Jonathan Ventura

Jonathan Ventura

Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest

My research focus is computer vision: making computers "see." I am especially interested in geometric problems in vision such as 3D modeling and camera localization, as well as image processing and medical image analysis. One major goal of my work has been to enable sophisticated and widely available mobile augmented reality experiences through advanced sensor technology.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2012
  • M.S. in Computer Science, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2010
  • B.S. in Computer Science, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2005

Selected Publications

  1. Ventura, J., "Structure from Motion on a Sphere", European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2016.
  2. Ventura, J., C. Arth, and V. Lepetit, "An Efficient Minimal Solution for Multi-Camera Motion", International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2015.
  3. Gruber, L., J. Ventura, and D. Schmalstieg, "Image-Space Illumination for Augmented Reality in Dynamic Environments", IEEE Virtual Reality, 2015.
  4. Arth, C., C. Pirchheim, J. Ventura, D. Schmalstieg, and V. Lepetit, "Instant Outdoor Localization and SLAM Initialization from 2.5D Maps", International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR), 2015. Best Paper Award
  5. Ventura, J., C. Arth, G. Reitmayr, and D. Schmalstieg, "Global Localization from Monocular SLAM on a Mobile Phone", IEEE Virtual Reality, 2014.
  6. Ventura, J., C. Arth, G. Reitmayr, and D. Schmalstieg, "A Minimal Solution to the Generalized Pose-and-Scale Problem", Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2014. 
  7. Gauglitz, S., C. Sweeney, J. Ventura, M. Turk, and T. Höllerer, "Live Tracking and Mapping from Both General and Rotation-Only Camera Motion", International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR), 2012. Best Paper Award
  8. Ventura, J., and T. Höllerer, "Wide-Area Scene Mapping for Mobile Visual Tracking", International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR), 2012.