Portrait of Marc Pollefeys

Marc Pollefeys

Partner Director of Science


Marc Pollefeys is Director of the Mixed Reality and AI Zurich Lab and the Director of Science leading a team of scientist and engineers to develop advanced perception capabilities for HoloLens at Microsoft. He is also a Professor of Computer Science at ETH Zurich and was elected Fellow of the IEEE in 2012.  Pollefeys, is also actively involved with the Swiss Joint Research Center, a collaborative research engagement between Microsoft Research and two universities ETH Zurich and EPFL.

He is best known for his work in 3D computer vision, having been the first to develop a software pipeline to automatically turn photographs into 3D models, but also works on robotics, graphics and machine learning problems.  Other noteworthy projects he worked on with collaborators at UNC Chapel Hill and ETH Zurich are real-time 3D scanning with mobile devices, a real-time pipeline for 3D reconstruction of cities from vehicle mounted-cameras,…