Simone Croci

Position: Phd Student
Location: Stack B, Custom House Quay
Email: crocis(at)



Research Topics


I obtained a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich. After my Masters I acquired work experience primarily in the field of research and development at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich and at the Disney Research Zurich lab. At the moment I am a Phd student at Trinity College Dublin working for the V-Sense project.

Research Topics

My main research topic is quality assessment for stereoscopic 360-video.

Please find some related posts to my research interests here:

Egocentric Gesture Recognition for Head-Mounted AR devices

Natural interaction with virtual objects in AR/VR environments makes for a smooth user experience. Gestures are a natural extension from ...
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Jonathan Swift in VR/AR- Long Room Project

  The Long Room holds a very special place in the hearts of students, staff, alumni of Trinity College Dublin, ...
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SalNet360: Saliency Maps for omni-directional images with CNN

Abstract The prediction of Visual Attention data from any kind of media is of valuable use to content creators and ...
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Affordable content creation for free-viewpoint video and VR/AR applications

Abstract: We present a scalable pipeline for Free-Viewpoint Video (FVV) content creation, considering also visualisation in Augmented Reality (AR) and ...
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Visual Attention in Omnidirectional Video for Virtual Reality Applications

We are sharing our developed test-bed and captured user data that we hope will enable in creating more immersive virtual ...
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A Framework for Quality Control in Cinematic VR Based on Voronoi Patches and Saliency

Abstract: In this paper, we present a novel framework for quality control in cinematic VR (360-video) based on Voronoi patches ...
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Virtual Play, after Samuel Beckett

Virtual Play is a reinterpretation of Samuel Beckett’s ground-breaking 1963 text, Play, with a view to engaging a 21st Century viewership that is ...
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Video Coding and Streaming for Virtual Reality

With technical advances in virtual reality (VR) devices, the media technology field is evolving toward providing immersive VR video experiences ...
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ODIs Saliency Maps: Testbed and Dataset

Introduction: In V-Sense we are studying saliency for omnidirectional images (ODIs) in VR application. We have conducted subjective experiments to ...
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Overview: 360-degree video, also called live-action virtual reality (VR), is one of the latest and most powerful trends in immersive ...
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  • High Dynamic Range Tone Mapping (US 20170070719 A1, 2015)
  • Methods for Creating and Distributing Art-Directable Continious Dynamic Range Video (US 20160353164 A1, 2015)
  • Temporally Coherent Local Tone Mapping of High Dynamic Range Video (US 9378543 B2, 2014)
  • Method and System for Rendering Virtual Views (US 9530240 B2, 2013)

Conference and Journal Papers

  • Simone Croci, Sebastian Knorr, Aljosa Smolic
    Sharpness Mismatch Detection in Stereoscopic Content with 360-Degree Capability
    ICIP, 2018.
  • Barbara Flueckiger, David Pfluger, Giorgio Trumpy, Simone Croci, Tunç Aydin, Aljosa Smolic
    Investigation of Film Material–Scanner Interaction
    Technical Report, 2018.
  • Simone Croci, Sebastian Knorr, Aljosa Smolic
    Saliency-Based Sharpness Mismatch Detection For Stereoscopic Omnidirectional Images
    CVMP, 2017.
  • Simone Croci, Sebastian Knorr, Lutz Goldmann, Aljosa Smolic
    A Framework for Quality Control in Cinematic VR Based on Voronoi Patches and Saliency
    IC3D, 2017.
  • Sebastian Knorr, Simone Croci, Aljosa Smolic
    A Modular Scheme for Artifact Detection in Stereoscopic Omni-Directional Images
    In proceedings of the Irish Machine Vision and Image Processing Conference, Aug. 30 – Sep. 1, 2017.
  • Simone Croci, Tunc Aydin, Nikolce Stefanoski, Markus Gross, Aljosa Smolic
    Advanced Tools and Framework for Digital Film Restoration
    Journal of Electronic Imaging, 2017.
  • Simone Croci, Tunç O. Aydin, Nikolce Stefanoski, Markus Gross, Aljosa Smolic
    Real-Time Temporally Coherent Local HDR Tone Mapping
    ICIP, 2016.
  • Simone Croci, Nikolce Stefanoski, Aljosa Smolic
    Robust Calibration of Broadcast Cameras Based on Ellipse and Line Contours
    ICIP, 2016.
  • Alexandre Chapiro, Tunç O. Aydin, Nikolce Stefanoski, Simone Croci, Aljosa Smolic, Markus Gross
    Art-Directable Continuous Dynamic Range Video
    Computer & Graphics, Elsevier, 2015.
  • Tunç O. Aydin, Nikolce Stefanoski, Simone Croci, Markus Gross, Aljosa Smolic
    Temporally Coherent Local Tone Mapping of HDR Video
    SIGGRAPH Asia, 2014.
  • Simone Croci, Aljosa Smolic, Oliver Wang
    Dynamic Time Warping Based 3D Contours
    VMV, 2013.
  • Remo Ziegler, Simone Croci, Markus Gross
    Lighting and Occlusion in a Wave-Based Framework
    Eurographics, 2008.
  • Simone Croci
    Holography-Pipeline: Reflectance and Occlusion in Wave Based Scene Evaluation
    Master Thesis, 2006.