Latest News 

2024/02/28: 5 papers accepted at CVPR 2024!
2023/11/28: 1 paper accepted at Neurips 2023 and 1 paper accepted at 3DV 2024!
2023/09/07: Two papers accepeted at SIGGRAPH Asia 2023! Updates will follow soon!
2023/08/17: Two papers accepeted at ICCV 2023!
2023/08/17: HDHumans won the SCA 2023 Best Paper Honorable Mention!
2023/07/03: HDHumans was accepted at SCA 2023!
2023/06/21: Marc Habermann received the Otto Hahn Medal for his Dissertation!
2023/05/04: EgoLocate was accepted at SIGGRAPH 2023 (Journal)!
2023/04/04: Unbiased4D was accepted at CVPR Workshop!
2023/02/16: Two paper accepted to Eurographics 2023. Updates will follow soon!
2022/12/04: One paper accepted to BMVC 2022. Updates will follow soon!
2022/09/29: Marc Habermann received the DAGM MVTec Dissertation Award 2022!
2022/07/29: Neural Radiance Transfer Fields was accepted as an ECCV 2022 (Oral).
2022/07/04: One paper accepted to ECCV 2022. Updates will follow soon!
2022/06/22: Physical Inertial Poser (PIP) was selected as a best paper candidate (1.6% of accepted papers) at CVPR 2022!
2022/04/27: Marc Habermann received the Eurographics 2022 PhD Award!
2021/03/03: One paper accepted to CVPR 2022. Updates will follow soon!
2021/11/18: Website went online!

Research Area 

Mission and Topics 

Our group conducts research at the intersection of Computer Vision, Computer Graphics, and Machine Learning. One long term goal and vision is to develop algorithms, which enable a complete analysis of dynamic and detailed humans. This, for example, involves 4D capture of the human surface, motion capture, lighting estimation, and surface appearance capture. However, not only the analysis of humans is in the focus of our research, but our group also explores new techniques for photorealistic human synthesis by combining concepts from Graphics, Vision, and Machine Learning.
In summary, our research interests include but are not limited to:

  • Human performance capture
  • Human synthesis
  • Body, hand, and face capture
  • Physics-based capture
  • Motion synthesis and human scene interaction
  • Dynamic neural scene representations
  • Differentiable rendering


Current researchers affiliated with the GVDH Group

Dr. Marc Habermann

Research group leader

Human performance capture and synthesis
Motion capture
Hand tracking

Heming Zhu

PhD Student

Human modeling and synthesis
Clothing reconstruction
4D Representations

Guoxing Sun

PhD Student

Performance/Motion Capture
Human-Centric 3D Scene Understanding
3D/4D Reconstruction

Basavaraj R. Sunagad

Master Student

Diffusion-based Human Rendering
Neural Rendering
Human Modeling

Pranay Raj Kamuni

Master Student (co-supervised with Eddy Ilg)

Relightable Scene Rendering
Neural Rendering
BRDF Estimation


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GVDH Group

Let's capture and synthesize detailed 4D digital humans from the real world!