Jean-Yves Bouguet, Ph.D.

Computer Vision Research Group
Dept. of Electrical Engineering
California Institute of Technology
Mail Code 136-93
Pasadena, CA 91125

Current position: Senior Software Engineer at Google


Ph.D. thesis

I received my Ph.D. degree on June 11th, 1999 (after defending on May 25th, 1999). You may retreive my complete thesis at that link.


Teaching: EE/CNS148, CS274c: 3D Photography - Class of 96, 97, 98

3D head This lecture/laboratory course is aimed at teaching students how to use computer vision and graphics techniques to scan a complete 3D object and create a 3D representation of it suitable for manipulation, processing, and transmission over the web.

Complete Camera Calibration Toolbox for Matlab®


Research projects:

3D photography on your desk, or how to capture 3D models for no more than $19.99 ;-) [ICCV98]

From 2D images... 3D shape!!!
3D GALLERY (VRML and Metastream format)

The user waving the stick
Recovered 3D shape

J. Walker von Brimer award for
"extraordinary accomplishments in the field of 3D photography" - Dec. 1998
learn more

Patent pending. Exclusive rights to commercialize this technology have been acquired by Geometrix, Inc.
For academic use of this technology, please contact Dr. Pietro Perona or Rich Wolf.
For commercial inquiries, please visit, or email to

3D photography with the sun, or how to capture 3D models with a stick and the sun.

From 2D images... 3D shape!!!

Building 3D models of small moving objects from passive visual input (in collaboration with JPL).

From an image sequence... 3D model!!!
From an image sequence... 3D shape!!!

Visual navigation using a single camera: 3D motion and structure estimation from monocular sequences. [ICCV95]

From a navigation sequence... 3D structure and trajectory!!!


Recent talks:


Papers and Technical Reports:


California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125.

Last updated June 2008.