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Dr. Francois Pitie

Ussher Assistant Professor (Electronic & Elect. Engineering)

François Pitié is an Ussher Assistant Professor in Media Signal Processing, Trinity College Dublin. Ussher professors are part of Trinity's strategy to recruit excellent academics in areas where Trinity has proven strengths. He has made several key contributions in the field of Video Processing and Computer Vision and published over 40 publications, with a combined total of 935+ citations. He has attracted over 1.5M euros in research funding and is the recipient of a Google Faculty Research Award. He has participated in the writing of 7 successful research proposals and was PI of a EI commercialisation fund project and the TCD research lead for a 3 year FP7 EU project. He has supervised 4 postdoc, 4 Ph.D. students and 13 M.Sc. students. In 2018, François Pitié received the 'Outstanding Academic Achievement of the Year' award at the Technology Ireland Industry Awards 2018. He is a reviewer in first tier conferences and journals such as Siggraph and IEEE Transactions in Image Processing, co-chair of IMVIP 2015 and CVMP 2017, organised a number of workshops. Dr François Pitié is holder of 3 patents and developed algorithms and software that are used by companies such as Google, Disney, The Foundry and Weta Digital, and by post-production artists all over the world. He is also the founder and director of PixelPuffin, a TCD Campus company for commercialising media post- production technology.
  Computer Vision and Image Processing   Signal, Video & Audio Processing   VIDEO PROCESSING
 Advanced Video Debanding

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François Pitié, Rank Reduced Alternative Matting Laplacian, CVMP 2016 Proceedings of the 13th European Conference on Visual Media Production (CVMP 2016), London, United Kingdom, December 12-13, ACM, 2016, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
François Pitié, An alternative matting Laplacian, Image Processing (ICIP), 2016 IEEE International Conference on, Phoenix, Arizona, IEEE, 2016, pp3623 - 3627, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Damien Kelly, Frank Boland, Francois Pitie, Anil Kokaram, 'Automated video production system and method ', USPTO, US9305600 B2, 2016, Provost Fellows And Scholars Of The College Of The Holy And Undivided Trinity Of Queen Elizabeth, Near Dublin, Patent, GRANTED  URL
(ed.), IRISH MACHINE VISION & IMAGE PROCESSING Conference proceedings 2015, Irish Pattern Recognition & Classification Society (ISBN 978-0-9934207-0-2), 2015, 1 - 139 p, Notes: [], Proceedings of a Conference, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  Handle  Other
Francois Pitie and Damien Kelly and Thierry Foucu and Naomi Harte and Anil C. Kokaram , Assessment of Audio/Video synchronisation in streaming media., International Workshop on Quality of Multimedia Experience, Singapore, 2014, pp171 - 176, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Gary Baugh, Anil Kokaram, François Pitié, Advanced video debanding, CVMP '14: Proceedings of the 11th European Conference on Visual Media Production, CVMP '14: Proceedings of the 11th European Conference on Visual Media Production, ACM, 2014, ppa7-, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Elgharib, M.A., Pitite, F., Kokaram, A., Saligrama, V. , User-assisted reflection detection and feature point tracking, ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, ACM International Conference, 6-7 Nov, 2013, ppa13-, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Róisín Rowley-Brooke, François Pitié, and Anil Kokaram, Degraded manuscript restoration: A case study, Annual Conference of the Society for Musicology in Ireland, 2013, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Rowley-Brooke, R., Pitie, F., Kokaram, A. , A non-parametric framework for document bleed-through removal, Proceedings of the IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 6619224, 2013, pp2954-2960 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
Rowley-Brooke, R., Pitié, F., Kokaram, A. , Nonrigid recto-verso registration using page outline structure and content preserving warps, M International Conference Proceeding Series, M International Conference , 2013, pp8-13 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI

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Steve Woods, John Scott, Philip Connaughton, Michelle Boulé, François Pitié, Matt Porter , 'iDuet', 2015, -, Film production, PUBLISHED
PixelPuffin, 'DepthArtist', 2012, -, Software, PUBLISHED
Sophie Merry, Francois Pitie, Anil Kokaram, Trevor Whelan, Chris Timms, 'Clockhead', 2011, -, Film production, PUBLISHED
The Foundry, 'Deflicker2, part of the Academy Award winning software suite Furnace', 2008, -, Software, PUBLISHED
The Foundry, 'MatchGrade, part of the Academy Award winning software suite Furnace', 2007, -, Software, PUBLISHED
GreenParrotPictures, 'FilmFix', 2004, -, Software, PUBLISHED