Wolfgang Heidrich
Image courtesy of Fredo Durand
Department of Computer Science
The University of British Columbia

Mailing Address:
2366 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4
X639 - 2366 Main Mall 
ICICS/CS Building
(Enter from Engineering Rd.)




Diplom Informatiker, University of Erlangen (1995); M.Math (Computer Science), University of Waterloo (1996); PhD (with honours), University of Erlangen (1999); Research Associate, Max-Planck-Institute for Computer Science (1999-2000); Assistant Professor, UBC (2000-2004); Associate Professor, UBC (2004-2010); Dolby Research Chair in Computer Science, UBC (2008-2013); Full Professor, UBC (since 2010).

Affiliations: IMAGER Computer Graphics Lab, Laboratory for Computational Intelligence, Institute for Applied Mathematics, Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies.



My research interests are at the intersection of computer graphics, machine vision, optics, imaging, and perception. A significant portion of my research in the past few years has been on high dynamic range imaging and display devices. Brightside Technologies, a startup company commercializing the first true HDR display technology was acquired by Dolby Inc. in 2007. Since then, Brightside has been transformed into Dolby Canada, am imaging research facility operating out of Vancouver. In May 2008, Dolby funded my research chair to support activities in HDR imaging and related topics.

Detailed list of projects and publications.



Students and PostDocs I supervise(d)

Interested in becoming my grad student? Interested in doing undergraduate-level research with me? Have a look here.



I am on leave starting September 2013, and will not be teaching in the 2013/2014 academic year.


Private Stuff


Funding Sources

I gratefully acknowledge ongoing financial support from the following institutions: In the past I have also been supported by: