The Department of Computer Science at the University of Cyprus cordially invites you to the PhD Defense entitled:

Interactive Diffuse Global Illumination Discretization Methods for Dynamic Environments

Speaker: Sakis Gaitatzis
Affiliation: University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Category: PhD Defense
Location: Room 148, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences (FST-01), 1 University Avenue, 2109 Nicosia, Cyprus (directions)
Date: Monday, July 2, 2012
Time: 10:30-11:30 EET
Host: Yiorgos Chrysanthou (yiorgos AT

Global illumination methods in interactive applications are still of limited use due to the over-whelming computational cost of the solution of the Rendering equation. As there are several waysto approach the problem, our approximations concentrate on discretization methods of the problem domain. First we consider the creation of a discretized representation of the visibility function around an object, as the exact visibility computation is an expensive part of the Rendering equation to compute in real-time. Second we examine the creation of a discretized representation of the incoming light in order to estimate diffuse interactions from multiple light bounces. Finally, we investigate the creation of a discretized representation of the scene geometry and use it foraccumulating lighting information to be used for complex illumination calculations.

Short Bio:
Sakis Gaitatzis is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Computer Science, University of Cyprus.

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