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Reading Group and Research Seminar


Wednesdays from 15:15 to 16:05 online on Teams

This page contains information and the schedule for the Bath Visual Computing reading group and research seminar. Most weeks, two students will give two different types of presentation:

Reading Group

A short presentation (~10 minutes) and group discussion (~10 minutes) of a usually recent research paper that is relevant to a student’s research and of more general interest to the wider group. This can also be a quick survey of a field, e.g. based on your confirmation report. You can prepare slides, if you like, or present using an existing video and the paper.

Preparation: Please send the title of your chosen paper and a link to the project or paper to the organiser the week before your presentation. The idea is to allow others to look at the paper prior to the reading group on Wednesday.

Research Seminar

This is a short presentation (~10 minutes) on a student’s current work in progress, including the motivation and goal of the project, as well as a discussion of current issues and next steps, followed by questions and answers from the group (~10 minutes).


Ground rules
  1. Timeslots were allocated randomly with manual tweaks to ensure at least 4 weeks between presentations by the same person.
  2. If a time is inconvenient for whatever reason, please find someone to swap with, who agrees to swap. Notify the organiser about the swap via email, ccing the other presenter.

Schedule for 2022


Date Reading Group Research Seminar
4 May 2022 Jundan Luo:
Masked Autoencoders Are Scalable Vision Learners [He et al., arXiv 2021]
Manuel Rey Area:
3D photography from a single 360° image
11 May 2022 Alex Taylor:
Generating Diverse High-Fidelity Images with VQ-VAE-2 [Razavi et al., Neurips 2019]
Ningchao Wang:
3D shape generation
18 May 2022 Avery Huang:
Computational Design of Weingarten Surfaces [Pellis et al., TOG 2021]
Oscar Bryan:
Using Multi-view Sonar for Self-supervised Machine Learning
25 May 2022 -- --
1 Jun 2022 George Fletcher:
Skeleton-Aware Networks for Deep Motion Retargeting [Aberman et al., SIGGRAPH 2020]
Qi Zhang
8 Jun 2022 Jack R. Saunders Sameh Hussain
15 Jun 2022 Jake Deane Tina Zhou
22 Jun 2022 Jiong Tao Will Kerr
29 Jun 2022 Joe Goodier Xiaochang Liu
6 Jul 2022 Reuben Lindroos Xi Tian
13 Jul 2022 Ketan Fatania Yuchen Wu
20 Jul 2022 Manuel Rey Area Jundan Luo
27 Jul 2022 Ningchao Wang Alex Taylor
3 Aug 2022 Oscar Bryan Avery Huang
10 Aug 2022 Padraig Boulton --
17 Aug 2022 Qi Zhang George Fletcher
24 Aug 2022 Sameh Hussain Jack R. Saunders
31 Aug 2022 Tina Zhou Jake Deane
7 Sep 2022 Will Kerr Jiong Tao
14 Sep 2022 Xiaochang Liu Joe Goodier
21 Sep 2022 Xi Tian --
28 Sep 2022 Yuchen Wu Ketan Fatania