Chair for Computer Aided Medical Procedures & Augmented Reality
Lehrstuhl für Informatikanwendungen in der Medizin & Augmented Reality

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Pierre Fite-Georgel

phone: +49 (89) 289 19400 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              +49 (89) 289 19400      end_of_the_skype_highlighting (Garching)
room: 03.13.042
address: Technische Universität München
Boltzmannstr. 3
85748 Garching bei München

"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." -- Douglas Adams


  • Dec 2010: We had a lot of press recently on our work on large scale reconstruction from internet photo collection (bbc,readwriteweb,engadget (alt)) and my youtube video has more than 51k views!!!
  • Oct 2010: I am at ISMAR for the Augmented Reality Super Models Workshop where I gave talk about the use of city scale modeling in AR (slides are [[http://campar.in.tum.de/twiki/pub/Main/PierreGeorgel/fite-georgel-ismar-final-slides.pdf][here]. BTW I am looking for collaborators in this area. If you are interested please drop me an email!
  • Sept 2010: I attended the Nvidia GPU conference to present a poster. Really cool stuff thumbs up for the 3D documentary.
  • Sept 2010: I was at ECCV presenting my recent work on reconstruction from photo-collection. The program was really interesting. Geometry is not dead after all!
  • June 2010: I am co-organizing the IEEE Motion workshop this year. It will be held in Hawaii! Please visit WMVC's website and submit a paper.
  • June 2010: We had a great demo at CVPR in SF! We will presenting this work at ECCV!
  • 4/15 : I am submission chair for the ECCV Workshop on Computer Vision on GPU (CVGPU). Check out the website here.
  • 2/22 : I am a post-doc at UNC if you want to reach me georgel_ at _cs.unc.edu or 001-919-962-1752 !
  • 12/11 : I am back from Utah. Nice winter vision meeting! I presented my work related to discrepancy check at the SCI (University of Utah). You can find the handout here.
  • 10/29 : If you are looking to integrated fiducial in tracker based on SURF, I have a solution for you smile I worked with Florian Schweiger begin_of_the_skype_highlighting     end_of_the_skype_highlighting on this project and we have an generator online here.
  • 10/28 : Old news, new link. I forgot to say that I worked with Adrien Bartoli on an OpenCV? implementation of DIRT. It seems the link to the archive is broken so please find the code here.
  • 10/1 - > 10/19: I am back from there. I was nice!
  • 9/11 : I gave a talk at VIP lab at the imperial college London. Here are the slides.
  • 9/8 : code release for our covariance estimator please visit this link for further information.
  • I have got married on the 10th of July. My wife and I decided to share names so now I am: Pierre Fite-Georgel! I will let you guess what PFG can stand for.
  • I am co-chair for the 3DPVT 2010 website with Alessio Del Bue.

My Research Interests

  • Estimation of the scale of a reconstruction from images
  • Industrial Augmented Reality
  • User Interface for AR
  • 3D Computer Vision in General at the moment only rigid (Error Estimation, Hybrid Image registration, Calibration...)
  • I recently started to work on image based rendering
  • Everything which looks fun to do!
My Projects
  • Discrepancy Check using Augmented Reality Techniques. This is my main source of funding for the past 4 years.
  • Surf 3D I am the main contributor on this project. It is a cooperation between CAMP and LASMEA (CNRS Clermont Ferrand France). I collaborate there with Adrien Bartoli and Julien Peyras. We work on surface reconstruction, image registration, image navigation. This project is project by the German DAAD and the French Egide as a PROCOPE program. This program allows to travel between Munich and Clermont. I am trying to go there as often as I can. If you are interested in a project with the LASMEA please contact me!
My Student Life
  • 2000-2002 2-years diploma of general sciences at the university of La Rochelle (ULR) in 2000 on the atlantic coast of France. I studied Maths and conputer sciences.
  • 2002-2005 Entered the École Normale Supérieure (ENS) in Paris to study Mathématics and Computer Sciences, to learn research by research.
  • 2003 Obtention of License in computer Science at Paris VII
  • 2004 Obtention of Maitrise (first year of master) in computer Science at Paris VII
  • 2005 Obtention of Master in applied mathematics, computer vision and machine learning at the École Normale Supérieure (ENS) in Cachan.
  • From now on P.h.D. student for Nassir Navab in Computer Vision


  • Hagen Kaiser : Software engineer project entitled Implementation of a 3D Visualization System for an Augmented CAD Software.

