MIT EECS — Amazon Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar
Rephotography on the iPad
Frederic P. Durand
This project aims to develop an application that will demonstrate an interactive, real-time visualization of rephotography on the iPad. Rephotography is a technique that captures a photograph of the same scene from the same viewpoint of an existing, older photograph, providing a compelling visualization of the progress of time. In order to achieve this goal, we must translate computer vision algorithms and visual reconstruction techniques used by an existing prototype composed of a laptop and digital camera into an iPad application, and replace 3D pose estimation techniques with visual feedback from the iPad’s camera. This application will allow a user to take a reference image and follow a visualization to reach a desired viewpoint as he/she moves through the scene with a camera.
I am very excited to be working with Professor Durand on the Rephotography project. I took Computational Photography last spring and found research topics in this field very compelling. This, along with my previous experience in iOS development and interest in photography made this project a great fit for me! Through this project, I hope to learn more about the challenges that the computer vision community faces today.