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Andrés Bruhn

Professor of Computer Science

   University of Stuttgart


Contact: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andrés Bruhn
Head of the Intelligent Systems Group
Head of the Examination Board Software Engineering
Institute for Visualization and Interactive Systems
University of Stuttgart, Universitätsstraße 38
70569 Stuttgart, Germany
Phone: +49-711-685-88439
Secretary: +49-711-685-88456 (Margot Roubicek)
Fax: +49-711-685-88340
E-mail: bruhn -at- vis.uni-stuttgart.de
Office Room 1.459
Hours: Friday, 15:45-16:45 (no appointment required)
Friday, 16:45-17:45 (Examination Board, with appointment)


Andrés Bruhn is a professor of computer science at the University of Stuttgart where he heads the Intelligent Systems group at the Institute for Visualization and Interactive Systems (VIS). He received a diploma degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany (2001) and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany (2006). After working as a postdoctoral researcher (2006-2007) he was associated as an assistant professor with the Mathematical Image Analysis Group at Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany (2007-2012). During this time he spent two months as a visiting reasearcher at the University of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain (2009) and built up an independent research group on Vision and Image Processing within the Cluster of Excellence "Multimodal Computing and Interaction" (2010-2012). His research interests include various areas in the field of computer vision and image processing such as motion estimation, stereo reconstruction, image and video enhancement, data compression as well as the design of efficient numerical schemes for many of the aforementioned tasks. In these fields he published over 70 refereed papers with over 6000 citations and an h-index of 33. Prof. Bruhn serves on the programme committee of numereous conferences including ICCV, ECCV, and CVPR and regularly reviews for all major computer vision journals. His publications received several awards, among them the 2004 Longuet-Higgins Best Paper Award of the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), the 2006 Olympus Prize (German Pattern Recognition Award) of the German Pattern Recognition Society (DAGM), the 2010 Best Paper Award of the German Conference on Pattern Recognition (GCPR) as well as the 2006 GI Outstanding Dissertation Award of the German Society of Computer Science (GI), the Swiss Computer Science Society (SI), the Austrian Computer Society (OCG) and the German Chapters of the ACM (GChACM). Moreover, he was nominated as one of two national finalists for the 2008 Cor Baayen Award of the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM). Recently, he was awarded the 2014 Koenderink Prize at the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV) for fundamental contributions in computer vision.


Computer Vision

  • Motion Estimation/Optical Flow
  • 3-D Stereo Reconstruction
  • Image Registration
  • Shape-from-Shading
         

Scientific Computing

  • Multigrid Methods
  • Splitting-Based Techniques
  • Parallel Computing (MPI)
  • Specialised Hardware (CELL, GPUs)

Image Processing

  • Image Denoising
  • Dithering
  • Image and Video Compression
  • Deinterlacing

Fields of Applications

  • Software/Movie Industry
  • Driver Assistance Systems
  • Pharmaceutical Technology
  • Material Sciences

Research Prizes, Reviewing and Teaching Awards

  • 2014 - Koenderink Prize
               for Fundamental Contributions in Computer Vision
               (with T.Brox, N.Papenberg, and J.Weickert)
               awarded by the European Conference on Computer Vision
  • 2014 - ECCV Outstanding Reviewer Award
               awarded by the European Conference on Computer Vision
  • 2012 - DAGM-OAGM Paper Award
               (with C.Schroers, H.Zimmer, L.Valgaerts, O.Demetz and J.Weickert)
               awarded by the German Pattern Recognition Society
               and the Austrian Pattern Recognition Society
  • 2011 - ICCV Outstanding Reviewer Award
               awarded by the International Conference on Computer Vision
  • 2010 - ACCV Outstanding Reviewer Award
               awarded by the Asian Conference on Computer Vision
  • 2010 - DAGM Main Prize (Best Paper Award)
               (with S.Grewenig and J.Weickert)
               awarded by the German Pattern Recognition Society
  • 2008 - ECCV Outstanding Reviewer Award
               awarded by the European Conference on Computer Vision
  • 2008 - ERCIM Cor Baayen Award Finalist
               nominated by the European Research Consortium for Informatics
               and Mathematics
  • 2008 - Excellence in Teaching Award
               awarded by the Computer Science Student Council of Saarland University
  • 2007 - Dr. Eduard Martin Prize
               awarded by the Saarland University
  • 2006 - GI Outstanding Dissertation Award
               awarded by the German Computer Science Society
               the Swiss Computer Science Society
               the Austrian Computer Society
               and the German Chapter of the ACM
  • 2006 - Olympus Prize (German Pattern Recognition Award)
               awarded by the German Pattern Recognition Society
  • 2005 - DAGM Paper Award
               (with N.Slesareva and J.Weickert)
               awarded by the German Pattern Recognition Society
  • 2004 - ECCV Longuet-Higgins Prize (Best Paper Award)
               (with T.Brox, N.Papenberg, and J.Weickert)
               awarded by the European Conference on Computer Vision
  • 2002 - DAGM Paper Award
               (with J.Weickert and C.Schnörr)
               awarded by the German Pattern Recognition Society