Former Students

  • Bernard Ziesl : Master thesis co-supervised with the Institut for Media Technology of Prof. Steinbach, the thesis is finished but the title stays undisclosed because of a paper submission.
  • Carlos Acero from VIBOT master program (Universite Bourgogne – Universitat de Girona – Heriot Watt University) for a master thesis on Estimation of Camera’s Intrinsic Parameters using a Combination of Geometric and Photometric Information.
  • Pierre Schroeder : He developed the back bone of the augmented reality software we work on. He did his SEP with me entitled Design of an Augmented Reality Software for Discrepancy Inspection. After 3 years together he is doing his master thesis with Adrien Bartoli on an exciting topic on which I try to contribute to.
  • Sumit Paranjape : HIWI developing a method to merge different type of criteria for segmentation.
  • Xinxing Feng : HIWI developing a tool for Automatic vanishing line extraction.
  • Xavier Fernandez : Student for Ecole Centrale de Paris (ECP) short internship developing a tool for segmentation of objects in industrial images. He is now working for Smile a french company for open-source solutions.

Opened Positions

  • I have many opened projects so just send me an email or come directly to my office.

Project I am involved in
Discrepancy Check Using Augmented Reality

Discrepancy Check Using Augmented Reality

Construction companies employ CAD software during the planning phase but what is finally built often does not match the original plan. The procedure of validating the model is called 'discrepancy check'. The system proposed here allows the user to easily obtain an augmentation in order to find differences between the planned 3D model and the built items. The main difference to previous body of work in this field is the emphasis on usability and acceptance of the solution. While standard image-based solutions use markers or rely on a 'perfect' 3D model to find the pose of the camera; our software uses Anchor-Plates. Anchor-Plates are rectangular structures installed on walls and ceiling in the majority of industrial edifices. We are using them as landmarks because they are the most reliable components often used as reference coordinates by constructors. Furthermore; for real industrial applications; they are the most suitable solutions in terms of general applicability. For this project we try to bring a innovative solution to the discrepancy check procedure by applying Augmented Reality.

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P. Schroeder, A. Bartoli, P. Georgel, N. Navab
Closed-Form Solutions to Multiple-View Homography Estimation
IEEE Workshop on Motion and Video Computing (WMVC), Kona, HI, USA, January 2011 (bib)
P. Georgel, A. Bartoli, N. Navab
Simultaneous In-Plane Motion Estimation and Point Matching Using Geometric Cues Only
IEEE Workshop on Motion and Video Computing (WMVC), Snowbird, Utah, USA, December 7-10 2009 (bib)
P. Georgel, S. Benhimane, J. Sotke, N. Navab
Recovering the Full Pose from a Single Keyframe
IEEE Workshop on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV) , Snowbird, Utah, USA, December 7-8 2009 (bib)
P. Georgel, P. Schroeder, N. Navab
Navigation Tools for Augmented CAD Viewing
IEEE Computer Graphic and Application (CGA), special issue on 3D User Interfaces (bib)
P. Georgel, S. Benhimane, J. Sotke, N. Navab
Photo-based Industrial Augmented Reality Application Using a Single Keyframe Registration Procedure
The 8th IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Orlando, US, Oct. 19 - 22, 2009 (bib)
B. Zeisl, P. Georgel, F. Schweiger, E. Steinbach, N. Navab
Estimation of Location Uncertainty for Scale Invariant Feature Points
British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC), London (UK), September 7-10, 2009 (bib)
P. Georgel, P. Schroeder, S. Benhimane, M. Appel, N. Navab
How to Augment the Second Image? Recovery of the Translation Scale in Image to Image Registration
The 7th IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Cambridge, UK, Sept. 15 - 18, 2008. (bib)
P. Georgel, S. Benhimane, N. Navab
A Unified Approach Combining Photometric and Geometric Information for Pose Estimation
British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC), Leeds (UK), September 1-4, 2008 (bib)
P. Georgel, P. Schroeder, S. Benhimane, S. Hinterstoisser, M. Appel, N. Navab
An Industrial Augmented Reality Solution For Discrepancy Check
Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR), Nara, Japan, Nov. 2007 (bib)
P. Georgel, C. Sandor, M. Meyer, R. Whitaker, G. Klinker
A Novel Approach to Automatic Layout for User Interface Elements in Augmented Reality
Demo at the Fourth IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Vienna, Austria, Oct. 5 - 8, 2005. (bib)

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Firstname: Pierre
Middlename: Fite
Lastname: Georgel
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Birthday: 1982/09/14
Nationality: France
Groups: Computer Vision, Industrial Augmented Reality, 3D Information Presentation
Position: Scientific Staff
Status: Alumni
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Room: MI 03.13.042
Telephone: +49 89 289 19400
Alumniactivity: Principal Engineer at dekko Inc
Thesistitle: Augmented Reality Tools for Digital Plant Engineering

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