We aim to model the 3D, lighting, and reflectance properties of scenes from images by combining physics-based models and data-driven machine learning techniques to better understand, model, interpret, and recreate the richness of our visual world. Our research leads to breakthroughs in applications like image editing, video games, motion pictures, virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR), education, training, and autonomous driving. We also regularly collaborate with researchers from world-class institutions such as Adobe, Facebook, INRIA, KAIST, and Disney. Join us!

Representative recent works include:

Because we value equity, diversity, and excellence, our research team is dedicated to offering an inclusive work and life environment to all its members. We find richness in diversity and invite all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age. Particularly, we encourage women to apply and join our research team.

Ph.D. positions

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M.S. positions

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About the research group

Prof. Lalonde has established a research group in visual computing and artificial intelligence that has garnered international recognition. He and his group regularly publish in top vision and graphics venues (CVPR, ECCV/ICCV, SIGGRAPH, etc.), and collaborate with researchers in companies and universities in Canada and around the world.

The Computer Vision and Systems Laboratory (CVSL) in the ECE department at Université Laval hosts the activities of 8 professors and close to 60 graduate students and research professionals, working together on the central theme of computer vision and its applications. The CVSL provides a dynamic and stimulating environment with an outstanding infrastructure complete with a CAVE room, mocap system, 3-D scanners and a direct access to high-performance computing facilities.

About Université Laval and Québec City

More than a school, Université Laval is an entire community in the heart of Quebec City, Canada, a complete university recognized for its leadership and its culture of excellence both in teaching and research.

With its half a million inhabitants, Québec City boasts a lively cultural scene and vibrant nightlife. In addition to its bars, cafes, bistros, museums, theatres and cinemas, the capital is host to several major festivals, including the Festival d’été, New France Festival and its famous Winter Carnival.