Diego Thomas

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Diego Thomas
Kyushu University
Job title
Assistant professor
Doctor(National Institute of Informatics)



Year 2009-2012: Phd course at the National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo (Japan) as a student of SOKENDAI.

Year 2005-2008: Master course at the ENSIMAG-INPG (Engineering school of Computer Science and Mathematics), Grenoble, option IRV (Image and Virtual Reality). Diploma with honors.

Year 2003-2005: Two-year intensive course in science and mathematics at undergraduate level as preparation for competitive entrance exam to French engineering schools, lycee Champollion, in Grenoble.

Professional experience:

Year 2017-now: Assistant professor at Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan.

Year 2015-2017: JSPS Post doctoral researcher at Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan.

Year 2014-2015: Project professor assistant at the National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo (Japan) in the Sugimoto-lab.

Year 2012-2014: Post-doc researcher at the National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo (Japan) in the Sugimoto-lab.

Year 2011 (March to July): Four months internship at MSRA (Microsoft Research Asia) in Beijin (China) with Doctor Yasuyuki Matsushita.

Year 2008 (February to August): Six months internship in the National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo (Japan) with Professor Akihiro Sugimoto.

Publications (selected):

Journal paper:

D. Thomas and A. Sugimoto. Photometric metric under unknown lighting for range image registration. In Transaction of Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI), 2013. (Impact factor: 4.9)

Thomas. D and Sugimoto. A. Robustly Registering Range Images Using Local Distribution of Albedo. In Computer Vision and Image Understanding (CVIU), Volume 28(4), Pages 649–667, Year 2011. (Extended version of 3DIM2009). (Impact factor: 2.5)

Conference paper:

D. Thomas and A. Sugimoto. A Flexible Scene Representation Using a RGB-D Camera. In Proc. of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV’13), 2013.

P.K. Anasosalu, D. Thomas and A. Sugimoto. Compact and Accurate 3-D Face Modeling Using an RGB-D Camera: Let’s Open the Door to 3-D Video Conference. In Proc. Of CDC4CV 2013.

M-D. Firman, D. Thomas, S-J. Julier and A. Sugimoto. Learning to Discover Objects in RGB-D Images Using Correlation Clustering. In Proc. of IROS’13. 2013

Thomas. D, Matsushita. Y and Sugimoto. A. Robust Simultaneous 3D Registration via Rank Minimization. In Proc. of The IEEE 3D Imaging, Modeling, Processing, Visualization and Transmission (3DIMPVT), 2012 Second International Conference on pp.33-40, 13-15 Oct. 2012

Thomas. D and Sugimoto. A. Illumination-free photometric metric for range image registration. In Proc. of The IEEE International Workshop on the Applications of Computer Vision (WACV2012), Pages 97–104, Year 2012.

Thomas. D and Sugimoto. A. Range Image Registration of Specular Objects under Complex Illumination. In Proc. of The International Symposium on 3-D Data Processing, Visualization, and Transmission (3DPVT2010), Year 2010.

Research Areas


Published Papers

David R. Walton,Diego Thomas,Anthony Steed,Akihiro Sugimoto
2017 IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, ISMAR 2017, Nantes, France, October 9-13, 2017   72-81   2017   [Refereed]
Francesco Verdoja,Diego Thomas,Akihiro Sugimoto
2017 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, ICME 2017, Hong Kong, China, July 10-14, 2017   1285-1290   2017   [Refereed]
Diego Thomas,Akihiro Sugimoto
International Journal of Computer Vision   123(2) 206-225   2017   [Refereed]
Diego Thomas,Akihiro Sugimoto
Computer Vision and Image Understanding   157 103-116   2017   [Refereed]
Diego Thomas,Rin-ichiro Taniguchi
2016 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2016, Las Vegas, NV, USA, June 27-30, 2016   3299-3308   2016   [Refereed]

Teaching Experience


Research Grants & Projects

Free-form dynamic 3D reconstruction
Kyushu university: スートアップ支援経費
Project Year: Sep 2017 - Mar 2018    Investigator(s): Diego Thomas