Elena Garces, PhD

Juan de la Cierva Fellow, URJC
Lead Scientist, Desilico Labs

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I am Juan de la Cierva Fellow at URJC working with Prof. Dr. Miguel Angel Otaduy and lead scientist at Desilico Labs. Before that, I was a post-doctoral researcher at Technicolor R&D in Rennes (France) working with Dr. Erik Reinhard in light-field photography. I completed my Ph.D. in 2016 in the Computer Science department at the University of Zaragoza (Spain) advised by Prof. Dr. Diego Gutierrez. During my Ph.D. I spent two summers interning at Adobe Systems, in San Jose (California, US) and Seattle (Washington, US), mentored by Sunil Hadap, Aseem Agarwala and Aaron Hertzmann; and collaborated with the start-up Skin Analytics, based in London (UK). My research interests span the fields of computer graphics, computer vision and applied machine learning. In particular, I focus on inverse problems of appearance capture and scene understanding.

I'm proud to be one of the recipients of the 2017 National Award for Young Researchers from the Spanish Scientific Computer Science Society and the BBVA Foundation.
Premios de Investigación Sociedad Científica Informática de España - Fundación BBVA [link]

2019

BRDF Estimation of Complex Materials with Nested Learning
Raquel Vidaurre, Dan Casas, Elena Garces, Jorge Lopez-Moreno
IEEE Winter Conf. on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV 2019)
Project page

2018

Learning icons appearance similarity
Manuel Lagunas, Elena Garces, Diego Gutierrez
Multimedia Tools and Applications, 2018

Light Field Color Segmentation with an Application to Intrinsic Decomposition
Elena Garces, Erik Reinhard
IEEE Winter Conf. on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV 2018)

2017

Transfer Learning for Illustration Classification
Manuel Lagunas, Elena Garces
XXV Spanish Computer Graphics Conference (2017)
[PDF] [CODE] [bibtex]

Intrinsic Light Field Images
Elena Garces, Jose I. Echevarria, Wen Zhang, Hongzhi Wu, Kun Zhou, Diego Gutierrez
Computer Graphics Forum Vol.36 (8), 2017
[PDF] [Supplementary Material]
[bibtex]

Convolutional Sparse Coding for capturing High Speed Video Content
Ana Serrano, Elena Garces, Diego Gutierrez and Belen Masia
Computer Graphics Forum Vol.36 (8), 2017
[PDF] [Project page] [bibtex]

2016

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)
[PDF] [Project page] [bibtex]

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

2015

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]

2014

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

2013

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]

2011-2012

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]

PHD THESIS

Exploring Appearance and Style in Heterogeneous Visual Content
Elena Garces
Supervised by: Dr. Diego Gutierrez
19 October 2016
PhD Thesis PDF [73.4MB], 2016