Non-local Snapping and Its Applications

Hongbo Fu - City University of Hong Kong

Aug. 4, 2014, 11 a.m. - Aug. 4, 2014, noon

MC 437

Snapping is a common approach for achieving precise placement of elements in many applications. It is often achieved by considering the very local information only. In this talk I will show that premature snapping might cause sub-optimal results. I will introduce two non-local snapping ideas in context of image sketching and layout editing, which will be presented at SIGGRAPH 2014 and UIST 2014, respectively.

Hongbo Fu is an Associate Professor in the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. Before joining CityU, he had postdoctoral research trainings at the Imager Lab, University of British Columbia, Canada and the Department of Computer Graphics, Max-Planck-Institut Informatik, Germany. He received the PhD degree in computer science from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2007 and the BS degree in information sciences from Peking University, China, in 2002. His primary research interests fall in the fields of computer graphics and human computer interaction. He has served as an associate editor of The Visual Computer, and Computers & Graphics.