Abhimitra Meka

I am a Research Scientist in the Augmented Reality Perception group at Google where I work with Thabo Beeler, Christoph Rhemann and many other exceptional researchers, engineers and artists. My work lies at the intersection of computer graphics, computer vision and machine learning. I am particularly interested in the process of acquiring, understanding and modifying visual appearance of people and objects in images and videos to enable augmented reality.

I used to be a visiting postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University working with Maneesh Agrawala and Gordon Wetzstein. Before that I graduated with a Doctorate of Engineering from the Graphics, Vision and Video Group (Now Department of Visual Computing and Artifical Intelligence) at the Max Planck Insitute for Informatics, advised by Christian Theobalt. I encourage you to talk to me about Inverse Rendering for Augmented Reality applications. Or we could talk if you are familiar with this!

E-mail : abhijr@domainname.com, domainname = googlemail

Research Interests

  • Inverse Rendering

  • Digital Humans

  • Augmented Reality Rendering

Research Projects

VariTex: Variational Neural Face Textures


Real-time Global Illumination Decomposition of Videos

ACM Transactions on Graphics '21

Deep Relightable Textures - Volumetric Performance Capture with Neural Rendering


Self-supervised Outdoor Scene Relighting

ECCV '20

Deep Reflectance Fields - High-Quality Facial Reflectance Field Inference From Color Gradient Illumination


Live Intrinsic Material Estimation

CVPR '18

Live User-Guided Intrinsic Video For Static Scenes


Live Intrinsic Video