pal (University of Rochester)
  • Matthew Brown (University of British Columbia)
  • Simon Baker (NVIDIA)
  • Piotr Dollar (Facebook)
  • Wolf Kienzle (MSR Redmond)