Biography

marco

I am currently a Research Fellow in the Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing at the University of Surrey. I am interested in using computer vision and graphics techniques to facilitate volumetric video capture, reconstruction, editing and rendering from multiple camera systems for applications in film, broadcast and gaming. I also have a keen interest in Photography.

In 2016, I received a PhD from the University of Surrey supervised by Prof. Adrian Hilton and Prof. Graham Thomas (BBC R&D). My PhD introduced novel techniques to compactly represent multiple view video to allow efficient free-viewpoint rendering. During this time, I undertook an internship at the University of Southern California, Institute for Creative Technologies where I designed and built a photogrammetry scanning cage for rapid avatar creation, and a three month internship at BBC R&D integrating my PhD research into a WebGL-based renderer.

In 2011, I obtained an MEng in Electronic Engineering (Distinction) at the University of Surrey during which I spent a professional training year at Sony Broadcast and Professional Research Labs and a three month summer internship at the Intelligent Systems Research Laboratory University of Reading.



Research

Projects

Polymersive: Immersive Video Production for Studio and Live Events
Innovate UK (105168) with BBC Research and Development and IMSRVRay
April 2019 - September 2020
ALIVE: Live Action Light Fields for Immersive VR Experiences
Innovate UK (102686) with Figment Productions and Foundry
September 2016 - December 2017
Raspberry Pi Photogrammetry Cage for Rapid Avatar Creation
University of Southern California, Institute for Creative Technologies
June 2015 - September 2015
RE@CT
EU FP7 Project in collaboration with Artefacto, BBC R&D, Fraunhofer HHI, INRIA Grenoble and OMG Vicon
December 2011 - November 2014

Publications

Audio-Visual Spatial Alignment Requirements of Central and Peripheral Object Events
D. Berghi, H. Stenzel, M. Volino, A. Hilton, P.J.B. Jackson
IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces (IEEEVR) 2020
Light Field Video for Immersive Content Production
M. Volino, A. Mustafa J-Y. Guillemaut, A. Hilton
Real VR – Immersive Digital Reality. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 11900 Springer 2020
Dynamic Surface Animation using Generative Networks
J. Regateiro, A. Hilton and M. Volino
International Conference on 3D Vision (3DV) 2019
Light Field Compression using Eigen Textures
M. Volino, A. Mustafa, J-Y. Guillemaut and A. Hilton
International Conference on 3D Vision (3DV) 2019
Multi-person 3D Pose Estimation and Tracking in Sports
L. Bridgeman, M. Volino, J-Y. Guillemaut and A. Hilton
5th International Workshop on Computer Vision in Sports at CVPR 2019
Hybrid Skeleton Driven Surface Registration for Temporally Consistent Volumetric Video
J. Regateiro, M. Volino and A. Hilton
International Conference on 3D Vision (3DV) 2018
Volumetric Performance Capture from Minimal Camera Viewpoints
A. Gilbert, M. Volino, J. Collomosse and A. Hilton
European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV) 2018
4D Temporally Coherent Dynamic Light-field Video
A. Mustafa, M. Volino, J-Y. Guillemaut and A. Hilton
International Conference on 3D Vision (3DV) 2017
Real-time Full-Body Motion Capture from Video and IMUs
C. Malleson, M. Volino, A. Gilbert, M. Trumble, J. Collomosse and A. Hilton
International Conference on 3D Vision (3DV) 2017
View-dependent representation of shape and appearance from multiple view video
M. Volino
PhD Thesis, University of Surrey, 2016
RE@CT: A new production pipeline for interactive 3D content
F. Schweiger, G. Thomas, A. Sheikh, W. Paier, M. Kettern, P. Eisert, J.S. Franco, M. Volino, P. Huang, J. Collomosse, A. Hilton, V. Jantet, and P. Smyth
IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo Workshops (ICMEW) 2015
Online Interactive 4D Character Animation
M. Volino, P. Huang, and A. Hilton
International Conference on 3D Web Technology (Web3D) 2015
Optimal Representation of Multiple View Video
M. Volino, D. Casas, J. Collomosse, and A. Hilton
British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC) 2014
4D Video Textures for Interactive Character Appearance
D. Casas, M. Volino, J. Collomosse, and A. Hilton
Computer Graphics Forum (Proceedings of Eurographics) 2014
cvmp logo Layered View-Dependent Texture Maps
M. Volino and A. Hilton
Proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Visual Media Production (CVMP) 2013
Free-viewpoint video rendering for mobile devices
J. Imber, M. Volino, J-Y, Guillemaut, S. Fenney, and A. Hilton
In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Computer Vision / Computer Graphics Collaboration Techniques and Applications (MIRAGE) 2013

Service

I have been involved in the organisation of the following conferences/meetings/workshops:

ACM SIGGRAPH European Conference on Visual Media Production 2020
London, UK
Short Papers and Demos Chair

DynaVis: International Workshop on Dynamic Scene Reconstruction @ CVPR 2020
Seattle, WA (virtual)
Co-Orgainser

ACM SIGGRAPH European Conference on Visual Media Production 2019
London, UK
Website Chair

DynaVis: International Workshop on Dynamic Scene Reconstruction @ CVPR 2019
Long Beach, CA
Co-Orgainser

BMVA Technical Meeting: Dynamic Scene Reconstruction
London, UK
Co-Orgainser


I have served as a reviewer for the following conferences/journals/workshops:

  • ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG)
  • IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)
  • IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)
  • European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV)
  • International Conference on 3D Vision (3DV)
  • ACM SIGGRAPH European Conference on Visual Media Production(CVMP)
  • British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC)
  • Virtual Reality & Intelligent Hardware (VRIH)
  • Multimedia Systems (MMSJ)
  • Computer Vision and Image Understanding (CVIU)
  • IET Computer Vision
  • 3D Reconstruction in the Wild (3DRW)


CV

Experience

Research Fellow
University of Surrey, UK
January 2016 - Present
Visiting Research Scholar
University of Southern California, Institute for Creative Technologies, Los Angeles, USA
June 2015 - September 2015
R&D Intern
BBC R&D, London, UK
January 2013 - April 2013
Technical Support Officer
Intelligent Systems Research Laboratory, University of Reading, Berkshire, UK
July 2010 – September 2010
R&D Placement Student
Sony Broadcast and Professional Research Laboratories, Basingstoke, UK
September 2008 – October 2009

Education

PhD Computer Vision and Graphics
University of Surrey, UK
October 2011 - January 2016
MEng Electronic Engineering - Distinction
University of Surrey, UK
September 2006 - June 2011
BTec National Diploma Electrical/Electronic Engineering - Triple Distinction
Richmond upon Thames College, London, UK
September 2004 - June 2006

For a detailed CV please contact me.

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