Plentzia May 2005, north of Bilbao, Spain




I have moved to ETH Zurich + UCL - this page is no longer updated.




My name is Gabriel Brostow, and I am a postdoc in the Vision and Robotics Group here at Cambridge University. I work with Roberto Cipolla, his students, and other researchers here. We are part of the Engineering Department's Machine Intelligence Lab, and I am also a visiting fellow of St. John's College, one of the main colleges that make up this university.

I came here as a Marshall Sherfield Fellow after completing my Ph.D. in the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Our group there, the Computational Perception Lab, was founded by my advisor, Irfan Essa, as the vision & animation arm of the interdisciplinary GVU Center.

My research and teaching are on the computational perception of motion; analyzing it in video, modeling it, and synthesizing animations. This work is exciting because it can potentially impact diverse areas like A.I., biomechanics, games, special effects, and zoology. Below you'll find links to some of my published research.

Note to prospective students



Refereed publications

Non-Rigid Photometric Stereo with Colored Lights, ICCV 2007

(updates coming soon)
Input image and 3D reconstruction
G. J. Brostow, R. Cipolla, "Unsupervised Bayesian Detection of Independent Motion in Crowds," In Proc. IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Vol I: 594-601, June 2006.

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M. Johnson, G. J. Brostow, J. Shotton, O. Arandjelovic, V. Kwatra, R. Cipolla, "Semantic Photo Synthesis," Computer Graphics Forum (Proc. Eurographics) Volume 25, #3, p407-413, 2006.

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Image synthesized after image was designed within the GUI
A. R. Shen, G. J. Brostow, R. Cipolla, "Toward Automatic Bloodspatter Analysis in Crime Scenes," In Proceedings IET Crime and Security Conference (Imaging for Crime Detection and Prevention), p378-383, 2006.

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M. Wilczkowiak, G. J. Brostow, B. Tordoff, R. Cipolla, "Hole Filling Through Photomontage," p492-501 in BMVC 2005.

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M. Terry, G.J. Brostow, G. Ou, J. Tyman, D. Gromala, "Making Space for Time in Time-Lapse Photography," In SIGGRAPH Technical Sketches, 2004.

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G. J. Brostow, I. Essa, D. Steedly, V. Kwatra, "Novel Skeletal Representation For Articulated Creatures," In Proceedings of European Conference on Computer Vision, May 2004, Vol III: 66-78.

Official version © Springer-Verlag

 

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G. J. Brostow, "Novel Skeletal Representation For Articulated Creatures," Ph.D. Thesis, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2004.

 

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K.E. Sukel, R. Catrambone, I.A. Essa, G.J. Brostow, "Presenting Movement in a Computer-Based Dance Tutor," In International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 15(3), 2003

 

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G. J. Brostow and I. A. Essa, "Image-Based Motion Blur for Stop Motion Animation," In Computer Graphics, Proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2001.

(Patent Pending)
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I. A. Essa and G. J. Brostow, "A Course on Digital Video Special Effects," in Proceedings of the IEEE CS Workshop on Undergraduate Education & Image Computation, Hilton Head, South Carolina, June, 2000.

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- DVFX Home Page
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J. O' Brien, B. Bodenheimer, G. J. Brostow, J. Hodgins, "Automatic Joint Parameter Estimation From Magnetic Motion Capture Data," Graphics Interface 2000, Montreal, Canada.

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G. J. Brostow and I. A. Essa, "Motion Based Decompositing of Video," in Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision 1999, Corfu, Greece, September 1999.

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Pointers to recent press

GOWN Magazine - January 2007 (to appear) - CSI: Cambridge - by (me!) Gabriel J. Brostow
Research Horizons Magazine - October 2006 - Making sense of CCTV
Insight Magazine - Autumn 2005, Issue #6 - Following the crowd: tracking pedestrian motion
Cambridge Engineering Dept. Homepage -24 Aug 2005 -  Detecting individual people in a crowd by Jaq Saggers
Business Weekly (Lead Story) - 30 Aug 2005 - Hi-tech tracker could close net on tube terrorists by Ben Fountain
Star Radio 107.9/1 FM - 31 Aug 2005 interview with Ben James
Cambridge Evening News - 2 Sep 2005 - Zooming in on terror by Rebecca Attwood


Links of possible interest

Recent photos from travel and Kite Aerial Photography
My old web page at Georgia Tech
DVFX: The class on special effects I co-taught with Irfan Essa
Map and info for transit among the London airports & Cambridge
Curriculum Vitae
Research Statement


Contact information

Gabriel J. Brostow
Department of Engineering #436
University of Cambridge
Cambridge CB2 1PZ
United Kingdom

E-mail: gjb47 (at) cam.ac.uk

Photo of Gabriel Brostow, by Julien Fauqueur
                                                                                                   photo by Julien Fauqueur