Optical Flow Visualization

Computer Vision

Leitung: Prof. Andrés Bruhn
Informatik-Gebäude, Universitätsstraße 38, 70569 Stuttgart

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The Computer Vision Group. From left to right: Jenny Schmalfuß, Lukas Mehl, Margot Roubicek, Andrés Bruhn, Azin Jahedi, Anton Malina.

Team

Professor für Informatik am Institut für Visualisierung und Interaktive Systeme,
Leiter Abteilung Computer Vision, Vorsitzender Prüfungsausschuss Softwaretechnik
Telefon: +49 (711) 685-88439

News

  • New Group Name: Recently, our group was renamed from "Intelligent Systems" to "Computer Vision" since that better reflects the research focus.

  • New Ph.D. Student: In April 2020, Lukas Mehl has joined our group as a Ph.D. student as part of the SfB-TRR 161 after he finished his M.Sc. in Informatik at the University of Stuttgart.

  • Ph.D. Defence: On March 16, 2020, Michael Stoll has defended his Ph.D. thesis on "Data Challenges in Variational Optical Flow". Prof. Luis Álvarez (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain) was external committee member.

  • Publication Award: On January 31, 2020, Daniel Maurer, Yong Chul Ju, Michael Breuß and Andrés Bruhn received a publication award from the University of Stuttgart at the Research Day 2020 for their IJCV paper on combining shape from shading and stereo: "Combining shape from shading and stereo: a joint variational method for estimating depth, illumination and albedo".

  • New Ph.D. Student: Azin Jahedi has joined our research group as a Ph.D. student after finishing her M.Sc. in Computer Science at the University of Stuttgart.

  • Ph.D. Defence: On October 24, 2019, Daniel Maurer has defended his Ph.D. thesis on "Adaptive Algorithms for 3D Reconstruction and Motion Estimation". Prof. Thomas Brox (University of Freiburg, Germany) was external committee member.

  • GCPR General Chair: Andrés Bruhn served as General Chair for this year's German Conference on Pattern Recognition (GCPR 2018, October 10-12, Stuttgart, Germany). This event was jointly organized with the International Symposium on Vision, Modeling and Visualization (VMV).

  • ECCV Paper: We have one paper on "Structure-from-Motion aware PatchMatch for Adaptive Optical Flow Estimation" accepted at this year's European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV 2018, 8-14, Munich, Germany).

  • BMVC Papers: We have two papers accepted at the British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC 2018, September 3-6, Newcastle upon Tyne): one on online learning approaches for motion estimation "ProFlow: Learning to Predict Optical Flow" and one on multi-frame pipeline approaches "Directional Priors for Multi-Frame Optical Flow Estimation". Supplementary material can be found here and here.

  • CVPR Robust Vision Challenge Runner-Up Award: Our algorithm for online learning to predict the optical flow (ProFlow) that will be presented at this year's British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC) has been awarded the Runner-Up Award for achieving the second place in the CVPR 2018 Robust Vision Challenge in the category "Optical Flow" (performance across all major benchmarks with the same parameter set).

  • IJCV Paper: Check out our recent IJCV paper on combining shape from shading and stereo: "Combining shape from shading and stereo: a joint variational method for estimating depth, illumination and albedo".

  • EXPRESSIVE Best Paper Award: On July 31, 2017, Kuno Kurzhals, Michael Stoll, Andrés Bruhn and Daniel Weiskopf have received a Best Paper Award at the Symposium on Computational Aesthetics, Sketch-Based Interfaces and Modeling, and Non-Photorealistic Animation and Rendering (EXPRESSIVE, co-located with SIGGRAPH) for their paper "FlowBrush: Optical Flow Art".

  • BMVC Paper: We have a paper on Variational Optical Flow Refinement accepted at the British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC 2017, September 4-7, London, UK). Supplementary material can be found here [27MB].

  • Ph.D. Defence: On January 30, 2017, Yong Chul Ju has defended his Ph.D. thesis on "PDE vs. Variational Methods for Perspective Shape from Shading". Prof. Michael Breuß (Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus-Senftenberg, Germany) was external committee member.

