Prof. Dr. Michael Wand

Portraitfoto WandHead of Visual Computing

Prof. Dr. Michael Wand
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Institute of Computer Science
Staudingerweg 9

55128 Mainz

Room: 03-134
E-Mail: wandm
Phone number: +49 6131-39-24061
Fax number: +49-6131-39-23534

Personal web page:


Research Interests

  • Machine Learning & Computer Graphics
  • Machine Understanding of Structure in Geometric Data Sets (Analysis & Synthesis)
  • In particular: correspondences, symmetry, building blocks, generative models of visual data
  • Big data in geometry processing


Short Scientific CV

Professor for Computer Science ("praktische Informatik") at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (Visual Computing Group) .

„Universitair hoofddocent“ at Utrecht University (Netherlands).

Junior research group leader at the Max-Planck Institute for Informatics and Saarland University (2008-2013) in Saarbrücken, Germany.

Postdoc visit at Stanford University

Research assistant ("wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter") at the Computer Graphics Group (WSI/GRIS) at Tübingen University.

Doctoral degree from Tübingen University, Topic „Point-Based Multi-Resolution Rendering“.

Diploma in computer science from Universität-GH Paderborn.


Selected Publications

Chuan Li, Michael Wand:
Combining Markov Random Fields and Convolutional Neural Networks for Image Synthesis.
In: IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2016 (to appear).

Javor Kalojanov, Michael Wand, Philipp Slusallek:
Building Construction Sets by Tiling Grammar Simplification.
In: Computer Graphics Forum 35(2) (Proc. Eurographics), 2016.

Chuan Li, Michael Wand:
Approximate Translational Building Blocks for Image Decomposition and Synthesis.
In: ACM Transactions on Graphics 34(5), 2015 (to be presented at SIGGRAPH 2016).

Chuan Li, Michael Wand, Xiaokun Wu, Hans-Peter Seidel:
Approximate 3D Partial Symmetry Detection Using Co-occurrence Analysis.
In: IEEE Conference on 3D Vision (3DV 2015), 2015.

Robert Herzog, Daniel Mewes, Michael Wand, Leonidas Guibas, Hans-Peter Seidel:
LeSSS: Learned Shared Semantic Spaces for Relating Multi-Modal Representations of 3D Shapes.
In: Computer Graphics Forum 34(5) (Proc. SGP), 141–151, 2015.

Han Liu, Ulysse Vimont, Michael Wand, Marie-Paule Cani, Stefanie Hahmann, Damien Rohmer, Niloy J. Mitra:
Replaceable Substructures for Efficient Part-Based Modeling.
In: Computer Graphics Forum 34(2) (Proc. Eurographics), 2015.

Art Tevs, Qi-Xing Huang, Michael Wand, Hans-Peter Seidel, Leonidas Guibas:
Relating Shapes via Geometric Symmetries and Regularities.
In: ACM Transactions on Graphics 33(4) (Proc. SIGGRAPH), 2014.

Martin Bokeloh, Michael Wand, Hans-Peter Seidel, Vladlen Koltun:
An Algebraic Model for Parameterized Shape Editing.
In: ACM Transactions on Graphics 31(4) (Proc. SIGGRAPH), 2012.

Art Tevs, Alexander Berner, Michael Wand, Ivo Ihrke, Martin Bokeloh, Jens Kerber, Hans-Peter Seidel:
Animation Cartography – Intrinsic Reconstruction of Shape and Motion.
In: ACM Transactions on Graphics, 31(2), April 2012 (presented at SIGGRAPH 2012).

Martin Bokeloh, Michael Wand, Vladlen Koltun, Hans-Peter Seidel:
Pattern-Aware Shape Deformation Using Sliding Dockers.
In: ACM Transactions on Graphics 30(6) (Proc. SIGGRAPH Asia), 2011.

Art Tevs, Alexander Berner, Michael Wand, Ivo Ihrke, Hans-Peter Seidel:
Intrinsic Shape Matching by Planned Landmark Sampling.
In: Computer Graphics Forum (Proc. Eurographics), 2011.

Martin Bokeloh, Michael Wand, Hans-Peter Seidel:
A Connection between Partial Symmetry and Inverse Procedural Modeling.
In: ACM Transactions on Graphics 29(4) (Proc. SIGGRAPH), 2010.

Art Tevs, Martin Bokeloh, Michael Wand, Andreas Schilling, Hans-Peter Seidel:
Isometric Registration of Ambiguous and Partial Data.
In: Proc. IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2009.

Martin Bokeloh, Alexander Berner, Michael Wand, Hans-Peter Seidel, Andreas Schilling:
Symmetry Detection Using Line Features.
In: Computer Graphics Forum (Proc. Eurographics), 2009.

Michael Wand, Bart Adams, Maks Ovsjanikov, Alexander Berner, Martin Bokeloh, Philipp Jenke, L. Guibas, Hans-Peter Seidel, Andreas Schilling:
Efficient Reconstruction of Non-rigid Shape and Motion from Real-Time 3D Scanner Data.
In: ACM Transactions on Graphics 28(2), April 2009.

Michael Wand, Alexander Berner, Martin Bokeloh, Philipp Jenke, Arno Fleck, Mark Hoffmann, Benjamin Maier, Dirk Staneker, Andreas Schilling, Hans-Peter Seidel:
Processing and Interactive Editing of Huge Point Clouds from 3D Scanners.
In: Computers and Graphics, 32(2), 204-220, 2008.

Michael Wand, Matthias Fischer, Ingmar Peter, Friedhelm Meyer auf der Heide, Wolfgang Straßer:
The Randomized z-Buffer Algorithm: Interactive Rendering of Highly Complex Scenes.
In: SIGGRAPH 2001 Conference Proceedings, 2001.

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