Prof. Jean-Charles BAZIN (장샤를 바장)

Hi! I am Assistant Professor at KAIST, South Korea, where I hold a joint appointment at the Graduate School of Culture Technology (CT) and the School of Electrical Engineering (EE). I am the Director of the Computational Media Lab. I am also working as Scientific Consultant at Disney Research (The Walt Disney Company) and the ETH spinoff CatchEye.

My research interests include various topics in visual computing as well as the analysis, processing and generation of media contents. I am conducting interdisciplinary work in the fields of computer vision, computer graphics, machine learning, VR/AR, multimedia and robotics. For more details, see my CV, publication list and video highlights.

Before joining KAIST, I was an Associate Research Scientist at Disney Research Zurich, and at the same time an Adjunct Lecturer at ETH Zurich where I was teaching "Mathematical Foundations of Computer Graphics and Vision" (2014-2016). Before joining Disney Research, I was a Postdoc and a Senior Research Associate ("Oberassistent") at the Computer Graphics Laboratory of Prof. Markus Gross and at Computer Vision and Geometry Group of Prof. Marc Pollefeys at ETH Zurich, Switzerland (2011-2014). During this time, I was a member of the Being There Center and spent several research stays at NTU Singapore as Visiting Senior Researcher. At ETH, I was also working in collaboration with Disney Research Zurich. Before working at ETH, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Computer Vision Lab of Prof. Katsushi Ikeuchi, Tokyo, Japan (2010/2011). I received an MS in Computer Science at Universite de Technologie de Compiegne, France (2006) and a PhD in Electrical Engineering at the Robotics and Computer Vision Laboratory, KAIST, South Korea (2011).

During spare time, I enjoy hiking (e.g. Mont Blanc 4808m, videos), running (half and full marathons) and playing rugby. I also love experiencing new cultures and had the opportunity to live and work in seven different countries (France, United Kingdom, USA, South Korea, Japan, Switzerland and Singapore). I had the chance to spend seven years (and counting!) in South Korea, and this is an absolutely great and unforgettable experience!

Email: bazinjc _AT_ kaist.ac.kr

Education and Experience

  • June 2017 - current
    Assistant Professor at KAIST, South Korea
    Joint appointment at the Graduate School of Culture Technology (CT) and the School of Electrical Engineering (EE) (from August 2017)
    Director of the Computational Media Lab


  • April 2017 - current
    Scientific Consultant at Disney Research, Zurich, Switzerland

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  • July 2015 - current
    Scientific Consultant at CatchEye, Zurich, Switzerland

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  • Aug. 2014 - Dec. 2016
    Associate Research Scientist at Disney Research, Zurich, Switzerland
    Collaborators: Prof. Markus Gross and Dr. Alexander Sorkine-Hornung

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    Adjunct lecturer at ETH Zurich


  • Sept. 2011 - July 2014
    Postdoc and Senior Research Associate ("Oberassistent") at CGL/CVG, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
    Collaborators: Prof. Markus Gross and Prof. Marc Pollefeys


  • Feb. 2012 - July 2012
    Visiting Senior Researcher (from ETH Zurich) at IMI, NTU Singapore
    Collaborators: Prof. Nadia Magnenat Thalmann


  • Sept. 2010 - May 2011
    Postdoctoral Fellow at CVL (Ikeuchi Lab), University of Tokyo, Japan
    Collaborator: Prof. Katsushi Ikeuchi


  • Sept. 2006 - Aug. 2010
    PhD degree at RCV Lab, KAIST, South Korea
    Advisor: Prof. Inso Kweon


  • Sept. 2005 - Sept. 2006
    Master of Science (DEA) at UTC, France


  • Sept. 2001 - Sept. 2006
    Engineering diploma in Computer Sciences at UTC, France