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.

Overview

The mission of the Interactive Visual Media Group is to develop state-of-the-art algorithms for digital photography and video with the goal of providing innovative experiences and tools for such media. Our target audience includes both consumers and visual media professionals. We develop experimental technology to analyze, retrieve, and manipulate media in order to create compelling new content or organize existing content. This expands the way in which people can interact with their personal media by providing novel photo and video creation and integration tools, as well as engaging viewing/playback experiences. At the same time, we try to impact Microsoft’s current and future offerings in these areas.

Areas of Research

Our core strengths lie in the areas of computer vision, image processing, and statistical signal processing, namely:

  • Image and video enhancement techniques
  • High-accuracy correspondence algorithms
  • 3D reconstruction, image-based modeling and rendering
  • Object recognition and image search technology

All Publications

Click here for a list of all our publications.

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)