Áron Monszpart PhD, Senior Research Scientist at Niantic

Research Group: Niantic Research (London)
Research Interests: GNNs, visual relocalization, computer vision, machine learning, 3D scene understanding, geometry processing
Email: aron [at] nianticlabs (dot) com
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News

Dec 2020
Our paper "RELATE: Physically Plausible Multi-Object Scene Synthesis Using Structured Latent Spaces" has been accepted to NeurIPS 2020. [project page]
June 2020
I got the Eurographics Best Phd Thesis award. [thesis]
April 2020
Our paper "Footprints and Free Space from a Single Color Image" has been accepted to CVPR 2020. [project page]
April 2019
Our paper "iMapper: Interaction-guided Scene Mapping from Monocular Videos" has been accepted to SIGGRAPH 2019. [project page]
February 2019
Our paper "Taking Visual Motion Prediction To New Heightfields" has been accepted to CVIU. [project page]
November 2018
Our paper "Unsupervised Intuitive Physics from Visual Observations" has been accepted to ACCV 2018. [project page]
May 2018
I've joined Niantic as a Computer Vision Researcher.
January 2017
Our paper "String-Actuated Curved Folded Surfaces" has been accepted to ACM Transactions on Graphics, and will be presented at SIGGRAPH 2017. [project page]
September 2016
Our paper "SMASH: Physics-guided Reconstruction of Collisions from Videos" has been accepted to SIGGRAPH Asia 2016. [project page]
August 2016
I attended the First Annual Global PhD Fellowship Summit organized by Google in Mountain View.
March 2016
Our work was awarded a 2016 Google Fellowship in Machine Perception.
September 2015
I interned at Adobe Systems' Imagination Lab in San Jose between 22 June - 18 September collaborating with Duygu Ceylan, Byungmoon Kim, and Vladimir G. Kim.
April 2015
Our paper "RAPter: Rebuilding Man-made Scenes with Regular Arrangements of Planes" has been accepted to SIGGRAPH 2015. [project page]
September 2014
Our paper "Imagining the Unseen: Stability-based Cuboid Arrangements for Scene Understanding" has been accepted to SIGGRAPH Asia 2014. [project page]
September 2014
Our workshop paper "MCGraph: Multi-criterion representation for scene understanding" has been accepted to SIGGRAPH Asia 2014 Workshop on Indoor Scene Understanding: Where Graphics meets Vision. [project page]

Publications

Sébastien Ehrhardt, Oliver Groth, Áron Monszpart, Martin Engelcke, Ingmar Posner, Niloy Mitra, Andrea Vedaldi:
RELATE: Physically Plausible Multi-Object Scene Synthesis Using Structured Latent Spaces,
NeurIPS 2020.
[ project page]

Jamie Watson, Michael Firman, Áron Monszpart and Gabriel J. Brostow:
Footprints and Free Space from a Single Color Image,
CVPR 2020.
[project page]

Áron Monszpart, Paul Guerrero, Duygu Ceylan, Ersin Yumer and Niloy J. Mitra:
iMapper: Interaction-guided Scene Mapping from Monocular Videos,
SIGGRAPH 2019.
[project page]

Sébastien Ehrhardt, Áron Monszpart, Niloy J. Mitra and Andrea Vedaldi:
Taking Visual Motion Prediction To New Heightfields,
Computer Vision and Image Understanding (Apr 2019).
[project page]

Sébastien Ehrhardt, Áron Monszpart, Niloy J. Mitra and Andrea Vedaldi:
Unsupervised intuitive physics from visual observations,
ACCV 2018.
[project page]

Martin Kilian, Áron Monszpart and Niloy J. Mitra:
String Actuated Curved Folded Surfaces,
Transactions on Graphics 2017. (presented at SIGGRAPH 2017)
[project page]

Áron Monszpart, Nils Thuerey and Niloy J. Mitra:
SMASH: Physics-guided Reconstruction of Collisions from Videos,
SIGGRAPH Asia 2016.
[project page]

Áron Monszpart, Nicolas Mellado, Gabriel J. Brostow and Niloy J. Mitra:
RAPter: Rebuilding Man-made Scenes with Regular Arrangements of Planes,
SIGGRAPH 2015.
[project page]
Tianjia Shao*, Áron Monszpart*, Youyi Zheng, Bongjin Koo, Weiwei Xu, Kun Zhou and Niloy J. Mitra:
Imagining the Unseen: Stability-based Cuboid Arrangements for Scene Understanding,
SIGGRAPH Asia 2014. * joint first authors.
[project page]
Moos Hueting*, Áron Monszpart* and Nicolas Mellado:
MCGraph: Multi-criterion representation for scene understanding,
Siggraph Asia 2014 Workshop on Indoor Scene Understanding: Where Graphics meets Vision. * joint first authors.
[project page]

Reviewing work

2021
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (link)
  • Autonomous Robots (link)
2020
  • Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (link)
  • European Conference on Computer Vision (link)
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (link)
  • IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (link)
  • Autonomous Robots (link)
2019
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Asia (link)
  • International Conference on Computer Vision (link)
  • IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (link)
  • Autonomous Robots (link)
2018
  • The Visual Computer (link)
2017
  • Transactions on Graphics (ACM) (link)
2016
  • The Visual Computer (Springer) (link)
  • Computer Vision and Image Understanding (Elsevier) (link)
  • 1st Workshop on Action and Anticipation for Visual Learning, European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV) 2016 (link)

Teaching

2016/17,
2015/16,
2014/15 
2013/14
  • Robotics Programming [BSc 1st year] COMP105P (Teaching assistant)
  • Image Processing [MSc] COMP3072/COMPGV12 (Teaching assistant)