Programme Committees


National Science Foundations

  • Chilean Science Foundation (FONDECYT)
  • German Research Foundation (DFG)
  • Israel Science Foundation (ISF)
  • Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)

Journals


Conferences

  1. IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)
  2. European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV)
  3. IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)
  4. Asian Conference on Computer Vision (ACCV)
  5. International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH)
  6. Conference of the European Association for Computer Graphics (EUROGRAPHICS)
  7. Conf. and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques Asia (SIGGRAPH Asia)
  8. Int. Conference on Scale Space and Variational Methods in Computer Vision (SSVM)
  9. Int. Conference on Energy Minimization Methods in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (EMMCVPR)
  10. International Conference on Computer Analysis of Images and Patterns (CAIP)
  11. International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications (VISAPP)
  12. IEEE Pacific-Rim Symposium on Image and Video Technology (PSIVT)
  13. German Conference on Pattern Recognition (GCPR, DAGM)
  14. Iberian Conference on Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis (IbPRIA)
  15. IEEE Workshop on Variational, Geometric and Level Set Methods in Computer Vision (VLSM)
  16. International Workshop on Vision, Modelling and Visualization (VMV)

Edited Books

  1. A. Bruhn, T. Pock, X.-C- Tai (Eds.):
    Efficient Algorithms for Global Optimization Problems in Computer Vision.
    Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 8293, Springer, Berlin, 2014.

Below you can find a list of selected publications. For a list of all publications click here.


Optical Flow

  1. O.Demetz, M.Stoll, S.Volz, J.Weickert, A.Bruhn
    Learning Brightness Transfer Functions for the
    Joint Recovery of Illumination Changes and Optical Flow.

    European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 455-471, 2014.

  2. S.Volz, A.Bruhn, L.Valgaerts, H.Zimmer
    Modeling Temporal Coherence for Optical Flow.
    International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 1116-1123, 2011.

  3. H.Zimmer, A.Bruhn, J.Weickert
    Optic Flow in Harmony.
    International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV), Vol. 93/3, 368-388, 2011.

  4. T.Brox, A.Bruhn, J.Weickert
    Variational Motion Segmentation with Level Sets.
    European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), Vol. 1, 471-483, 2006.

  5. N.Papenberg, A.Bruhn, T.Brox, S.Didas, J.Weickert
    Highly Accurate Optic Flow Computation with Theoretically Justified Warping.
    International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV), Vol. 67/2, 141-158, 2006.

  6. A.Bruhn, J.Weickert, C.Schnörr
    Lucas/Kanade Meets Horn/Schunck: Combining Local and Global Optic Flow Methods.
    International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV), Vol. 61/3, 211-231, 2005.

