Ingo Feldmann

Ingo Feldmann is Head of Immersive Media & Communication group at Vision & Imaging Technologies department.

His R&D activities are related to the following keywords: 3D video analysis, virtual view synthesis, real-time 3D video processing, future immersive media services exploiting Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality technologies, 3D video communication, human motion and gesture analysis and touchless interaction with media and content.

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Ingo Feldmann is head of the Immersive Media & Communication group in the Vision & Imaging Technologies department of Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI. He received his Dipl.-Ing. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Berlin in 2000 respectively. Since September 2000 he is with Fraunhofer HHI, where he was engaged in various research activities in the field of 2D image processing, 3D scene reconstruction and modeling, digital cinema, multi-view projector-camera systems, real-time 3D video conferencing and immersive TV applications. He was involved in several German and European research projects, such as ATTEST, VIRTUE, ITI, TSDK, Prime, Rushes, 3DPresence and FascinatE. Further on, he contributed with his work to the MPEG 3DAV ad hoc group. Ingo Feldmann is constantly acting as reviewer for major Computer Vision conferences and published more than 50 papers. His main research activities are in the area of multi-view video processing, 3D reconstruction, human-machine interaction, future immersive media services exploiting Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality technologies.


Awards and Patents


Best Paper Award to Decai Chen, Markus Worchel, Ingo Feldmann, Oliver Schreer, Peter Eisert for their paper "Accurate human body reconstruction for volumetric video" published at Int. Conf. on 3D Immersion 2021, Brussels, Belgium, Dec. 2021.

Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize 2019, Ingo Feldmann, Dr. Oliver Schreer, Peter Kauff, "Realistic people in virtual worlds - A movie as a true experience"; Munic, Germany, May 8, 2019.

Advanced Imaging Society (AIS) Technology Award 2017, Ingo Feldmann, Dr. Oliver Schreer, Peter Kauff, Christian Weissig, Danny Tatzelt, Thomas Ebner, Sylvain Renault, "3D Human Body Reconstruction"; Los Angeles, CA, USA, January 16, 2018.

Nomination for the Berlin Brandenburg Innovation Price 2017 Oliver Schreer. Ingo Feldmann, Thomas Ebner, Sylvain Renault, Peter, Kauff, D. Brückner (UFA Lab), E. Feiler (UFA Lab), F. Mrongowius (UFA Lab), F. Govaere (UFA Lab), "Volumetrisches Video - Schlüsseltechnologien für den begehbaren Film (Volumetric video - key technology for the walkable movie)"; 10 selecetd nominations out of 134 submissions, Berlin, Germany, December 1, 2017.

Distinguished Paper Award of SID Symposium Digest of Technical Papers 2017 to Thomas Ebner, Ingo Feldmann, Sylvain Renault, and Oliver Schreer for their paper "Dynamic Real World Objects in Augmented and Virtual Reality Applications" published at SID Symposium Digest of Technical Papers, Los Angeles, USA, May 2017.

Lumiére Best Paper Award of the International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society 2014 to S. Ebel, W. Waizenegger, M. Reinhardt, O. Schreer and I. Feldmann for their paper “Visibility-driven Patch Group Generation,” published at IEEE International Conference on 3D Imaging (IC3D), Liege, Belgium, December 2014.


US 9521362 View Rendering for the provision of Virtual Eye Contact Using Special Geometric Constraints in Combination with Eye-Tracking