Wolfgang Paier

Wolfgang Paier is a Research Associate at the Computer Vision and Graphics Group in the Vision and Imaging Technologies Department.

Biography

Wolfgang Paier joined Fraunhofer HHI as a Research Associate in 2013.

His research focuses on the creation of digital humans, especially realistic animation and rendering of human faces/heads as well as the creation of animatable face/head models from multi-view video.

He received his M.Sc. degree in 2013 from Freie Universität Berlin.

Publications

Publications

2021

W. Paier, A. Hilsmann, P. Eisert, Example-Based Facial Animation of Virtual Reality Avatars using Auto-Regressive Neural Networks, IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 41, no. 4, pp. 52-63, July 2021. doi: 10.1109/MCG.2021.3068035, LINK

2020

W. Paier, A. Hilsmann, P. Eisert, Neural Face Models for Example-Based Visual Speech Synthesis, Proc. European Conference on Visual Media Production (CVMP), London, UK, Dec. 2020. best paper award. doi: 10.1145/3429341.3429356, LINK

W. Paier, A. Hilsmann, P. Eisert, Interactive Facial Animation with Deep Neural Networks, IET Computer Vision, Special Issue on Computer Vision for the Creative Industries, vol. 14, no. 6, pp. 359-369, Sep. 2020. doi: 10.1049/iet-cvi.2019.0790, LINK

A. Hilsmann, P. Fechteler, W. Morgenstern, W. Paier, I. Feldmann, O. Schreer, P. Eisert, Going beyond Free Viewpoint: Creating Animatable Volumetric Video of Human Performances, IET Computer Vision, Special Issue on Computer Vision for the Creative Industries, vol. 14, no. 6, pp. 350-358, Sep. 2020. doi: 10.1049/iet-cvi.2019.0786, LINK

2017

W. Paier, M. Kettern, A. Hilsmann, P. Eisert, A Hybrid Approach for Facial Performance Analysis and Editing, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, 2017, LINK

2016

P. Fechteler, W. Paier, A. Hilsmann, P. Eisert, Real-time Avatar Animation with Dynamic Face Texturing, Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Image Processing, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, 25th - 28th 2016, LINK

2015

W. Paier, M. Kettern,A. Hilsmann, P. Eisert, Video-Based Facial Re-Animation, Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Visual Media Production, London, UK, 24th - 25th 2015, LINK

2014

W. Paier, M. Kettern, P. Eisert, Realistic Retargeting of Facial Video, Proceedings of the 11th European Conference on Visual Media Production, London, UK, 13th - 14th 2014, LINK

P. Fechteler, W. Paier, P. Eisert, Articulated 3D Model Tracking with on-the-fly Texturing, Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Image Processing, Paris, France, 27th - 30th 2014, LINK

Awards

CVMP Best Paper Award 2020

The paper "Interactive Facial Animation with Deep Neural Networks" received the Best Paper Award at the 7th ACM SIGGRAPH European Conference on Visual Media Production (CVMP) in London. The prize is sponsored by the ACM Europe Council. Dr.-Ing. Anna Hilsmann, group leader Computer Vision and Graphics at Fraunhofer HHI, and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Eisert, head of the Vision & Imaging Technologies department at Fraunhofer HHI, received the award as co-authors