UC San Diego computer science professor Ravi Ramamoorthi recognized for contributions to Neural Radiance Field (NeRF) technology
|The citation for the award: This paper presents a superior method for synthesizing photorealistic views of complex scenes using a continuous radiance field representation, outperforming previous approaches.|
University of California San Diego computer science professor Ravi Ramamoorthi has received a Frontiers of Science Award at the 2023 International Congress of Basic Science. Ramamoorthi (along with his coauthors) is being honored for his contributions to the Neural Radiance Field (NeRF) technology, as described in trend-setting papers at ECCV 2020 and CACM 2022. The NeRF technology is being recognized in the graphics and geometric computing category at the new conference.
The citation for the award: This paper presents a superior method for synthesizing photorealistic views of complex scenes using a continuous radiance field representation, outperforming previous approaches.
Ramamoorthi is part of the team from UC San Diego, UC Berkeley, and Google Research which published the original NeRF papers. NeRF is a technology that allows still photos or standard video clips to be transformed into 3D models through the use of a series of strategies, including Artificial Intelligence (AI). Watch a YouTube video introducing the NeRF technology here.
At the conference, Ramamoorthi gave a talk on the NeRF technology, which is part of his body of research within the Center for Visual Computing at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering.
This NeRF award is just one of four awards in computer graphics, and one of 32 awards in computer science overall for the best papers published in the last 5 years in various disciplines.
The new conference also recognizes the best work in theoretical physics and mathematics. UC San Diego computer science professor Shachar Lovett's work on the Sunflower Lemma was also recognized, within mathematics - combinatorics. This work first appeared in the Annals of Mathematics in 2021.
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