Computer Graphics
TU Braunschweig

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marcus Magnor
Director, Chair


Professor of Computer Science
  TU Braunschweig
Adjunct Professor
  Physics and Astronomy Dept.
  University of New Mexico, USA
  homepage @ UNM


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Marcus Magnor heads the Computer Graphics Lab of the Computer Science Department at Technische Universität Braunschweig (TU Braunschweig).

He received his BA (1995) and MS (1997) in physics from Würzburg University and the University of New Mexico, respectively, and his PhD (2000) in electrical engineering from Erlangen University. For his post-graduate studies, he joined the Computer Graphics Lab at Stanford University. In 2002, he established the Independent Research Group Graphics-Optics-Vision at the Max-Planck-Institut Informatik in Saarbrücken. He completed his habilitation in 2005 and received the venia legendi for computer science from Saarland University. In addition to his full professorship at TU Braunschweig, he holds an appointment as adjunct professor at the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of New Mexico, USA. He is alumnus of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, a former Fulbright scholar, elected member of the Braunschweigische Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft,  and laureate of the Wissenschaftspreis Niedersachsen.

His research interests concern visual computing, i.e. visual information processing from image formation, acquisition, and analysis to image synthesis, display, perception, and cognition. Areas of research include, but are not limited to, computer graphics, vision, visual perception, image processing, computational photography, astrophysics, imaging, optics, visual analytics, and visualization (research).


Popular science talks (selection)

Wie die Bilder lügen lernten - Moderne Möglichkeiten der digitalen Bild- und Videomanipulation
Braunschweigische Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft, December 16, 2022

Kunstverein Braunschweig, January 22, 2019

Das Weltall in Farbe und 3D
Planetarium Wolfsburg, February 21, 2018

BIldbasiertes Messen und Modellieren der realen Welt
Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Braunschweig, June 20, 2017

Braunschweigische Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft, June 15, 2015

Wie wir räumlich wahrnehmen, oder: warum auch Piraten Auto fahren können
Akademie im Schloss, Braunschweig, November 13, 2013

Bild - Wahrnehmung
Kunstgeschichtliches Seminar und Sammlung, Universität Göttingen, April 5, 2013

3D-Kino – die virtuelle Welt ist nicht genug
24. Internationales filmfest Braunschweig, November 11, 2010


Conference, workshop, course & tutorial organization (selection)

M. Magnor, M. Eisemann, S. Castillo,
Conference "Vision, Modeling, and Visualization (VMV) 2023,"
Braunschweig, Germany, September 27-29, 2023.

M. Magnor, M. Eisemann, S. Castillo,
Seminar "New Perspectives in Visual Computing" - cancelled due to Covid-19
Dagstuhl, Germany November 1-4, 2020.

M. Magnor, A. Sorkine-Hornung,
Seminar "Real VR - Importing the Real World into Immersive VR and Optimizing the Perceptual Experience of Head-Mounted Displays,"
Dagstuhl, Germany June 30- July 3, 2019.

M. Magnor,
Symposium on Visual Computing and Perception (SVCP) 2017
Braunschweig, Germany, June 7-8, 2017.

M. Magnor, O. Grau, O. Sorkine-Hornung, C. Theobalt,
Seminar "Real-World Visual Computing,"
Dagstuhl, Germany, October 20-25, 2013.

M. Magnor, D. Cremers, W. Matusik, L. Zelnik-Manor,
Seminar "Computational Video,"
Dagstuhl, Germany, October 10-15, 2010.

M. Magnor,
Workshop "Visual Computing," 
Braunschweig, Germany, June 10-11, 2010.

A. Bartoli, M. Magnor,
Conference "3D Processing, Visualization and Transmission (3DPVT) 2010,"
Paris, France, May 17-20, 2010.

A. Wilkie, M. Magnor, A. Chalmers,
Course "Predictive Rendering,"
ACM Siggraph Conference in Asia (SIGGRAPH ASIA'09), Yokohama, Japan, December 18, 2009.

M. Magnor, B. Rosenhahn, H. Theisel,
Conference "Vision, Modeling, and Visualization (VMV) 2009,"
Braunschweig, Germany, November 16-18, 2009.

M. Magnor, M. Teschner, H. Theisel, M. Botsch, M. Stamminger
Workshop "Junge Perspektiven in der Computergraphik,"
Braunlage, Germany, March 2-4, 2009.

M. Magnor, B. Wilburn, L. Zitnick,
Course "Beyond One Perspective: Using Video Camera Arrays for Graphics,"
ACM Conference on Computer Graphics (SIGGRAPH'06), Boston, USA, July 30, 2006.


Community Service (selection)

Conference Co-Chair VMV 2023

Technical Papers Committee Member ACM Siggraph 2021

Guest Editor IEEE Computer Graphics & Applications
Special Issue on Real VR (July 2021)

EXC PhoenixD Steering Committee Member

Associate Editor Computer Graphics Forum, Wiley Pubs.

L3S Research Center Extended Directorate Board Member

CS Department Vice Chair

CS Department Chair

CS Dean of Student Affairs