Michael Niemeyer

PhD Student in Computer Vision / Machine Learning

I’m Michael, a PhD student in the field of computer vision / machine learning in the AVG group at the Max Planck Insitute for Intelligent Systems. Currently, I am a research intern at Google Brain.

My research focuses on 3D vision. I am interested in how machines can infer 3D representations from sparse observations. Further, I am big enthusiast of neural scene representations. I currently investigate how scenes are best represented for machines using deep neural networks.

I studied BSc Mathematics at the University of Cologne, Germany. During my Bachelor studies, I spent one year at the University of Barcelona, Spain, funded by the ERASMUS program. Following my interest in computer science, I then moved to Scotland to gain my Master’s degree in Advanced Computer Science at the University of St Andrews. In October 2018, I started my PhD in computer vision / machine learning in the AVG group at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen, Germany, under the supervision of Andreas Geiger.

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news

Oct 10, 2021 Our CAMPARI paper got accepted to 3DV’21
Sep 29, 2021 Our Shapes as Points points paper got accepted to NeurIPS’21 (oral)
Jul 12, 2021 I was invited to give a talk at the AIT lab (ETH) about generative neural scene representations.
Jun 21, 2021 We recieved the CVPR’21 best paper award for our GIRAFFE project
May 12, 2021 I was invited to give a talk about Generative Neural Scene Representations at Amazon Research.

selected publications

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  1. Occupancy Networks: Learning 3D Reconstruction in Function Space
    In Proc. IEEE Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2019
  2. Differentiable Volumetric Rendering: Learning Implicit 3D Representations without 3D Supervision
    In Proc. IEEE Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2020
  3. GIRAFFE: Representing Scenes as Compositional Generative Neural Feature Fields
    Niemeyer, Michael, and Geiger, Andreas
    In Proc. IEEE Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2021