Elena Garces, PhD

Postdoc at Technicolor

Google Scholar

I am Postdoctoral researcher at Technicolor, working with Erik Reinhard. Before that, I 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, video and light fields, and depth reconstruction. Recently, I've been also interested in art and style recognition.

May 2017: 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]


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


Light Field Color Segmentation with an Application to Intrinsic Decomposition
Elena Garces, Erik Reinhard
IEEE WACV (2018)


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]

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]


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]


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
[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]


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]