Short Bio

I am a PhD Candidate and Researcher at CTU in Prague supervised by prof. Daniel Sýkora. I received my BSc and MSc degrees from Computer Science at the same university. My primary research interest lies in computer graphics, image processing, computer vision, and deep learning; I specialize in generating realistically looking images according to certain conditions or examples. In recent years, I worked with Adobe Research on several publications and research-engineering projects, and I was granted the opportunity to join them as a research intern in San Jose, California (2017) and then in Seattle, Washington (2018). After that, I joined Snap Inc. as a research intern in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California (2019). For 2020, I joined Samsung Research America, and I am part of the NEON team.

Research Interests

  • Computer Graphics
  • Generative Networks
  • Computer Vision
  • Deep Learning & AI

News

  • [8/2020]: We presented our paper Interactive Video Stylization Using Few-Shot Patch-Based Training at SIGGRAPH2020 full paper session, as a short oral at ECCV2020 Deep Internal Learning workshop, and at Siggraph RealTime Live, where we have won the Best in Show Award!
  • [6/2020]: Recently, I defended "a proposal of a dissertation thesis" and passed a Doctoral State Exam. I plan to finish my PhD in early 2021.
  • [5/2020]: Our paper Interactive Video Stylization Using Few-Shot Patch-Based Training has been accepted to SIGGRAPH 2020.
  • [4/2020]: For the rest of the year 2020, I am joining Samsung Research America, the NEON team!
  • [12/2019]: Our paper Arbitrary Style Transfer Using Neurally-Guided Patch-Based Synthesis has been accepted to Computers & Graphics journal.
  • [4/2019]: For Summer/Fall 2019 I will join Snap Research at Santa Monica, Los Angeles, CA.
  • [4/2019]: Our paper Stylizing Video by Example has been accepted to SIGGRAPH 2019, Los Angeles, CA.
  • [4/2019]: On 5-May I am presenting Enhancing Neural Style Transfer using Patch-Based Synthesis at Expressive 2019, Genoa, Italy.
  • [3/2019]: On 6-May I am presenting Fast Example-Based Stylization with Local Guidance at EuroGraphics 2019, Genoa, Italy.

Publications

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Interactive Video Stylization Using Few-Shot Patch-Based Training

O. Texler, D. Futschik, M. Kučera, O. Jamriška, Š. Sochorová, M. Chai, S. Tulyakov, and D. Sýkora

In ACM Transactions on Graphics 39(4), 2020 (SIGGRAPH 2020)

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Arbitrary Style Transfer Using Neurally-Guided Patch-Based Synthesis

O. Texler, D. Futschik, J. Fišer, M. Lukáč, J. Lu, E. Shechtman, and D. Sýkora

In Computers & Graphics (Elsevier, January 2020)

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Stylizing Video by Example

O. Jamriška, Š. Sochorová, O. Texler, M. Lukáč, J. Fišer, J. Lu, E. Shechtman, and D. Sýkora

In ACM Transactions on Graphics 38(4):107 (SIGGRAPH 2019, Los Angeles, California, July 2019)

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Enhancing Neural Style Transfer using Patch-Based Synthesis

O. Texler, J. Fišer, M. Lukáč, J. Lu, E. Shechtman, and D. Sýkora

In Proceedings of the 8th ACM/EG Expressive Symposium, pp. 43-50 (Expressive 2019, Genoa, Italy, May 2019)

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StyleBlit: Fast Example-Based Stylization with Local Guidance

D. Sýkora, O. Jamriška, O. Texler, J. Fišer, M. Lukáč, J. Lu and E. Shechtman

In Computer Graphics Forum 38(2):83-91 (Eurographics 2019, Genoa, Italy, May 2019)

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Example-Based Stylization of Navigation Maps on Mobile Devices

O. Texler and D. Sýkora

In Proceedings of the 22nd Central European Seminar on Computer Graphics. (CESCG 2018, Smolenice, Slovakia, 2018)

Paper Presentation

Supervised Thesis

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Example-Based Stylization on Mobile Devices

A. Moravcová, O. Texler

Master's Thesis, CTU in Prague

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Education

Doctoral degree study (PhD)

2018 ‒ present

Computer Graphics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague. Dissertation Thesis: Example-based Style Transfer.


Master degree study (MSc)

2016 ‒ 2018

Computer Science, Faculty of Information Technology, Czech Technical University in Prague. Master Thesis: Digital Image Processing and Image Stylization.


Bachelor degree study (BSc)

2012 ‒ 2015

Computer Science, Faculty of Information Technology, Czech Technical University in Prague. Bachelor Thesis: Architecture design and implementation of a large software system.


High school

2004 ‒ 2012

Mathematics, Physics, and Descriptive Geometry specialization, Gymnasium of Christian Doppler.

Professional Experience

Research Scientist Intern, Samsung Research America

4/2020 ‒ present

Research & Development. Research on image-to-image and video-to-video translation neural networks. Part of the Neon.life team.



Research Scientist Intern, Snap Inc., Los Angeles, California

7/2019 ‒ 10/2019

Research & Development. Research of new techniques on training generative adversarial networks for style transfer tasks; focused on a scenario where a minimal amount of data is available, and an interactive response is required. Furthermore, developing a shader-based real-time stylization for human portraits.



Remote Collaboration, Adobe Research, USA

9/2017 ‒ 12/2019

Research & Development. Remote collaboration on several research projects, publications, and tech transfer project. Computer graphics; patch-based style transfer; neural-network-based style transfer.



Research Scientist Intern, Adobe Research, Seattle, Washington

7/2018 ‒ 10/2018

Research & Development. Combining neural-network-based and patch-based style transfer methods. Chunk-based style transfer method with focus on a real-time performance.



Research Scientist Intern, Adobe Research, San Jose, California

9/2017 ‒ 12/2017

Research & Development. Guiding patch-based style transfer method using convolutional neural networks, image harmonization, and histogram optimization. Integrating developed style transfer method into Adobe Photoshop.



Software Architect and Developer, Dynavix, Prague, Czechia

5/2014 ‒ 9/2017

Software Architecture & Development. The navigation application for smartphones, tablets, and PND devices. C++, Java (Android), JavaEE, Objective-C (iOS), C#.



Software Developer, World of Warcraft game server, Prague, Czechia

2/2013 ‒ 5/2014

Software & Database Development. The World of Warcraft game server. Extending game mechanics, scripting artificial intelligence, data-mining. C++, C#.