Research Topics of Computer Vision & Graphics Group

Computational Video

We perform innovative research in the field of video processing and computational video opening up new opportunities for how dynamic scenes can be analyzed and video footage can be represented, edited and seamlessly augmented with new content.

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Image-based Rendering and Animation

We develop new hybrid rendering and animation techniques combining the advantages animation flexibility of Computer Graphics with the photorealism of real images and videos. We use images and video snippets for subtle details and classic CG models for coarse animation yielding highly photorealistic animations with low complexity.

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3D Modelling of Humans

Realistic human modelling is still a challenging task in Computer Vision and Graphics as human motion and appearance are very complex. We investigate new methods for capturing and analyzing human bodies and faces in images and videos as well as new compact models for the representation of facial expressions as well as human bodies and their motion.

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3D Scene Analysis

We have a long tradition in 3D scene analysis and continuously perform innovative research in 3D capturing as well as 3D reconstruction, ranging from highly detailed stereo as well as multi-view images of static objects and scenes, addressing even complex surface and shape properties, over monocular shape-from-X methods, to analyzing deforming objects in monocular video.

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Machine Learning for Computer Vision

In collaboration with the Machine Learning Group we seek to find new solutions for Computer Vision problems exploiting deep learning techniques.

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Biomedical Image Analysis

Our experience in image and video analysis and processing is used to find new computer vision solutions for medical applications, such as video stabilization, image registration, shape and tissue analysis as well as visualization. This includes a wide range of image modalities, e.g. endoscopic video, microscopic images as well as multi spectral images.

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Augmented Reality

Our experience in tracking dynamic scenes and objects as well as photorealistic rendering enables new augmented reality solutions where virtual content is seamlessly blended into real video footage with applications e.g. multi-media, industry or medicine.

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Older Research Projects

We have performed various research projects in the above fields over the years.

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