As medical applications can benefit from virtual humans, Professor Dr. Mario Botsch (Bielefeld University) will - in the context of craniofacial reconstruction - show his audience how digital head models allow us to estimate possible face shapes from a given skull, and to estimate a person's skull from a surface scan of the face.
Mario Botsch is professor in the Computer Science Department at Bielefeld University, where he leads the Computer Graphics & Geometry Processing Group. He received his MSc in mathematics from the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, his PhD in computer science from RWTH Aachen, and did his postdoc studies at ETH Zurich. The focus of his research is the efficient acquisition, optimisation, animation, and visualisation of three-dimensional geometric objects. He is currently investigating 3D-scanning and motion-capturing of humans, modelling and animation of virtual characters, and real-time visualisation in interactive virtual reality scenarios.