  7. T.Brox, A.Bruhn, N.Papenberg, J.Weickert
    High Accuracy Optical Flow Estimation Based on a Theory for Warping.
    European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), Vol. 4, 25-36, 2004.
    Awarded the ECCV 2004 Longuet-Higgins Prize (Best Paper Award)
    Awarded the ECCV 2014 Koenderink Prize for Fundamental Contributions in Computer Vision

  8. A.Bruhn, J.Weickert, C.Schnörr
    Combining the Advantages of Local and Global Optic Flow Methods.
    German Conference on Pattern Recognition (DAGM), Vol. 1, 454-46, 2002.
    Awarded a DAGM 2002 Paper Award


Stereo and Scene Flow

  1. L.Valgaerts, C.Wu, A.Bruhn, H.-P.Seidel, C.Theobalt
    Lightweight Binocular Facial Performance Capture under Uncontrolled Lighting.
    ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG, Proc. SIGGRAPH Asia), Vol. 31/6, Art. 187, 2012.

  2. C.Schroers, H.Zimmer, L.Valgaerts, A.Bruhn, O.Demetz, J.Weickert
    Anisotropic Range Image Integration.
    Joint German and Austrian Conference on Pattern Recognition (DAGM-OAGM), Vol. 1, 73-82, 2012.
    Awarded a DAGM-OAGM 2012 Paper Award

  3. L.Valgaerts, A.Bruhn, M.Mainberger, J.Weickert
    Dense versus Sparse Approaches for Estimating the Fundamental Matrix.
    International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV), Vol. 96/2, 212-234, 2012.

  4. L.Valgaerts, A.Bruhn, H.Zimmer, J.Weickert, C.Stoll, C.Theobalt
    Joint Estimation of Motion, Structure and Geometry from Stereo Sequences.
    European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), Vol. 4, 568-581, 2010.

  5. N.Slesareva, A.Bruhn, J.Weickert
    Optic Flow Goes Stereo:
    A Variational Method for Estimating Discontinuity-Preserving Dense Disparity Maps.

    German Conference on Pattern Recognition (DAGM), Vol. 1, 33-40, 2005.
    Awarded a DAGM 2005 Paper Award


Shape from Shading

  1. D. Maurer, Y.-C. Ju, M. Breuß, A. Bruhn
    Combining Shape from Shading and Stereo:
    A Variational Approach for the Joint Estimation of Depth, Illumination and Albedo.

    British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC), Art 76, 2016.

  2. Y.-C.Ju, S.Tozza, M.Breuß, A.Bruhn, A.Kleefeld
    Generalised Perspective Shape from Shading with Oren-Nayar Reflectance.
    British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC), Art. 42, 2013.

  3. Y.-C.Ju, M.Breuß, A.Bruhn, S.Galliani
    Shape from Shading for Rough Surfaces: Analysis of the Oren-Nayar Model.
    British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC), Art. 104, 2012.


Scientific Computing

  1. J.Weickert, S.Grewenig. C.Schroers, A.Bruhn:
    Cyclic Schemes for PDE-based Image Analysis.
    International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV), 2016, to appear..

  2. P.Gwosdek, H.Zimmer, S.Grewenig, A.Bruhn, J.Weickert:
    A Highly Efficient GPU Implementation for Variational Optic Flow
    Based on the Euler-Lagrange Framework.

    ECCV Workshop on Computer Vision with GPUs (ECCV-CVGPU), Vol. 1, 372-382, 2012.

  3. S.Grewenig, J.Weickert, A.Bruhn
    From Box Filtering to Fast Explicit Diffusion.
    German Conference on Pattern Recognition (DAGM), Vol. 1, 533-542, 2010.
    Awarded the DAGM 2010 Main Prize (Best Paper Award)

  4. A.Bruhn, J.Weickert, T.Kohlberger, C.Schnörr
    A Multigrid Platform for Real-Time Motion Computation
    with Discontinuity-Preserving Variational Methods.

    International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV), Vol. 70/3, 257-277, 2006.

  5. A.Bruhn, J.Weickert
    Towards Ultimate Motion Estimation:
    Combining Highest Accuracy with Real-Time Performance.

    International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), Vol. 1, 749-755, 2005.

  6. T.Kohlberger, C.Schnörr, A.Bruhn, J.Weickert
    Domain Decomposition for Variational Optical Flow Computation.
    IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (TIP), Vol. 14/8, 1125-1137, 2005.

