A06 | Quantitative Quality Assessment of Computational Photography

Jun.-Prof. Martin Fuchs, Universität Stuttgart 
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Prof. Bastian Goldlücke, Universität Konstanz
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Bastian Goldlücke

Alexander Wender, Universität Stuttgart – Email | Website

Computational photography (CP) has in recent years emerged as a vibrant sub-field within visual computing and has brought forth highly creative techniques, expanding the notion of a camera beyond the traditional model. By combining novel optical designs with algorithmic techniques for image reconstruction, CP techniques provide advantages such as higher image quality (like removal of motion blur) or even post-acquisition control of photographic parameters (e.g., refocusing).

Due to the great variation of imaging approaches, though, quantitative means, which enable direct evaluations of the comparative performance, are largely unavailable to date.In this project, we intend to address this by establishing suitable benchmarks.

Reseach Questions

What scenes can serve as litmus tests for CP techniques?

How can we make them digitally available to the community in efficient ways?

How can we derive predictive performance metrics?

Refocused images, recorded with a household computational camera.

Refocused images, recorded with a household computational camera. (Alexander Wender, Julian Iseringhausen, Bastian Goldluecke, Martin Fuchs and Matthias B. Hullin. (2015): Light Field Imaging through Household Optics. Vision, Modeling & Visualization)


  1. Iseringhausen, Julian; Goldlücke, Bastian; Pesheva, Nina; u. a. (2017): „4D Imaging through Spray-On Optics“. In: ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2017). (ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2017)) 36 (4), S. 35:1–35:11.