Harini Priyadarshini Hariharan

Harini Priyadarshini Hariharan

Saarland Informatics Campus
Campus C6 3, Room 09.06
+49 681 302-58156
+49 681 302-70857

Research Interests

  • Light Fields Coding
  • Computational Photography/Videography
  • Superpixel Segmentation

Research Projects



SSID: The Saarbrücken Synthetic Image Database is a database for design and evaluation of image quality metrics on images with synthetic contents, where errors occur already during scene composition. The database can be found here.

SCENE: Novel Scene Representations for richer networked media (Nov. 2011 - Nov. 2014). Our project results and ongoing developments can be found here.

Teaching & Tutoring

  • SS 2017
    • Telecommunications II (TA)
  • WS 2015/2016
    • Future Media Internet (TA)
  • WS 2014/2015
    • Future Media Internet (Tutor)


  • PhD Student (May 2015 - today)
  • Researcher at the Telecommunications Lab (May 2015 - today)
  • Master Student (Apr. 2013 - Mar. 2015)
  • Student Assistant at the Telecommunications Lab (Oct 2014 - Mar 2015)
  • Research Assistant at the Max Planck Institute for Informatik (Sep 2013 - Apr 2015)


  • Hariharan, Harini Priyadarshini;  Herfet, Thorsten: "On the implication of light field compression on post-processing algorithms", IEEE International Symposium on Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting (BMSB), Jeju, South Korea, June 2019
  • Herfet Thorsten, Lange Tobias, Hariharan Harini Priyadarshini: "Enabling Multiview- and Light Field-Video for Veridical Visual Experiences", 4th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Communications, Chengdu, China, 2018
  • Harini Hariharan; Thorsten Herfet: "Light Field Compression by Superpixel Based Filtering and Pseudo-Temporal Reordering", IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE), Las Vegas, January 2018
  • Harini Hariharan; Thorsten Herfet: "An Analysis of Preprocessed Light Field Image Compression with Standard Codecs", in Proceedings of the Networked and Electronic Media (NEM) Summit 2017, Madrid, Spain, November 2017
  • Daniel Pohl; Daniel Jungmann; Bartosz Taudul; Richard Membarth; Harini Hariharan; Thorsten Herfet; Oliver Grau: "The Next Generation of In-home Streaming: Light Fields, 5K, 10GbE, and Foveated Compression", accepted to the 10th International Symposium on Multimedia Applications and Processing (MMAP 2017), Prague, Czech Republic, September 2017 (Best paper award)
  • Hariharan, Harini Priyadarshini; Lange, Tobias; Herfet, Thorsten: "Low complexity light field compression based on pseudo-temporal circular sequencing", IEEE International Symposium on Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting (BMSB), Cagliari, June 2017 (Best student paper award)
  • Haccius, Christopher; Hariharan, Harini; Herfet, Thorsten; Jachalsky, Jörn; Putzke-Röming, Wolfram; Hach, Thomas: "Infrared-Aided Superpixel Segmentation", International Workshop on Video Processing and Quality Metrics for Consumer Electronics (VPQM), Phoenix, February 2015
  • "Infrared-Aided Superpixel Segmentation", Master Thesis at Saarland University, Saarbrücken Germany, 2015