Current Members

Professor Atanas Gotchev : Group Lead

Professor Atanas Gotchev

Group Lead

Atanas Gotchev received the M.Sc. degrees in radio and television engineering (1990) and applied mathematics (1992) and the Ph.D. degree in telecommunications (1996) from the Technical University of Sofia, and the D.Sc.(Tech.) degree in information technologies from the Tampere University of Technology (2003). He is a Professor at the Laboratory of Signal Processing and Director of the Centre for Immersive Visual Technologies at Tampere University of Technology. His research interests have been in sampling and interpolation theory, and spline and spectral methods with applications to multidimensional signal analysis. His recent work concentrates on algorithms for multisensor 3-D scene capture, transform-domain light-field reconstruction, and Fourier analysis of 3-D displays.

Dr. Robert Bregovic :

Dr. Robert Bregovic

Robert Bregovic received the Dipl. Ing. and MSc degrees in electrical engineering from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia, in 1994 and 1998, respectively, and the Dr. Sc. (Tech.) degree (with honors) in information technology from the Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland, in 2003. His research interests include the design and implementation of digital filters and filterbanks as well as topics related to acquisition, processing/modeling and visualization of 3D content.

Dr. Erdem Sahin :

Dr. Erdem Sahin

Dr. Erdem Sahin received his Ph.D. degree from the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department of Bilkent University, Turkey, in 2013.
He has been member of the 3D Media Group as a post-doctoral researcher since February-2014, with the first two years being Marie-Curie experienced researcher in the Prolight-IAPP project.
He has expertise on computational holography and optical modeling/analysis of lens array based 3D capture and display systems.
His current research interests are plenoptic cameras, light field to hologram transformation, and super-multiview displays.

MSc Olli Suominen :

MSc Olli Suominen

Olli Suominen graduated with both BSc and MSc (Tech) in Information Technology from Tampere University of Technology (2011/2012) with a major in Signal Processing. Since then, he has been a PhD student in 3D Media Group at the Laboratory of Signal Processing at TUT and managing the construction and development of Centre for Immersive Visual Technologies. After starting from the BSc thesis using only one camera (Depth Image Based Rendering) and an MSc thesis using two cameras (Stereo Depth Estimation) he has now scaled up to 40 cameras for the PhD with research interests in multi-camera systems, 3D reconstruction, multimodal sensor fusion, SLAM and light field capture. He currently focuses on applications in heavy mobile work machines, leading several industry driven research projects and developing relations with the industry.

MSc Suren Vagharshakyan :

MSc Suren Vagharshakyan

Suren Vagharshakyan received the MSc in mathematics from Yerevan State University (2008).
He is a PhD student at the laboratory of signal processing at Tampere University of Technology since 2013.
His research interests are in the area of light field capture and reconstruction.

MSc Aleksandra Chuchvara :

MSc Aleksandra Chuchvara

Aleksandra Chuchvara received her Bachelor’s degree in 2009 from Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics, and her Master of Science degree in 2014 from Tampere University of Technology, Faculty of Computing and Electrical Engineering. From 2013 till present day she works as a PhD student at laboratory of signal processing at the same university. Her research interests include topics related to capture and visualization of 3D content.

MSc Sergio Moreschini :

MSc Sergio Moreschini

Light Field (LF) data is rich from different point of views: it is acquired from multi-modal devices which provide a representation that is dense both in spatial and angular resolution, and therefore the amount of data generated from this process is overwhelming. The scope of Sergio's research is to investigate the optimal Enhanced LF representation: a representation that offers a good compromise between the amount of data and the completeness of the scene representation based both on images and geometry information.

MSc Filipe Gama :

MSc Filipe Gama

Filipe received his MSc in Electrical Engineering – Electronics and Telecommunications from Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal (2015). He performed part of his thesis research at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. From 2010 to 2015, he was a student researcher at Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT).
Filipe is currently taking his PhD at the Department of Signal Processing at Tampere University of Technology. He is also one of the early stage researchers of the European Training Network on Full Parallax Imaging (ETN-FPI).

MSc Jani Mäkinen :

MSc Jani Mäkinen

Jani's current research topics include light field to hologram transformation (both coherent and incoherent holograms), numerical wavefield propagation methods for computational hologram viewing simulations as well as speckle noise reduction in computer generated holography (CGH), main focus being in holograms generated from multiview images and depthmaps.

MSc Ugur Akpinar :

MSc Ugur Akpinar

Ugur Akpinar received his BSc. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Middle East Technical University in 2015. He is currently MSc. student in Signal Processing Laboratory. His research area includes plenoptic sampling, light field cameras and displays. He is interested in ray optics, light field rendering and reconstruction, and device technology. Since April 2016, he is working in the 3D media group, in plenoptic camera simulation and super multi-view based head-up display projects.

MSc Ihtisham Ali :

MSc Ihtisham Ali

Ihtisham Ali is a graduate student in the 3D Media Group at Tampere University of Technology. His master’s thesis title is ‘Simultaneous Localization and Mapping in an active dynamic environment’. The focus of this work is to extend the traditional capabilities of Visual-SLAM to highly dynamic environments. Currently he is working on a project titled ‘Spatial Sensing for Machines’. The project is in continuation to my previous work and proposes to provide a spatial understanding of the environment to machines for autonomous exploration. His general research interest includes Computer Vision, Robotics and Machine Learning.

Ahmed Durmush :

Ahmed Durmush

Ahmed received the BSc degree in Control Systems Engineering from Istanbul Technical University (2012).
He is developing the systems required by the group for light field capture and reconstruction and other research areas.

MSc Laura Ribeiro :

MSc Laura Ribeiro

Laura received her MSc in Biomedical Enginnering from Universidade Nova de Lisboa (2017).
She is a PhD student at the Laboratory of Signal Processing at Tampere University of Technology since January 2018.
Her studies are integrated within the Immersafe european training network and her research topic is vision enhancement in extreme environmental conditions.

MSc Mihail Georgiev :

MSc Mihail Georgiev

Mihail Georgiev received the Engineer and MSc. degrees in information technologies from Technical University of Varna in 2002 and 2003, respectively. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Technology degree at Tampere University of Technology, Finland.
From 2005 he has been a project researcher at Department of Signal Processing, Tampere University of Technology, Finland. His research interests include topics related to 3D capture, fusion and display technology. Recently, he also started conducting research related to ADAS and autonomous vehicle navigation.


MSc Sergey Smirnov :

MSc Sergey Smirnov

Visitors (2017 forward)

MSc Christos Kaspris-Rousellis – Visitor from Newcastle University, UK.
MSc Waqas Ahmad – Visitor from Mid Sweden University, Sweden.
MSc Oleksii Doronin – Visitor from Holografika, Hungry.
MSc Aron Cserkaszky – Visitor from Holografika, Hungry.


Dr. Péter Kovács Dr. Atanas Boev- Link to thesis work Dr. Vladislav Uzunov – Link to thesis work. Dr. Andrey Norkin – Link to thesis work. Maria Scherban – Link to thesis work. Santiago Cortes-Reina – Link to thesis work. Alireza Zare – Link to thesis work. Deepa Naik – Link to thesis work. Sumeet Sen – Link to thesis work. Chun Wang – Link to thesis work. Eetu Ojanen. Janne Taponen. Ali Karaoglu – Link to thesis work. Jyrki Häyrynen. Maija Mikkola. Hamid Dadkhani. Kalle Raunio. Ossi Pirinen. Xinghan Luo. Harish Essaky Sankaran. Ruixing Yang.