Elena Garces, PhD

Postdoc at Technicolor

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I successfully defended my thesis on October 2016 in the Graphics and Imaging Lab of the University of Zaragoza under the supervision of Prof. Diego Gutierrez. During my thesis I had the great opportunity to intern twice at Adobe Systems and to be mentored by Sunil Hadap, Aseem Agarwala and Aaron Hertzmann. My research interests include computer graphics, computer vision and applied machine learning. In particular, I have been working on inverse problems of appearance capture and scene understanding: recovering lights from a single image, intrinsic images and video, and depth reconstruction. Recently, I've been also interested in art and style recognition.


Exploring Appearance and Style in Heterogeneous Visual Content
Elena Garces
Supervised by: Dr. Diego Gutierrez
PhD Thesis PDF [164MB], 2016
Best Spanish Thesis Award! by "Sociedad Científica Informática de España - Fundación BBVA" [link]


Transfer Learning for Illustration Classification
Manuel Lagunas, Elena Garces
XXV Spanish Computer Graphics Conference (2017)

Intrinsic Light Field Images
Elena Garces, Jose I. Echevarria, Wen Zhang, Hongzhi Wu, Kun Zhou, Diego Gutierrez
Accepted to Computer Graphics Forum, 2017
[PDF] [Supplementary Material]
[code] Unfortunately we cannot share the code at this moment. However, we will be happy to run it with your datasets. Feel free to contact me!

Convolutional Sparse Coding for capturing High Speed Video Content
Ana Serrano, Elena Garces, Diego Gutierrez and Belen Masia
Accepted to Computer Graphics Forum, 2016
[PDF] [Project page]


Icon Set Selection via Human Computation
Lasse Farnung Laursen, Yuki Koyama, Hsiang-Ting Chen, Elena Garces, Diego Gutierrez, Richard Harper and Takeo Igarashi
Pacific Graphics Short Papers (2016)
[Project page]

Style-Based Exploration of Illustration Datasets
Elena Garces, Aseem Agarwala, Aaron Hertzmann, Diego Gutierrez
Multimedia Tools and Applications (2016)
[PDF] [bibtex]


Low Cost Decomposition of Direct and Global Illumination in Real Scenes
Elena Garces, Fernando Martin, Diego Gutierrez
XXV Spanish Computer Graphics Conference (2015)
[PDF] [bibtex]


A Similarity Measure for Illustration Style
Elena Garces, Aseem Agarwala, Diego Gutierrez, Aaron Hertzmann
ACM Transactions on Graphics Vol.33 (4), SIGGRAPH 2014
[Project page] [bibtex]

Intrinsic Video and Applications
Genzhi Ye, Elena Garces, Yebin Liu, Qionghai Dai, Diego Gutierrez
ACM Transactions on Graphics Vol.33 (4), SIGGRAPH 2014
[Project page] [bibtex]

Depth from a Single Image through User Interaction
Angeles Lopez, Elena Garces, Diego Gutierrez
XXIV Spanish Computer Graphics Conference (2014)
[PDF] [bibtex]


Multiple Light Source Estimation from a Single Image
Jorge Lopez-Moreno, Elena Garces, Sunil Hadap, Erik Reinhard, Diego Gutierrez
Computer Graphics Forum, Vol.32 (8), Dec 2013
[PDF] [IMAGE DATASET] [bibtex]


Intrinsic Images by Clustering
Elena Garces, Adolfo Muñoz, Jorge Lopez-Moreno and Diego Gutierrez
Computer Graphics Forum, Vol.31 (4) (EGSR 2012)
[PDF] [Project page] [bibtex]

Graph-Based Reflectance Segmentation
Elena Garces, Diego Gutierrez and Jorge Lopez-Moreno
SIACG 2011
[PDF] [bibtex]