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UW CSE computer vision research on cover of CACM

frontmatter-1-1The cover article in this month’s Communications of the ACM describes UW CSE’s “Moving Portraits” research by

“We present an approach for generating face animations from large image collections of the same person. Such collections, which we call photobios, are remarkable in that they summarize a person’s life in photos; the photos sample the appearance of a person over changes in age, pose, facial expression, hairstyle, and other variations … By optimizing the quantity and order in which photos are displayed and cross dissolving between them, we can render smooth transitions between face pose (e.g., from frowning to smiling), and create moving portraits from collections of still photos”

Read the article – which includes a terrific video – here.  (Direct link to the video here.)