Polarization is a fundamental property of light and describes the direction in which the electric field of light oscillates. Polarization, as an intrinsic property of light, provides an extra dimension of information for probing the physical world. Although polarization is often overlooked, it allows for efficient geometry and material analysis beyond the conventional color images. With the snapshot quad-Bayer polarization camera being commercialized, there have been growing interests in using polarization cues to solve a wide range of visual computing problems. Recent advances have demonstrated advantages of using polarization imaging for geometry and material understanding. In this course, we will cover comprehensive topics in polarization imaging, from the fundamental physical principles to its applications in various visual computing problems. We will specifically focus on recent advances on using polarization imaging for solving the problems of reflectance modeling, 3D reconstruction, and transparent object segmentation. Finally, we will showcase applications of polarization imaging in industry settings.

  • Time: Monday, 08/07/2022, 9:00am - 12:00pm PDT.
  • Location: 411 Theater, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA. Recorded videos will also be uploaded here soon.
  • Contact: Please see the organizers' information below.