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Google Summer of Code 2012 ready to begin!

We have used all the 11 slots that Google allocated to our organization, gathering a veritable dream-team of researchers and coders from all over the world:

  • Kripasindhu Sarkar from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur is a senior undergraduate who is going to work on 2D Image Drawing Operators from VTK in PCL, under the supervision of:
    • Marcus Hanwell
    • Pat Marion
  • Yangyan Li, PhD student from the Visual Computing Research Center(VCC), Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology(SIAT), Chinese Academy of Sciences is tackling a project he proposed himself, called ScanModeler: a Point Cloud based Reconstruction Platform, being helped out by:
    • Stefan Holzer
    • Federico Tombari
  • Changhyun Choi is a graduate student from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, and will be developing algorithms for 3D edge extraction from an organized point cloud, mentored by:
    • Alex Trevor
  • Gioia Ballin recently graduated magna cum laude her MSc from University of Padua, Italy, and proposed to work on Additional functionalities and improvements for PCL modules, such as new feature descriptors and increments to the recognition module. Her supervisors will be:
    • Federico Tombari
    • Alexandru E. Ichim
  • Jeremie Papon is a PhD student at the University of Goettingen, Germany and is developing Modular Interactive Application for Static and Streaming Point Cloud Data, under the supervision of:
    • David Doria
    • Marcus Hanwell, Alexandru E. Ichim
  • Ferenc Balint-Benczedi, PhD candidate at the Intelligent Autonomous Systems Group of the Technical University of Munich, will tackle the Segmentation Algorithms project. He will be helped out by:
    • Koen Buys
    • Stefan Holzer
  • Nikhil Somani, currently pursuing an MSc degree at TU Munich, Germany, will code for the Organized Point Cloud Data Operations project, supervised by:
    • Alexandru E. Ichim
    • David Doria
  • Pantelis Kalogiros is an undergraduate at the Technological Institution of Lamia, Greece and will be continuing on the development of our Web-based applications, helped out by:
    • Gabriel Popa
  • Christian Potthast is a PhD student at the University of Southern California, USA, and will be working on Point Cloud Segmentation using Graphical Models, supervised by:
    • Alex Trevor
    • Koen Buys
  • Raymond Lo, currently a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto, Canada will be continuing the work he started in the Nvidia Code Sprint on the Real-time 3D Applications based on PCL, Microsoft Kinect, and Tegra 3 project, supervised by:
    • Alexandru E. Ichim
    • Gabriel Popa
  • Jinwoo Lee is a Master student working in the Visual Computing Lab., Kookmin University Seongbuk-gu, Rep. of Korea, and he will develop an implementation of Particle Filters on the GPU, under the guidance of:
    • Koen Buys

You will be able to follow their work closely on the GSoC developer's blog, as soon as the coding period starts.

We would like to thank all the other candidates for their excellent proposals! We already started following up with each of them individually, as there are many more coding events to come!


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