Computer Graphics
TU Braunschweig

Seminar Computergraphik WS'23/24

Dr.-Ing. Susana Castillo

Hörerkreis: Bachelor & Master

Modul: INF-STD-66, INF-STD-68
Vst.Nr.: 4216012, 4216021

Topic: Current Research in Computer Graphics


In the Computer Graphics Seminar we discuss current research results in the field of Computer Graphics. The tasks of the participants are to write up a research report, to review the work of another student in writing, and to later revise and improve their own report to reflect the input gathered from the review. Finally, at the end of the semester and during a block-seminar, each student will give an oral presentation on their respective research reports. This must also be rehearsed beforehand in front of the assigned individual supervisor and his/her suggestions for improvement must be integrated.


The course is aimed at Bachelor's and Master's students in Computer Science (Informatik), IST, and Business Informatics (Wirtschaftsinformatik), as well as students pursuing their Master in Data Science.

The registration takes place centrally via StudIP. The number of participants is limited to 6 students.

Important Dates

All dates listed here must be adhered to. Attendance at all events is mandatory.

  • 13.07.2023 to 02.08.2023: Registration via Stud.IP
  • Until 16.10.2023: Submission of topic requests
  • 25.10.2023, 13:15.: Kick-Off Meeting (G41b, ICG) [Slides]
  • 06.11.2023: End of the deregistration period
  • 26.11.2023: Submission of the written paper
  • 06.12.2023: Submission of the review report
  • 20.12.2023: Submission of the revised paper
  • Until 19.01.2024: Trial presentation
  • 25.01.2024: Submission of the presentation slides
  • 26.01.2024, 09:00 - 11:00: Presentations - Block Event Part 1
  • 02.02.2024, 09:00 - 11:00: Presentations - Block Event Part 2

Registered students have the possibility to deregister until 2 weeks after the start of the lectures (i.e., 06.11.23) at the latest. For a successful deregistration, it is necessary to deregister via e-mail with the seminar supervisor (

Registered students, and students on the waiting list, have the possibility to send their top 3 topic requests in order of preference via email to until the 16.10.23, so that they will be considered for the topic assignment. In the mail, it must also be stated how many students are participating in the seminar in the current study program.

Once a topic has been assigned to the student, all consequent submissions have to be sent by mail to the respective advisor and additionally to If not communicated otherwise, the deadline for all submissions is at 23:59 on the due day.

The respective drop-offs are done by email to and if necessary by email to the respective advisor.

If you have any questions about the course, please contact


  • The final assignation of topics will be communicated during the Kick-Off event.
  • For each topic, the student needs to prepare a report in latex using the ICG Template.
    The content of the report is a short summary of the work in one's own words and the elaboration of the main points, with a minimum length of 8 pages. The report should clearly reflect that the topic has been understood and was critically assessed.
  • Each participant will later write a 1-2 page review on the report of another student (assigned by the seminar's supervisor). For writing the review one should pay particular attention to the comprehensibility and linguistic style of the summary.
  • After receiving the review on one's own paper, the student will need to revise and improve their manuscript according to the received feedback.
  • For the final presentations, the students can either use their own laptops or one provided by the Institute. If the student needs to use the ICG laptop, they need to contact in time, at least two weeks before the presentations. .
  • The topics will be presented in approximately 20 minute presentations followed by a discussion.
  • The language for the presentations can be either German or English.
  • The oral presentation, the written paper, and the preparation of the review report, are all mandatory requirements to pass the course successfully.


Files and Templates


  1. A Study of Change Blindness in Immersive Environments
    Daniel Martin, Xin Sun, Diego Gutierrez, Belen Masia
    IEEE VR 2023
    Advisor: Colin Groth

    Change Blindness beschreibt den Effekt, der Menschen blind macht für Veränderungen in einer Szene oder von Objekten. Auf natürliche Weise tritt Change Blindness zum Beipiel auf, wenn wir blinzeln. In dieser Arbeit untersuchen die Forscher den Effekt in einer Virtual Reality-Umgebung mit einer Vielzahl von Experimenten.

  2. 3D Gaussian Splatting for Real-Time Radiance Field Rendering
    Bernhard Kerbl, Georgios Kopanas, Thomas Leimkühler, George Drettakis
    SIGGRAPH 2023
    Advisor: Florian Hahlbohm
    Dieses Paper beschäftigt sich mit der Rekonstruktion von unbegrenzten, statischen Echtweltszenen mittels 3D Gaußverteilungen. Im Gegensatz zu existierenden Methoden ermöglicht dieser Ansatz sowohl minutenschnelle Optimierung als auch Rendering mit Full HD Auflösung in Echtzeit.

  3. Iterative alpha-(de)Blending: a Minimalist Deterministic Diffusion Model
    Eric Heitz, Laurent Belcour, Thomas Chambon
    SIGGRAPH 2023
    Advisor: Sascha Fricke

    In this paper the authors derive a minimalist difussion model which, while being pretty much equivalent to existing ones, is derived in a simpler manner, using only basic (bachelor-level) concepts.

  4. K-Planes: Explicit Radiance Fields in Space, Time, and Appearance
    Sara Fridovich-Keil, Giacomo Meanti, Frederik Rahbaek Warburg, Benjamin Recht, Angjoo Kanazawa
    CVPR 2023
    Advisor: Moritz Kappel

    K-Planes beschreibt ein planares Faktorisierungsverfahren für die effiziente Rekonstruktion und Darstellung von allgemeinen n-dimensionalen Neural Radiance Fields. Diese Form der Darstellung ermöglicht eine direkte Erweiterung von statischen 3D Szenen um zusätzliche Dimensionen wie Zeit und Beleuchtung.
  5. A Hybrid Generator Architecture for Controllable Face Synthesis
    Dann Mensah, Nam Hee Kim, Miika Aittala, Samuli Laine, and Jaakko Lehtinen
    SIGGRAPH 2023
    Advisor: JP Tauscher

    Im Zusammenhang mit menschlichen Gesichtern wird in dieser Arbeit eine datengesteuerte Generatorarchitektur geschaffen, die gleichzeitig die fotorealistische Qualität moderner generativer adversarialer Netze (GAN) beibehält und explizite, entkoppelte Kontrollen über Kopfformen, Ausdrücke, Identität, Hintergrund und Beleuchtung ermöglicht. Dies ermöglicht beispielsweise die Gesichtsanimation mit klassischen Animationswerkzeugen.

  6. Gloss Management for Consistent Reproduction of Real and Virtual Objects
    Bin Chen, Michal Piovarči, Chao Wang, Hans-Peter Seidel, Piotr Didyk, Karol Myszkowski, and Ana Serrano
    SIGGRAPH Asia 2022
    Advisor: Susana Castillo
    Achtung: Betreuung, Ausarbeitung und Talk auf Englisch!

    With the overarching goal of translating material appearance between real-world objects to their digital on-screen representations, the authors present a perceptually based, experimentally derived, prediction to correct material parameters in a rendering system to improve the match of gloss appearance between real objects and their visualization on a display device.


Colin Groth

Florian Hahlbohm

Sascha Fricke

Moritz Kappel

JP Tauscher

Susana Castillo