Dr. Tunç Ozan Aydın
Research Scientist

Disney Research Zürich
Walt Disney Studios Switzerland
Stampfenbachstrasse 48
8006 Zürich Switzerland [ map ]

Phone: +41 44 633 9426
tunc [at] disneyresearch [dot] com

Latest News

[ Archive ]  
Aug 2017: Our CVPR spotlight presentation on information-flow matting is now on YouTube.
Aug 2017: Two Minute Papers posted a nice video summarizing our green-screen keying work [ link ].
Jul 2017: The extended version of our CVPR matting paper is now in ArXiv. See publications for details.



I am a Research Scientist at Disney Research located at the Zürich Lab. My current research primarily focuses on image and video processing problems that address various movie production challenges, such as natural matting, green-screen keying, color grading, edge-aware filtering, and temporal coherence, among others. I have also been interested in analyzing visual content in terms of visual quality and aesthetic plausibility by utilizing knowledge of the human visual system. In my work I tend to utilize High Dynamic Range, Stereoscopic 3D, and High Frame-rate content, in addition to standard 8-bit images and videos.

Prior to joining Disney Research, I worked as a Research Associate at the Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik from 2006-2011, where I obtained my PhD degree under the supervision of Karol Myszkowski and Hans-Peter Seidel. I received the Eurographics PhD award in 2012 for my dissertation. I hold a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the College of Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Istanbul Teknik Universitesi.

I am always looking for technically strong and self-motivated people to work with. Drop me a line if you are an ETH student and would like to work with me on your thesis/semester project. I also occasionally offer intership opportunities.

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Designing Effective Inter-Pixel Information Flow for Natural Image Matting

Yağız Aksoy, Tunç Ozan Aydın, Marc Pollefeys

IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2017

  • Spotlight Paper
  • Alpha Matting Benchmark [ link ]
[ Paper ] [ Spotlight Presentation ] [ GitHub Link ] [ Benchmark Results ]

Unmixing-Based Soft Color Segmentation for Image Manipulation

Yağız Aksoy, Tunç Ozan Aydın, Aljoša Smolić, Marc Pollefeys

ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG) 2017 (SIGGRAPH 2017)

[ Paper ] [ Supplemental Material ] [ doi ]

Automated Aesthetic Analysis of Photographic Images

Tunç Ozan Aydın, Aljoša Smolić, Markus Gross

IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG) 2015

  • Invited presentation at Expressive 2015
[ Paper ] [ doi ]

Temporally Coherent Tone Mapping of HDR Video

Tunç Ozan Aydın, Nikolce Stefanoski, Simone Croci, Markus Gross, Aljoša Smolić

ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG) 2014 (SIGGRAPH Asia 2014)

[ Paper ] [ YouTube Video ] [ doi ]

Optimizing Stereo-to-Multiview Conversion for Autostereoscopic Displays

Alexandre Chapiro, Simon Heinzle, Tunç Ozan Aydın, Steven Poulakos, Matthias Zwicker, Aljoša Smolić, Markus Gross

Computer Graphics Forum (CGF) 2014 (EUROGRAPHICS 2014)

[ Paper ] [ doi ]

Practical Temporal Consistency for Image-Based Graphics Applications

Manuel Lang, Oliver Wang, Tunç Ozan Aydın, Aljoša Smolić, Markus Gross

ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG) 2012 (SIGGRAPH 2012)

[ Paper ] [ doi ]

Visually Significant Edges

Tunç Ozan Aydın, Martin Čadík, Karol Myszkowski, Hans-Peter Seidel

ACM Transactions on Applied Perception (TAP) 2010 (Applied Perception in Graphics and Visualization 2010)

  • One of the three papers from APGV 2010 selected for referral to ACM TAP
  • Images from this article selected as cover image of ACM TAP volume 7 [ frontmatter ]
[ Paper ] [ Slides ] [ doi ]

Dynamic Range Independent Image Quality Assessment

Tunç Ozan Aydın, Rafał Mantiuk, Karol Myszkowski, Hans-Peter Seidel

ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG) 2008 (SIGGRAPH 2008)

[ Paper ] [ Matlab Code ] [ SIGGRAPH 2008 Slides ] [ doi ]