  • BMVC Paper: We have a paper on Combining Shape from Shading and Stereo accepted at the British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC 2016, September 19-22, York, UK). Supplementary material can be found here.

  • IJCV Paper: Check out our recent IJCV paper on efficient algorithms for image analysis: "Cyclic schemes for PDE-based image analysis" (available as technical report).

  • Dagstuhl Seminar: Andrés Bruhn has organised a Dagstuhl seminar on Vision for Autonomous Vehicles and Probes (November 8-13, 2015). Co-organizers were Aleš Leonardis (University of Birmingham), Tomas Pajdla (CTU Prague) and Atsushi Imiya (Chiba University).

  • Keynote Lecture: Andrés Bruhn gave a keynote lecture at the 20th Symposium on Signal Processing, Image Processing and Computer Vision (STSIVA 2015, September 2-4, Bogotá, Colombia).

  • Koenderink Prize: At the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV 2014), Andrés Bruhn was awarded the Koenderink Prize for Fundamental Contributions in Computer Vision together with Thomas Brox, Nils Papenberg, and Joachim Weickert. It was given for their ECCV 2004 paper "High accuracy optical flow estimation based on a theory for warping".

  • ECCV Reviewer Award: Andrés Bruhn received an Outstanding Reviewer Award for his reviews at the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV 2014).

  • ECCV Paper: Our paper on handling illumination changes in optical flow estimation by learning illumination transfer basis functions has been accepted at this year's European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV 2014, September 6-12, Zurich, Switzerland)

  • IJCV Paper: Check out our recent IJCV paper on compression with anisotropic diffusion: "Understanding, optimising, and extending data compression with anisotropic diffusion" (available as technical report).

  • BMVC Paper: We have a paper on Shape from Shading accepted at the British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC 2013).

  • Keynote Lecture: Andrés Bruhn gave a keynote lecture at the 9th Brazilian Computer Vision Workshop (WVC 2013, June 3-5, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil).

  • SIGGRAPH Asia Paper: Our joint paper with the Graphics, Vision & Video Group (MPI for Informatics, Saarbrücken) on facial performance capture has been accepted at this year's SIGGRAPH Asia (November 28 - December 1, Singapore).

  • ACCV Paper: Our paper on the robust integration of feature matches into variational optical flow methods has been accepted as oral at this year's Asian Conference on Computer Vision (ACCV 2012, November 5 - 9, Daejeon, Korea).

  • GCPR Optical Flow Challenge: At the forthcoming German Conference on Pattern Recognition in Saarbrücken (GCVPR 2013, formerly DAGM) Andrés Bruhn is organising an Optical Flow Challenge together with Uwe Franke (Daimler), Andreas Geiger (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), and Daniel Kondermann (University of Heidelberg). The goal is to foster research on optical flow approaches for challenging real-world sequences.

  • DAGM-OAGM Paper Award: On August 31, 2012, Christopher Schroers, Henning Zimmer, Levi Valgaerts, Andrés Bruhn, Oliver Demetz, and Joachim Weickert have received a Paper Award at the German-Austrian Pattern Recognition Conference (DAGM-OAGM 2012) for their paper "Anistropic Range Image Integration".

  • BMVC Papers: We have two papers on Shape from Shading accepted at the British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC 2012).

  • Professor Position: As of March 1st, 2012, Andrés Bruhn heads the Computer Vision and Intelligent Systems Group (CVIS) within the Institute for Visualization and Interactive Systems (VIS) at the University of Stuttgart.

  • IJCV Paper: Check out our recent IJCV paper on estimating the fundamental matrix using dense optic flow: "Dense versus sparse approaches for estimating the fundamental matrix" (available as technical report).

  • Professor Position: Andrés Bruhn has accepted an offer for a permanent professor position (W3) at the University of Stuttgart. Starting from March 1st he will be heading the Intelligent Systems Group at the Institute for Visualization and Interactive Systems.

  • Professor Position: Andrés Bruhn has declined an offer for a permanent professor position (W2) at the Bauhaus-University Weimar.

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Andrés Bruhn

Professor für Informatik am Institut für Visualisierung und Interaktive Systeme,
Leiter Abteilung Computer Vision, Vorsitzender Prüfungsausschuss Softwaretechnik

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Margot Roubicek

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