  7. A.Bruhn, J.Weickert, C.Feddern, T.Kohlberger, C.Schnörr
    Variational Optical Flow Computation in Real-Time.
    IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (TIP), Vol. 14/5, 608-615, 2005.

  8. D.Slogsnat, M.Fischer, A.Bruhn, J.Weickert, U.Brüning
    Low Level Parallelization of Nonlinear Diffusion Filtering Algorithms
    for Cluster Computing Environments.

    European Conference on Parallel Computing (EURO-PAR), Vol. 1, 481-490, 2003.


Computer Graphics

  1. H.Zimmer, A.Bruhn, J.Weickert
    Freehand HDR Imaging of Moving Scenes with Simultaneous Resolution Enhancement.
    Computer Graphics Forum (CGF, Proc. EUROGRAPHICS), Vol 30/2, 2011.

  2. C.Schmaltz, P.Gwosdek, A.Bruhn, J.Weickert
    Electrostatic Halftoning.
    Computer Graphics Forum (CGF), Vol. 29/8, 2313-2327, 2010.


Image Compression

  1. C.Schmaltz, P.Peter, M.Mainberger, F.Ebel, J.Weickert, A.Bruhn
    Understanding, Optimising, and Extending Data Compression with Anisotropic Diffusion.
    International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV), Vol. 108/3, 222-240, 2014.

  2. M.Mainberger, A.Bruhn, J.Weickert
    Edge-Based Compression of Cartoon-Like Images with Homogeneous Diffusion.
    Pattern Recognition (PR), Vol. 44/9, 1859-1873, 2011.

  3. I.Galić, J.Weickert, M.Welk, A.Bruhn, A.Belyaev, H.-P.Seidel
    Image Compression with Anisotropic Diffusion.
    Journal of Mathematical Imaging and Vision (JMIV), Vol. 31, 255-269, 2008.

Thesis

  1. A. Bruhn
    Variational Optic Flow Computation: Accurate Modelling and Efficient Numerics.
    Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Saarland University, 2006
    Awarded the 2006 Outstanding Dissertation Award by the German Computer Society (GI)
    Awarded the 2006 Dr. Eduard Martin Prize by the Saarland University (UdS)

  2. A. Bruhn
    Regularization in Motion Estimation.
    Diploma Thesis, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Mannheim University, 2001


Patents

  1. C.Hauger, H.Weigand, J.Weickert, and A.Bruhn
    Medizinisch optisches Beobachtungsgerät und Verfahren zum Erstellen einer stereoskopischen Zwischenperspektive in einem derartigen Gerät.
    Patent DE 10 2008 024 732, April 2010.

Professional Activities at University Level

  • Head of the Examination Board Software Engineering (MSc/BSc)
    (Prüfungsausschussvorsitzender, 2015-ongoing)
  • Member of the Examination Board Informatik (MSc/BSc)
    (Mitglied des Prüfungsausschuss, 2015-ongoing)
  • Member of the Examination Board Computer Science (MSc)
    (Mitglied des Prüfungsausschuss, 2015-ongoing)
  • Head of the Selection Board Computer Science (MSc)
    (Mitglied des Zulassungsausschuss, 2013-2015)

Keynote Lectures


Workshop and Tutorial Organisation


Invited Talks


University Lectures - University of Stuttgart


University Lectures - Saarland University

  • Master Lecture "Correspondence Problems in Computer Vision": 2011, 2009, 2008, 2007
    Awarded the Busy Beaver Excellence in Teaching Award 2008
  • Master Lecture "Differential Equations in Image Processing and Computer Vision": 2010
  • Master Seminar "Spotlight on Vision": 2011
  • Master Seminar "Modern Method in Image Analysis": 2008
  • Master Seminar "Problems in Image Analysis": 2007
  • Master Seminar "Numerical Algorithms for Image Analysis": 2007 2010
  • Bachelor Lecture "Image Processing and Computer Vision": 2010
  • Bachelor Lecture "Image Acquisition Methods": 2009, 2008
  • Bachelor Seminar "Parallel Algorithms in Computer Graphics and Image Processing": 2007


