Computer science professor Justus Thies receives Eurographics Young Researcher Award 2024

Europe's most prestigious award for computer graphics


Justus Thies, Professor of Computer Science at TU, has been selected as the recipient of the Eurographics Young Researcher Award 2024 by the European Association for Computer Graphics. This esteemed prize is bestowed annually upon two promising young scientists who have already made a significant impact in their field of research through their contributions to the field.

At the award ceremony held during the Eurographics 2024 conference, the European Association for computer graphics highlighted his contributions to computer graphics in the field of markerless motion capture and synthesis. Much attention has been paid to his work on face reenactment and video manipulation (e.g. Face2Face).

Thies has presented his highly cited work at major conferences, where it has been honoured with a Research Highlight Report from ACM 2019 Communication and the Emerging Technology Award from SIGGRAPH 2016, among others.

His group works at the intersection of computer graphics, computer vision and machine learning. The focus is on markerless motion capture of facial expressions, human bodies and non-rigid objects in general.

“As a scientist at the intersection of computer graphics and computer vision, I work on new AI-based techniques that make it possible to learn from real images, how new images can be created synthetically, or how scenes and people can be captured in three-dimensional space.”, describes Thies his research.

I feel very honored that, as a pioneer in this field, I have now been awarded the Eurographics Young Researcher Award. This award underlines the current revolution in computer graphics towards AI-supported image generation systems.

Justus Thies, Computer Science Professor at TU Damrstadt


Justus Thies has been a full professor for '3D Graphics & Vision' at the Technical University of Darmstadt since 2023 and independent research group leader of the 'Neural Capture & Synthesis' group at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen. He is also a member of the Hessian Center for Artificial Intelligence hessian.AI.. Thies received his PhD from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in 2017 with a thesis on markerless motion capture of facial representations and its applications. He then conducted postdoctoral research the Visual Computing & Artificial Intelligence Lab at the Technical University of Munich.

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