Hauptseminar: Recent Advances in Computer Vision

Lecturer: Prof. Andres Bruhn, Daniel Maurer

Summer Term 2018
Main Seminar (2SWS)
Language: English

Tuesday, 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm, Computer Science Building, Seminar Room 0.363.


In recent years there has been enormous progress in the field of computer vision as well as in the closely related areas of image processing and computational photography. Both the quality of the algorithms and the capabilities of the hardware have been improved significantly. This seminar deals with some of the most interesting works that have been published in recent years at important international conferences and leading scientific journals.


The list of subjects includes but is not limited to:

  • Shape from Shading
  • Multiview and Photometric Stereo
  • Optical Flow and Scene Flow
  • Image Manipulation
  • Variational Methods
  • Convolutional Neural Networks


Having attended either the lecture Computer Vision or the lecture Correspondence Problems in Computer Vision is mandatory. This also holds for students from MSc InfoTech and MSc Computer Science. Literature, talks, and slides are in English.

Introductory Meeting

The introductory meeting takes place on Monday, Februray 12, 2018 at 2:00 pm in Seminar Room 0.363 (computer science building). In this meeting, topics are assigned to the participants. The slides of this meeting (information on the topics, the talk and the write-up) will be available in ILIAS.

First Regular Meeting

The actual seminar will start on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 3:45 pm -5:15 pm in Seminar Room 0.363 with a first talk on tips and tricks. The slides of this talk will be available here. The first talk given by the seminar participants will then follow on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 3:45 pm -5:15 pm in Seminar Room 0.363.

Talk and Write-Up

For the write-up a LaTeX-Template is available in ILIAS. Please note that the use of this template is obligatory. Documents in MS Word or OpenOffice will not be accepted! The length of the write-up should be approx. 6-8 pages. The deadline for the submission of the write-up is three weeks after the end of the lecture period, i.e. Friday, August 10, 11:59 pm CET.

In contrast to the write-up, you can use your own template when designing your slides. For instance, you can use the PowerPoint template in ILIAS or a Latex Beamer template. For each talk a time slot of 30 minutes is allocated. Afterwards, there will be a 15 minute discussion on the topic in general and the talk in particular. By actively participating in this discussion you can improve your final grade up to 0.3 grades.

Your final slides have to be presented to your seminar supervisor not later than one week before the talk is given. It is your responsibility to schedule an appointment with your seminar supervisor in time. Of course, you can (and should) contact your supervisor in case your have questions regarding the paper, the talk, or the write up.

Time and Place

The seminar takes place on Tuesday, 15:45-17:15 in Seminar Room 0.363

  • The first meeting will take place Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 3:45 pm in Seminar Room 0.363.
  • The introductory meeting took place Monday, February 12, 2018 at 2:00 pm in Seminar Room 0.363.
  • During the seminar, you can find the latest news here (cancellation of talks, rescheduling of talks, etc.).


Below you can find the current schedule of the seminar (subject to change).

Date Topic Supervisor
17.04.2018 Tips and Tricks  
08.05.2018 Optical Flow: Anisotropic Models
Andres Bruhn
15.05.2018 Optical Flow: Adaptive Regularisation Andres Bruhn
29.05.2018 Optical Flow: Occlusion Handling
Daniel Maurer
05.06.2018 Optical Flow: CNNs Daniel Maurer
12.06.2018 Single-View Depth Estimation
Daniel Maurer
19.06.2018 Multi-View Stereo Daniel Maurer
26.06.2018 Multi-View Stereo + SfS
Andres Bruhn
03.07.2018 Facial Performance Capture
Andres Bruhn

Link zur Veranstaltung im Campus-System
Link zur Veranstaltung in ILIAS