Ph.D. Student Supervision/Co-Supervision

  1. Daniel Maurer (2015, in progress)
  2. Michael Stoll (2012, in progress)
  3. Sebastian Volz (2010, in progress)
  4. Yong Chul Ju (2016, submitted)
  5. Pascal Gwosdek (2012)
  6. Henning Zimmer (2012)
  7. Levi Valgaerts (2011)


Master/Diploma Students - University of Stuttgart

  1. Patrick Wickenhäuser (2016, to start)
  2. Steffen Nüssle (2016, in progress)
  3. Marco Loureiro (2016, in progress)
  4. Janik Hager (2016, in progress)
  5. Patrick Gairing (2016, in progress)
  6. Andreas Triebl (2016, in progress)
  7. Michael Hofmann (2016)
  8. Sven Maier (2016)
  9. Oliver Goroll (2016)
  10. Tilo Pfannkuch (2016)
  11. Oliver Naumann (2015)
  12. Fabian Andres (2015)
  13. Simon Geßner (2015)
  14. Boitumelu Ruf (2015)
  15. Daniel Maurer (2014)
    Awarded the Rul Gunzenhäuser Award
  16. Ewgeni Nachbauer (2014)

Master/Diploma - Saarland University

  1. Sebastian Schwarzbach (2012)
  2. Ilya Goncharov (2011)
  3. Alexander Hewer (2011)
  4. Michael Stoll (2011)
  5. Christopher Schroers (2011)
  6. Dina Mahmoud (2011)
  7. Stefan Densow (2011)
  8. Fadel Abderrahmane (2010)
  9. Sebastian Volz (2009)
  10. Nico Persch (2009)
  11. Aleksandar Avramov (2009)
  12. Sergey Pushkarev (2009)
  13. Wenjie Ma (2009)
  14. Oliver Demetz (2009)
  15. Qi Gao (2008)
  16. Simon Schmidt (2008)
  17. Christian Kariger (2008)
  18. Alexey Ershov (2008)
  19. Pascal Gwosdek (2008)
    Awarded the Günther Hotz Medal
  20. Sergey Kosov (2008)
  21. Yana Mileva (2007)
  22. Matthias Ghodstinat (2007)
  23. Levi Valgaerts (2007, TU Munich)
  24. Oliver Vogel (2006)
  25. Natalia Slesareva (2005)


Bachelor Students - University of Stuttgart

  1. Marco Alt (2016, in progress)
  2. Jaysen Blei (2016, in progress)
  3. Jenny Schmalfuß (2016, in progress)
  4. Andreas Bacharew (2016)
  5. Fang Bao (2016)
  6. Simon Rühle (2016)
  7. Alexander Berchtold (2015)
  8. Janik Hager (2015)
  9. Cihan Erol (2015)
  10. Stephan Albrecht (2015)
  11. Manuel Gräber (2015)
  12. Niklas Kaulitz (2014)
  13. Sebastian Richter (2014)
  14. Vladislav Ladyzhenskiy (2014)
  15. Fabian Andres (2014)
  16. Sebastian Zillessen (2013)
  17. Michael Müller (2013)
  18. Patrick Gairing (2013)
  19. Roberto Fontanarosa (2013)
  20. Robin Minorics (2013)
  21. Daniel Maurer (2012)

Bachelor - Saarland University

  1. Amalia Radoiu (2011)
  2. Pengming Wang (2010)
  3. Sebastian Schwarzbach (2009)
  4. Ole Rehmsen (2009)
  5. Patrick Koberski (2009)
  6. Markus Osthoff (2009)
  7. Bruno Ranieri (2008)
  8. Jörg Knappen (2008)
  9. Jean-Marc Roth (2008)
  10. Christian Kariger (2007)
  11. Jerzy Poczobut-Maul (2007)
  12. Markus Mainberger (2007)


Temporary Student Group Members

  1. Janik Hager (2015/2016 tutor)
  2. Steffen Nüssle (2015 tutor)
  3. Patrick Gairing (2013/2015/2016, tutor)
  4. Carolin Eckard (2012, programmer)
  5. Ilya Goncharov (2011, programmer)
  6. Stefan Densow (2011, programmer)




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