Title: Virtualize me: Personalized 3D Head Reconstruction
Advisors: Linda Shapiro and Ira Kemelmacher
Supervisor Committee: Linda Shapiro (co-Chair), Irena Kemelmacher (co-Chair), John Kramlich (GSR, ME), and Brian Curless
Abstract: Personalized 3D face reconstruction has produced exciting results over the past few years. However, most methods focus solely on the face area and mask out the rest of the head. In this work, we propose a data-driven approach to obtaining a personalized reconstruction of a subject’s full head in the wild. We start with the visual hull shape gotten from a person’s Internet video and fill in the face details using the shading information extracted from the same person’s photo collections. The hairstyle is retrieved from a synthetic hairstyle dataset and deformed to fit the person’s rough hair shape. We will demonstrate the effectiveness of this algorithm on different celebrities using their photos and videos downloaded from the Internet.